Projects News

Comfuturo project granted to Ignasi Fina for his project on improving photovoltaic efficiency

The Comfuturo program (“Un Compromiso público privado con la ciencia y el Futuro”) has granted the research project "NANOingeniería de ÓXIdos para el mayor aprovechamiento de la energía SOLar usando rutas no convencionales (NANOXISOL)" (Oxides nanoengineering for improvement of photovoltaic efficiency using non-conventional routes) presented by Ignasi Fina in this second edition.

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CIBER-ONC/CIBER-BBN grant for an ICMAB project on cancer immunotherapy: ALYCIA

ICMAB is the recipient of one of the three collaborative seed projects of a new funding programme launched by CIBER-ONC and CIBER-BBN networks from Carlos III Health Institute. The program funds innovative projects in the areas of bioengineering, biomaterials and nanomedicine, which aim to respond to a clinical oncological need.
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First CARBAT FET Open project meeting at ICMAB to evaluate the first 6 months of the project

On April 5, 2018, the first CARBAT project meeting was celebrated. The meeting was held at the CARBAT coordinator's research institute, Prof. M. Rosa Palacín, the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) in Bellaterra. CARBAT is a FET Open research and innovation action in the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, funded over the H2020-FETOPEN-2016-2017 call, which started on October 2017. 

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TNSI: Nanotechnology brings together companies and research centres from both sides of the Pyrenees

A new European-funded project that started in February 2018 is enabling greater cooperation between SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) and research centres in the Spain-France border regions. Coordinated by the Basque company BihurCrystal, the ICMAB researcher Dr. Xavier Torrelles is contibuting to the project. Here we present the official press release.

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SMART-4-FABRY: NANOMOL-CIBER group at ICMAB coordinates the European project focused on the Fabry rare disease

Smart-4-Fabry is a project funded by the European Commission within the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program with € 5.8 M for 4 years, which aims to develop a new nanomedicine for the treatment of the Fabry rare disease.
Fabry disease is a rare disease belonging to the group of lysosomal storage disorders, with a global incidence of 1:5,000 - 1:10,000, representing a priority health problem at European level.
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PLANT HEALING: Biopolymer to heal plant wounds: a collaboration between ICMAB and CRAG

Dr. Anna Laromaine, from ICMAB-CSIC, and Dr. Núria Sánchez-Coll, from CRAG (Center for Research in Agricultural Genomics) have developed an effective method for plant tissue regeneration that involves the use of a bacterial cellulose-based biopolymer. It enhances the formation of new cell layers which boosts the healing processes.

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Wounds in plants can be caused by several agents like weather events (hail, wind…), predators (herbivores, insects) or humans (pruning, grafting), among others. 

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EUROTAPES, nanotechnology enters the realm of superconductors | CORDIS

This post features one of the articles published at CORDIS about the EUROTAPES project, which main goal is to develop superconducting tapes to improve energy efficiency in Europe. The SUMAN group, here at ICMAB, has actively participated in this European project, in a consortium that consists of 20 partners from 8 member states - 6 universities, 6 institutes, 1 technological center and 8 industrial companies. 

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OXOLUTIA SL and PLASGOM start a new project together

PLASGOM is a company specialized in the design and production of PVC compounds and other polymeric materials (PE, PP, EVA, EBA, TPEE). Their products are used in sectors such as cables (electrical and communications), building, fluid transport, packaging, etc. They sell worldwide with a major presence in Europe.
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The Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) will coordinate the first MSCA-COFUND programme awarded to CSIC

  • The doctoral fellowship programme DOC-FAM will allow the mobility of 22 PhD students in the field of functional advanced materials.
  • ICMAB-CSIC, IMB-CNM-CSIC, ICN2, IREC and ALBA Synchrotron will host these fellows within a period of 5 years.
  • The total budget of the programme is 3.453.120€, of which 50% will be covered by the EC grant..
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Heavy metals sensor platform developed during the COMMON SENSE project

A sensor platform to detect heavy metals has been developed within the COMMON SENSE project and presented during its final event, last Friday 27th January. The partners that participated in the development of this sensor platform are Dublin City University (DCU), DropSens, National Center of Microelectronics (CNM-IMB) (CSIC), and the Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites Group (NN) at ICMAB (CSIC). 

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Reunión de coordinación del desarrollo del detector europeo para el instrumento X-IFU

Los pasados 13 y 14 de octubre se llevó a cabo en Barcelona, en la Casa de Convalescència, una reunión de coordinación del desarrollo del detector europeo para el instrumento X-IFU, el espectrómetro de alta resolución espectral de ATHENA, el futuro telescopio de rayos X de la Agencia Europea del Espacio  (ESA), que será lanzado en el 2028.

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El ICMAB participa con ISGLOBAL en un proyecto con financiación de la Fundación USAID

El “Combating Zika and Future Threats Grand Challenge” de USAID ha sido otorgado a un equipo de expertos liderado por Krijn Paaijmans, investigador de ISGlobal, para desarrollar prototipos funcionales de barreras eléctricas contra mosquitos (EMBs) que protegen contra picaduras de mosquitos transmisores de enfermedades como el dengue, chikungunya, zika y malaria. 

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El ICMAB participa en un proyecto de Comunitats RIS3CAT

Solo dos grupos de investigación del CSIC participarán en proyectos financiados por la primera convocatoria de Comunitats RIS3CAT de ACCIO. El Departamento Nanomol del ICMAB, que participa en el proyecto Nanonafres liderado por Leitat, es uno de ellos. El CSIC presentó 7 proyectos en 5 Comunidades

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The NANOMOL group at ICMAB-CSIC participate in the RIS3CAT NANONAFRES project for the development of a new treatment against ulcers caused by venous insufficiency

Researchers from the Nanomol group of the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) participate in the NANONAFRES project coordinated by the company Nanomol Technologies S.L, spin-off of the CSIC. The study is carried out within the framework of the RIS3CAT project of the TEC-SALUT Community.

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Superconductors for the “Energy Transition” in Europe

Research on superconductivity is showing promising results that will not only lead to the development of electrical highways across Europe, but also to higher energy efficiency and reduction of costs for renewable energy and global research projects such as CERN and ITER. In addition, the results could also be applied to a future all-electric airplane.

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Tret de sortida al projecte europeu NFFA Europe

El projecte NFFA Europe engega amb una jornada a Milà en la que presentarà les infraestructures més important a Europa per a la investigació en nanociència i explicarà els serveis i instal·lacions que ofereix a investigadors i empreses. 

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Un projecte en el qual participa l'ICMAB ha estat escollit dins dels cinc projectes finalistes del Programa de Generació d'Idees

El projecte Organic Infra Sensing (OISensing) ha estat escollit dins dels cinc projectes finalistes del Programa de Generació d'Idees, que organitza el Parc de Recerca UAB per la seva capacitat per transformar-se en solucions de mercat del sector aeroespacial, OISensing és un projecte en el que s'ha desenvolupat un nou material, anomenat “Bi-Layer” Film, completament orgànic sensible a la radiació infraroja.
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L'ICMAB participa a la major xarxa d'infraestructures científiques europees en nanociència

L'NFFA-Europe compta a més amb el Sincrotró ALBA i dos centres de recerca que han obtingut la menció Severo Ochoa a la excel·lència científica i gaudeixen de reconeixement internacional en la recerca de nanociència i nanotecnologia: l'Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2) i l'Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB), un altre centre del CSIC ubicat al campus de Bellaterra de la Universitat.

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Una possible cura per al càncer de pulmó amb accent bagenc

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El manresà Gerard Tobías, investigador de l'Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (ICMAB), i la santvicentina Belén Ballesteros, de l'Institut de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2), han estat al capdavant del projecte RADDEL, en què han participat una quarantena d'investigadors d'onze universitats i centres europeus d'Alemanya, Itàlia, el Regne Unit i la República Txeca, entre d'altres.

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Primera convocatoria de plazas del programa europeo P-SPHERE

Barcelona, 27 oct (EFE).- Los centros de la Esfera de excelencia UAB-CEI buscan 31 investigadores para ocupar la primera convocatoria de plazas del programa europeo P-SPHERE, informa hoy la Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona en un comunicado.

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New video about Nanoselect project

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Advanced materials and NANOtechnologies for innovative electrical, ELECTronic and magnetoelectronic devices (NANOSELECT) is coordinated by Prof. Xavier Obradors, director of the ICMAB-CSIC

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El Servicio SOFT del ICMAB formará parte de la nueva Instalación Científico Tecnológica Singular (ICTS) NANBIOSIS del CIBER-BBN

El Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina (CIBER-BBN) y el Centro de Cirugía de Mínima Invasión Jesús Usón (CCMIJU) se incorporan al mapa de Infraestructuras Científico-Tecnológicas Singulares (ICTS) con una plataforma de investigación orientada a aplicaciones médicas.

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Extra ERC funding to test market potential of Marta Mas-Torrent project

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Project: "Large Area organic devices with Bar-assisted meniscus shearing technology".

50 outstanding scientists are receiving ‘Proof-of-Concept’ grants of up to €150,000 each from the European Research Council (ERC). This ‘top-up’ funding is designed to help researchers who already hold an ERC grant, to test the market potential of their frontier research.

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The ICMAB is partner of Nano2fun, a new ITN project

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Nanochemistry of molecular materials for 2-photon functional applications (Nano2Fun) is an Initial Training Network  (ITN) Project funded by the European Commission through FP7-Marie Curie Actions.

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NANOMOL, finalist of the second conquest VALORTEC

The research group NANOMOL from the Materials Science Institute of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC), the CIBER-BBN and TECNIO catalan Network, has been selected finalist of the second edition of the contest VALORTEC of ACC1Ó in the "Innovative Technology-Based Companies category", thanks to the project Medical Sensors.

In this first stage of the contest a total of 102 applications have been submitted, from which the jury has selected only 10 as finalists in each category.

The Medical Sensors project is based on the use of organic materials for the manufacture of pressure, deformation and temperature sensors of high performance and aims to transform the prototypes developed by the Research Group NANOMOL into commercial products in the area of medical devices, with ability to provide clinical professionals with an innovative tool for patient monitoring.

During the month of December there will be the second phase of the process through delivery, presentation and evaluation of business plans developed. Winners will receive a € 10,000 first prize and a second of 5,000 €.

 

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