The spanish ministry of science and technology will contribute eur 50 million to the catalan research and innovation plan to promote new r&d+i projects. the funds are in addition to the eur 78 million provided by the catalan government.
"we want to consolidate major r&d projects and promote new ideas within the infrastructure program," minister cristina garmendia said. a portion of the resources will go to projects like the alba synchrotron and new energy and biomedicine initiatives.
source: expansión catalunya 06/05/2010