The second call of the Frontier Interdisciplinary Projects (FIP) within the Smart FUNctional materials for a better FUTURE (FUNFUTURE) Severo Ochoa Programme boosts 10 new frontier-research projects.
FIPs are an internal call of proposals for researchers of the Institute aimed for the development of both experimental and theoretical frontier interdisciplinary research projects through the exploration of innovative and radical novel ideas and methodologies, the reinterpretation of already established paradigms in the field of functional materials, and the development of risky and innovative proof-of-concept technologies, as an opportunity to increase their technology readiness level (TRL).
The objective is to generate cutting-edge research and innovative technologies in the application areas of the FUNFUTURE Programme: clean & secure energy, smart & sustainable electronics or smart nanomedicine.
Therefore, in this second FIP Call, the projects could be, as in the previous call, exploration of novel ideas and methodologies (Category A), or development of proof-of-concept technologies (Category B).
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).
The granted FIPs were announced in an internal session on Wednesday, 16 March 2022 at 12 PM, by ICMAB Deputy Director M. Rosa Palacín, PI of the Severo Ochoa project:
Congratulations to all the granted researchers!
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).