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Fostering young talent: discover some of the institutions and programmes that we work with

Fostering talent, based on effort and equal opportunities in order to add value to society and generate social impact, is one of our goals, alongside supporting culture and promoting and disseminating information about science and research.

These goals take shape with the organisation of our already consolidated Research Awards, invitations to submit applications for Research Grants in the economic, business and social fields, and the collaboration with institutions that carry out projects in line with these spheres of activity.

Every year we review our collaborations to ensure that we are maximising our impact and contribution to society. This year, the Foundation is collaborating with over 160 projects, many of them linked to fostering young talent and for which prominent activities have also been organised throughout the past quarter. You can find out more about some of them below:

26th Mirna Lacambra Contest and professional opera training courseThis contest, aimed at opera singers resident in Spain, offers the winning candidates a chance to take part, free of charge, in the 26th Professional Training Course at the Sabadell School of Opera, where they will have the opportunity to gain experience in opera signing.

Second edition of “HORAGAI. Una immersió en el cinema” by La Selva Ecosistema Creatiu. This project on how to create and train in cinematic works, aimed at young people under guardianship aged 16 to 20 years, seeks to offer them an immersive experience so they can learn how cinema can be used as a tool for communication and empowerment and as a professional resource. The theatrical release of the second edition’s short films took place on 30 September.

21st Century Global Talent Programme by CIDOBThe period for submitting applications for the “Fundació Banc Sabadell Junior Visiting Fellowship” began on 1 September. The fellowship will be offered to a young researcher under the age of 30 who has demonstrated their skills in the field of scientific research into any of the research topics listed by CIDOB. The winner will have the chance to join a CIDOB research team for a period of six months. 

“Grupo abierto cine y tecnología” programme by the Tabakalera International Centre of Contemporary CultureExperimental laboratory on science and technology designed to critically reflect on the use of technologies applied to moving images and sound and to propose a creative use of those materials. The programme consists of quarterly training workshops comprising 4 modules each. Each module is an intensive workshop that lasts 6 to 12 hours. The Virtual Narrative Workshops took place on 16 September.

15th RCR Summer Workshop and RCR BUNKA Open ProgrammeRCR held its annual international workshop in July, in order to create synergies between architecture, landscape and different creative disciplines. The RCR TALKS cycle of conferences also took place, alongside the Open Programme that seeks to promote the exchange of ideas between different disciplines.

Call for applications for the 9th generation of CELERAEvery year, this programme finds 10 exceptionally talented young people in Spain and gives them the necessary tools to allow them to build all of their personal and professional capabilities so that they may unlock their full potential. The programme seeks to channel participants’ concerns, creating an environment of support and synergies and offering access to opportunities and key contacts. Every year, mentors from the Bank take part in the project.

B-Value ProgrammeThis is a transformation programme for non-profit organisations promoted by the Banco Sabadell Foundation together with the Ship2B Foundation. It is currently in its second phase, in which finalist organisations develop an action plan for their project and identify the resources and funding that they need for it. The acceleration process consists of a custom screening exercise, an intensive bootcamp week in September, personalised support, as well as mentoring and coaching sessions to prepare for the final event (Demo Day), when the winners of the programme will be selected. Volunteers from Banco Sabadell also take part in the programme, acting as mentors and supporting the participating organisations.

12th Encontro de Artistas Novos (EAN) by the Cidade da Cultura de Galicia FoundationThis is a forum in which 40 budding artists had the opportunity to showcase their work and discuss contemporary art while living together for five days and exchanging knowledge and ideas with other cultural operators, such as critics, curators and art followers.

ELLIS 2022 Doctorate ProgrammeThe Banco Sabadell Foundation funds PhDs in Artificial Intelligence for four young researchers associated with the European ELLIS programme run by the University of Alicante. The ELLIS Symposium took place from 19 to 23 September, bringing together 150 young researchers from 18 different countries, including the four PhD students selected by the Foundation to receive the grant, who were able to share their knowledge about Machine Learning. The theme of this year’s edition was Artificial Intelligence for Social Good.

“BE MUSIC” Festival by the Acción Social por la Música Foundation. On 14 July, a concert was held at the National Auditorium to mark the end of this festival, an event that consisted of an artist residency focusing on the development of young leaders for social change, in which 120 young people from all over Europe took part. 

2nd edition of the Ralbar Scholarships at the University of LeonOn 23 September, the students selected by the Ralbar programme presented their projects, which focused on using and revitalising the surrounding rural areas for social, economic or cultural purposes. The programme mainly offers economic support and academic and institutional tutelage to students of the University of Leon to help them realise these projects.