As part of the Strategic Vision for the Severo Ochoa programme FUNMAT ("Smart FUNctional MATerials for social grand challenges"), ICMAB-CSIC has just opened the 2016 call for Frontier Interdisciplinary Projects (FIP)
An internal call of proposals for researchers of the Institute aimed for the development of high-risk exploratory projects of interdisciplinary character to generate cutting-edge research in the application areas of clean & secure energy, smart & sustainable electronics or smart nanomedicine. FIP projects will reinforce the internal links and scientific critical mass of ICMAB's researchers, and they will also contribute to strenght the international leadership of the Institute in the area of functional materials. The researchers of the Institute will be able to develop innovative and risky ideas with potential to end up in the market, "proof-of-concept" trials based on previouly obtained results or novel ideas for radically new technologies. The projects will run for 1 or 2 years, and a total of 5 projects will be awarded within this call.
ICMAB-CSIC acknowledges financial support from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, through the "Severo Ochoa" Programme for Centres of Excellence in R&D (SEV-2015-0496)