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.
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.
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).
Facilitate research planning and coordination
objectives for the research and development needs that will ensure Spanish activities
will be competitive with the developments in Europe
contacts within European and/or US Nanotechnology research Institutes
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)
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)
(Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Barcelona (CSIC))