Last November 8th the international final of the Falling Walls Lab, a contest of young scientific talents, was held in Berlin. FECYT was there to support the candidates coming from Spain. Emre Ozan Polat, researcher at the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) and winner of Falling Walls Barcelona, ​​presented his project based on nanotechnology to monitor vital parameters with flexible and transparent devices that adhere to the skin.

The public presentation of the Society of Spanish Researchers in Swizterland (ACECH) took place in the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich on November 15th. The goal of the meeting, attended by around 90 participants, was to introduce the association to the Spanish researchers´ community in Switzerland.

Last 4th and 5th October, FECYT organized a seminar in the Spanish embassy in London and had a promotional stand in NatureJobs Career Expo London, respectively. 

Last 28th and 29th September, ten scientists and ten diplomats who were selected to participate in the 2nd edition of “Ambassadors for Science” gathered in the Spanish embassy in London for the first of the programme sessions. 

On September 21st took place in Madrid a joint event of the Secretary of State of Research, Development and Innovation, FECYT and the German Service of Academic Exchange (DAAD) in Madrid, in order to celebrate the scientific and innovation collaboration between Spain and Germany.

Executive summary of the guidelines for the management of the mobility of the foreign reseacrher in Spain 2017. The guide compiles the main issues that a foreign researcher needs to tackle when coming to work in Spain and it targets both researchers themselves and their hosting institutions. The main topics of the guidelines are the characteristics of the Spanish R&D&I system and the researcher career in the country, the recognition of foreign qualifications for academia and professional purposes, the labor market, the tax and the social security systems, the entry and residency requirements, the health and education systems and the EURAXESS Spain network that gives support to mobile researchers. 

The guide compiles the main issues that a foreign researcher needs to tackle when coming to work in Spain and it targets both researchers themselves and their hosting institutions. The main topics of the guidelines are the characteristics of the Spanish R&D&I system and the researcher career in the country, the recognition of foreign qualifications for academia and professional purposes, the labor market, the tax and the social security systems, the entry and residency requirements, the health and education systems and the EURAXESS Spain network that gives support to mobile researchers. 

As part of the EURAXESS initiative, aiming at promoting the mobility of scientific talent in Europe, FECYT publishes the fifth edition of the “Guidelines for the management of the mobility of the foreign researcher in Spain 2017” and an executive summary.

To break the wall. Under this slogan, young researchers from around the world meet every year in about twenty countries in the so-called Falling Walls Labs. The goal: to present innovative ideas which can offer solutions to some of the global challenges faced by modern societies. 

The debate “Is more scientific culture the solution to crises?” was held on 13th September in the Instituto Cervantes Manchester, as part of the scientific activities that have dressed up the scientific picture exhibition FOTCIENCIA13 this year. 

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