Partners, Members & Sponsors


NINE is the first student association of Politecnico di Milano entirely focused on nanotechnology innovation and engineering. NINE mission is to advocate for nanotechnology experts in the Italian market and for the adoption of nanotechnology solutions from Italian companies. For its associates, spanning all the majors offered at PoliMi, NINE offers seminars with leading experts in the field, networking opportunities, visits to research/industrial facilities, and research opportunities.

Mobile World Capital

Mobile World Capital Barcelona is an initiative driving the digital advancement of society while helping improve people’s lives globally. With the support of the public and private sector, MWCapital focuses on four areas: the acceleration of innovation through digital entrepreneurship, the transformation of industries through digital technology, the rise of digital talent among new generations and professionals, and the reflection on the impact of technology in our society. Collectively, our programmes are positively transforming the economy, education and society. MWCapital hosts MWC in Barcelona and founded 4 Years From Now (4YFN), the startup business platform, present at MWC events around the world.


MATERPLAT, the Advanced Materials and Nanomaterials Spanish Technological Platform, promoted by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, is coordinated by the IMDEA Materials Institute and presided by Airbus. The main goal of MATERPLAT is the establishment of a framework of encounter and collaboration for the Spanish stakeholders working at the forefront of Materials Science and Engineering, foster collaboration between them and promote innovation. Currently, the platform is formed by 242 entities, including 117 companies (67 SMEs).

Materials Pioneers

Our goal is to develop new ways of collaborating, resources, and infrastructure to strengthen the efforts of scientists and researchers to discover, manufacture, and develop new materials. We can only accomplish this by promoting a paradigm shift in the way community science conducts research and development today.


LANOTEC aims actively to create multilateral partnerships for scientific research with institutions such as universities, foundations, private companies, NGOs and other national and international institutions. To integrate the academic, public and private sectors for the development of more productive and environmentally friendly technologies, the government of Costa Rica declared Nanotechnology research of public interest on May 16 th , 2011.

It's a Material World Podcast

It’s a Material World is a materials science podcast that showcases the versatility and impact of the field of materials science and engineering (MSE) and encourages high school and college students to pursue a career path in MSE. Many students strive to make a difference in this world, but not everyone knows which avenues they can pursue to achieve their dreams. Thus, the goal of this podcast is to show listeners why materials science will change the world. In each episode, David Yeh and Punith Upadhya invite experts onto the show to uncover how materials innovations drastically influence various industries, including aerospace, healthcare, sustainability, and more.

Innovation Network for Advanced Material (INAM)

The Innovation Network for Advanced Materials (INAM) is a network initiated in 2016 by the Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin Partner, OSRAM, IRIS Adlershof and Fab Lab Berlin. The initial aim of the network was to diminish the existing gap between research and industry in the field of Material Sciences. Since 2016, INAM has continued to grow and attract new members and partners, including many startups from all over the world.


Impuls'Innov believes that innovation is essential for viable long-term growth. The company helps entrepreneurs and companies rise to their future challenges in Sustainable Innovation offering consulting services, support and coaching for business and innovation strategy.

INBRAIN Neuroelectronics

INBRAIN Neuroelectronics are developing the next generation of neuroelectronic therapies powered by machine learning. The company is working on graphene-brain interfaces that have the capability of reading at a resolution never seen before, as well as detecting therapy-specific biomarkers and triggering highly focal adaptive neuromodulation for increased outcomes in personalised neurological therapies.

IESE Business School

For more than 60 years, IESE has been at the forefront of management education and leadership development. Our mission today remains the same as it was back in 1958: to educate and inspire leaders who wish to have a positive and lasting impact on people, business and society.


ICREA, Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies, is a foundation jointly promoted by the Catalan Government through its Department of Innovation, Universities and Enterprise, and the Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRI). ICREA was created in 2000 aiming to boost the research system of Catalonia via the recruitment of top scientists for the Catalan R&D system, scientists capable of leading new research groups, strengthening existing groups, and opening up novel forefront lines of research.


The Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia, with its official English translation Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and acronym ICN2, is a non-profit international research institute located close to Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain). It is devoted to the generation of knowledge, materials and devices in the broad fields of ICT, health, energy and the environment. The expertise of the ICN2 lies at the nanoscale, where new properties, interactions and ways to exploit them in everyday life are being discovered. Among its goals is to bring together scientists from diverse backgrounds in the pursuit of better science, better training and better outreach to society, while also seeking out new ways to engage with local and global industry.

ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences

ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences is a research center devoted to the science and technology of light. Located in Castelldefels, ICFO was created in 2002 by the Government of Catalonia and the Technical University of Catalonia. The Institute carries out research and trains scientists and technologists.


Hymet produces advanced materials for cooling high powered, compact and complex electronics everywhere. We deliver a new category of composite metamaterials, physically speaking, this results in shrinking or removing heat sinks, decreasing weight, volume, material costs, and we can even provide EMI shielding.


Housatonic is a creative studio based in Bologna,Italy, focused on helping organization simplify complexity. They facilitate communication, allowing organizations and communities to be more inclusive and sustainable, integrating Visualization, Facilitation and Design: events, workshops, scribing and graphic facilitation, graphics and editorial projects, videos and animations. Housatonic facilitates to share and collaborate, visualizes to reveal and understand, designs to communicate and engage.

Hospital Clinic Barcelona

The Hospital Clínic de Barcelona is a century-old, public university hospital that is committed to research. Healthcare, research and teaching are our raison d'être and the hospital is active within these spheres in order to achieve excellence.Research is fundamental for progress, for improving our patients’ health, and for trying to identify the causes of diseases and ways of curing them.


Graphmatech AB is a materials technology company that invents, develops and sells graphene-based materials. The company is based in Sweden and is made up of a diverse, international team spanning nine nationalities.


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 through the integration of proprietary graphene technologies into their products and services. 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. Specifically, it will do so through GraphCAT projects, led by Community members and co-funded through the Catalan regional research and innovation strategy for smart specialisation, RIS3CAT.

Grado Zeo Espace

The mission of the company is to develop and commercialize new materials and technologies for industrial application so as to create new products with the aim to improve quality of life, work and environment. The company acts as a go-between among many industrial branches and research fields, particularly in: - Living Materials - Sustainable support - ecofriendly - quality of life - New performing materials and technologies for furnishing, automotive, nautical, medical areas; - Customized textile structures, special yarn and fibers; - Dispersion of carbon nanotubes in polymers, fibers, fabrics, advanced textile structures (geotextile, pre-preg etc);

Global Talent Mentoring

Empowering future knowledge leaders to solve the world’s most pressing scientific and technological challenges. Global Talent Mentoring fosters excellence in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medical sciences (STEMM) worldwide for exceptionally talented youth through evidence-based, long-term online mentoring.