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First stone of the building of the Madrid Institute for Avanced Studies in Nanoscience was laid last week.

Virtual image of the future imdea buildingFirst stone of the building of the Madrid Institute for Avanced Studies in Nanoscience (IMDEA Nanociencia) was laid last week. The new facility should be ready by Spring 2011. 200 researchers are expected to be working there at that point. You can read all about the ceremony here.

As the result of a joint initiative of the Community of Madrid and the Ministry of Science and Innovation, the Institute IMDEA Nanociencia, one of the most important research centres in Nanotechnology in Spain, will be located in the Campus of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in Cantoblanco.

The IMDEA Nanociencia Foundation, created by a joint initiative of the regional Government of Madrid and the Ministry of Science and Education of the Government of Spain, manages the IMDEA Nanociencia Institute. This new interdisciplinary research centre aims at becoming a flexible framework to create new internationally competitive research groups by hybridizing some of the best scientists in Madrid dedicated to the exploration of basic nanoscience with recognized researches recognized elsewhere recruited on an internationally competitive basis.

The IMDEA Nanociencia Institute will concentrate efforts in certain areas of Nanoscience, establishing a critical mass of excellence in human resources and equipments that allows achieving international excellence. It will also contribute to educate technical and scientific personnel in different areas of Nanotechnology, as well as promoting technology transfer and creation of spin-offs companies in this area that may contribute to the economic development of Madrid and Spain.

IMDEA is a network of international research centres promoted by the Madrid Regional Government. It is also the new institutional framework for combing public and private support for Science steering research towards excellence and technology towards market demand, encouraging the private sector to participate in scientific design.

Photo : Imdea Nanociencia

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January 20, 2010 - Posted by | Events, Nano News

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