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Contest Un microchip muy grande

Participate in the contest for students Un microchip muy grande, a proposal of the IMB-CNM-CSIC financed by the FECYT to promote education in microelectronics and scientific vocations among pre-university students. It is an action that celebrates the 75th anniversary of the invention of the transistor. The competition has already closed the period for receiving proposals.

Prórroga concurs Un microxip molt granThe IMB-CNM organizes the microelectronics contest for students Un microchip muy grande to encourage students' interest in electronics. We are looking for the best work on microelectronics, chips and transistors!

The contest will reward works related to electronics and, more specifically, to the transistor as an electronic device. The launch coincides with the 75th anniversary of the invention of the transistor, an event on which the institute is carrying out other parallel actions (such as a cycle of conferences and an exhibition).

The center makes available to all schools and high schools a didactic itinerary with educational materials on which to work on proposals and accompany students during the academic year.

The first edition of the contest is now closed.


  • Category 1: Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO).
  • Category 2: Baccalaureate.
  • Category 3: Formative cycles of basic or intermediate training.
  • Category 4: Compulsory Primary Education (EPO), higher cycle, reserved for students who have visited the IMB-CNM facilities.

The awards ceremony took place in September 2023 at the IMB-CNM facilities. Watch the video to see everything that happened and you have all the information about the awards in this news.

Així va ser el lliurament de premis!

Types of work accepted

Written work

  • The transistor must be an integral part of the work, which will be on electronics or microelectronics.
  • Free approach: a research, development of a circuit, newspaper article, interview with an expert in the subject, etc.
  • Secondary education research papers or projects are accepted.
  • It can include the description of a development carried out, its fundamental characteristics, the means used for its realization, its operation and its relationship with electronics and the transistor.

Creative work

  • In category 4, free format creative works will be accepted: video, song, drawing, series of photographs, fictional story, play (presented on video), etc.


Talking about the silent revolution of the 20th century has a prize!

In all modalities, the jury will award 3 prizes to the best selected works:

  • 1st prize:
    • Trophy and accrediting diploma.
    • Electronic device.
    • Invitation to make a stay at the IMB-CNM and visit the interior of the Micro and Nanofabrication Clean Room.
    • Voucher to exchange with a value of € 300 for school or electronic material, electronic modules, digital multimeters, games or electronics courses.
  • 2nd and 3rd prize (finalists):
    • Accreditation diploma.
    • Electronic device (adapted to each modality).

Find out in the bases about all the possibilities!

Do you have any doubt? Write us!

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Support from FECYT, Ministry of Science and Innovation and CSIC

This is a project funded by the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT, ref. FCT-21-16975) of the Ministry of Science and Innovation and organized by the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). The objective is the education and generation of scientific vocations among children and non-university young students (Line of action 2 – FECYT), increasing their learning and interest in scientific-technological careers, and, in particular, in electronics, through contact directly with the research method and practice. It places special emphasis on the visibility of groups often forgotten in the STEM or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines, such as women scientists. The IMB-CNM aims to bring electronics closer to the public and spread its activity among society, promoting this discipline and contributing to technological and innovative training in this sector that is so strategic in the global context.

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