The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of the Argentine Republic have formalized a landmark collaboration through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The General-Director of INL, Professor. Dr. Clivia M. Sotomayor and the Argentinian Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Daniel Filmus, signed this Agreement during a virtual meeting last November 9th, with the presence of the President of the Argentine Nanotechnology Foundation, Dr. Vera Álvarez among other people from the Argentine Republic and the INL. This agreement, framed within the INL Internationalization Strategy, strengthen the ties between INL and the Argentine Research and Innovation Ecosystem and sets the stage for an extensive partnership in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
The MoU, in force until November 2025 and renewed every two years, outlines several priority activities that will drive the collaboration: Exchange of scientific-technological Information and Personnel, since the partnership will actively promote mobility programs for researchers and technologists, facilitating knowledge exchange and skill development; Support of Joint Research and Development Projects; Exploration of funding opportunities for Research and Innovation and Innovation Promotion, enhancing the strategic impact of research outcomes.
The execution of these activities will be overseen by INL, the Fundación Argentina de Nanotecnología (FAN) and the National Directorate for the Promotion of Scientific Policy, responsible for the international cooperation at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MINCyT). This collaboration marks a significant step in the global advancement of nanoscience and nanotechnology, bringing together the expertise and resources of INL and the Argentine Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.