Innovative impact with collaborators a world away

Spain is fast becoming a leader in innovation and generating advanced solutions in the industries of aerospace, renewable energies, water treatment, rail, biotechnology, industrial machinery, and civil engineering. MIT-Spain Seed Funds contribute to this exciting research by promoting new, cutting-edge collaborations and help to deepen partnerships between MIT faculty and researchers and their Spanish counterparts.

 

MIT-Spain INDITEX Circularity Seed Fund

Through an annual call for proposals, the fund primarily supports new collaborations between faculty and students at MIT and their counterparts in universities and research institutions across Spain. All general MISTI Global Seed Funds criteria, application, and evaluation procedures apply.

 

$30,000

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • propose a balanced exchange between the MIT and Spanish participants
  • demonstrate complementarity between the MIT and Spanish teams
  • involve undergraduate and graduate students

The purpose of the proposal should be linked to::

  • Sustainable fabrics & raw materials
  • Textile-to-textile recycling technologies
  • Sustainable logistics
  • Water or energy textile processes optimization
  • Improve textile maintenance
  • Optimize biodegradability
  • Traceability at yarn level

MIT-Spain Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Seed Fund

Through an annual call for proposals, the fund primarily supports travel costs for exchange between a team at MIT and colleagues at The Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. The Spanish colleague(s) must be identified in the proposal. All general MISTI Global Seed Funds criteria, application, and evaluation procedures apply.

$30,000

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • propose a balanced exchange between the MIT and Spanish participants
  • demonstrate complementarity between the MIT and Spanish teams
  • involve undergraduate and graduate students

MIT-Spain Universidad de Alcalá Seed Fund

Through an annual call for proposals, the fund primarily supports travel costs for exchange between a team at MIT and colleagues at The Universidad de Alcalá (UAH). The Spanish colleague(s) must be identified in the proposal. All general MISTI Global Seed Funds criteria, application, and evaluation procedures apply.

$20,000

Priority will be given to projects that:

  • propose a balanced exchange between the MIT and Spanish participants
  • demonstrate complementarity between the MIT and Spanish teams
  • involve undergraduate and graduate students

Alicia Goldstein Raun

Alicia Goldstein Raun

Managing Director, Spain Seed Funds