The objective is to generate cutting-edge research in the application areas of the FUNFUTURE Programme: clean & secure energy, smart & sustainable electronics or smart nanomedicine. To achieve this, ICMAB sought projects that showed the opportunity to increase the Technology Readyness Level (TRL) of a proof-of-concept based on previously obtained scientific results.
The projects will run for 1 or 2 years, and can be individual or collaborative (between researchers of different research groups or from other institutions). This edition of the FIP Call had two categories, one based on the exploration of novel ideas and methodologies (Category A), and one based on the development of Proof-of-concept projects (Category B).
ICMAB's Deputy Director M. Rosa Palacín reveals the projects granted with a Severo Ochoa FIP on this call.
The granted FIP projects of the first 2020 call, which were announced in an internal session on Tuesday, 13 April 2021, by ICMAB Deputy Director M. Rosa Palacín, PI of the Severo Ochoa project are:
GELLYSENS: Hydrogels as novel solid electrolyte organic field effect transistors for biosensing
Marta Mas-Torrent, from the Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials (NANOMOL) Group
SPIN2DFUN: Spin generation and manipulation using 2D materials and functional oxides
Gervasi Herranz, from the Multifunctional Thin Films and Complex Structures (MULFOX) Group
Can Onur Avci, from the Multifunctional Thin Films and Complex Structures (MULFOX) Group
DATOPTICON: High-Throughput Screening and Data Driven Optimization of HTS Coated Conductors
Albert Queraltó, from the Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) Group
Teresa Puig, from the Superconducting Materials Research Group (SUMAN) Group
BEAT: Resynchronization of Cardiac beating using polypyrrole composites and in vivo C. elegans platform
Anna Laromaine, from the Nanoparticles & Nanocomposites (NN) Group
Julián Cerón, from the Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge (IDIBELL)
METAMAG: Hybrid SC Ferromagnetic Metamaterials for functional devices with efficient control of magnetic field
Anna Palau, Superconducting Materials and Nanostructure at Large Scale (SUMAN) Group
Lluís Balcells, from the Advanced Characterization and Nanostructured Materials (ACNM) Group
CORNEALTransMed: Bioactive Bacterial Cellulose for Corneal Translational Medicine
Anna Roig, from the Nanoparticles & Nanocomposites (NN) Group
Ralph Michael, from the Barraquer Ophthalmology Center
VIRADEN: In vivo Studies of Radical Dendrimers as Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging
José Vidal Gancedo, from the Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials (NANOMOL) Group
Congratulations to all the granted researchers!
A second call for FIP will occur later this year, with a temptative date of July 2021.
ICMAB FIPs are possible thanks to the financial support from the Spanish Ministry Science and Innovation, through the “Severo Ochoa” Programme for Centres of Excellence in R&D (CEX2019-000917-S).