IMB-CNM is a member of the BNC-B nanotechnology cluster, the UAB Research Park and has collaborative Associated Unit agreements with various Spanish university groups.
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IMB-CNM is a member of the Barcelona Nanotechnology Cluster-Bellaterra (BNC-B). BNC-B is a scientific and industrially oriented virtual entity, grouping the capabilities and expertises in nanoscience and nanotechnology of the following research centres, all located in the Research Park of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) at Bellaterra:
- Centre d’Investigació en Nanociència i Nanotecnologia, CIN2 (CSIC-ICN)
- Centro Nacional de Microelectrónica, CNM-IMB (CSIC)
- Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona, ICMAB (CSIC)
- Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, UAB
The following companies are also associated to BCN-B:
- MATGAS 2000, A.I.E.
- D+T Microelectrónica, A.I.E.
IMB-CNM has special collaborative agreements with a number of research groups from Spanish universities, by means of specific agreements through the Spanish Research Council (CSIC). These research groups are considered “Associated Units” of CNM-IMB. The current associated units are:
- Electronic Materials and Engineering Group, Department of Electronics, University of Barcelona (UB), since 1998.
- Group of Semiconductor Devices, Department of Electronic Engineering, Polytechnical University of Catalonia (UPC), since 1998.
- Group of Electronic Circuits and Systems, Department of Electronic Engineering, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), since 2002.
- Sensor & Biosensor group, Department of Chemistry, Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), since 2002.
- Institute for Systems based on Optoelectronics and Microtechnology (ISOM), Politechnical University of Madrid (UPM), since 2002.
- Inasmet-Tecnalia technological centre, San Sebastián, Spain, from 2007 to February 2010.
UAB RESEARCH PARK
IMB-CNM is a member of the UAB Research Park, a non-profit private foundation created in 2007 by UAB, CSIC and IRTA for promoting and enhancing the transfer of knowledge and technology between the university/research centres and the industry.
It includes 40 research centres, with more than 4000 researchers, a scientific production of more than 1600 research papers per year, and a portfolio (2008) of 100 patents and 30 spin-offs.
IBERNAM is the Spanish network on Micro and Nano Systems promoted gy the GES (Grupo Español de sensores), with the aim of promoting the industrial applicaton of micro and nano sensors and systems.
Southern European Cluster in Photonics and Optics (SECPhO) is a business oriented cluster initiative for the optics and photonics
sector. SECPhO forms a network where companies, universities and research centers cand find a common place. The main mission is to improve competitiveness of the optics and photonics sector in Spain and southern Europe.
EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium) is working with industries, universities, and the European Commission to build a more competitive photonics industrial sector in he European economic area, capable of both economic and technological growth in a highly competitive world-wide marketplace. EPIC owns and aintains the Photonic Technologies Roadmap. Through the ACCORD programme EPIC works with universities to train students on components nd technologies that represent the new direction of the photonics market.