The Spanish government grants 6.24 million euros for R+D+I projects in the Canary Islands

Last week, the director of the Institute of Natural Products and Agrobiology, Manuel Nogales, attended a virtual meeting with the Government's delegate in the Canary Islands, Anselmo Pestana, about funding for R+D+I projects in the Canary Islands. Representatives of the various scientific institutions of the Archipelago attended this meeting by videoconference.

The State Agency for Research has agreed to grant 6.24 million Euros for 48 projects to be developed in the Islands within the framework of the State Programs for the Generation of Knowledge and Scientific and Technological Strengthening of the R+D+i System and the State Program for R+D+i Oriented to the Challenges of Society. The funds will be used for projects carried out by the Institute of Natural Products and Agrobiology (IPNA-CSIC), the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), the University of La Laguna (ULL), the Canary Islands Astrophysics Institute (IAC) and the Canary Islands Health Research Institute Foundation.

"Science is one of the fundamental elements to have a better society and the Canary Islands must continue supporting this research effort," the Government delegate highlighted at the meeting. State aid will be used to finance R+D+i projects in areas such as agrobiology, biomedical technology, astrophysics, mathematical analysis, nanotechnology, teacher training, computing, animal health and food safety, among others.

For more details about the funding, please refer to the resolution of the State Agency for Research.

Anselmo Pestana