Severo Ochoa Programme RESEARCH AREAS

The aim of the 2014-2017 ICN2-Severo Ochoa research programme “Nanodevices for Social Challenges” is to bring our growing understanding and ability to manipulate the behaviour of matter at the nanoscale to the benefit of society. Specifically, the programme promotes the transformation of novel materials and know-how generated in-house into patentable techniques and devices. By doing so, the ICN2 becomes better aligned with the needs and expectations of the market, forging ever closer ties with industry and, ultimately, society.

To focus our efforts, we identified three core areas that broadly denote fields in which the ICN2 can make real contributions to the advancement of knowledge and technological innovation: ICT, Energy and Life.

Below we give an overview and outline the main achievements in each area.