ICN2

CATALAN INSTITUTE OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY

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Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Edifici ICN2 Campus de la, Av. de Serragalliners -- Spain
Bellaterra, Barcelona

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ICN2
CATALAN INSTITUTE OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Edifici ICN2 Campus de la, Av. de Serragalliners -- Spain
Bellaterra, Barcelona - Spain

ICN2 The Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology is a non-profit foundation established to pursue excellence in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology. It is a place where both fundamental and applied research receive strong support, as do efforts to facilitate the adoption and integration of nanotechnologies into society and industry. Basic science is developed primarily via European and national collaborative projects, including in frontier emerging fields. More applied research in areas of in-house expertise is carried out together with industry. Transfer and business development is led by a specialist unit that trains and supports researchers in identifying and preparing for commercialisation opportunities.

ICN2 also interacts closely with universities, research centres, technology centres, private sector R&D entities, the scientific community and society in general. The institute’s achievements were recognised by the Spanish Government in 2014 with the award of the prestigious Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence accreditation, an award that was renewed in 2018. As such it is a founding member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), together with six other Catalan research centres with this award. It is also a member of the Government of Catalonia’s CERCA Institute.