Silbat, obtains the highest mark in the 2019 MISIONES funding call by CDTI

Only eight proposals are granted out of >70 applications. Silbat’s project is to be funded with 2.3 million euros.

The Science and Innovation MISIONES (Missions) programme is fully aligned with the Spain 2050 initiative, laying the foundations and proposals for a long-term national strategy, anticipating the main challenges and problems Spain must face in the next 30 years. The missions selected in this call address relevant aspects of two of the nine challenges set out in Spain 2050: the first one, “Being more productive to grow better”, and the fourth one, “Becoming a carbon neutral, sustainable and climate change resilient society”.

The Missions identified are:

      • Strengthen technological capabilities for safe and sustainable energy autonomy (fusion, hydrogen and renewables).

      • Promote Spanish industry in the industrial revolution of the 21st century.

      • Promote a more sustainable agri-food sector adapted to the new conditions associated with climate change thanks to the appropriate use of advanced biotechnological tools.

      • Develop technologies for application in the naval sector to improve its competitiveness in the 21st century.

      • Promote the substitution, recovery and valorization of mineral resources and strategic materials for the Ecological Transition.

      • Develop and promote an integrated photonics ecosystem in Spain.

    Silbat’s proposal for the 2019 edition of this public funding programme received the highest mark (80/100) among more than 70 competing TBCs, with only eight chosen for funding. Silbat’s proposal, the so-called ALTERA project, covers various aspects of its ongoing product development strategy, including multiphotonic crystal mirror thermal insulation, high-temperature crucible materials, electrical heating devices and thermophotovoltaic cells, and integrated system development.   

    The MISIONES programme is subsidized by Spain’s CDTI (Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial) with the support of the Ministry of Science and Innovation