The Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona is among the 10 CSIC centers with the most success in securing funding in the H2020 European Research and Innovation Framework Programme, 29 projects, which was open from 2014 until 2020.
The PoC awarded to the FAIRGLUCOSE project is one of the four CSIC technologies that received EU aid to exploit its commercial potential in the latest ERC call.
An IMB-CNM researcher coordinates the task force of solid state detectors in the new European Strategy of Particle Physics
Giulio Pellegrini is the only Spanish researcher who acts as a task force leader in one of the nine areas. The strategy (ESPP) is a roadmap of the research in particle physics for the next fifty years, the Higgs boson exploration and the investigation of the origins of the universe.
Six projects led by 9 researchers from the IMB-CNM began in September after having obtained aid from the 2020 call for R+D+i Projects corresponding to the State Programs for the Generation of Knowledge and Scientific and Technological Strengthening of the R+D System and R+D+i Oriented to the Challenges of Society, within the framework of the State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation 2017-2020.
The open source hardware designed in Barcelona already has the second generation of RISC-V Lagarto processors
The Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona of the CSIC participates in the creation of this new chip, which has been baptized with the name DVINO. It incorporates a restructuring of the initial design with greater concurrency, as well as some own IP blocks. It is the second generation of open source chips, the first designed in Spain, a project with the Instituto Politécnico Nacional de México, the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, the CSIC, the University of Barcelona and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
The Reference Network in R+D+i Energy for Society (XRE4S) has presented its portfolio with more than 30 technological solutions in the energy sector to companies and investors with the aim of implementing them. The solutions come from 39 research groups of the main universities and research centres in Catalonia that are part of XRE4S include generation of renewable photovoltaic and wind energy, integration of energy technologies, power converters and digitization, new materials and devices, as well as solutions to improve energy efficiency. The industrial sector is also interested in improving battery processes and materials and in implementing energy optimization and digitization tools in systems and buildings.
The European Researchers’ Night (Nit Europea de la Recerca) is a public event dedicated to the dissemination of science throughout Europe. It celebrates European projects and collaboration among its main players. This is a list of some European projects that started this year at IMB-CNM in the areas of nanoscience, energy and engineering.
The IMB-CNM Clean Room is back to normal after the scheduled maintenance shutdown and the arrival of new equipment
The institute's large facility is back to full capacity after a month where production is stopped and maintenance tasks are carried out to prepare it for the rest of the year. Normal activity is resumed with new equipment, such as a new FIB, a new furnace battery or a new aligner.