The Institut Catala de Nanociencia I Nanotecnologia (ICN2) is a flagship research institute within the CERCA network of centres created and supported by the Autonomous Government of Catalonia to raise Catalan science to the premier international level. The patrons of ICN2 are the Government of Catalonia (Generalitat), the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Its core activities are Frontier Basic and Applied Research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Technology Transfer, and Public Outreach. Currently, ICN2 numbers some 200 staff from over 30 countries, of which about 170 are researchers. In addition to the theoretical and experimental groups involved in the project, ICN2´s activities in graphene include thermal management, photovoltaic, biosensors and energy applications, gathering about 40 researchers (permanent staff, postdoc and Ph.D. students). ICN2 achievements were recognised in 2014 with the Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence accreditation, the most prestigious award targeting research centres in Spain.


The International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) is one of the 13 research centers funded by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) for the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI). The aim of the WPI is to create top world-level research centers which are sufficiently attractive to outstanding researchers from around the world, and MANA was established in 2007 under this premise to encourage proactive science and nanotechnology research with a team of excellent researchers.
MANA has been called one of Japan's best research institutes not only for its research output, but also for its efforts to internationalize and establish effective programs for training young researchers.


GraphCAT is a hub of research institutions in Catalonia and industrial actors that have come together to promote graphene tech transfer projects and innovation with industrial and social impact. This initiative is coordinated by ICN2 and key partners such as ICFO.

The ultimate vision of the GraphCAT Community is to establish Catalonia as an international reference in graphene research, development and innovation, with multiple local industries deriving strong competitive advantage in the global marketplace. GraphCAT will achieve this by cultivating a strong community of international graphene researchers, practitioners and businesses, bringing their combined expertise to the development of cutting-edge graphene technologies for and by Catalan industry. It will also provide support for the transfer of technology to industry, as well as the creation of spin-off companies.

GraphCAT is a project co-funded by the European Union Regional Development Fund (ERDF) allocated to the Operational Program of Catalonia 2014-2020 with a grant of 50% of total elegible cost and with the support of the Generalitat de Catalunya for Emerging technology clusters devoted to the valorization of research results. (GraphCAT 001-P-001702)


The Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM-CSIC) is a well positioned research center to be the best partner both for the development of new Micro and Nano Technologies, Components and Systems (which are considered Key Enabling Technologies -KET’s- by the European Commission) and also for the application of such technologies to the solution of the Societal Challenges that the European citizens are facing now.

The main activities of IMB-CNM is basic and applied research and development, education and training in micro and nanotechnologies, components and systems. Its mission is to improve the knowledge and to contribute to the implementation of solutions based in these technologies in new products, for solving societal challenges.


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CGC2021 sponsoring opportunities

- Event Marketing and Emails


Opportunity to include the event sponsors’ content in the marketing email, confirmations, and event reminders. Give the sponsors the opportunity to create content that relates to the topic of the event that can be distributed in one of these email communications.


Key benefit: Continued exposure throughout the entire conference experience.

- Advertisement – Banners, Program Ads, Logo Displays (Landing or registration pages, Abstracts booklet)


Opportunity for sponsors to hang a banner, place an advert in the event program, landing or registration pages or display their logo. Sponsors will gain more exposure and opportunity for ongoing interaction with attendees.


Key benefits: The opportunity to link the ads to a sponsor landing page for further interaction / Continued exposure throughout the entire conference experience

- Speaker Session Sponsorships


Just as with an in-person event, the CGC2021 audience will be front and center for the keynote presentations. The speaker sessions provide several ways to add value for the event sponsors.

- Event co-branding
- Welcome Video or Live Welcome
- Sponsor Material Downloads (additional material produced by the sponsor such as case studies, white papers, and Powerpoint presentation)


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