The BBVA Foundation transforms its Frontiers of Knowledge Awards ceremony into a tribute to the whole scientific and creative community

Francisco González, President of the BBVA Foundation, affirmed that these awards are necessary “so that younger generations model themselves on people whose activity not only brings them an inner richness and satisfaction but also favors our collective wellbeing, while fostering new opportunities and respect for the environment”. All the laureates in the fifth edition refer to the stature of Spanish science. They also stress the role of knowledge at the service of society and the need for innovation that does not shy away from risk. The three women among this year’s awardees share the characteristic of having occupied posts of responsibility within the scientific community or in the government administration.