The Instituto de Microelectronica de Barcelona (IMB-CNM) is a research institute belonging to the CSIC and also member of the UAB Research Parc (Parc de Recerca de la UAB, PRUAB).

The main activity of IMB-CNM is research and development, mainly oriented towards applied research in the fields of silicon-based micro and nano technologies, devices and systems. The R&D activities are mainly driven by competitive research projects, that take advantage of the use of complete micro/nanofabrication facilities ICTS. The main part of the R&D is funded by national and international collaborative projects together with highly qualified key partners. The R&D activities of IMB-CNM are complemented with training of students, researchers and engineers and with technology transfer to companies.

IMB-CNM is located in Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès), on the Campus of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), which is a privileged environment for both basic and applied/industrial research. It is a member of the Barcelona Nanotecnology Cluster-Bellaterra.