Sant Joan de Déu Research Institute recognized as CERCA center

The Sant Joan de Déu Research Institute (IRSJD) has been recognized by the board of trustees of the Institution for Research Centers in Catalonia (CERCA) as a CERCA centre.

This award involves the development of a frontier research aimed at the scientific and economic impact and the improvement of the social and individual wellbeing.

IRSJD is a research center in biomedicine formed by groups from two university hospitals, Sant Joan de Déu Hospital and the Health Park Sant Joan de Déu, and three research institutes, the Institute of Biomedicine (IBUB) and the Institute of Neuroscienes (UBNeuro), both from the UB, and thUPC's Research Centre in Biomedical Engineering.

The CERCA institute focuses its actions on the contribution to the international presence of research centres from Catalonia and to promote the cooperation and scientific exchange with the top centres and universities worldwide. Moreover, it promotes the adoption of joint policies in research management, scientific development and knowledge transfer. Also, it works in order to increase and ease knowledge transfer in the business sector and general public, promoting the involvement of these agents in the field of research.