Barcelona, 08 January 2019.The UfM Secretary General, Nasser Kamel, visited the International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), following an invitation from CIMNE Director, Eugenio Onate, in order to explore possibilities of cooperation with between both institutions.
CIMNE is a research organization founded in 1987 as a fruit of a partnership between the Government of Catalonia and Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), in cooperation with UNESCO. Its mission is the development and the dissemination of research in the field of Numerical Methods in Engineering, the education of researchers and the transfer of the research outputs to industry. In 2005, CIMNE started its international expansion and since then has created the international branches CIMNE Latin America and CIMNE USA. The centre has also strong links with the most renowned scientific institutions in Singapore and China.
The UfM Secretary General highlighted the opportunities of cooperation with CIMNE on the UfM relevant related areas (water and environment, renewable energies, higher education and research) and stressed on the added value of CIMNE’s activities for the region in the scientific and technical fields, in particular with regard to the transfer of research and technological projects to the industrial sector. He also proposed them to create the international branches CIMNE in the Southern Mediterranean countries and suggested to collaborate in the framework of UfM labelled project as the Euromed University of Fes and the HOMERe internship mobility programme.
Moreover, he encouraged the CIMNE to take part to the regional seminar on H2020 jointly organised on the 22 of January by the UfM and the European Commission in Fes constituting an opportunity to build consortia with Southern Mediterranean partners ready to apply to calls for project proposals.
From his side, the Director of CIMNE expressed the deep interest to cooperate with UfM to identify new projects for future UfM labelling according to its mandate and its ability to develop effective interaction between stakeholders.
Both the UfM Secretary General and the Director of the CIMNE agreed on following-up on their discussions by sharing concrete potential actions to start an effective cooperation.