The Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems (IMM) is an Institute of Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), the largest public research institution in Italy, formed by 7 Units. IMM is worldwide recognized as a centre of excellence for basic and applied research on advanced nanotechnology. The main skills concern the synthesis, processing and characterization of different materials for several applications in the field of microelectronics and microsystems.
The National Interuniversity Consortium for the Physical Sciences of Matter (Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze Fisiche della Materia, CNISM) is a non-profit organization comprising 39 Italian Universities and approximately 1300 scientists working in the field of condensed matter physics.
The Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) is a Canadian graduate research institute composed of four research and teaching centers located in different cities (Montréal, Laval, Varennes and Quebec: Canada). INRS plays a key role in the advancement of scientific knowledge and the training of highly qualified workers in strategic sectors of research, both in Quebec and in the rest of the world.