“ComFuturo, a public-private collaboration committed to science and the future”.
A prosperous and advanced country needs to ensure the generational renewal of scientific researchers who provide real, sustainable and innovative solutions to the productive fabric and to society. And the conventional ways of consolidating scientific careers are not always enough.
In order to contribute to this goal, in 2014, FGCSIC launched the ComFuturo programme, an acronym in Spanish for “A public-private collaboration committed to science and the future”, an alliance with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and leading private entities to attract and retain the best young research and entrepreneurial talent in the Spanish R&D+i system.
A highly competitive process selects scientific profiles of excellence that also provide capacities and initiatives for the transfer of knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship.1.
Over three years, researchers develop innovative and market-oriented projects at centres of Spain’s largest research institution, the CSIC.2.
Companies committed to the values represented by science contribute economically to the programme, whilst gaining access to new knowledge and entrepreneurial talent.3.
ComFuturo is a social responsibility initiative that integrates the best of public research with the applicability and transfer demanded by a company. Visit the ComFuturo website for more details
45 researchers selected from over 500 applications
45 innovative scientific projects
174 scientific publications
230 works presented at national and international congresses
8 patent applications and 1 utility model
Consolidation of scientific careers
Organisation of high level events
Constant appearance in the media
National and international recognitions
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement Nº 101034263.