Nanotechnology

Future technology for key industries

The forecasted billion euro market for nanotechnology has become a reality. There is virtually no segment of the economy that does not benefit from nanotechnology: Information and communication, production, energy, transport industry, health, construction, among others. As a key technology of the 21st century, nanotechnology is one of the most crucial innovation drivers worldwide and offers new products or product solutions, as well as totally new approaches.

Bavaria is a leading location for nanotechnology in Europe. This is where the Cluster Nanotechnology is domiciled and promotes an efficient networking of industry, science, politics, and theory, as well as transfer of knowledge and technology between players from science and industry, for the innovation process. For implementation of such innovations, first and foremost medium-sized companies are of central significance. Consequently, cluster work also focuses on small and medium-sized companies and on stimulation and realization of specific research, development and innovation projects. Originating from its strong roots in Bavaria, the cluster is also active on the national and international level with its networks and Projects.

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Focus Areas

Focus areas of cluster tasks are the core areas of the specific implementation of the potential offered by nanotechnology. The central components of cluster work include introduction of innovative process technologies, cost- effective integration in existing production processes, technology-oriented project management, customer-oriented innovation management, and exploitation of interdisciplinary synergies.

Core Competencies

  • Initiation, support, and coordination of projects, extending to complete project management
  • Execution of customer-specific innovation workshops
  • Initiation and management of nanotechnology networks
  • Promotion of cooperation between research and development institutes and users in industry
  • Support for project proposals
  • Support of application-oriented research
  • International research marketing
  • Organization of seminars, workshops, and trade fair participation
  • Knowledge procurement and knowledge maintenance
  • Open discussion of opportunities and risks
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[Translate to English:] Prof. Dr. Alfred Forchel

Prof. Dr. Alfred Forchel

Cluster Spokesman
President of Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

[Translate to English:] Dr.-Ing. Peter Grambow

Dr.-Ing. Peter Grambow

Cluster Managing Director