INL offers today a full-fledged nanotechnology laboratory enabling leading forefront research of highest international standard. The state of the art facility extends over a total campus area of 47000 m2, with a construction area of 26000 m2. This includes 7,500m2 of individual and central laboratories, including the high accuracy laboratories, a cleanroom with 1000 m2, an auditorium and other public areas with 4,800 m2, technical areas with 3,500 m2, and administrative areas with a total of 700m2.

INL was created under an international legal framework and is also the first research organization in the world, with an international legal status, entirely focused in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Beyond the strive for research excellence and to realize its ambitions for translating knowledge into societal benefit, INL focus its nanotechnology research activities on the grand challenges of Ageing & Wellbeing, Urban & Mobile Life and a Safe and Secure Society and in the four application sectors that are of regional, national and international importance: health technologies/nanomedicine, energy, environment and food quality control and safety.


To be a recognised Leading Global Nanotechnology Innovation Hub.


Exploring Interfaces.


We take great pride in our culture and in the vision that shapes our work, and we are focused on:

  • Building up an internationally competitive research Laboratory.

  • Providing a challenging work environment, where people contribute to common objectives, while responding to individual needs and aspirations.

  • Developing a high-performance organizational model based on skills management and respect for individual autonomy.

  • Providing everyone who works at INL with opportunities to exercise their responsibility, integrity and creativity, while growing personally and professionally.

  • Becoming a world brand capable of attracting only the best talent.

  • Creating a “smart network” organization, where in-house talent has the ability to mobilize individual members, as well as special groups, alongside the entire institution.


Our Values create a sense of shared identity within the INL organisation. They define what we stand for and how we do things and help us to work together in the most successful way, because we are proud of who we are, what we do, and how we do it.


We act with determination and competence, implementing solutions and making decisions with knowledge and coherence.


Quality, deadlines and timely delivery of values are unquestionable conditions.


We are proud in delivering sustainable and well-thought solutions.


We work swiftly and exercise strong solution orientation.


We have an open mind and the ability to manage valid alternatives and new solutions while showing an openness to dialogue and acceptance at all times of change and difference.


We focus on the individual’s contribution to the collective results and to turn everyday routines into an exchange of experiences.