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Presidential board of the event that paid tribute to the campus of international excellence CEI-BKC.

The UB and the UPC present the goals achieved by the project BKC and its future challenges

On 19 February, the campus of international excellence Barcelona Knowledge Campus (CEI-BKC), an initiative of the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), presented the main goals achieved by the project and its future challenges on the North Campus of the UPC, in Barcelona. In the course of the event, all the individuals and institutions that have made a contribution to the development of CEI-BKC, including the Parc Cientific de Barcelona (PCB), which was represented by its CEO, Montserrat Vendrell, were recognized for their efforts. Several organizations located at the PCB, such as the Fundació Bosch i Gimpera, the Scientific and Technological Centers of the University of Barcelona (CCiTUB), and the biotech, Intelligent Pharma, were also praised at the event. 

The tribute took place in the auditorium of the Vèrtex Building on the North Campus. The personalities who participated in the event were: the major of Barcelona, Xavier Trias, the secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation in the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Carmen Vela; the general secretary for Universities and Research of the Government of Catalonia, Antoni Castellà; the director general of University Policy in the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, Jorge Sainz; the president of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Emilio Lora-Tamayo; the managing director of the Barcelona Chamber of Commerce, Xavier Carbonell; the rector of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Enric Fossas, and the rector of the University of Barcelona, Dídac Ramírez, together with Professor Francesc Solé Parellada, who briefly described the development and evolution of the CEI-BKC project.

Moreover, recognition was made to all the people involved in the development of the CEI-BKC.

Previously, representatives of the Spanish ministries of Education and Economy involved in the management of the programme Campus of International Excellence visited the facilities located on the South and North campuses; they were able to observe some of the actions carried out at both universities during the years in which the strategic plan of the CEI-BKC was developed.