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Research & Development

The main activity of IMB-CNM is research and development, mainly oriented towards applied research in the fields of silicon-based micro and nano technologies, devices and systems. The R&D activities are mainly driven by competitive research projects, that take advantage of the use of complete micro/nanofabrication facilities ICTS. The main part of the R&D is funded by national and international collaborative projects together with highly qualified key partners.

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Technology Services

IMB_CNM aims at helping national and international research groups to carry out R&D activities thanks to the availability of a set of complete micro and nanotechnologies and processes housed in a highly specialised Clean Room environment devoted to R&D&i of excellence, and driven by an expert team. Service is provided for Micro and Nanofabrication, but also for Physical and Electrical Characterisation, Packaging and Systems Integration.

Industrial R+D+i contracts

IMB-CNM provides industrial support and access to the micro and nanofabrication thanks to the operational procedures in place and to the reliability and repetitiveness of the processes offered,. Such support ranges from technology awareness to the development of basic demonstrators, or small series of prototypes. Industrial support also includes technical and consulting services on design, fabrication and application of microelectronics products, and technology transfer activities.


IMB-CNM provides training services upon demand to the research and industry communities. Training ranges from short courses on micro/nanoelectronic technology to B.S.C. Thesis, M.S. Thesis, and longer Ph.D. Thesis and Post-Doctoral stages including Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.

Diffusion of Micro- and Nano-electronics culture

IMB-CNM is involved in different activities addressed to diffuse and bring up micro- and nano-electronics culture into the society. These activities include the publication in newspapers or specialized magazines of articles addressed to the general public, periodical open-doors days, participation in the yearly national Science Week, and periodic talks on the scientific and technological activities specifically addressed to high-school students, including visits to the IMB-CNM Large Scale Facility (ICTS) and its Clean Room.

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