06 April 2006 ICFO secures funds for building expansion

Front face of the first part of the ICFO building

The whole ICFO building is to be completed by early 2008 ICFO has secured funds from the Large Scientific Infrastructures and the Scientific and Technological Parks programs of the Ministry for Science and Education, and from the Department of Universities and Research of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia, to complete the ICFO building. A fraction of the funds are contributed by the Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER).

The new addition to the building will be attached to the current ICFO building, in the Mediterranean Technology Park. The building will comprise some 8000 sq.m, and will host above 300 students and full time researchers. The construction works will start this summer and should be finished by early 2008.

ICFO growth is driven by the motivation of local, regional and national governments and industries to promote cutting-edge research and education in the region. The ultimate aim is to increase the wealth of the region. ICFO Board of Trustees and ICFO researchers are fully committed towards such goal.