NANOHABIA: CREATING NANOTECHNOLOGY COMPANIES
The incorporation of the nanosciences, microand nanotechnologies as a strategic area of industrial diversification in science and technology policy in the Basque Country, was created within the framework of the la Estrategia nanoBasque (NanoBasque Strategy) with a dual purpose. On one hand, to exploit the great potential of applying these technologies in nearly all of the industrial sectors in the Basque Country, and, on the other hand, to generate creation of new companies based in technology, born specifically to develop their activity with applications based on these technologies.
BIC Gipuzkoa Berrilan contributes to the creation of new nanotechnologybased businesses through the Convenio de Colaboración (Partnership Agreement) of 2010, with CIC nanoGUNE, Centro de Investigación Cooperativa de Nanociencias yNanotecnología del País Vasco (Cooperative Nanosciences Research Center of the Basque Country).
The agreement aims to create synergies between the two institutions and promote search as well as business development projects with a scientific and technological base in the area of nanoscience. Projects that can be developed in nanoHabia.
NanoHabia, incubator for new nanotechbased companies, located on the third floor of Nanogune, has an area of 156m2, divided into 5 separate spaces, public areas and meeting rooms.