VI Meeting of Spanish Scientific, Technological and Innovation Diplomacy and renovation of the RAICEX Board

Between December 16th and 17h, a series of meetings between the representatives of the 18 RAICEX associations with scientists, diplomats, politicians and other important actors of the Spanish science and technology system were held in Madrid (Spain).

On December 16, the Minister of Science of the Government of Spain, Diana Morant, together with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, inaugurated the VI Meeting of Spanish Scientific, Technological and Innovation Diplomacy, with a key participation of RAICEX, along with AECID, CSIC, CDTI, Fundación Ramón Areces, and others.
The event was held in the main building of the Ramón Areces Foundation.
Our honorary president Associate Professor Sergio León-Saval (Sydney University) was representing SRAP, and participated in the round table about science diplomacy.
On December 17, the second day of scientific diplomacy was held in which the representatives of the 18 RAICEX associations (including again Sergio León-Saval as representative of SRAP) defined the strategy of the Network and define collaborations in the next year .
The renewal of the RAICEX Board of Directors was held at this meeting. Our colleague Dr. Sofía Samper Carro (ANU and SRAP representative in Canberra) is now part of the RAICEX Board of Directors in the Gender Equality section. Congratulations!

Sergio G. Leon-Saval

About Sergio G. Leon-Saval

Sergio G. Leon-Saval was awarded his PhD by the University of Bath, UK, in 2006. In October 2007 he joined the Optical Fibre Technology Centre (OFTC) in Sydney, Australia. In 2009, he moved to the University of Sydney, Australia where he is currently part of the Institute of Photonics and Optical Science (IPOS) Executive Committee; Senior Member of the Sydney Institute for Astronomy (SIfA); a Faculty Member of the School of Physics; and Director of the Sydney Astrophotonics Instrumentation Laboratory (SAIL). Dr Leon-Saval has more than 12 years of experience in the research area of photonics, optical devices and Astrophotonics –astronomical instrumentation using photonics. Dr Leon-Saval has co-authored over 65 international refereed journals and more than 120 conference papers since 2004 with over 3650 citations, and a h-index of 31. He is a reviewer and editor for several international technical programme committees (TPC); and a member of international organisations such as the Optical American Society (Senior Member), IEEE, and the Optical Australian Society.