Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya (IBEC)
The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia is an interdisciplinary research centre focused on bioengineering and nanomedicine and based in Barcelona. The institute currently has 15 research groups and 200 researchers and staff from 18 different countries. IBEC’s patrons and founders are the Generalitat de Catalunya, the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC).
IBEC’s mission is to conduct high quality research that, while creating knowledge, contributes to a better quality of life, improves health and creates wealth. The institute establishes close links with international research centres, universities, hospitals and industry to exchange talent and develop and execute projects.
IBEC’s groups and their activities are organised into six research programmes.