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Emakumeak Zientzian 2021

The research centers Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), CIC nanoGUNE, Materials Physics Center (CFM CSIC-UPV/EHU), CIC biomaGUNE, Biodonostia, Tecnun-School of Engineers, Ceit, POLYMAT, Elhuyar, the Faculty of Informatics of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country and Eureka! Zientzia Museoa (Science Museum) have come together to present a joint program to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science scheduled for 11 February across the world. From that day onwards and in Donostia/San Sebastian the program Emakumeak Zientzian 2021 will be run throughout the month of February with workshops, public talks, family experiments, virtual visits, etc. largely adapted to the virtual format due to the health emergency. The initiative aims to make the activity of women in science visible, to break down the typically masculine roles attributed to scientific and technical activities, and to encourage girls and teenagers to opt for careers in science. Emakumeak Zientzian 2021 is being supported by the Chartered Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, Fomento San Sebastián, the National Research Council (CSIC) and the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT).

NanoGUNE, the big challenge of the small


The book "NanoGUNE, txikiaren xarma" dealing with the setting-up and development of the CIC nanoGUNE research center from its very beginnings has just been presented this morning at nanoGUNE. The book sets out to explain to the general public how cutting-edge research is conducted in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. How does “the big challenge of the small” materialize on a day-to-day basis? How can a truly innovative, daring project come to fruition? The story answers this question.

The "emakumeak Zientzian" initiative, recognized with the STEAM Euskadi seal


The initiative "Emakumeak Zientzian" has been recognized with the STEAM Euskadi Seal by the Basque Government for promoting STEAM education in the Basque Country.

More than 500 people took part at Emakumeak Zientzian 2020

Photo of CIC nanoGUNE

Nine Basque entities joined forces to celebrate the International Day of Women Scientists from 7th to 14th February.

CIC nanoGUNE will collaborate with Elhuyar Zientzia Azoka to promote science and technology among young people

 Aitziber Lasa, Jon Abril, Jose Maria Pitarke. Itziar Otegui photo

Thanks to this agreement, nanoGUNE will help on the development of the Elhuyar Zientzia Azoka, which will take place on the 9th of May 2020 in Bilbao.

The winners of the Elhuyar Zientzia Azoka will enjoy a two-day stay at the nanoGUNE center, getting to know the researchers and their research work.

Emakumeak Zientzian 2020 because science certainly is a girls’ thing


The research centres CIC nanoGUNE, the Materials Physics Centre (CFM CSIC-UPV/EHU), CIC biomaGUNE, the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), Biodonostia, Tecnun-School of Engineering, Ceit, POLYMAT and Elhuyar have come together to present a joint programme to mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science to be held internationally on 11 February across the world.

HR Excellence in Research


nanoGUNE has been acknowledged with the 'HR Excellence in Research" award from the European Commission.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science brought to Donostia-San Sebastian by four research centres


The research centres Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), the Centre for Materials Physics (CFM CSIC-UPV/EHU), CIC nanoGUNE and CIC biomaGUNE have joined forces to present a joint programme to mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science, being held worldwide on Monday, 11 February. In Donostia-San Sebastian the programme will go on until Friday 15 February with public talks, workshops, visits and seminars in which 50 volunteers from the organising research centres will be participating. The aim of the initiative is to transmit a clear message: Science is girls’ stuff.

Launch of the “Alliance of Severo Ochoa Centres and Maria de Maeztu Units of Excellence”


The Secretary of State for R&D+i, Carmen Vela, chaired the kickoff meeting of the new Severo Ochoa and Maria Maeztu Alliance of Excellence. The alliance’s target is to internationally promote and strengthen the centres and units accredited with this distinction, to give their research a higher profile.

Graphenea's new facilities

Image of one of 25 Graphenea's employees working in the cleanroom

The new headquarters of the first start-up company founded by nanoGUNE in April 2010 in a joint venture with a group of private investors, has been inaugurated by the Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu. The new facilities of the company occupy an area of ​​600 square meters and are located in the Scientific and Technological Park of Gipuzkoa.