The Collider Awards 2020
Out of the 15 projects selected, for the first time 26.6% originated from outside Catalonia (2 from Madrid, one from Valencia and another from Jaén). The areas of research are rather diverse and include proposals for reducing the use of plastics in product packaging, a radar frequency data broadcasting solution, electrode devices for monitoring health adapted to the physiognomy of small children, the detection of skin cancer and the use of drones to optimize agricultural monitoring.
The finalist projects are being undertaken by research centres such as Eurecat-Technology Centre of Catalonia, the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute, Rovira i Virgili University, Ramon Llull University, the Institute of Polymer Science and Technology, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, the Jaume Almera Institute of Earth Sciences, the Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology, Autonomous University of Barcelona, University of Girona, the Institute of Corpuscular Physics, University of Alcalá and University of Jaén.
The Collider awards €2,000 to each of the 15 projects, as a result of its collaboration with the Ministry of Business and Knowledge of the Regional Government of Catalonia and with a view to encouraging the market’s endorsement of science.