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  • The granting of three patents plus an additional three new patent applications considerably enrich CIC nanoGUNE's industrial property portfolio. The center currently has 25 patent applications in the fields of health, optics, materials science and electronics, all at the nanoscale, of course. In addition, 17 patents have been licensed to companies for commercial exploitation purposes.

  • NanoGUNE has a team specialized in cutting-edge technology for the characterization of materials and components able to zoom-in from the surface to the nanoscale. These tools and the analyses they enable are of great interest to the advanced manufacturing sector, which can benefit from them to improve products and production processes. 

  • CIC nanoGUNE —the Basque nanoscience research center—, BerriUP —a startup accelerator in Donostia-San Sebastian—,  Graphenea —nanoGUNE’s first startup devoted to the production and marketing of graphene— and Fomento San Sebastian —municipal economic development body in Donostia-San Sebastian— have signed a collaboration agreement to drive forward proposals relating to research into graphene. So they are launching Global Graphene Call II, which is designed to develop business ideas linked to graphene.

  • BioTech Foods is a start-up company founded in 2017 with the mission of producing and commercializing cultured meat. It was launched at nanoGUNE under the scientific guidance of Dr. Mercedes Vila, former scientific director of the start-up company  Ctech-nano, also at nanoGUNE. 

  • Jabier Larrañaga, Deputy for Economic Promotion, Tourism and the Rural Environment, and Jon Gurrutxaga, Director of Innovation and Internationalization of the Gipuzkoa Council, have been invited Today to learn about the high-level research and development that we carry out at nanoGUNE. 

  • The transversability of nanoscience is reflected in a high range of its applications in material´s science.

  • nanoGUNE is proud to be part of one of the ETP Nanomedicine (ETPN), an initiative led by industry since 2005 and set up together with the European Commission, to address the application of nanotechnology in healthcare. 

  • nanoGUNE is proud to be part of the AFM Cluster, the organisation that represents advanced and digital manufacturing interests in Spain.

  • NanoGUNE has joined the Technological Vouchers program launched by Fomento San Sebastián with three vouchers.

  • CIC nanoGUNE and the Astilleros Balenciaga shipyard have joined forces to establish that the heat-based forming process applied to marine-grade steel, used to build medium-sized vessels, does not exert a negative effect on the microstructure of the material.