ICCRAM (International Research Center in Critical Raw Materials for Advanced Industrial Technologies) was established in 2014 as a competence Center of the University of Burgos devoted to Critical Raw Materials. This Center carries out different researching activities in four principal lines, all of them aimed to the development of new advanced materials (Synthesis of nanomaterials, Computational simulation, Nanosafety and Sustainability). From these lines, ICCRAM approaches different topics of interest at European level (Substitution of Critical Raw Materials, Design of new materials, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Industrial technology, Efficiency resources management, Circular economy and Eco-innovation ...).
ICCRAM is involved in numerous European Projects funded under the European framework program for Research and Innovation- H2020, among which, some of them are within the excellent science pillar Marie Skłodowska Curie or the competitive FET OPEN, as well as the NMBP Program and Social Challenge 5, related to Environment and Raw Materials.
ICCRAM is a leading actor in international organizations as PROMETIA, European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials (EIP-RAW MATERIALS), the Nanosafety Cluster or the Association of Nanotechnology Industries.
ICCRAM collaborates actively with the City Council of Burgos and the government of Castilla y León to improve these objectives:
- Boost and support the industrial development through R&D and Knowledge Transfer.
- Develop new Circular Economy model to contribute to the sustainability of the territory.
- Position the city and the region as demonstrator units of innovative projects in a national and international context, specifically within the framework of H2020.