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ISOM's activities ecompass the generation of knowledge and transfer of R&D in cutting-edge technologies aimed at the needs of society identified in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). ISOM pursues the cooperation with external R&D institutions and the industry, as well as to contribute to the generation of spin-off companies.



ISOM aims to become a renowned institute in nanomaterials, devices and systems, by life-long learning, excellence research, succesful innovation and service support, in a creative atmosphere. ISOM is a technology process provider to companies and research institutions, and an education and training hub of innovative professionals and scientists.


March 2000

ISOM starts its activities at the ETSIT-UPM in the current facilities, using equipment from different research groups from ETSIT-UPM, and taking advantage of a donation of equipment from the Optoelectronics Center of Telefónica I+D via the Comunidad de Madrid.

November 2001

ISOM is recognized as a Gran Instalación Científica (GIC) by the Spanish Government. This denomination means ISOM can provide services to external players within a Government-funded program. The current denomination for GIC is Instalación Científico Técnica Singular (ICTS).

October 2014

ISOM becomes one node of the distributed network of cleanrooms called MICRONANOFABS, which also includes the Barcelona Microelectronics Institute (IMB-CNM) and Valencia Nanophotonics Technology Center (NTC).

Institute for Optoelectronic Systems and Microtechnology