The Spanish-Portuguese Local Chapter of the Controlled Release Society (SPLC-CRS) is an international and multidisciplinary organization dedicated to improving quality of life and address societal needs by advancing science, technology and education in the field of controlled delivery of bioactive substances. The SPLC-CRS aims to embrace novel research trends in the aforementioned field, namelythose holding the potential to address unmet needs. In this respect, theĀ SPLC-CRS promotes the establishment of novel collaborations between universities/research institutes, industry and end-users organizations, as it plays a pivotal role in the successful implementation of its mission.