The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory is an IGO founded by the governments of Portugal and Spain aiming the deployment of Nanotechnology addressing society’s challenges. The research programme comprises 4 strategic fields of application of nanoscience and nanotechnology: Food, Environment monitoring, ICT, Renewable Energy and Health. The full-fledged nanotechnology laboratory enables leading research of the highest international standard.
Competences & Capabilities
- The Research Domains of INL are:
- To develop innovative encapsulation technologies and solutions for bioactive, phage, drugs and gene delivery in food
- To develop biosensors, lab-on-a-chip and microfluidic-based devices for food and water analysis
- To develop, characterise and understand the properties and structure/function relationship of nanostructures. The main topics are: packaging, functionality and personalisation, safety, quality and authenticity
Partner in the following EIT Food projects
COVICOAT, a project by INL (International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory) from Portugal, Eroski (a Spanish supermarket chain) and 2BNanoFood from Portugal has been awarded EURO 485,000 of funds to develop an edible coating containing active herbal extracts to act as a protection of fruits and vegetables