How to arrive

Personal Data Protection                   
Who processes your data?FUNDACIÓN IMDEA MATERIALES, with registered office at C/Eric Kandel, 2 – Tecnogetafe – 28906 Getafe (Madrid). You may contact the data protection officer at  datos.materiales@imdea.org or by phone: +34 91 549 34 22.
For what purpose?The reply to your request.
Why can it do so?Because there is a legitimate interest in replying to your request on having contacted us.       
Who else may access your data?Your data are not provided to third parties.
What rights do you have and where do you request them?Access, rectification, erasure, objection and restriction of processing to the address indicated, providing a copy of your identity document. Submission of a claim to the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD).
For how long are your data stored?  They are erased once your request has been addressed unless another kind of relationship or interest arises from same.
Further informationClick on the following link: Personal data.

The headquarters of IMDEA Materials Institute is located at the Scientific and Technological Park of the Polytechnic University of Madrid in Tecnogetafe. The Intitute has a total floor area of 9000 m2 devoted to office space for management and researchers, seven main laboratories (processing of nanocomposites, processing of advanced structural materials, chemical and microstructural characterization, thermo-mechanical characterization, nanomechanics and computational materials science), as well as a conference area to host scientific workshops.

Tecnogetafe is a scientific and technological park created by a joint venture of the Regional Government of Madrid and the Municipality of Getafe, located at sixteen kilometers to the south of Madrid city. With an area close to 1 million of square meters, it is one of the largest of its kind in Europe and houses both industrial enterprises as well as research centers, as the research center for composite materials of EADS (FIDAMC).

Tecnogetafe also includes the Scientific and Technological Park of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, which counts with several researcher centers (aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, mines engineering) and Centesil, a new research center devoted to the processing of Si wafers for solar energy generation.

This project has been funded by: (i) the Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN) within the National Plan for Scientific Research, Technological Development and Innovation 2008-2011 with record number of PCT-420000-2009-9, and (ii) through an agreement signed between MICINN, Madrid Regional Government and IMDEA Materials Institute, within the Regional Competitiveness and Employment Objective for the period 2007-2013, by the European Regional Development Fund.

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By car

From Atocha Train Station:

  • Head southeast toward Paseo de la Infanta Isabel (130 m)
  • Exit the roundabout onto Paseo de la Infanta Isabel (42 m)
  • Take the ramp onto Paseo de la Infanta Isabel (260 m)
  • At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Plaza del Emperador Carlos V (280 m)
  • Continue onto Paseo de Sta María de la Cabeza (1.9 km)
  • Continue onto A-42 (signs for Toledo/R-5/Badajoz/Plaza de Fernández Ladreda) (13.2 km)
  • Take exit 15b toward M-50/todas direcciones (600 m)
  • Continue on the right and take the second exit on the right M-50/R-4 Córdoba/A4/A3 (2.1 km)
  • Continue onto M-50 and take exit 48 (300 m)
  • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Tecnogetafe (400 m)
  • Follow signs for Tecnogetafe until reaching a roundabout, take the second exit (1 km)
  • At the next roundabout take the first exit right onto Calle Eric Kandel, where IMDEA Materials Institute is located.

From Barajas Airport (Terminals T1, T2 y T3):

  • Join the M-14 via the ramp on the left towards Madrid /Av.América/A-2/M-40/A-3/A-4/A-5.
  • Take the left exit towards M-40/M-40 R-3/A-3/R-4/A-4/A-42/R-5 direction until you reach Exit 25 to take the A-42 towards Toledo. Keep driving along A42 highway (13.2 Km)
  • Take exit 15b toward M-50/todas direcciones (600 m)
  • Continue on the right and take the second exit on the right M-50/R-4 Córdoba/A4/A3 (2.1 km)
  • Continue onto M-50 and take exit 48 (300 m)
  • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Tecnogetafe (400 m)
  • Follow signs for Tecnogetafe until reaching a roundabout, take the second exit (1 km)
  • At the next roundabout take the first exit right onto Calle Eric Kandel, where IMDEA Materials Institute is located.

From Barajas Airport (Terminal T4):

  • Go straight until you reach a fork where you must keep right to follow the signs to Madrid.
  • Continue straight to take at a junction Eje-Aeropuerto/M-12 left towards Madrid/M-11/M-40 (In this highway will have to pay a toll).
  • Take the M-40/M-40 Highway exit, continue in this sense and get to the fork, bear right and follow signs for M-40/E-90/A-2 / and merge onto highway Zaragoza/R-3/A-3/R-4/A-4/A-42/R-5 M-40/M-40.
  • Take exit 25 to merge onto A-42 toward Toledo (10.5 Km)
  • Take exit 15b toward M-50/todas direcciones (600 m)
  • Continue on the right and take the second exit on the right M-50/R-4 Córdoba/A4/A3 (2.1 km)
  • Continue onto M-50 and take exit 48 (300 m)
  • Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Tecnogetafe (400 m)
  • Follow signs for Tecnogetafe until reaching a roundabout, take the second exit (1 km)
  • At the next roundabout take the first exit right onto Calle Eric Kandel, where IMDEA Materials Institute is located.

Public Transport

You should reach the Metro/Cercanías station of Getafe Central and then catch the Tecnogetafe shuttle service (The estimated duration of the trip is 20 minutes). The first stop of the bus service is located about 50 meters on the right/down as you exit the station, approximately by the red bus stop. The shuttle service is run by the bus company SAMAR (in the top front of the bus you will see a sign of Tecnogetafe). The last stop of this shuttle is right in front of IMDEA Materials Institute.