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Monday, 16 January 2017

La Vanguardia interviews Prof. Laura M. Lechuga

The prestigious newspaper recently published a profile of this ICN2 researcher highlighting her profile as the “Greatest physicist in nanotechnology”. Research Professor Laura M. Lechuga, Group Leader of the ICN2 Nanobiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group, received the Physics, Innovation and Technology RSEF-FBBVA Award on December 14 in Madrid. 

Thursday, 12 January 2017

BrainCom will develop a new generation of cortical implants for speech neural prostheses applications

BrainCom is a FET Proactive project, funded by the European Commission with 8.35M€ for the next 5 years, holding its Kick-off meeting on January 12-13 at ICN2 and the UAB. This project, coordinated by ICREA Research Prof. Jose A. Garrido from ICN2, will permit significant advances in understanding of cortical speech networks and the development of speech rehabilitation solutions using innovative brain-computer interfaces.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

ICN2 in the Media: Prof. Laura Lechuga receives the RSEF and BBVA Foundation Award

Research Professor Laura M. Lechuga, Group Leader of the ICN2 Nanobiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group, received the Physics, Innovation and Technology RSEF-FBBVA Award on December 14 in Madrid. As a consequence, many media talked about the event and interviewed her. It is the case of El Español, a Spanish digital newspaper publishing an interview where Prof. Laura M. Lechuga reflects on the Spanish scientific system.

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Nanoscience and nanotechnology enter the classroom thanks to the NanoKit project

The NanoKit is a briefcase containing nano experiences linked to different high school subjects, with the aim of incorporating nanoscience and nanotechnology to the contents that are taught in classrooms. On Thursday 22 December that first NanoKits have been delivered to representatives of CESIRE, a centre of the Catalan Ministry of Education, which will coordinate the distribution of this educational material in Catalonia. In the coming months, over 70 NanoKits will be deployed in Catalonia and some more will be shared with other Autonomous Communities thanks to a project of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT).

Friday, 16 December 2016

StableNextSol COST Project covered in the European Energy Innovation Magazine

The StableNextSol COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action Project integrates and generates fundamental knowledge and expertise to foster disruptive innovations targeted to mitigate device failure and to propose and develop new concepts for more stable emerging solar cells. The project is coordinated by Prof. Mónica Lira-Cantú, Group Leader of the ICN2 Nanostructured Materials for Photovoltaic Energy Group. The European Energy Innovation is a communication platform with the aim of putting energy and transport stakeholders in touch with each other.