International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), in Braga, Portugal, a fully international research organization in Europe in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. INL is the result of a joint decision of the Governments of Portugal and Spain, taken on November 19, 2005 at the XXI Portugal-Spain Summit, in Évora, whereby the two Governments made clear their commitment to a strong cooperation in ambitious science and technology joint ventures for the future.
INL will provide a state-of the art research environment promoting an interdisciplinarity effort in addressing the major challenges in the emerging areas of Nanobiotechnology, Nanoelectronics, Nanomedicine and Materials Science at Nanoscale. The key research activities are based on existing areas of excellence in Portugal and Spain, as well as on new strategic development areas where researchers will be hired. The combination of an appropriate level of available research funds, internationally competitive recruiting, a state-of-the-art research facility, and an innovative and entrepreneur attitude in our organizational value will be the major factors in attracting leading scientists and young and promising researchers to join the founding research team of INL. The Laboratory is planned for 200 scientists, about 100 PhD students, and supporting technical and administrative staff.