Institutional Identity and Logo

The ICN2 logo is the institutional signature that should appear in every official document related to ICN2. The logo includes a corporate symbol referring to an Atomic Force Microscope, the orange “R” referring to the institute pertinence to the CERCA network of Catalan Research Centers, and the golden Severo Ochoa Award. When the size of the logo allows a correct reading, the complete name of the Institute and the award will be included.

Here you can download the logo in different formats and official versions. Should you have any questions or need any other file format, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Horizontal version

This is the standard recommended version whenever possible.

Vertical version

When the ICN2 logo appears together with other logos, the vertical version might be used more suitable. The corporate symbol formed by three blue circles must be visually centred on the acronym. Note that these restrictions are flexible, depending on the shape and format of the space available and the sizing of adjacent logos.

Pantone codes:

  • Blue: pantone 2935C (CMYK 100_46_ 0_0)
  • Orange: pantone 158 (CMYK 0_65_95_0)
  • Black: CMYK 0_0_0_100

Black and White version

In case the background or the printing system makes it impossible to use the colour version, then the logo may be displayed in wgite or black, as follows:

Layout, font type and brand size

When the ICN2 brand should appear next to other logos, visual weight should be proportional to the different brands. The font type is Helvetical LT Std and a body size at least 20.5 points for the ICN2 logo and 5.5 points for the baseline.

Complementary identifying logos

The ICN2 brand should, wherever possible, be accompanied of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) logo and acknowledgement of the ICN2´s three patrons, the Generalitat of Catalonia, the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), and the extensive financial support provided by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (MINECO), the European Union and ICREA. ICN2 must also be mentioned as a CERCA centre and as one of the Severo Ochoa Excellence Centers. In addition, a particular activity or publicity may involve acknowledgement of additional sponsors or supporters.