Seven Frontier Interdisciplinary Projects (FIP) granted within the Severo Ochoa FUNFUTURE Programme
The first call for Frontier Interdisciplinary Projects within the Smart FUNctional materials for a better FUTURE (FUNFUTURE) Severo Ochoa Programme boosts 7 new collaborative projects.
The FIP are an internal call of proposals for researchers of the Institute aimed for the development of both experimental and theoretical frontier interdisciplinary research projects through the exploration of innovative and radical novel ideas, the development of new methodologies or the reinterpretation of already established paradigms in the field of new functional materials.
The objective is to generate cutting-edge research in the application areas of the FUNFUTURE Programme: clean & secure energy, smart & sustainable electronics or smart nanomedicine. To achieve this, ICMAB sought projects that showed the opportunity to increase the Technology Readyness Level (TRL) of a proof-of-concept based on previously obtained scientific results.
The projects will run for 1 or 2 years, and can be individual or collaborative (between researchers of different research groups or from other institutions). This edition of the FIP Call had two categories, one based on the exploration of novel ideas and methodologies (Category A), and one based on the development of Proof-of-concept projects (Category B).
ICMAB's Deputy Director M. Rosa Palacín reveals the projects granted with a Severo Ochoa FIP on this call.
The granted FIP projects of the first 2020 call, which were announced in an internal session on Tuesday, 13 April 2021, by ICMAB Deputy Director M. Rosa Palacín, PI of the Severo Ochoa project are:
GELLYSENS: Hydrogels as novel solid electrolyte organic field effect transistors for biosensing
Marta Mas-Torrent, from the Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials (NANOMOL) Group
SPIN2DFUN: Spin generation and manipulation using 2D materials and functional oxides
DATOPTICON: High-Throughput Screening and Data Driven Optimization of HTS Coated Conductors
BEAT: Resynchronization of Cardiac beating using polypyrrole composites and in vivo C. elegans platform
METAMAG: Hybrid SC Ferromagnetic Metamaterials for functional devices with efficient control of magnetic field
CORNEALTransMed: Bioactive Bacterial Cellulose for Corneal Translational Medicine
VIRADEN: In vivo Studies of Radical Dendrimers as Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging
José Vidal Gancedo, from the Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials (NANOMOL) Group
Congratulations to all the granted researchers!
A second call for FIP will occur later this year, with a temptative date of July 2021.
- Nine Frontier Interdisciplinary Projects (FIP) granted in the third internal call within the Severo Ochoa FUNMAT programme (July 2018)
- Eight Frontier Interdisciplinary Projects granted in the second internal call within the FUNMAT Severo Ochoa programme (July 2017)
- ICMAB launches the first internal call of Frontier Interdisciplinary Projects (FIP) within the Severo Ochoa programme (May 2016)
ICMAB FIPs are possible thanks to the financial support from the Spanish Ministry Science and Innovation, through the “Severo Ochoa” Programme for Centres of Excellence in R&D (CEX2019-000917-S).