The International CBRNe Institute (ICI), based in Brussels, Belgium, is considered one of the leading global references in knowledge applied to the management and prevention of chemical, radiological, biological and nuclear threats, incidents and attacks. ICI is a privileged forum to share knowledge and experiences about the protocols and procedures of action in the detection, protection and decontamination in CBRNe. Providing expertise in training, R&D and testing CBRNE areas.
ICI maintains close relations with major international organizations in the field of Defense, such as NATO, the European Defense Agency (EDA), the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the International Atomic Energy Agency ( IAEA) and the United Nations and its agencies and organizations such as the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS).
The ICI is organized into three main areas: Board of Directors and its Permanent Secretariat, and two ICI Knowledge Centers (CBRN KC Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Knowledge Center and EKC Explosives Knowledge Center), and has an international activity that is spread all over the world, based on Seminars, Workshops, Conferences, Training, Academic Research, Publications, etc. serving as a link between the International Institutions, Governments, Emergency Units and military CBRN, Agencies and Industry.
Hispano Vema as a manufacturer of decontamination and collective protection equipment CBRN fully shares ICI Mission "to enhance CBRNe risk mitigation at the regional, national and international levels". In that sense, there is a clear convergence between Mission and Objectives of both ICI and Hispano Vema, so it is natural that Hispano Vema be incorporated as a sponsor to ICI.
In the words of Mr. Jose Navarro (CEO, Hispano Vema) "our desire is to actively collaborate with the International CBRNe Institute to bring all our experience and knowledge in the field of CBRN decontamination and collective protection for the growth and development of CBRN decontamination operational capabilities and competences to minimize and reduce the risks of biological, chemical or radiological attacks, threats or incidents.”