The President of the Generalitat de Catalunya inaugurated ICIQ’s Phase II last Friday, June 19th. After a short visit to the new facilities, the inauguration event ended with speeches by the President, the Minister of the government of Catalonia responsible for research, the Major of Tarragona, the Chancellor of the URV and the Director of ICIQ.ICIQ’s Phase II, will add a second building with a total built-up area of 4,800 m2 divided among three floors. The completion of these works will increase the number of research laboratories by twelve, the number of research support laboratories by two and the number of technology laboratories by two. It will moreover provide a more strategic location to house the computational groups.
The new building’s research laboratories will be devoted to the ICIQ’s two main strategic objectives. To this end, one floor of the new building will form a part of the Science and Technology Park of Tarragona (Parc Científic i Tecnològic de Tarragona, or PCTT, in Catalan) and will be used to house a business incubator and mixed ICIQ/business units. A second floor will be used to house research groups from the ICIQ’s Tenure-Track Programme for Researchers.
|The President of the Generalitat de
Catalunya, during the inauguration event.
Photo: Rubén Moreno.