We present nanoGUNE's third activity report, which corresponds to the period 2013-2014. In this period, we have been making outstanding contributions in our research fields, and we have opened a new research group, nanobiomechanics, led by Ikerbasque Research Professor Raúl Pérez-Jiménez. We have launched an external-services deparment with the aim of offering nanoscale fabrication and characterization services to both academic and industrial users. We have also initiated several technology-transfer activities within our industrial environment, and we have created new high-tech companies. Three new companies have been founded in 2014, in the areas of atomistic simulations (Simune), coating technologies (Ctech-nano), and evolution and genomic technologies (Evolgene).
This is nanoGUNE's second activity report, which corresponds to the period 2011-2012. In this period, three new research groups were opened, all led by scientists of international recognition, thereby bringing nanoGUNE's activity to a cruising speed and placing the Basque Country at the forefront of nanoscience research. The bases were also set for the creation of an effective framework of cooperation among existing research and technological agents in the Basque Country, and several technology-transfer activities were initiated within nanoGUNE's industrial environment.
This is nanoGUNE's first activity report. It describes the launching of nanoGUNE, its infrastructure, and research groups. It also describes the research, technology-transfer, and outreach activities that took place in the period 2007-2010.