Welcome to nanoGateway

NanoGateway is a project aimed at implementing a multiregional strategy nanoRIS3 and action plan to unlock the potential of nanotechnology in the generation of smart growth, wealth and well-being

The nanoGateway project is co-funded under the Interreg V-A Spain-Portugal Cooperation Programme (POCTEP) and is led by the INL involving the POCTEP Regional Development Agencies


Nanotechnology as a scientific domain with the potential to promote the Interreg Spain-Portugal regions’ competitive strength in areas where infrastructure and human capital resources and capabilities already exist.

Reorient and promote RTD+i capacities towards the resolution of challenges faced by the dominant economic sectors of the cooperation area

Diversify the entrepreneurial network through the immersion of high tech sectors, hence improving the global competitiveness of the regions involved

Foster research excellence in nanotechnology and its knowledge transfer into the business community

What is POCTEP?

Approved by the European Commission (EC) in 2015, the INTERREG V-A ESPAÑA – PORTUGAL Programme (POCTEP) is a direct consequence of the beneficial results of cross-border collaboration between these countries that have been occurring since 1989, leading to improvements in the quality of life of the inhabitants of this Cooperation Area.
For further details, please visit Poctep’s webpage.


Spanish Provinces:
Ourense, Pontevedra, Zamora, Salamanca, Cáceres, Badajoz, Huelva, A Coruña, Lugo, Ávila, León, Valladolid, Cádiz, Córdoba and Sevilla.

Portuguese Regions:
Alto Minho, Cávado, Trás-os-Montes, Douro, Beiras e Serra de Estela, Beira Baixa, Alto Alentejo, Alentejo Central, Baixo Alentejo, Algarve, Ave, Alto Tâmega, Tâmega e Sousa, Área Metropolitana do Porto, Viseu Dão-Lafões, Região de Coimbra, Médio Tejo, Região de Aveiro, Região de Leiria, Oeste and Alentejo Litoral.