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NanoGUNE has its R&D&i management system certified in accordance with the UNE 166002:2014 Standard

NanoGUNE has its R&D&i management system certified in accordance with the UNE 166002:2014 Standard


NanoGUNE has been awarded the R&D&i Management System Certificate, issued by SGS ICS IBERICA S.A., and which recognizes that the Basque research center has an R&D&i management system in line with the UNE 166002:2014 standard.

The awarding of the certificate constitutes recognition of the Center’s excellence in the field of research management and technology transfer. What is more, the system deployed at nanoGUNE is geared towards quality in management and ongoing improvement, with the ultimate aim of putting the Basque Country at the cutting edge in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

The management system aims to optimize all the processes relating to R&D&i activity and make them more efficient. In this context, nanoGUNE has deployed a management policy as well as various processes and procedures geared towards ensuring the efficient management of all the research projects it runs.

José María Pitarke, the CEO of nanoGUNE, pointed out that “our commitment is to combine excellence research with the constant quest for potential applications and opportunities that the development of nanotechnology may offer us, thus contributing towards the competitive development of the Basque Country and the entire satisfaction of the interested parties, among which stand out our own employees, our industrial environment, the public institutions and the whole of society in general; all this while ensuring the ongoing quest for best practices and compliance with the requirements applicable, including those arising out of the UNE 166002:2014 Standard, which underpins our R&D&i management system”.


SGS is a global leader in inspection, verification, analysis and certification. It is regarded as the main global reference in quality and integrity, and has over 90,000 employees and a network of over 2,000 offices and labs across the world to offer companies independent services that enable risks to be limited, processes to be streamlined and operations to take place more sustainably.