We promote outreach, training and research activities in the educational, scientific and cultural fields, and we also foster and support young talent. Over the course of our history, the Foundation has consolidated its position as the organiser of prestigious awards in different fields, as indicated below.

 

Banco Sabadell Foundation Prize for Economic Research

The Banco Sabadell Foundation gives out this award in recognition of the work of Spanish researchers in the fields of economic, business and social knowledge, in order to contribute to the analysis and formulation of alternatives that promote social welfare.

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Jury 2022

Maria Teresa García-Milà Lloveras — Chair of the Jury 1955. Sabadell

Professor of Economics at Pompeu Fabra University, Director of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.

José Ramón Álvarez-Rendueles Medina 1940. Gijón

Professor of Public Finance. President of the Prince of Asturias Foundation from 1996 to 2008, patron emeritus of this institution and president of Peugeot Spain.

Olympia Bover Hidirogiu 1958. Barcelona

Head of the Structural Analysis and Microeconomic Studies Department, Economy and Statistics General Division, Bank of Spain.

Álvaro Cuervo García 1942. Carreño, Asturias

Emeritus Professor of Business Economics at the Complutense University. President of CUNEF.

Natalia Fabra Portela 1975. Madrid

Professor of Economy at Carlos III University. Associate Researcher of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) and Associate Researcher of the Toulouse School of Economics and the Cambridge University Energy Policy Group. Winner of the 2014 Banco Sabadell Foundation Award for Economic Research.

Ana Isabel Fernández Álvarez 1959. Oviedo

Rector of CUNEF University, Professor of Financial Economics, has published numerous articles in scientific journals and held various academic positions. His professional activity has been developed in the banking and capital markets field. She is currently a Director of MAPFRE S.A. and the Madrid Stock Exchange, member of the Board of Trustees of the Princess of Asturias Foundation and the Banco Sabadell Foundation.

Teresa Garcia-Milà Lloveras 1955. Barcelona

Professor of Economics at Pompeu Fabra University, Director of the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.

Soledad Núñez Ramos 1957. Badajoz

Member of the Executive Commission and Governing Board of the Bank of Spain.

Diego Puga Pequeño 1968. Madrid

Professor of Economics at the Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI). Banco Herrero Foundation Award 2008 and Rei Jaume I Award for Economy 2020.

Rafael Repullo Labrador 1955. Venezuela

Director of the Centre of Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI). PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics and Fellow of the Econometric Society and the European Economic Association. He has been President of the Spanish Economics Association, Executive Vice-President of the Econometric Society and Chair of the Scientific Council of the Toulouse School of Economics.

Juan Antonio Vázquez García 1952. Boo, Asturias

Professor of Applied Economics. Former Rector of the University of Oviedo

Gonzalo Barettino Coloma 1967. Oviedo

Jury Secretary. Assistant General Manager and Legal Advice Director at Banco Sabadell.

Winners 2021—2002

2021
Prof. Mónica Martónez-Bravo

Doctor in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and professor at the Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI), for her research work in the field of political economy and economic development and, in particular, for her contribution to the analysis of the factors that determine the degree of success or failure of democratic transition processes.

2020
Dr. Eduardo Morales

He has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Law from Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University. In 2006 he was awarded First Prize in the National Awards for Outstanding Law Graduates (“Premio Nacional de Fin de Carrera”), and Second Prize in the National Awards for Outstanding Economics Graduates. He was a professor at Columbia University and is currently a professor at Princeton University.

Dr. Eduardo Morales has been recognised for his research work on companies’ strategic decisions and how they contribute to their export performance and capacity for innovation. His line of research is focused on international trade with a particular interest in companies’ export performance.

2018
Laura Díaz Anadón

Dr Díaz Anadón has a joint honours degree in chemical engineering and German (MEng) from the University of Manchester, and a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Cambridge, Master's Degree in Public Policy (MPP) from the Harvard Kennedy School of Harvard University. She currently holds the chaired Professorship of Climate Change Policy at the University of Cambridge. At Cambridge, she is a Bye-Fellow at Peterhouse College and a Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (CEENRG). She is also a Research Associate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School. Dr Díaz Anadón received the award for her work on climate change, a project that combines core research with the development of public policy to guide the work carried out by governments and international organisations.

2017
Mar Reguant

Holder of a degree in Economics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, and a PhD in Economics from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) she has previously worked as an assistant professor at the University of Stanford, and she is currently a professor at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Her line of research is focused on the economics of energy and the environment. Doctor Reguant has studied the function of auctions in wholesale electricity markets from a theoretical and empirical perspective. In these auctions different electricity companies offer their available electricity capacity at different prices. She has also carried out successful research in environmental economics. In particular, she has studied the carbon markets, comparing different mechanisms to reduce pollution. Her research shows that competition policies increase the efficiency of environmental policies.

2016
Nagore Iriberri

Degree in Economics from the University of the Basque Country, and is a Doctor in Economics from the University of California, San Diego. She has been a research professor at the Pompeu Fabra University and is currently research professor at the University of the Basque Country. Her line of research is focused on the area of experimental economics and game theory applied to the study of social behaviour. A theme which stands out in her research is understanding individuals’ reasoning processes in strategic situations when they have not had the opportunity to learn from previous experiences.

2015
Victor Martínez de Albéniz

Holds a PhD from the Operations Research Center of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) having studied engineering at the Polytechnic School in Paris and a master’s degree in Statistics and Economics at the Paris Graduate School of Economics, Statistics and Finance (ENSAE) in Paris. He is currently associate professor at IESE, where he has been undertaking his academic work since the year 2004. His line of research focuses on the field of operations management and, in particular, on the design and optimisation of global supply chains in the face of demand volatility.

2014
Natalia Fabra

Holds a degree in Economics from the Carlos III University in Madrid and is a doctor in Economics from the European University Institute of Florence. She is professor at the Carlos III University in Madrid and associate researcher at the Centre for Economic Policy Research. Her line of research focuses on industrial economics and, especially, on the analysis of the regulation and competition of the energy markets. Professor Fabra is a reference point on an international level in the electrical sphere, a highlight being her research into the design of auctions for the generation and distribution of electrical energy.

2013
Gerard Padrò i Miquel

Holds a degree in Economics from the Pompeu Fabra University and a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He has been professor of the University of Stanford and is currently Chair Professor at the London School of Economics. The jury underlined his track record of research in the field of Political Economics, in which he has made important theoretical and empirical contributions to the economics of development.

2012
Emilio J. Castilla

A graduate in Economics from the University of Barcelona with a PhD in Sociology from the University of Stanford. He has been professor of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 2005. The jury highlighted his track record of research in the field of economic sociology and his studies on the organisation of companies incorporating the analysis of social networks, professional careers and discrimination in the assessment of merit in organisations.

2011
Marta Reynal Querol

Holds a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE), a master’s degree from the Pompeu Fabra University and has worked as an economist for the World Bank. Since October 2009 she has been a researcher for ICREA and is a professor at the Pompeu Fabra University. Her research analyses the importance of the personal and psychological characteristics of leaders in corporate and country financial results, which allow a more comprehensive explanation of macroeconomic and corporate results as well as of the probability of observing conflicts.

2010
Jesús Fernández Villaverde

Holds a degree in Economics and Law from ICADE and a PhD in Economics from the University of Minnesota. He is a researcher for the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). He is the director of the FEDEA-Caja Madrid Chair and, since 2007, he has been professor in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. His line of research includes important contributions to macroeconomic analysis in the sphere of growth models, the labour market and fiscal policy, among others.

2009
Pol Antràs Puchal

Holds a degree in Economics from the Pompeu Fabra University and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is a researcher for the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and has been visiting professor at the MIT and at Princeton. Since 2007, he has been Chair Professor of Economics at Harvard University. His research work has been based on the analysis of factors that lead companies to externalise and relocate their production, creating their own subsidiaries rather than contracting out to local suppliers.

2008
Diego Puga

Holds a degree in Economic and Business Studies from the Autonomous University of Madrid and a PhD from the London School of Economics (LSE). He has been professor at the University of Toronto and at the London School of Economics, researcher for the CREI (Pompeu Fabra University’s Centre for Research into the International Economy) and researcher at the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies (IMDEA). He is professor at the Centre for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI) and co-director of the programme in International Commerce and Regional Economics at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). He has incorporated, for the first time, the effects of general equilibrium and establishes the ways in which industrial concentration leads to salary differences between regions.

2007
Luis Garicano

Holds a degree in Economics and Law from the University of Valladolid, a master’s degree in Economic Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges and a PhD from the University of Chicago. He is currently professor of Economics and Strategy at the London School of Economics and director of the McKinsey Chair at the Fundación de Economía Aplicada (FEDEA). His theoretical and empirical approaches to knowledge acquisition and transmission within companies, as well as his contribution to the design of offshoring models in the knowledge economy, earned him recognition from the jury.

2006
Javier Suárez

Javier Suárez holds a degree in Economics from the Complutense University and a PhD from the Carlos III University of Madrid. He has held the post of professor at the London School of Economics and is currently professor at the Centre for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI). The jury acknowledged his research record in the field of economic knowledge, fundamentally in the areas of banking economics and business finance, and his merit as an economist of prestige who has developed his teaching and research career at Spanish academic institutions.

2005
Mauto F. Guillén

Holds a PhD in Economics and Business Studies from the University of Oviedo and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Yale. He is currently director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute, a research and teaching programme that combines business administration and international relations. He holds the Dr. Felix Zandman Endowed Professorship in International Management at the Wharton School and is also Chair Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and is on the Board of Advisors of Princeton University’s Sociology Department and at the Escuela de Finanzas Aplicadas. The Prize was awarded to him for his track record of research in the field of economic sociology and business administration.

2004
Roberto Serrano

Holds a degree in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid and a PhD from the University of Harvard. He is professor of Economics at the Brown University (Providence), and has been visiting professor at the Pompeu Fabra University, professor of Economics at the Complutense University of Madrid, associate researcher for the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies (IMDEA) and a visiting researcher at the CEMFI. The jury valued his research in the field of economic knowledge. Serrano is a world leader in his specialist area of game theory, where his work has consolidated him as one of the principal researchers.

2003
Jose Manuel Campa Fernández

Holds a degree in Economics and Law from the University of Oviedo and a PhD in Economics from Harvard. He was professor at the University of New York’s Stern School of Business, holder of the Grupo Santander Chair in Financial Institutions Management and professor in Corporate Governance at the IESE. He has worked at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Bank for International Settlements and has been Secretary of State for the Economy. He is currently chair professor of Management of Financial Institutions and Corporate Governance at the IESE (University of Navarra). The jury agreed to award him the prize for his brilliant track record in research in the field of economic knowledge, as well as his contribution to the analysis and the formulation of alternatives that promote social welfare.

2002
Xavier Sala i Martin

Holds a Degree in Economics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Harvard. He has been visiting professor at the universities of Harvard and Pompeu Fabra, and associate professor at the University of Yale. He is currently Economics professor at the University of Columbia. The jury highlighted his outstanding research record in the field of the economics of economic growth and underlined his contributions to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Sala i Martín’s research focuses on public finances, social security and the monetary and international economy.

Banco Sabadell Foundation Prize for Biomedical Research

The Banco Sabadell Foundation gives out this award in order to recognise young researchers with an outstanding track record in the fields of biomedicine and health sciences who stand out in their respective specialties for their ability to innovate.

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Jury 2022

Dr. Óscar Marín Parra - President of the Jury 1971. Madrid

PhD in Biology from the Complutense University of Madrid. He is the Director of the MRC Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at King’s College London. Winner of the ‘Banco Sabadell Award’ in 2008 and ‘Jaime I Basic Research’ award, given by the Generalitat Valenciana, in 2011, and awarded the Cajal Medal from the Royal Academy of Science in 2017.

Dr. Eduard Batlle 1970. Barcelona

Research Lecturer at the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA). Coordinator of the Oncology Programme and Principal Researcher at the Barcelona Institute of Biomedical Research. His most recent research focuses on the characterisation of the mechanisms that drive colorectal cancer. Winner of the ‘Banco Sabadell Award’ in 2010 and more recently, in 2021, the Rey Jaume I Award for medical research..

Dra. Amparo Cano 1952, Cieza, Murcia

PhD of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (UAM). Main contributions in the area of ​​Invasion and metastasis: identification of the loss of E-cadherin as a biomarker of carcinoma progression; characterization of the mechanisms responsible for the loss of E-cadherin in carcinomas and identification of Snail1 as a repressor of E-cadherin and inducer of EMT (EMT-TF) (together with Dr. Angela Nieto), characterization of other EMT-TF factors and of its regulatory mechanisms; Identification of LOXL2 and LOXL3 (lysyl oxidase-like 2/3) proteins as EMT modulators and their involvement in carcinoma progression and metastasis (LOXL2) and melanoma survival (LOXL3).

Dr. Ángel Carracedo 1955, Santa Comba, A Coruña

Professor of Legal Medicine at Universidad de Santiago. Director of the Galician Foundation for Xenomic Medicine (SERGAS). The Xenomic Medicine group, created and directed by him, consists of 10 research groups, several technological platforms and more than 130 people. He has published 8 books and about 800 articles in international journals. President of the IALM and board member or advisory council of numerous national and international research centers. He has received numerous awards, including Jaime I Research Award, Adelaide Medal, Galien Medal, Premio Nacional de Genética, among others. Doctor Honoris Causa by several universities.

Dr. Isabel Fariñas 1961, Barcelona

Neurobiologist and professor of cellular biology at the Universidad de Valencia, her group researches mother cells of the adult human brain and their potential use in regenerative medicine, and is part of the Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red en Enfermedades Neurodegenerativas (CIBERNED) and the Red Nacional de Terapia Celular (TerCel). Fariñas is a member of the governing board of a number of scientific companies, as well as a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO). She is involved in the science programme of the Fundación Botín-Banco Santander and is currently head of the Biosciences and Biotechnology unit at the Agencia Estatal de Investigación.

Borja Ibáñez 1975. Madrid

Cardiologist and Researcher at CNIC and FJD. Translational researcher dedicated to the study of myocardial disease, from the mechanisms of the disease to the development of treatments, leading multinational clinical trials. He has published more than 230 articles and has received uninterrupted competitive research funding since 2010, including an active ‘ERC consolidator’ grant. Chairman of the European Society of Cardiology’s clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction. Associate editor of JACC. Multiple awards, including the Princesa de Girona science award in 2010 and the Banco Sabadell Foundation Award for Biomedical Research in 2017.

Dr. José López Barneo 1952. Torredonjimeno - Jaén

PhD of Medicine from the University of Seville (1978). Professor of Medical Physiology and Biophysics (1986) and Research Coordinator at the Hospital Universitario Virgen de Rocío (2001). Since 2006 he has led the Instituto de Biomedicina de Sevilla. He has completed postdoctoral stays in Paris, Philadelphia and New York. He has also been a visiting lecturer at Stanford and Columbia University. He is a member of the European Academy and the “European Molecular Biology Organisation” (EMBO). He has also been the President of the Spanish Neuroscience Society. Winner of national research awards: Juan Carlos I (1993) and Jaime I (1998) as well as the Medalla de la Orden del Mérito Civil (Medal for the Order of Civil Merit) (2015).

Dra. Pura Muñoz-Cánoves 1962. Valencia

Holder of a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Valencia. PhD in Science from the Autonomous University of Madrid. She is an ICREA lecturer, professor of cellular biology at UPF (Barcelona) and a senior researcher at CNIC (Madrid). She is a member of the ‘European Molecular Biology Organisation’ (EMBO). She studies tissue regeneration mechanisms in illness and ageing.

Dr. Manuel Palacín Prieto 1957. Barcelona

Group leader at the Institute of Biomedical Research (IRB Barcelona), Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Biology, University of Barcelona (UB). Head of Unit 731 of the CIBERER (Centre for Biomedical Research into Rare Diseases Network).

Dr. Francisco Sánchez-Madrid 1954, Añora – Córdoba

PhD in Biochemistry from the Autonomous University of Madrid. Professor of Immunology at the Faculty of Medicine of the Autonomous University of Madrid since 1990 and Head of the Immunology Service of Princesa University Hospital since 2009. He is currently the Scientific Director of the health research institute Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Princesa. His scientific work notably includes his contribution to knowledge of adhesion, migration and activation of leukocytes, which has been greatly beneficial to the study of chronic inflammatory diseases. His contributions to research are reflected in more than 450 international publications, which have been quoted over 33,200 times by other authors, as well as an H Index of 90, demonstrating his interest and general impact. Lastly, as part of his scientific management activities, he has been President of the Immunology Commission of the Spanish Health Research Fund (1998-2000), Manager of the National Biomedicine Plan (2001-2005) and Member of the ERC Grants Evaluation Panel for Young European Researchers (2007-2010).

Dr. María Luisa Toribio 1958, Madrid

María Luisa Toribio is a doctor in biology from the Complutense University of Madrid. She is Research Professor at the CSIC and Director of the "Interactions with the Environment" Department at the Severo Ochoa Molecular Biology Center. CSIC-UAM of Madrid. She has been co-manager of the National Biomedicine Plan (2005-2007) and Member of the Evaluation Panel of the ERC Grants for Young European Researchers (2010-2018). His research focuses on the study of the mechanisms involved in the development of human T lymphocytes, and on the molecular bases of the generation of associated pathologies such as T-ALL leukemias.

Winners 2020—2006

2020
Dr. Guillermina López-Bendito

Undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Alicante. PhD in Neurosciences. Since 2007, she has been leading her own laboratory and research group as CSIC scientific researcher at the Institute of Neurosciences within the Developmental Neuroscience Unit. Dr. López-Bendito has been recognised for her innovative contribution in the field of developmental neurobiology, making pioneering contributions to understanding the formation and plasticity of nerve connections during brain development, under normal conditions and in sensory deprivation models. Her research may inspire the design of tools capable of repairing defective neuronal connections in patients with congenital or acquired sensory deficits, such as some cases of blindness.

2019
Dr. Arkaiz Carracedo Pérez
2018
Dr. Daniel López Serrano

Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Murcia. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University (United States), he led an independent research group at Würzburg University (Germany), with the prestigious role of ‘Young Investigator Group Leader’. Since 2014 he has led his own laboratory as a senior scientist at CSIC at the National Centre for Biotechnology.

2017
Dr. Borja Ibáñez

Graduate in medicine at the Complutense University of Madrid, and Doctor in Medicine at the Autonomous University of Madrid. Currently, he combines scientific activities by leading a research group at the Cardiovascular Research Centre (CNIC for its acronym in Spanish), with clinical activity through his role as an interventional cardiologist at the Hospital Universitario Fundación Jiménez Díaz. Furthermore, he also leads a group at the recently inaugurated CIBER for cardiovascular illnesses (CIBERCV for its acronym in Spanish). He has won awards in recognition of his contributions in the fight against cardiovascular diseases.

2016
Dra. Nuria López-Bigas

Holder of a degree in Biology from the University of Barcelona. She is currently an ICREA researcher professor at the Institute of Biomedical Research of Barcelona, where she leads and directs a laboratory dedicated to researching cancer genomes. Winner of awards for her contribution to the development of new bioinformatics methods for the study of cancer genomes. Her work has paved the way towards classifying patients suffering from cancer in accordance with mutations in their tumours, and to making progress in the implementation of individual therapies which are more closely adapted to each patient.

2015
Dr. Xavier Trepat

A physicist and engineer, researcher at ICREA (Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies) at the Bioengineering Institute of Catalonia (IBEC). He was the first to describe a new mechanism of physical relations between cells that can promote metastasis in cancer. With his team, formed by some 15 people, he has developed a new technology capable of measuring forces on a nanometric scale.

2014
Dr. Salvador Aznar-Benitah

Holds a degree in Biochemistry from McGill University in Montreal (Canada). Since 2013 he has been principal investigator at the Stem Cells and Cancer Laboratory of the Biomedical Research Institute (IRB Barcelona). The prize recognised his discovery of the influence of the circadian cycle on the behaviour of adult stem cells. A finding that has important implications in the fields of ageing and cancer.

2013
Dra. Almudena R. Ramiro

Graduate in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Autonomous University of Madrid. PhD in Sciences and Extraordinary Prize for her Doctoral Thesis. Since 2011 she has led the B Lymphocytes Biology Laboratory at the National Centre for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC). Her research in molecular and cellular immunology has clarified fundamental processes in lymphocyte differentiation and biology, facilitating the treatment of autoimmune diseases.

2012
Ben Lehner

PhD in Biology from the University of Cambridge. Since 2006 he has been a researcher at the Genomic Regulation Centre of Barcelona (CRG) and has become one of the youngest group directors at the centre and one of the most brilliant scientists working in our country. Lehner and his team have contributed to understanding the causes of genetic mutations that cause diseases and the role that chance plays in their appearance.

2011
Dr. Óscar Fernández-Capetillo Ruiz

PhD in Biochemistry from the University of the Basque Country. Head of the Genomic Instability Group of the National Centre for Oncology Research (CNIO) in Madrid. Awarded the prize for his contribution to establishing the origin of cancer and, in particular, the mechanisms of damage to DNA caused by oncogenes.

2010
Dr. Eduard Batlle Gómez

PhD in Biology from the University of Barcelona. Research Professor of ICREA and Coordinator of the Oncology Programme and principal investigator of the Biomedical Research Institute (IRB Barcelona). Awarded the prize for his research work focusing on colon cancer.

2009
Dr. Joan Seoane Suárez

PhD in Biochemistry from Barcelona University. Research professor at ICREA and director of the Programme for Translational Research at the Vall d’Hebron Hospital Institute of Oncology (VHIO). He received the prize for his study of strategies for diagnosing and treating patients with cancer and, above all, brain tumours.

2008
Dr. Óscar Marín Parra

PhD in Biology from the Complutense University of Madrid. Since 2014 he has been director of the MRC Developmental Neurology Centre at King’s College London. He was awarded the prize for his work on the biological origins of mental diseases, based on knowledge of the development of the cerebral cortex.

2007
Dr. Benedicto Crespo-Facorro

PhD in Psychiatry from the Complutense University of Madrid. Director of the Psychosis Programme at the Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital and consultant in the Psychiatry Service. He was awarded the prize for his capacity for innovation and his numerous studies related with the biological origins of schizophrenia making use of neuroimaging techniques.

2006
Dr. Manuel Serrano Marugán

PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Autonomous University of Madrid. Head of the Molecular Oncology Programme of the National Centre for Oncology Research (CNIO). Awarded the prize for his track record and contributions in the field of tumoural suppression to understand the phenomenon of cellular ageing linked to the production of tumours.

Banco Sabadell Foundation Award for Science and Engineering

The Banco Sabadell Foundation gives out this award, in collaboration with BIST (Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology), to recognise the work and careers of young researchers who stand out in their respective fields, such as mathematics, chemistry, physics and engineering.

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Jury 2022

Prof. Andreu Mas-Colell - President of the Jury 1944, Barcelona

Economista. Formado en la Universidad de Barcelona (UB). Doctorado por la Universidad de Minnesota. Catedrático de Economía y de Matemáticas en las universidades de California (UC), Berkeley y de Economía en Harvard. Presidió la Econometric Society. Es miembro de la National Academy of Sciences de los EEUU y coautor de Microeconomic Theory, un libro de texto de referencia para postgraduados. En 1995 se incorporó a la UPF, de la que hoy es profesor emérito. Promovió la Barcelona School of Economics (BSE). En 2010 fue secretario general del European Research Council y ha sido responsable en dos periodos (1999-2003, 2011-2015) de la política científica catalana. Ha recibido el Premio Nacional de Investigación Pascual Madoz. En la actualidad preside el BIST (Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology).

Prof. María Vallet Regí 1946, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Professor at the Complutense University and leader of the Intelligent Biomaterials group (GIBI), CIBER-BBN. Academic of the Royal Academies of Engineering (RAI) and National Pharmacy (RANF). Fellow of FBSE and AIMBE. He has received several national and international awards. Honoris Causa by the Universities of the Basque Country and Jaume I. Pioneer in the field of mesoporous ceramic materials with application in biomedicine. Their work uncovered, for the first time, the potential biomedical applications of these materials, particularly in the field of bone regeneration and controlled drug release systems (Chem. Mater. 13,308-311, 2001; 2533 citations). She is the author of more than 700 publications, 13 patents and has more than 53,700 citations.

Professor Javier Fernández de Bobadilla 1973, Granada

Professor at the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM). Doctor in Mathematics from the University of Nijmegen and the Complutense University of Madrid. Member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. Jean Morlet Chair in the second semester of 2021 at CIRM. Principal investigator in two projects ERC-Starting and ERC-Consolidator of the European Research Council. His main scientific results are a counterexample to a conjecture by O. Zariski and the proof of a conjecture by J. Nash (the latter with M. Pe Pereira).

Prof. Rosa M. Badia 1966, Mataró

PhD in Computer Science from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC, 1994). He currently develops his research activities at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) as team leader. His main research contributions are in parallel programming models. Currently, his research focus is to facilitate the programming of complex application flows that combine intensive computation with artificial intelligence. The group led by Dr. Badia is very active in international collaborations on funded projects, and is currently Principal Investigator of the eFlows4HPC project. It has recently been recognized with the Euro-Par Achievement Award 2019 and the HPDC Achievement Award 2021 for its innovations in parallel computing.

Prof. María Ángeles Gil Álvarez 1953, Valladolid

With a degree and a PhD in Mathematics, her research has focused on statistics and information and decision theories, mainly oriented to the analysis of fuzzy data (with a postdoctoral stay of about 2 years at the University of California at Berkeley with Professor Lotfi Zadeh, father of Fuzzy Logic). Member of editorial committees of JCR journals, of scientific and evaluation committees. The most related areas are mathematics and computer science. Silver Medal 2014 of the Principality of Asturias and IFSA Fellow since 2015.

Prof. José Manuel González Díaz 1959, Gijón

Professor of Organic Chemistry and Director of the University Institute of Organometallic Chemistry 'Enrique Moles' (University of Oviedo). He received his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Oviedo and did a two-year postdoctoral stay at the University of California-Berkeley (MEC-Fulbright fellow). He has been secretary general of the Royal Spanish Society of Chemistry.

Professor Antonio M. Echavarren 1955, Bilbao

He is going to do a doctorate at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) and, after postdoctoral stays at Boston College and at Acolorit State University, he is going to join the CSIC as a scientific researcher, transferring to the UAM as a Professor and, finally, to the Catalan Institute of Chemical Research with Group Leader. Among others, he has received the Medalla d'Or from the Reial Societat Espanyola de Química and the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award from the American Chemical Society, has obtained two ERC Advanced Grants and since 2018 he is President of the Reial Societat Espanyola de Chemistry.

Prof. Juan Fuster Verdú 1960, Alcoi - Alicante

He is currently a research professor at the CSIC at the Institute of Corpuscular Physics (IFIC) in Valencia. He is an experimental particle physicist and his scientific areas of interest are the study of the physics of the standard model and the search for new physics. IFIC Director (2003-2007); Manager of the National Plan for Particle Physics (2007-2010) and Coordinator of the Physics and Physical Technologies Area of the CSIC (2010-2012). He was president of the IUPAP Particles and Fields Commission (2014-2017) and vice-director of the IFIC in Technology and Innovation (2003-2007). He currently coordinates the European study for the future linear collider and is the Institutional Delegate of the CSIC in the Valencian Community. In 2018 he was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize.

Prof. Isabel Cacho Lascorzs 1969, Barbastre – Osca

Professor in geology, she investigates the oceanic dynamics of the passat and the serious relationship between climatic changes of different natures. The seva scientific race has developed between Barcelona, Germany and England. Since 2008 she is a professor at the University of Barcelona (UB). Author of renowned scientific articles, her work is centered on the equatorial Pacific and particularly, on the Mediterranean region. ICREA-Acadèmia in 2013 and 2018. Currently depositary of one of the prestigious ‘Consolidator’ projects of the European Science Foundation.

Prof. Anna Sanpera Trigueros 1962, Manresa

Degree and doctorate in Physical Sciences from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 1992. Researcher associated with the University of Oxford (1993-1996) and the University of Paris-Saclay (1996-1998). Associate professor at the Leibnitz University of Hannover (1999-2004) and ICREA professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona since 2005. Research areas: Quantum Physics and Quantum Information. Prize for research award at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona 2008. Editorial member of the international journals: Journal of Physics B, Quàntum Journal, Physical Review A. Member of the assessment panels of the European Research Council and the SAB Quantum Flagship of the European Community , Director of the Quàntum Engineering postgraduate course at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.

Prof. Lluís Jofre i Roca 1956, Canet de Mar

Doctor of Telecommunications Engineering (1982, UPC), university professor (1989, UPC). Visiting professor at Ecole d'Ingenieurs Electricité. (Supelec, Paris, 1981-82), Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, 1986-87) and University of California, Irvine (2000-01). Director of the UPC Telecom School (1989-94), UPC Vice-Rector (1994-2000), Director of Pla Catalunya in Xarxa (1998-2000), Catalan Research Foundation (2002-04), EnginyCAT Program (2007-2010), General Director of Universities and Secretary of Universities and Research of the Generalitat de Catalunya (2011-2016). Scientific manager of the Maria de Maeztu CommSensLab-UPC Unit. Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Narcís Monturiol Award and Full Member of the Institute of Catalan Studies. Director of the Telefònica-UPC Chair, of the CARNET Mobility Consortium and President of the KIC-EIT European Urban Mobility Consortium.

Winners 2020—2017

2020
Dr. Nanda Rea

PhD in Astrophysics from the Tor Vergata University of Rome. Since 2016, she has been a CSIC scientist at the Institute of Space Sciences (ICE, CSIC-IEEC) in Barcelona. Her research focuses on theoretical observations and simulations of neutron stars –the compact and highly magnetic remnants of relatively massive star supernova explosions.

Dr. Rea has been recognised for her contribution to the field of astrophysics, focusing her research on the study of a class of neutron stars with extremely intense magnetic fields: magnetars, a particular type of pulsars.

2018
Prof. Rubén Martín

Prof. Martín has a Degree and PhD in Chemistry from the University of Barcelona. After five years working on his postdoctoral research in the field of organometallic catalysis, in 2008 he began his professional career at the Catalan Institute of Chemical Research (ICIQ, Tarragona). In 2013 he was promoted to Associate Professor and subsequently to ICREA Research Professor. He is currently leading a research team of 17 PhD students and postdoctoral researchers at ICIQ in Tarragona.

2017
Dr. Romain Quidant

Doctor in Physics at the University of Dijon (France). Since 2002 he has worked at The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona (ICFO for its acronym in Spanish) in the field of nanoplasmonics, and since 2008 he has worked as a professor at ICREA, and is also the leader of a tenured group at ICFO. His area of research is focused on the study of the optical properties of nanostructures, known as nanophotonics. He has won awards for his contributions in the field of nanophotonics, which includes the creation and development of ‘nano optical tweezers’ which can trap particles as small as molecules and viruses without modifying them, which offers a very wide range of uses in the field of biomedicine.

ANFACO and Banco Sabadell Foundation Design Award

This Design Award, promoted by Anfaco-Cecopesca and the Foundation, recognises and fosters creative talent among young designers and offers them an opportunity to showcase their work. The winning design will be printed on the sleeves of tins used in the “Cata la Lata” campaign, which aims to encourage people to eat more tinned fish and seafood, over the coming year.

Call: closed / Terms of the call

CIDOB and Banco Sabadell Foundation “Global Talent Programme”

This programme, promoted by CIDOB and the Foundation, aims to foster talent among young researchers with a paid research stay and two applied research awards. The programme is a firm embodiment of the commitment to support young, talented researchers and to promote high-quality research on an international scale.

Call: closed / Terms of the call

Banco Sabadell Foundation Marine Sustainability Award

The Banco Sabadell Foundation gives out this award in order to recognize the work of Spanish scientists in the field of sustainability, in the sustainable exploitation of marine resources and in the regeneration of its natural capital.

Call: closed / Terms of the call

Jury 2022

Isabel Cacho

Professor at the University of Barcelona with research experience at the Kiel University (Germany), the University of Cambridge (UK) and Columbia University (USA). Since 2013, she has received the prestigious recognition from the ICREA Academy by the Catalan government for her intense and productive research activity. She specialises in the study of natural climate variability from the application of various geochemical techniques in natural archives, mainly in the marine environment.

Rafael Sardá

(PhD, MBA) (Barcelona, 1957). Socioecologist. Scientific Researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (www.csic.es ) since 1991. Academic collaborator for the Operations, Innovation and Data Sciences Department of ESADE Business School (www.esade.edu ) since 1990. Co-founder of the “Business and the Environment” group of the Global Business School Alliance (CEMS) (www.cems.org).

Dr Emma Cebrian

Marine biologist specialised in conservation ecology. She mainly focuses on understanding how various factors of global change (pollution, invasions and climate change) affect the marine ecosystem. More recently, her research work has also been targeted at finding new techniques that contribute to conservation and restoration of coastal ecosystems, especially those dominated by seaweed.

Conxita Avila

Lecturer at the Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences. She is a member of the Biodiversity Research Institute (IRBio) and of the renowned “Biology and Benthic Ecology Research Group” of the University of Barcelona. Previously, she was a scientist at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC-CEAB) for 15 years. She is an expert on the study of the marine environment.

Angel Borja

PhD in Life Sciences (UPV-EHU, 1984); PhD in Sciences (Honorary Degree) (University of Hull, 2015). Lead Researcher at AZTI (Spain, 1989) and Assistant Professor at the King Abdulaziz University (Saudi Arabia, 2020). His main research work is targeted at making marine ecology research useful for policymakers and managers, studying the effects of human activities in marine ecosystems, recovery of seas after impacts, monitoring and assessment of the sea state.

José Carlos García-Gómez

Professor of Marine Biology at the School of Biology of the University of Seville. He is an expert in taxonomy and ecology of coastal benthos, as well as in marine bioindicators, environmental impact assessment, monitoring and conservation of the coastal environment and protected marine species.

Jorge Miguel Terrados Muñoz

PhD in Biological Sciences (University of Murcia, 1991) and Head Scientist at the Scientific Research Council (2000) after postdoctoral stays at the San Diego State University (1993-94), the Centre for Advanced Studies of Blanes, CSIC (1995-99) and the Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA) (CSIC-UIB) (1999-2000).

José Luis Sánchez Lizaso

Professor at the University of Alicante; President of the Scientific Forum for Spanish Fisheries in the Mediterranean and member of the Scientific Council of the Spanish Committee of the MaB Programme. Scientific Director of the Master’s Degree in Sustainable Fisheries Management.

Nuria Montserrat

PhD "Cum Laude" in Biology from the University of Barcelona, Master's Degree in Biological Experimentation. She has won several awards, including the “Fundación Íñigo Alvárez de Toledo” Award for basic research in nephrology; “Constantes y Vitales” Award for the best biomedical publication (2020); Young Investigator EMBO Award (2020), among others. She is ICREA Research Professor and Group Leader at the Instituto de Bioingeniería de Cataluña in Barcelona.

Emilio Fernández

PhD in Biology from the University of Oviedo (1990), for which he received the extraordinary prize. He carried out postdoctoral research works at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory and at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. After joining the CSIC’s Marine Research Institute, he obtained a position as tenured professor in Ecology at the same university. Since 2011, he has been a lecturer in Ecology at the University of Vigo.

Stefano Pogutz

Professor of Corporate Sustainability at SDA Bocconi School of Management; Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Management of the Bocconi University. Since September 2021, he has been Director of MBA SDA Bocconi FT. Since 2019, he has been Head of Sustainability Vertical at Bocconi for Innovation, Bocconi’s startup pre-accelerator and accelerator.

Winners 2022—2022

2022