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The Generalitat and the State sign an agreement to invest 13 million Euros at PCB

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The Generalitat and the State sign an agreement to invest 13 million Euros at PCB

The University of Barcelona will be receiving an additional 13.090 million Euros allocated to the Parc Científic de Barcelona (PCB), as a result of a mutual agreement reached between the government of the Generalitat and the government of Spain. Specifically, the Bilateral Commission formed by Generalitat-State, chaired by the Councillor of Home Affairs, Institutional Relations and Participation, Joan Saura, and the Minister of Public Administration, Elena Salgado, has approved a number of projects to be carried out in Catalonia throughout 2009 and which will be publically funded by the State for a total of 800.13 million Euros, an additional budget item that has been added to the original amount forecasted in the General State Budgets for the current year.

The objective of this additional expense is to comply with the third additional disposition of the Statute of Autonomy which states that any investment made by the State in infrastructures must equate to the relative participation of the Catalan Gross Domestic Product in relation to the State Gross Domestic Product for a 7-year period.

Included as part of this additional budget item, the Ministry of Science and Innovation will allocate 83.1 million Euros to Catalonia for R&D&I (20M€) and for the undertaking of works, equipment and facilities at the Universidad Pompeu Fabra (10M€); the Universidad Poliltécnica Cataluña (11M); the University of Barcelona (13M€), and the University Rovira i Virgili (7.9M€), amongst others. The centres that will benefit from these investments will initiate projects on nanotechnology, genomics and research in nutrition and health.

The projects agreed upon today, in addition to the 4,006 million Euros allocated in the State Budgets, add up to an investment in excess of 4,806 M€ for 2009 in Catalonia.