Toward multifunctional materials for a increasingly complex society.

MultiMat-Challenge is a Programme funded by the Regional Government of Madrid for the period October 2014 to September 2018 and constitutes an interdisciplinary and intersectorial collaborative framework to join forces, put together activities and infrastructures and boost the research in progress within the groups of the consortium.

The consortium is formed by 11 research groups: 6 groups of four public universities of Madrid (UC3M, UCM, UPM, URJC), 3 groups from CSIC (CENIM, ICV, ICTP) and 2 from university public hospitals in Madrid (La Paz, 12 de Octubre), involving more than 70 PhDs.

The final idea is to transfer the knowledge to the society and industry, with the help of the seven laboratories involved in the programme, and the participation of more than 25 companies interested in the results. It is expected a great deal of results transferable to the industry.