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Projects & Alliances

Internationalisation is a strategic activity through which IRB Barcelona can increase its scientific excellence and boost its economic potential. International leadership is achieved through simultaneous actions of diverse natures, such as increasing international funding, enhancing visibility among international research institutions and entities, fostering international partnerships and alliances, increasing international recruitment, etc.




The AECC Excellence Program: Metastasis

The Spanish Association Against Cancer supports IRB Barcelona to boost metastasis research.

The Spanish Association Against Cancer and IRB Barcelona maintain a pioneering collaboration to address one of the most pressing challenges in cancer research: metastasis. The AECC Excellence Program: Metastasis, endowed with 2 million euros and with a planned duration of 4 years, will tackle metastasis through a multidisciplinary approach, focusing on generating knowledge and applying it to the development of innovative prognostic and therapeutic strategies.








Translational Research and Innovation Programme (TRIP)


IRB Barcelona launches two new initiatives, with the support of ”la Caixa” Foundation through the “CaixaResearch Clinical Translation” initiative and the Department of Health of the Government of Catalonia.


1. International agreements

IRB Barcelona believes that scientific institutes must maintain close ties with the wider research community. To this end, we have numerous initiatives to ensure that our researchers establish fruitful collaborations with other scientists, research facilities and hospitals. Our collaborations go beyond borders, with formal agreements with institutes worldwide working in similar fields and with similar interests. These partnerships allow for the exchange of knowledge and expertise and provide researchers the opportunity to spend periods in other centres.

2. International Coordinated Projects

IRB Barcelona has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe research and innovation programmes".

European Union


FINAL NOTE: IRB Barcelona has received funding from the Agencia Estatal de Investigación within the Plan Estatal de Investigación Científica y Técnica y de Innovación 2017-2020 (Europa Redes y Gestores – Europa Centros Tecnológicos 2019 call) to foster the participation of the institute in H2020 calls (“Impulso a la participación en H2020 y a la internacionalización del IRB Barcelona (IRBInterH)").  Amount: €237,500. Reference: ECT2019-000405. 


3. Other initiatives and partnerships

The ground-breaking science performed at IRB Barcelona drives its participation in large international consortia. Our researchers are involved in the following large-scale scientific endeavours: