The Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) is a public foundation devoted to research in the field of chemistry. Research is centered in three main areas: Catalysis of the chemical processes, the Institute’s most extensive line of research, as a key technology for clean and sustainable production; supramolecular chemistry as an entry to molecular nanotechnology; and renewable energies with an approach from chemistry science.
ICIQ’s headquarters are located in the Mediterranean city of Tarragona at 80 Km south from Barcelona in Spain, in a functional building with a build-up area of 12,800 sqm which accommodate 26 research laboratories, including 6 labs from ICIQ’s business incubator. It also comprises 7 research support laboratories and workshops managed by highly specialized technicians that give support to ICIQ research groups and industry collaborations: X-Ray Diffraction / High Resolution Mass Spectrometry (HRMS) / Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) / Chemical Reaction Technologies / Chromatography / Thermal Analysis and Electrochemistry / Spectroscopy and Reaction Kinetics / Heterogeneous Catalysis / Photophysics / Glass Blowing and Mechanical Workshops.
ICIQ employs dynamic and highly trained staff from all over the world. A total of 300 people work at ICIQ, 80% of them are scientific staff (researchers and technicians). Moreover, ICIQ has a clear international vocation since 30% of our staff comes from EU-member states other than Spain, and 15% come from non–EU countries.
ICIQ is strongly committed with the task of transforming our society into a more sustainable one through target-oriented, top-quality research complemented by an active policy of technology transfer to improve the competitiveness of the pharmaceutical and chemical industries and by a strong commitment to education to ensure new generations of molecular scientists ready to use chemistry to solve relevant problems.
Eligibility criteria for the programme