Research Institutes and Centres


At the heart of the Plan of Articulation of Research Structures and Singular Innovation a series of facilities that havea unique concept and approach to research, technology transfer, and innovation are functioning or being built. These facilities are of a cross-curricular nature of the Teaching Poles of Excellence and Research that make up Andalucía TECH. They are the following:



CentriusThe Centre for Transferring Research Results (CENTRIUS) serves as a meeting point for research groups and businesses. Resources can be shared here among researchers and those that make up strategic groups. This facilitates the creation of interdisciplinary groups to carry out R&D projects. Currently this building is in construction Phases 3 and 4.



CAITIThe Andalusian Centre of Computer Technology Research (CAITI), located in the expanded Teatinos site at the University of Malaga, approaches the issues and importance of general computer technology, with a specific focus on software.  Currently, this centre is being equipped.



INSTITUTO UNIVERSITARIO DE COMUNICACIONES M√ďVILESThis centre was created after the reconversion of the University Institute of Milimetric Waves and has updated that research line to respond to the new scientific and technological challenges and business needs in this field. It will be made up of research groups with extensive scientific and technology transfer studies. New spaces in buildings in the Malaga campus have been remodelled for this purpose and new projects of collaboration have been established with AT4wireless and ERICSSON, both of which are associated with CEI.


The Combined Research Centres focus on fields that are not included in the Andalucía TECH structure. This has created a new strategic alliance with CSIC, to add the new Combined Research Centres to the group. The newly created institutes are:

  • IBIS

IBISThe Institute of Biomedicine of Seville (IBIS) is made up of laboratory groups and a service centre. As one of the top research groups in southern Europe, IBIS responds to the needs of biomedical research with the participation of CSIC, the Andalusian Council, and the University of Seville.

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  • IMSE

IMSEThe Microelectronic Institute of Seville (IMSE) is one of three institutes that make up the National Microelectronics Centre (CNM), an R&D centre that belongs to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).  This is the Andalusian headquarters and it was created as a mixed centre by an agreement among the Andalusian Council, CSIC and the University of Seville. The Institute specialises in design, integrated analogical circuit testing and mixed signals (analogical and digital) based on CMOS technology.

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BIONANDThe new Andalusian Centre of Nano medicine and Biotechnology (BIONAND) is a combined collaboration of the Health Council and the Innovation, Science, and Employment Council along with the University of Malaga. This is a space for research excellence in Nano medicine. It was designed as a multidisciplinary space where different professionals from the health, university and business sectors can interact to generate new diagnostic, prevention and illness treatment systems. They can do so by creating and developing devices, materials and nanometric approaches.

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  • IHSM

IHSMThe Subtropical and Mediterranean Fruit and Vegetable Growing Institute (IHSM), made up of the CSIC and the University of Malaga, is of major strategic interest in the Biotechnology Pole for a Healthy Society and has been in operation since 2010, although it does not have its own building. Thanks to the ACTEPARQ2009 agreement, studies for the possible construction of a building for this group are being carried out.

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IBIMAThe Institute of Biomedicine of Malaga (IBIMA) is made up of the Innovation and Health Councils and focused on multidisciplinary biomedical research. Although it currently does not have its own building, it has held its first scientific meeting and set up its Chancellor’s Council.

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