The European Commission Directorate-General for Research & Innovation’s mission is to develop and implement the European research and innovation policy with a view to achieving the goals of Europe 2020 and the Innovation Union.
European Union Stand : this is the central information point for questions on European Union Funding in Research and Innovation.
Meet the colleagues of the European Commission and National Contact Points to get first-hand information on Horizon 2020 – the EU Programme for Research & Innovation.
Spinverse is the Nordic leader in innovation consulting, specialized in driving open innovation ecosystems, arranging funding and commercialising emerging technologies. We aim to change both our industry and the world, one innovation at a time.
EIT RawMaterials, initiated and funded by the EIT (European Institute of Innovation and Technology), a body of the European Union, is the largest and strongest consortium in the raw materials sector worldwide.
Its mission is to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe by boosting competitiveness, growth and attractiveness of the European raw materials sector via radical innovation, new education approaches and guided entrepreneurship. EIT RawMaterials unites more than 100 partners – academic and research institutions as well as businesses – from more than 20 EU countries.
The European Research Infrastructure Village promotes the industrial use of European Research Infrastrucures. Europe has the best portfolio of Analytical Research Infrastructures worldwide, serving a wide and dynamic academic community of many tens of thousands of scientists every year. These large-scale and unique, but still exotic, facilities enable remarkable insights into materials of all types, particularly for characterization on the nanoscale. The research infrastructures are open not only for fundamental science, but are increasingly a routine tool exploited for proprietary research by companies.
In the European Analytical Research Infrastructure Village, the capabilities and the access possibilities to various of these remarkable facilities are presented, such as European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility GmbH (European XFEL), Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) and CERIC-ERIC
M-ERA.NET is an EU funded network which has been established to support and increase the coordination of European research programmes and related funding in materials science and engineering.
M-ERA.NET started in 2012 under the FP7 scheme and continues from 2016 to 2021 under the Horizon 2020 scheme as a network of 41 public funding organisations, including 29 national and 12 regional organisations, from 28 European and non-European countries. As a core activity, a series of joint calls for transnational RTD projects are implemented. These calls offer the European RTD community an opportunity to access coordinated funding across Europe and to gain access to leading knowledge world-wide.
The M-ERA.NET consortium contributes to the restructuring of the European Research Area (ERA) by operating as a single innovative and flexible network of funding organisations.
NANOLEAP (H2020 project 646397) aims at the development of a coordinated network of specialized pilot lines for the production of nanocomposite based products for different civil infrastructure and building applications, enabling the progress of the product to next steps of technology deployment such as installation of industrial lines and enter in the commercialization stage.
AMIRES is a consulting company for research, development and innovation projects. The main strength of AMIRES is the creation of new international sustainable partnerships within innovation focused value chains. AMIRES provides mix of complementary services necessary for initiating, planning, executing and managing successful cooperative research, development or innovation projects.
AMIRES activities focus on following strategic fields: Energy Efficiency, Photonics, and Regenerative Medicine and Medical Devices. Within the Photonics domain, AMIRES is actively involved in two pilot line projects – PI-SCALE – open access pilot line service for flexible OLEDs and InSCOPE – open access pilot line service for Hybrid TOLAE.
24IP Law Group – an international group of advisers in all matters of intellectual property. Our strengths are the quality of work, our efficacy, our responsiveness and our dedication to the interests of our clients. The specialization of the group is within Patent Law, Utility Model Law, Design Law, Trademark Law, Copyright, Competition Law and The Law on Employee Inventions. The services range from Licensing contracts, Cooperation Agreements and Border Seizure Measures to Patent Monitoring. The group operates within the multitude of sectors including: Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering, Chemical Industry, Biotechnology, Telecommunications, Medical Technology, Technology Transfer, Licensing/ Merchandising and Start-ups
CzechInvest, the Investment and Business Development Agency of the Czech Republic, aims to advise and support entrepreneurs and foreign investors free of charge. Founded by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the agency contributes to attracting foreign investment and developing domestic companies through its services and development programmes.
The Technology Centre of the CAS is a leading national institution for the support of international research and development cooperation. Its activities include significant support for creation and development of small innovation businesses and technology transfers. Technology Centre CAS coordinates a consortium to represent the Czech Republic in the Enterprise Europe Network.
The University of Twente has strong research focus on nanotechnology, ICT, medical technology and governance. Top-notch smart materials and advanced manufacturing research is conducted within the Science-based Engineering Programme and the MESA+ institute for nanotechnology. Amongst the world’s largest nano-research hubs, MESA+ hosts state-of-the-art NanoLab open-access infrastructure including cleanroom for micro- nanofabrication, characterization and analysis facilities, and a BioNanoLab. Scientists at the University closely collaborate with industry, securing research’s industrial and societal relevance. For example, the Fraunhofer Project Centre for ‘Design and Production Engineering in Complex High-Tech Systems’ serves high-tech industry through R&D at all TRLs.
SINTEF is the largest independent research organisation in Scandinavia. We are a not-for-profit multidisciplinary institute with international top-level expertise in technology, medicine and the social sciences. We create value and innovation through knowledge generation and development of technological solutions that are brought into practical use. We develop solutions to some of society’s grand challenges by being at the forefront of our strategic focus areas: Renewable energy, climate- and environmental technology, Oil and gas, Ocean space technology, Health and welfare, as well as Enabling technologies. Since 2007, we have invested more than NOK 1 billion in laboratories and scientific equipment.
NanoNextNL is a Dutch national nano/microtechnology research and innovation programme in which Academia, industry and knowledge institutes collaborate to accelerate the creation of durable economic and societal value. The consortium consists of 130 partners with a budget of 251 million euros for a timeframe of 5 years.
NanoLabNL is the Dutch national facility for nanotechnology research. Our aim is to build up, maintain and provide a coherent and accessible infrastructure for nanotechnology research and innovation in the Netherlands. NanoLabNL offers the use of its facilities and expertise to universities, research institutes, start-ups and industry at 4 locations in the Netherlands.
Nanomedicine Translation Hub – Innovation in nanomedicine is mostly taking place in start-ups, SMEs and spin-offs from academia, who perfectly know the science supporting their technologies but are facing major difficulties when it comes to translate concepts towards the market. Indeed totally different skills and tools are then required, especially in the heavily regulated healthcare market, for instance: nano-characterisation of products or GMP scaling-up. Moreover young entrepreneurs are missing coaching and mentoring to materialise visions into businesses. For almost two years the Nanomedicine Translation Hub has started its operations and the synchronisation under a single umbrella of 5 complementary H2020 funded projects aiming to tackle the limitations listed above: ENATRANS, EUNCL and the 3 pilot lines NanoPilot, NanoFacturing and MACIVIVA
The Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR) is a private organisation promoting Bavaria as a location for science and innovation within the European Research Area. BayFOR supports and advises scientists from Bavarian universities and stakeholders from the private sector on European research, development and innovation funds. BayFOR is a partner institution in the Bavarian Research and Innovation Agency and is supported by the Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts.
The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) is the leading voice of the nanotechnology industries. We support the development of nano-innovations that improve the lives of consumers, preserve our environment and advance our world. NIA members include industry of all sizes, national and international associations, public bodies, service providers and research organisations. We support members within all regulatory aspects of nanotech; responding to consultations, present within sector and expert committees, part of EC projects and ensuring that members are prepared for current and future regulatory requirements. We also network and promote members across the nanotechnology spectrum; creating innovation opportunities in new sectors and bringing the right skills together for business and scientific development.
Carl Padberg Zentrifugenbau GmbH (CEPA), with over 90 years of experience, is in high demand internationally as a supplier of centrifuge technology and centrifuges for both the metal cutting industry and the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. Our customers and partners include car manufacturers and their suppliers, chemical and pharmaceutical companies, mid-corporates, research institutions and universities. For all the diversity of the challenges encountered in these areas of application, CEPA centrifuges always deliver high performance, reliability and supreme quality.
FRAUNHOFER ISC – Inside and on top material solutions by Fraunhofer ISC: industry-oriented materials solutions including profound analytics, materials development and processing as well as modern technology for upscaling and upgrading.
In the EU-funded project CoPilot the ISC and partners have established an open access pilot line ecosystem to support companies with bottom-up synthesis up to kg scale, modification, functionalization as well as dispersion of nanoparticles in different upscaling stages. We provide novel materials including a wide range of multifunctional coatings, that can be adapted according to customer demands.
Ioniqa Technologies is a Dutch high-tech chemical company founded as a spin-off from the Eindhoven University of Technology and Dutch Polymer Institute. It specializes in the development of Magnetic Smart Processes, i.e., Magnetic Smart Materials and Separation Processes. These materials are based on nanoparticles and are part of a novel class of smart materials that reversibly change their properties when a magnetic field is applied. Magnetic Smart Materials are essential in Ioniqa’s game-changing technology for infinite PET plastics recycling. In this process, waste streams are recycled to high-grade PET raw materials, which enables a circular and sustainable economy.
Sonaxis has been manufacturing ultrasound probes (high frequency, single element, linear and matrix phased array probes) for Non-Destructive Testing since 2002 and is ISO 9001 : 2008 certified.
With our in-house designers and manufacturing unit, we have specialized in designing and manufacturing custom-made probes and measuring instruments suited to conventional or difficult applications in the aerospace, car, steel, energy industries, and research.
We support our customers throughout their projects and provide very high quality products within very competitive lead times.
TNO is the independent applied scientific research organisation of the Netherlands. Its focus is on transitions in five societal themes:
- Industry: from economic stagnation to growth in high-technology industry
- Healthy Living: from illness and treatment to health and behaviour
- Defence, Safety & Security: from a wide range of threats to controllable risks
- Urbanisation: from urbanisation bottlenecks to urban vitality
- Energy: from conventional sources to sustainable energy systems
The Materials Solutions department of TNO brings innovation by application of nanoparticle science in the industrial domains of functional optical materials, nanocomposites and nanocoatings.
Alliance for Science Münster was created to improve the conditions for research development and commercialisation, by the two universities and the city of Münster. Nanobioanalytics is one of four strategic topics selected by the “Alliance” to raise the profile of Münster as a city of science and lifestyle. Thereby research and economic development are working hand in hand. In addition investments in infrastructure like the Center for Nanotechnology (CeNTech) and the Nano-Bioanalytik-Zentrum (NBZ) have been co-financed with several million of Euros. At present, in Münster and the Münsterland about 30 companies are involved in Nanobioanalytics employing approximately 1000 people.
AMO GmbH provides research and development services in its location in Aachen, Germany. AMO’s main intention is to close the innovation gap between basic research and industrial applications. R&D activities are focused on demonstrating nanotechnologies for information technology, biotechnology, photonics and sensor systems. AMO runs a 350 m² cleanroom with key enabling technologies such as nanolithography, pattern transfer and (atomically) thin film deposition. AMO’s research team has substantial experience in nano- and microfabrication, nanoelectronics, optoelectronics and graphene and 2D materials. AMO furthermore offers services in consulting, prototyping and fabrication of nanostructures
The NanoMicroMaterialsPhotonics.NRW state cluster is a public service body. It was set up in 2009 as part of the excellence initiative organised by the North Rhine-Westphalia state government aimed at consolidating NRW’s position in the field of key enabling technologies (KETs).
The cluster represents the interests of its stakeholders and acts as a network for organisations from industry and commerce, science and politics, for example by organising trade congresses, joint trade fair booths, or by initiating workshops on selected topic areas. The cluster links the knowledge innovation community with NRW´s economy and offers a bridge to policy makers.
Nanobay.com is an online platform dedicated to micro-and nanotechnology products, services, contract research, investment, news and events. Nanobay’s visitors are scientists, researchers, business people, government, academia, and enthusiasts. Nanobay.com offers a stage for international visibility and provides services including answers on technical questions or finding the right partners, suppliers, products, services or technology for companies or institutes. Register for free under www.nanobay.com