The BioTic Granada Campus is a project that aspires to achieve the title of Campus of International Excellence. It is based on four major strategic areas worthy of recognition for their international excellence: BioHealth; Information Communications Technology (ICT, or TIC in Spanish); Earth System; and Heritage and Culture. The project is underpinned by an extensive Strategic Partnership whose highest level of participation is made up of the UGR, the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), and the Health-Science Technology Park (PTS).
Led by the University, the BioTic GRANADA project is a proposition with a strong innovatory component and the desire to improve the basic processes of the University (teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and social commitment and responsibility). It is designed to be a sustainable project both from the physical perspective of the Campus and also from that of its long-term organising and financial structure. It is an open project, well connected to its local environment, to business and the community, and also open in an international sense; and it is a project committed to sustainable social and economic development, with responsible stakeholder participation and a capacity to adapt to change.
As the formal project title conveys - GReat Aggregate Network for an Advanced, Developed, Accessible and Sustainable Campus of International Excellence in BioHealth and ICT - it aspires to be a Campus that develops intelligently. As a specialist partnership, committed to a new model of economic development, it aims to be appealing and known internationally for its excellence.
BioTic Granada represents a commitment to shared development. The mission of BioTic Granada is captured in the strap-line ”shared commitment to shared development”.
BioTic Granada Campus is conceived as a strategic partnership which encourages non-competitive collaboration between partners. Each of the three partner-promoters has a clearly defined mission, as do all the other members of the partnership.
Partners are organised on three different levels:
BioTic GRANADA is a heterogeneous strategic partnership that prizes synergistic collaboration and avoids overlap. In this model, each partner contributes and adds to the project. An open and responsible management structure ensures an effective Campus, with direction clearly defined and driven in each aspect of the project, and with all partners pulling together.
BioTic Granada embraces a number of actions in matters of urban design and architecture. Connected by Granada’s Metro light railway, the BioTic Granada Campus blends into the city, with its various centres located throughout the five existing campuses where the key architectural interventions will be made:
The BioTic GRANADA Campus also has a presence in the cities of Ceuta and Melilla, on the Africa continent, with UGR Campuses in both locations.
The BioTic GRANADA project is expressed in 8 evaluable aspects, each one with its own specific set of indicators and expected impact: