The FIP projects belong to a Strategic Priority Action within the FUNMAT SO programme. They are the first internal competitive calls in ICMAB, and are aimed to develop new cutting-edge research concepts and ideas with potential for technological innovation, and to the early detection of new areas of knowledge and radical new technologies that may end up in the market. According to the SAB, they constitute a very efficient allocation of resources favoring the performance of young researchers.
An interesting Severo Ochoa action is the formation of three new commissions on Recruiting, Seminars and Training, and Gender. These commissions are integrated by members of each research lines and with the support of the Severo Ochoa project managers, and are added to the already existing commissions: Health & Safety, Computing, Gases and Waste Management.
Recruiting: attract junior and senior scientists with outstanding track record on FUNMAT specialties, from Spain and abroad; foster and develop a professional career to promote excellent researchers on FUNMAT specialties.
Seminars and Training: disseminate the ICMAB research lines; et people know the new researchers incorporated at ICMAB; spread the offer of the Scientific and Technical services available at ICMAB; offer periodical seminars by renowned national and international researchers. attract top class young scientists with outstanding track record with profiles that will strengthen the RLs and who will support the implementation of the SRP and the consolidation of our center; generate a distinctive and competitive post-graduate and multidisciplinar training program specialized on Advanced Functional Materials and Nanomaterials as the best possible starting platform for a successful career; organize Training Workshops on specific subjects
Gender: gender is a cross-cutting issue and is mainstreamed in all European and national projects, ensuring a more integrated approach to research and innovation. The objectives of the Gender Commission are based on the strategy on gender equality of Horizon 2020:
Actions to foster synergy increase within ICMAB and third parties, including workshophs, summer schools, technical meetings and internal seminars.