The Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2004 by the Generalitat de Catalunya. The institute is sponsored by leading chemical and pharmaceutical companies and it is funded by the Generalitat de Catalunya, the European Union (FEDER funds) as well as by competitive research funding and the revenues from industrial collaborations. As a young institution it has demonstrated its leadership in Chemical Research as 8 out of the current 19 Principal Investigators have been awarded ERC Research grants. Main research areas: Chemistry for Energy, and Catalysis. ICIQ staff is recruited worldwide (42% of researchers have international origin).