ICAMCyL advances thanks to the support from committed patrons, industries and companies of international reference
ICAMCyL (International Center in Advanced Materials and raw materials of Castilla y León) is a private non-profit research foundation created by the main industries from the region from the automotive, manufacturing, advanced materials, mining and processing of raw materials sectors. With the support of the regional government, ICAMCyL constitutes a competence center with the objective of aligning and working towards the smart specialisation strategy (RIS3) of Castilla y León.
The activities of ICAMCyL are focused on two main fields:
The development of a sustainable and low environmental impact 21st century mining through the development and integration of novel methods, techniques and processes that allow the utilisation and valorisation of raw materials and subproducts, always in agreement with the principles of sustainability and circular economy.
The development, preparation and fabrication of the last generation novel advanced materials with high added-value, and their application in products and relevant industrial processes. We can highlight nanomaterials like polymers, composites or carbon-derived (graphite, graphene); ceramic materials, materials for additive manufacturing and 3D printing, waste and industrial subproducts, and materials for energy (batteries, fuel cells and gas storage)
ICAMCyL is well positioned at international level through its participation in strategic networks of relevance in the fields of raw & advanced materials such as:
- European Innovation Partnership in Raw Materials (EIP)
- European Energy Research Alliance (EERA)
- Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative (EMIRI)
- European initiative for sustainable development by Nanotechnologies (Nanofutures)
- European Technology Platform for Advanced Engineering Materials and Technologies (EuMaT)