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Nanociences Cooperative Research Center

ii)Synthesis, assembling, and nanofabrication of nanomaterials (nanoparticles, nanotubes, thin films, nanocomposites) and nanostructured materials;
iii)Development of nanodevices and its impact on molecular electronics, spintronics, nanoimaging  and nanophotonics;

Integrated Computational materials Engineering: modelling and simulation
- Interfaces,sufaces, coatings
- Composite materials
- Materials for Health

Centre for Cooperative Reseach in Biomaterials

Theranostic Nanomedicine
Bioengineered Particles
Carbon Bionanotechnology
Biomolecular Nanotechnology
Soft Matter Nanotechnology
Computational Biophysics
Heterogeneous Biocatalisis
Radiochemistry& Nuclear Imaging
Magnetic ResonanceImaging
Experimental Molecular Imaging

* design of new interfaces, surfaces and coatings
* materials for health

Basque Center for Macromolecular Design and Engineering

Polymer Synthesis; Assembly and Processing; Theory and Simulations; Energy; Waterborne Dispersed Polymer; Tuneable and Stimuli Responsive Membranes; Polymers for Biomedical Applications; Electronic Applications; Batteries.

X Design of New Interfaces, Surfaces and Coatings

X Composite Technology

X Materials for Health

X Materials for sustainable and affordable low carbon energy technologies

Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures

Active (smart) materials/Advanced Functional Materials/Nanostructured (magnetic) materials/Materials

Design of New Interfaces, Surfaces and CoatingsMaterials for Health

Energy Cooperative Research Center

SCIENTIFIC/TECHNOLOGICAL DOMAINS are 100% focused on Energy storage (a EES=> batteries, supercaps & b TES=>thermal storage) systems an related applications:
1.- multidisciplinary approach: new materials design and synthesis, structural and surface analysis, solid electrolytes and modelling and simulation (atomic scale)
2.- system oriented: Na based batteries, Li based batteries, supercaps, Latent and sensible heat storage, thermochemical reactions
3.- Industrial and tech.transfer: EES post mortem analysis & prototyping

Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME)
Design of New Interfaces, Surfaces and Coatings
Materials for sustainable and affordable low carbon energy technologies
Secondary raw materials

Basque Energy Cluster

-Smart Grids
-Wind Energy
-Offshore wind energy
-Wave energy
-Solar Thermal energy
-Electric vehicle
-Natural Gas

Design of New Interfaces, Surfaces and Coatings

Composite Technology

Materials for sustainable and affordable low carbon energy technologies

ACICAE-Basque Automotive Cluster

Processes: Compression, Semihot forging, Fine Blanking, Casting, Bending, Hydroforming, High stamping, Injection, Hot stamping, Rolling, Cold stamping, Machining, Extrusion, Rotomoulding, Hot forging, Powder metal, Cold forging, Blow moulding.
Joints: Arc welding, Adhesive joint, Friction welding, Mechanical joint, Laser welding.
Post-processes: Surface finishes, Heat treatments

Design of New Interfaces, Surfaces and Coatings

Composite Technology

Materials for sustainable and affordable low carbon energy technologies

GAIA-Basque Association of Electronic and Information Technologies

Smart Industry. Industry 4.0 & Energy
Smart Territory
Smart Society


HEGAN-Basque Aerospace Cluster

Post-processes: Surface finishes, Heat treatments

Composite Technology

Basque Health Cluster

Human and animal health (drug discovery/prodution, diagnostic/prognostic assays, IVD, immunology/vaccines, regenerative medicine, advanced ophtalmics, drug/target discovery & design models/services, applied IT, medical devices, etc.). Agrifood health. Advanced materials and solutions (nanotechnology for health, polymers...). Specialised bio-plant engineering and construction. General engineering applied to health and materials. Note: not inclusive of much wider domains of "IK4 Research Alliance" (Collaborative Member).


AFM Ckuster • Machine Tool and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies.
• Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing.
• Manual tools, hardware and industrial supply.
• Machining and metal mechanical transformation.
• Technology-based companies and start-ups for advanced and digital manufacturing.
• Modeling for materials engineering and processing
• Materials for additive manufacturing
HABIC, Asociación Cluster del Hábitat, Madera, Oficina y Contract.

technological solutions related to the habitat and contract: IoT, TICs, innovative materials/surfaces, aspects of circular economy, solutions for exterior/urban areas, industry 4.0, additive manufacturing, technological solutions for retail, etc.

• Innovative surfaces, coatings and interfaces  
• Functional materials
• Materials for additive manufacturing


High performance materials and Materials development. Materials database.

•Innovative surfaces, coatings and interfaces
•High performance composites
•Functional materials
•New strategies for advanced material-based technologies in health applications
•Materials for additive manufacturing