Mission and Activity

Our Mission

To become an international centre of reference in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

A little bit of history

ICN2 was created in 2013, when CSIC joined the Board of Trustees of the former Institut Català de Nanotecnologia (ICN), created in 2003 by the Ministry of Universities, Research and Information Society (DIUE) of the Catalan Government (Generalitat de Catalunya) and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). The CSIC groups from the former Centro de Investigación en Nanociencia y Nanotecnología (CIN2), created in 2006 as a collaboration between CSIC and ICN, joined this effort aimed to consolidate a leading position through research and technology transference activities.

The ICN2 building was officially inaugurated on January 20, 2014. Shortly after, ICN2 received the Severo Ochoa Excellence Award, confirming that our efforts were headed in the right direction.