CIC bioGUNE and NEIKER join forces in search of synergies and scientific collaboration

On May 8th, CIC bioGUNE and NEIKER, both members of BRTA, met up to explore synergies and potential scientific collaborations.
Researchers from various scientific fields shared knowledge and perspectives to strengthen research and promote science.

Last Wednesday, May 8th, the Cooperative Research Center in Biosciences (CIC bioGUNE) hosted a fruitful meeting between researchers from CIC bioGUNE and NEIKER, both members of BRTA. This meeting offered both institutions a valuable opportunity to share knowledge, projects, and experiences, with the aim of exploring synergies and potential future avenues of collaboration in scientific research.

Within this meeting, researchers from various scientific fields, ranging from molecular biology to sustainable agriculture, including animal health and biotechnology, presented their lines of work, highlighting the challenges and opportunities inherent to their respective fields of study.

The exchange of ideas and perspectives between researchers from CIC bioGUNE and NEIKER was enriching, with discussions on potential areas of collaboration and opportunities to address common scientific and technological challenges.

Both centers agreed on the importance of continuing to strengthen collaboration ties and exploring new opportunities to work together on innovative and high-impact research projects, thus reaffirming their commitment to promoting science and strengthen research.

NEIKER, with over 170 years of experience in research and development, plays a fundamental role in driving the Basque farming and forestry sector forward. As part of BRTA, NEIKER is committed to providing innovative and transferable solutions that add value and enhance the competitiveness of the sector.

About CIC bioGUNE
The Centre for Cooperative Research in Biosciences (CIC bioGUNE), member of the Basque Research & Technology Alliance (BRTA), located in the Bizkaia Technology Park, is a biomedical research organisation conducting cutting-edge research at the interface between structural, molecular and cell biology, with a particular focus on generating knowledge on the molecular bases of disease, for use in the development of new diagnostic methods and advanced therapies.

About BRTA
BRTA is an alliance of 4 collaborative research centres (CIC bioGUNE, CIC nanoGUNE, CIC biomaGUNE y CIC energiGUNE) and 13 technology centres (Azterlan, Azti, Ceit, Cidetec, Gaiker, Ideko, Ikerlan, Leartiker, Lortek, Neiker, Tecnalia, Tekniker y Vicomtech) with the main objective of developing advanced technological solutions for the Basque corporate fabric.

With the support of the Basque Government, the SPRI Group and the Provincial Councils of the three territories, the alliance seeks to promote collaboration between the research centres, strengthen the conditions to generate and transfer knowledge to companies, contributing to their competitiveness and outspreading the Basque scientific-technological capacity abroad.

BRTA has a workforce of 3,500 professionals, executes 22% of the Basque Country's R&D investment, registers an annual turnover of more than 300 million euros and generates 100 European and international patents per year.

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