· Antonio Correia - Phantoms Foundation (Spain) - Chairman
· Ignacio Dancausa - APTIE (Spain)
· Alfonso Lopez - APTIE (Spain)
· Jose Manuel Perlado - Institute of Nuclear Fusion - UPM (Spain)


The PHANTOMS FOUNDATION based in Madrid, Spain, focuses its activities on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (N&N) and is now a key actor in structuring and fostering European Excellence and enhancing collaborations in these fields. The Phantoms Foundation, a non-profit organisation, gives high level management profile to National and European scientific projects (among others, the COST Bio-Inspired nanotechnologies, ICT-FET Integrated Project AtMol and ICT/FET EUPHONON Coordination Action) and provides an innovative platform for dissemination, transfer and transformation of basic nanoscience knowledge, strengthening interdisciplinary research in nanoscience and nanotechnology and catalysing collaboration among international research groups.
The Foundation also works in close collaboration with Spanish and European Governmental Institutions to provide focused reports on N&N related research areas (infrastructure needs, emerging research, etc.).

APTIE, "Association for the Promotion of Technologies and Strategic Industries", is a non-profit association. It is made up of professionals from the armies, security, business, research and media who have carried out their tasks in the fields of advanced technologies.
APTIE seeks to foster collaboration between entrepreneurs and researchers with companies, investors, administrations, political groups, opinion leaders, trade unions, media and youth, in key sectors for the development of the nation, and in order to create knowledge , Wealth and jobs of high quality and great added value.
We consider fundamental the fields of information and communication technologies, energy, space, chemical, robotics, nanotechnologies, security, defense, financial, transport, water, sanitation, food, materials, health and R&D. In each and every one of them, it is imperative to direct the maximum efforts of research, promotion, financing and training of students, researchers, companies and administrations if we want Spain to be one of the avant-garde nations in the years to come.
The Institute of Nuclear Fusion (IFN) of the Polytechnical University of Madrid (UPM) is essentially devoted to Nuclear Research (basic and applied) related to both Nuclear Fusion and Fission are key goals in our program. Most of contributions have been (and will be) developed in Nuclear Fusion as future promising Energy Source, and in particular Inertial Confinement Fusion Energy, where the Institute is unique in Spain in size, personnel and projects (in fact no other than the Institute has a programme in this area of Energy by Laser Fusion). Science and Technology for Inertial and Magnetic development of future Engineering Facilities and Reactors have so many common areas that a general principle of the Institute from the starting of its life has been the very close collaboration with Centres in both initiatives.