Interdisciplinary Thematic Platforms (PTIs)

Alliances in scientific collaboration for a social mission and solutions for tomorrow



CSIC has launched the Interdisciplinary Thematic Platform (PTI) Global Health/Salud Global, which mobilizes more than 200 research groups of different disciplines and specialties, from biotechnology, virology and immunology, and nanotechnology to demography and artificial intelligence, to address, in collaboration with other institutions, public administration and companies, the challenges posed by the SARS-CoV2 coronavirus epidemic searching for effective responses in the short, medium and especially long-term solutions.


PTIThe Interdisciplinary Thematic Platforms (PTIs) are a finalist instrument of research and innovation, to tackle multidisciplinary challenges of high scientific, economic and social impact.

They are integrated by research groups from different CSIC centers and open to the participation of companies, administrations, other institutions and social agents.

The CSIC 2021 Strategic Plan is a unique opportunity to explore new forms of scientific collaboration at our institution, and to take advantage of the potential of the more than 1,500 research groups that cover almost all areas of knowledge. Fostering collaboration between groups from different centers and specialties to increase the impact of the research carried out.
The PTIs are collaborative frameworks based on the mission concept that joint the multidisciplinary knowledge of CSIC’s expert groups with the private sector, social agents, public administration and other institutions.
Objective: Solve well-defined global challenges within specific deadlines and clear milestones. Creating collaborative frameworks where excellent CSIC research groups actively cooperate with companies and society.

Our PTIs


Since the initiative started in 2018, more than 35 PTIs have been launched, mobilizing more than 600 research groups belonging to 90 CSIC centers and institutes. Also involving more than 80 companies, institutions and social partners.


ueThey cover all the areas proposed by the missions of the European Union, as an instrument to solve the major global challenges: Adaptation to climate change, cancer, clean oceans, coasts and lakes, smart and sustainable cities, nutrition, food and sustainable soil.


ODSThe PTIs are aligned with the United Nations’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Interdisciplinary Thematic Platforms News


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