Universitat Politècnica de València is a public institution founded in 1971 and devoted to higher education and to research and development (R&D) activities. The main scientific and technological domains include information and communication technologies, electrical, mechanical and chemical engineering, food and agricultural technologies and architecture.
At present, the UPV academic community includes more than 42,000 members (34,000 students, 3,600 teaching and research staff, and 1,500 administrative and support staff members). The UPV runs its R&D policy towards two aims: 1) as a young university, the UPV needs to foster strategic and pre-competitive R&D to strengthen its basic knowledge base, and 2) it has a special vocation to perform R&D of interest to its industrial environment, looking after as a technological and R&D partner to companies based in the region.
Two groups participate in the ULISES project:
Nanophotonics Technology Centre (UPV-NTC):
It is a silicon nanophotonics facility in Spain that has been created as a hub for scientific research, technological development and innovation in the field of advanced nanotechnologies.
The UPV- NTC offers a unique state-of-the-art infrastructures in Spain for the creation and characterization of nanostructures and nanomaterials. Additionaly,the UPV -NTC holds experience in the development of biosensing devices with application in the medical field.
Interuniversity Research Institute for Molecular Recognition and Technological Development
(UPV – IDM)
It is the first inter-university research institute between the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the Universitat de València with more than 100 researchers. The main objectives of the Institute are research, teaching and transference in the fields of human health, security, food and environmental issues.
In particular, IDM research lines covers form the development new materials for controlled release and advanced applications, chemical sensors, pharmacodynamics studies, analytical methodologies tomicroelectronic equipment.
The UPV-IDM group holds wide experience in the complete development of nanomaterials for biomedical purposes.