nanoGUNE Cooperative Research Center (CIC nanoGUNE)

A María de Maeztu unit since

CIC nanoGUNE is a research centre created in 2006 with the mission of conducting excellence research in nanoscience and nanotechnology and increasing the economic competitiveness of its environment.

Since its foundation, it has specialised, among others, in areas such as light, spins and nanomaterials at the nanoscale.

It has also founded new nanotechnology-based companies such as Graphenea, Simune, Ctechnano, Evolgene and Prospero Biosciences.

Key Facts of nanoGUNE Cooperative Research Center (CIC nanoGUNE)

60% Competitive Funding
Percentage of financing from external, competitive sources.
5 Start-up Companies
Newly founded companies from research at nanoGUNE.
2 ERC Grants
Number of ERC grants awarded, as of 2016.
7 Top-Journal Publications
1 Science, 2 Nature Physics, 1 Nature Nanotechnology, 1 Nature Materials, 1 Nature Chemistry, 1 Nature Photonics in 2016.
Our commitment has always been to place our centre at the forefront of nanoscience research. This distinction will help us to fulfill our dream and to contribute to a better society.
Jose M. Pitarke
Director at CIC nanoGUNE