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Technology Transfer

Micro and nano electronics, photonics and smart systems have been identified as a fundamental part of the Key Enabling Technologies, which are the basis for the development and the improvement of the innovation capability of the European industry. These technologies have a high economic potential and the capability to contribute to solve the current societal challenges. The mission of IMB-CNM is, in addition to improve the knowledge in the micro and nano electronics fields, to contribute to the implementation of solutions based in these technologies in industrial products. It has therefore a strong focus on technology transfer activities, which mainly include the creation of spin-off companies and the development of patents.

D+T Microelectrónica A.I.E. is an Association of Economic Interest in charge of the commercial exploitation of IMB-CNM’s Clean Room. Its mission is providing the microelectronics industry with turnkey solutions.

The Innovation Day is the technology transference meeting of the Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona with companies and agents of the industry.

IMB-CNM and D+T Microelectrónica A.I.E. have an ISO 9001:2015 certified Quality Management System for the activities carried out within the Micro and Nanofabrication Clean Room for the manufacture of microelectronic devices.

Researchers of IMB-CNM have collaborated in the recent years to create Spin-Offs for the valorisation of ideas and products partially or fully developed within the research groups of the institute. 

IMB-CNM, within CSIC, advertises its technological offers in order to contact companies interested in its commercial exploitation, it shows its technologies in the main international technology fairs and participates in the "Enterprise Europe Network".

Tech Transfer Figures

spin-off companies created
patents per year
technological offers in commertialisation as of January 2024