We are the Binational Innovation Node of the Northern Region of Mexico (NoBI-Norte).

The NoBI´s are an initiative of CONACYT in collaboration with the National Science Foundation (NSF) of the United States, to train groups of researchers and entrepreneurs in the market exploration, in order to validate the commercial viability of technologies developed in Higher Education Institutions or Public Research Centers of Mexico. The training tool used by the NoBI is the I-CORPS methodology. (Link to I-CORPS). I-Corps.

NoBI Norte

The Binational Innovation Node

The Binational Innovation Node – Northern Region (NoBI-Norte), is made up of six scientific-academic-business institutions; within these institutions there is a leader and 5 strategic partners. The node leader is the Reserach Center for Advanced Materials (CIMAV) and the partners are: the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL), the Research Center for Assistance in Technology and Design of the State of Jalisco (CIATEJ), the Technology Link Center of CAINTRA (CVT-CAINTRA), and Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship of the University of Texas at Austin (CGIE).


  • Centro de Investigación en Materiales Avanzados (CIMAV)


  • Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL)
  • Centro de Investigación y Asistencia en Tecnología y Diseño del Estado de Jalisco (CIATEJ)
  • Centro de Investigación en Química Aplicada (CIQA)
  • Centro de Vinculación Tecnológica CAINTRA-CCM (CVT-CAINTRA)
  • Centro Global de Innovación y Emprendimiento de la Universidad de Texas en Austin (CGIE).

Our Partners

Our alliances are an important part of our goals

NoBI´s in México

There are 5 NoBI´s in Mexico.

Manufactura y Procesos


Del Bajío

Innovación Universitaria

Región Norte