June 13, 2022

BIST Synergies Training sessions: ERC Synergy Grant (Session 3)

BIST Synergies Training sessions: ERC SYNERGY GRANT

Session 3: Interactive event to promote research collaborations (on-site), date to be confirmed (13 or 14 June 2022)


Preparing a competitive ERC Synergy Grant application requires sound understanding of the call aim, and of the key elements to be included in the proposal. That is why BIST offers a complete training program consisting of two seminars and an In-person event.

This training program ‘’How to write a successful ERC Synergy Grant Proposal’’, will be offered over the course of three sessions.

Session 1:  Session 1: Call-in depth analysis (online), 11 May 2022

Session 2: Training on proposals (online), 1 June 2022

Session 3: Interactive event to promote research collaborations (on-site), 13 or 14 June 2022 (TBC)



An interactive event to promote collaboration through the exploration  of possible interactions and guided by the main future drivers.


  • Alfons Cornella, Founder of the Institute of Next and of Infonomia, an innovation services company since 2000



09.15 h Welcome coffee

and registration

09.30 h Welcome speech (BIST) and explanation of main objectives 

09:40 h IGNITE success cases 

10:00 h Presentation of the methodology 

10:10 h Presentation of the driver map, result of the session with the selected Group leaders. 

10:40 h Workshop to determine intersections of each Group and the drivers. 

11:15 h Coffee break

11.30 h Results session: intersections from each Group and the drivers 

12:00 h Workshop: exploration of potential collaboration among groups, related to the drivers. 

12:45 h Results: potential collaborations 

13:15 h Results and conclusions – end of the session. 



  • Researchers with interest and potential to present a Synergy Grant (Postdoctoral researchers, group leaders and project managers) 
  • Ideally, people with collaborations already stablished with other groups and centres and willing to present a proposal.
  • This training is more informative, and the second one is more focused in getting ready for a winner proposal. Both trainings are independent, people can register individually. 

We will give priority to researchers from BIST centres. BIST, in collaboration with the centres, will select the participants and notify them some days before the event. Registration will be open also to external participants, but priority will be given to BIST members. GraphCAT members will also be invited to all events.

GraphCAT is sponsoring this event, so it will be free for participants.



Cancellation policy: If you are not be able to come, let us know with a minimum of 48 hours from the first session so we can offer your seat to another participant.

This event is part of the GraphCAT initiative, the Graphene Community of Catalonia.

The GraphCAT project (001-P-001702) is co-financed by the European Union Regional Development Fund within the framework of the ERDF Operational Program of Catalonia 2014-2020 with the support of the Department de Recerca i Universitats, with a grant of 50% of total cost eligible.