Economy

Sabadell Commits to Young Talent

One of Spain’s biggest banks seeks to reinforce and export national innovation by funding youths with new ideas

June 22nd, 2016
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The foundation of the Spanish bank Sabadell has made the support of young talents’ ideas one of its main goals. In order to do so, they fund projects and grant scholarships to help young people continue their studies or expand their technical knowledge abroad, in leading centers in innovation such as Silicon Valley.

The Banco Sabadell Foundation was established as a private foundation in 1994 in order to encourage excellence and promote knowledge and culture.

The aim of the Foundation is to promote divulgation, training and research in the educational, scientific and cultural field, mainly through the encouragement and support of young talent. Throughout its career, the Foundation has helped to drive activities in these areas and has also established itself as the organizer of the Banco Sabadell Award for Economic and for Biomedical Research.

Good examples of its activities are the last two projects they have developed. First, thanks to the Foundation, 12 youngsters will participate from July 1st to 31st, 2016 in the Imagine Silicon Valley 2016, a program of disruptive innovation that will help them to develop projects with the help of mentors and experts, and to visit some of the most important companies in the world such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, Tesla, Stanford and Berkley.

Second, the Foundation has financially supported an exchange program for new doctors who want to specialize in the top investigation centers of the world. For that matter, it has awarded two “External Rotation” grants in foreign hospitals, in order to help newly graduated doctors to be formed for at least one month.

With these programs, which aim at forming young people in the top investigation centers of the world and make them future leaders in their fields, the Banco Sabadell Foundation expects to help developing connections between Spanish and future foreign top investigators.

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Cultural Diplomacy News
Nicolás Pan-Montojo, CD News