Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) is an autonomous multisectorial, multi‐disciplinary public research body affiliated to the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology, with its own legal personality, its own assets and a presence throughout the national territory. CSIC is composed of around 110 research institutes in all research areas, and is the major Public Research Body in Spain, and the third inEurope.
Website: CSIC
Centro Nacional de Microelectrónica (CNM) was born in 1985 with the aim of giving support to the Spanish scientific community and industry for incorporating microelectronics into their areas of interest and products. Its Barcelona site is the largest public microelectronics R&D centre in Spain. Facilities at the CNM include a range of laboratories for ASICS design, bio‐chemical processes, electronic instrumentation, and nanotechnology. Concerning sensors and microsystem technologies, surface and bulk micromachining in combination with different bonding and hybrid integration techniques have been developed; it counts with stable groups dealing with micro‐nano approaches for energy autonomy solutions (micorharvesting and fuel cells). Its Packaging Department will be also part of the team. Finally, CNM has also full access to its own 1500m2 Clean Room Microfabrication facilities, which is labelled at Spanish level as a Reference High‐Tech Facility. CNM has participated and coordinated several projects in several domains (mainly ICT and NMP), including the coordination of the GoodFood Integrated Project, which was a project of 18MEuros budget involving 30 partners of 10 countries in the area of MNT for agro‐food applications.
Website: CNM
Partner's role
CNM will hold the general coordination of the present proposal, and as such will lead the project coordination workpackage (WP7). In addition, it will contribute to keep track of the overall project progress in WP1. Technically, it will be involved in the microthermoharvester workpackage (WP2) dealing with the fabrication of the MEMS structure and with integration into it of high density Si‐based nanowires by bottom‐up approaches, and the functional characterisation of the ensemble. It will be also involved in the mechanical harvester (WP3) developing a piezo-electric based device. It will collaborate in the technological integration effort of the microthermoharvester with the battery.
Research team: Luis Fonseca, Carlos Calaza, Marc Salleras, Jaume Esteve, Gonzalo Murillo, Carlos Camargo.


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