12/12/2014 CTECHnano, tailor-made solutions for the industry

CTECHnano is a recently created company, promoted by nanoGUNE in a joint initiative with AVS and Cadinox companies, providing thin-film coating solutions. It is specialized in Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) technology and it has a strong team to answer to customer´s needs. ...

14/11/2014 ACSnano: "Probing the Effect of Force on HIV-1 Receptor CD4"

NanoGUNE’s Nanobiomechanics Group, led by Ikerbasque Professor Raul Perez-Jimenez, in collaboration with the Department of Biological Sciences of the Columbia University (US) and the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center (US), has tested that mechanical force may help HIV to invade cells. The research has been recently published in ACS Nano (DOI: 10.1021/nn503557w) ...

16/10/2014 ETP Nanomedicine Annual Event 2014

nanoGUNE hosts more than 120 experts on nanotechnology and medicine at the 2014 Annual Event & General Assembly of the European Technology Platform on Nanomedicine (ETPN). The ETPN event has taken place on 15 and 16 October 2014, co-organized by the nanoBasque Agency (SPRI) and CIC nanoGUNE, the Basque Nanoscience Cooperative Research Center. ...

22/08/2014 Fundación Repsol Entrepreneurs Fund supports EVOLGENE project

The EVOLGENE project, directed by nanoGUNE’s researcher Raul Perez Jimenez, has been selected as one of the four “Ideas” that will be supported by the Entrepreneurs Fund of Fundación Repsol. The paleoenzymology project aims at reconstructing ultra-efficient ancestral enzymes for use in industry. ...

16/07/2014 The Ludwig-Genzel-Prize 2014 is awarded to Rainer Hillenbrand

The Ludwig-Genzel-Prize 2014 has been awarded to the Ikerbasque researcher at nanoGUNE and the UPV/EHU Rainer Hillenbrand for “the design and development of infrared near-field spectroscopy and the application of this novel spectroscopic method in different areas of natural sciences”. ...


CIC nanoGUNE focuses its research activities on the following four major strategic areas:

  • Physics of low-dimensional structures, nanostructures and nanoscale structured complex systems.
  • Synthesis, assembling, and nanofabrication of nanomaterials (nanoparticles, nanotubes, thin films, nanocomposites) and nanostructured materials.
  • Development of nanodevices and its impact on molecular electronics, spintronics, nanomagnetism, and nanophotonics.
  • Biofunctional nanoparticles and nanobiotechnology.

Consolider Programme

The project CREATION OF A NEW R&D CENTER FOR THE COORDINATION, DEVELOPMENT, AND MANAGEMENT OF NANOSCIENCE RESEARCH IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY funded by the programme Consolider-Ingenio (MICINN), is aimed to contribute to the impulse and launch of a new Interdisciplinary Center for R&D (CIC nanoGUNE Consolider),...

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NanoBasque Strategy

The nanoBasque Strategy, led by the Basque Government, is an initiative designed to develop a new economy sector enabled by nanotechnology. It sees nanoscience and nanotechnology as instruments that can stimulate the transformation and diversification of the Basque business environment. The nanoBasque Strategy strives to boost Basque companies and research agents’ presence on international nanotechnology initiatives and markets.

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