New Branch of International Nanotech Laboratory to Be Opened in HK


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The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory in Braga, an intergovernmental scientific research group that focuses on nanotechnology, will soon have a new branch in China. This new tech center will be particularly situated in Hong Kong, reported publisher Macau Business.

The group that was founded by Spain and Portugal in 2008 will reportedly open the new center at Hong Kong’s Science and Technology Park before the end of the year. Their goal is to focus on the application of nanotech in intelligent cities. The institution has also reportedly inked the collaboration agreement with the Centre for Applied Technological Research.

INL said that their new laboratory will be opened to apply nanotechnology to create sensors that will be used in various smart cities. Macau Business also said that the lab will enable laboratory customers to have a better access to the market of China as a whole.

The report highlights that they will be calling the new center as an Innovation Lab INL- ASTRI. This also means that the research team from the two institutions will be working together not just for the sake of cooperation but really for exploring their common interests, they said.

Two years ago, INL has already set up laboratories in Belgium, Shanghai, Boston, Austin, United Arab Emirates, Israel, and in Scandinavia.