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Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology inaugurates headquarters

The new building, in which €30 millions were invested, is located at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)

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22.01.2014

On Monday 20 January the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) inaugurated its new headquarters on the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) campus. The Institute now has 6,000 square meters of facilities, 2,000 of which are occupied by 45 top-notch laboratories for the research scientists working there.

The ICN2 is the result of a long-term collaboration between the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the Government of Catalonia and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). In total, €30 millions have been invested in the new facilities: €16 millions from the CSIC and €14 millions from the Catalan government.

The inaugural event featured Catalan Minister for the Economy and Knowledge Andreu Mas-Colell and Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation Carmen Vela. Others present included Emilio Lora-Tamayo, president of the CSIC; Pablo Ordejón, director of the ICN2; Ferran Sancho, rector of the UAB; Josep M. Martorell, director general for Research for the Government of Catalonia; Antoni Castellà, Secretary of Universities and Research for the Government of Catalonia; and Luís Calvo, CSIC institutional coordinator for Catalonia.

The ICN2 is researching new properties of matter on a nanometric scale and their possible applications for use in retail, industry and electronics.

More information is available on the ICN2 website.

Day of the inauguration of the new ICN2 headquarters on the UAB campus - Photo: © ICN2

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