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Lluís Rovira

Director
CERCA

Talk title: Catalan research strategy

Abstract: Main milestones achieved in the last two decades and challenges for the next period: ICREA, CERCA, Large Scale Facilities, Human Resources Policy and the creation of the agencies (AGAUR, CERCA, AQU…).

Bio: Lluís Rovira (Girona, May 1968) is Director of CERCA, public institution devoted to coordinate, support and facilitate the research activity of 40 R&D Institutes in the area of Barcelona. He’s PhD on Biology by the Univ. of Barcelona, 1998.

His current research activity concerns Bibliometric analysis. His responsibility includes the strategic advice and actions implementation, in order to improve solutions for R&D institutes at economic, scientific and legal level.

He’s worked on research management and evaluation since 1992 at the Generalitat of Catalonia. He’s been Evaluation Director and Deputy Director in AGAUR (Catalan Agency for University and Research Grants), and Deputy Director General of Research. He is responsible for the CERCA periodic ex post evaluation of R&D centres, from 2012 up to date. Currently he is starting a new initiative of impact assessment of CERCA centres research through the analysis of case studies.

He’s promoted the Knowledge and Technology Transfer of CERCA institutes by coordinating some of their actions addressed to develop their own policy, patent technologies, create spin-offs, and disseminate their technological offer among investors and enterprises. He has launched a patent fund for research institutes called GINJOL.

He’s been involved in the evaluation of the European HRS4R Awarded Institutions in the last years.