About Us

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) is the first Intergovernmental Organisation in Europe in the fields of Nanotechnology and Nanoscience. It is the result of a joint decision of the Governments of Portugal and Spain.

Aiming to become a vital part of Europe’s scientific area, the INL provides a state of the art research environment addressing major challenges in nanomedicine, nanotechnology applied to environmental & food control nanoelectronics, and nanomachines and molecular manipulation at nanoscale.

The INL seeks to advance the boundaries of knowledge in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, developing and transforming the associated technologies, through research and innovation, human capital development, and collaborative work, for the discovery of new knowledge and the creation of societal value and wealth.

The INL seeks strong collaborations with industrial partners and academic research institutions, through a vigorous participation in international research programs.

The INL is located in Braga, northern Portugal. The campus is 47.000 m2 and will be home to 200 scientists, about 100 PhD students, and supporting technical and administrative staff. The built area is about 26,000 m², comprising several laboratories with state-of-the-art equipment, among which a class 100 Central Micro and Nanofabrication Clean Room of circa 600 m².


Business size

101-500 employees


Commercial presence