Last Updated: November 17, 2010 
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas

NanoSpain: Spanish Nanotechnology Meeting point
301 research groups and companies (1200 researchers) listed

It is now accepted that Nanotechnology is one of the key enabling technologies for sustainable and competitive growth in Europe. It is also accepted that a significant investment will be required to ensure Europe's competitiveness in nanotechnology.

In order to ensure that Spanish industry and R&D facilities play a key role in this field, the NanoSpain Network scheme aims to promote Spanish science and research through a multi-national networking action and to stimulate commercial Nanotechnology applications.

One of the crucial issues is the importance of early collaborations between scientists and engineers in order to identify priorities and define strategies to develop, study, characterise, fabricate and test new nanodevices for semiconductor and informational technology industries.

The NanoSpain Network will allow the exchange of ideas, provide information either from universities or from companies, and therefore act as a catalyst for Spanish research and industry.

The Network (partially funded in 2003 & 2007 by the Spanish Ministry of Science) is of a truly interdisciplinary character (members come from government, universities and industry) and currently involves 301 partners.

To join NanoSpain and appear in the related database, please send us the "membership form" dully filled (in english).

NANOSPAIN Network objectives:

     Facilitate research planning and coordination

     Define objectives for the research and development needs that will ensure Spanish activities will be competitive with the developments in Europe

     Strength contacts within European and/or US Nanotechnology research Institutes

     Disseminate European and US Nanotechnology Initiatives

     Foster the exchange of knowledge between Spanish groups working in the different fields related to Nanotechnology (in the public and private sector)

     Increase collaborations between universities, research institutions and private and public companies

     Identify scientific priority areas in emerging technologies and thereby assist in the formulation of research and development strategies

     Promote intensively industrial participation in the NanoSpain Network activities informing the industry about relevant progresses in nanotechnology and providing a feedback loop for industrial mid and long-term interests.

     Facilitate technology transfer of exploitable results

     Allow Spanish groups working on Nanotechnology to present their research through the network WEB site.

     Establish close relationship with others European initiatives (Networks of Excellence, Platforms, etc.).

     Create a Spanish source of information (WEB site) related to nanotechnology based for example on:

     A list of all active Spanish research groups and companies presently involved in nanotechnology.

     Dissemination of basic research results (publications, abstracts, references per group and/or topic, conference proceedings, etc.), EU reports, EU projects' results (NID, FET Open, etc.), patents, etc.

     Dissemination of information and news related to nanotechnology such as conferences, workshops, job opportunities (from companies and Universities), grants (EU, University groups, etc.), etc.

  • J.-L. Roldan (PHANTOMS Foundation)
    PHANTOMS Foundation
    Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
    Parque Cientifico de Madrid - Pabellon C
    28049 Madrid, Spain


  • Sabino Azcarate (Tekniker)
  • Jaime Colchero (Universidad de Murcia)
  • Pedro Echenique (Donostia International Physics Center)
  • Javier Mendez (ICMM-CSIC)
  • Rodolfo Miranda (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • Isabel Obieta (Fundacion Inasmet)
  • Pablo Ordejon (CSIC-ICMAB)
  • Fernando Palacio (Universidad de Zaragoza)
  • Jose Mª Pitarke (CIC nanoGUNE Consolider)
  • Emilio Prieto (Centro Español de Metrología)
  • Jose Rivas (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela)
  • Juan Jose Saenz (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid)
  • Josep Samitier (Parque Científico de Barcelona)
  • Conchita Solans (Instituto de Investigaciones Químicas y Ambientales de Barcelona)
  • Jaume Veciana (Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Barcelona (CSIC))


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