The region will invest 300 million euros in four years to launch the Madrid Advanced Research Institute Network (iMdea). The aim of the initiative is to establish “collaboration between scientists and businesses”, said the regional minister of education for Madrid, Luis Peral Guerra, today.
06 Jul 2006
Esperanza Aguirre's government plan to invest 300 million euros in opening ten institutes of science and technology in the region in their next term of office, if they win the regional elections in May 2007. The regional president made the announcement yesterday as she presented the Madrid Institute of Advanced Studies (IMDEA), which will coordinate the ten future centres.
07 Jun 2006
Esperanza Aguirre has her sights set on making Madrid Europe's Mecca of scientific research. To do so, from 2007 the regional government will increase its budget for RD&I, creating ten research institutes and hiring 600 people, of which 200 will be internationally renowned scientists.