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Nanotechnology

Future technology for key industries

The predicted 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, and 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 features, as well as totally new solutions.

This is where the Nanotechnology Cluster comes in, pro­moting the efficient networking of industry, science, pol­itics, and education, as well as the transfer of knowledge and technology between stakeholders for the innovation process. Small to midsized enterprises in particular are of central significance for the implementation of such innova­tions. Consequently, cluster work also focuses on SMEs and on the stimulation and realization of specific research and development 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 relate to the core areas of concrete implementation of the potential offered by na­notechnology. The central components of cluster work in­clude the introduction of innovative process technologies, the cost-effective integration in existing production pro­cesses, technology-oriented project management, cus­tomer-oriented innovation management, and the realiza­tion of interdisciplinary synergie.

Core Competencies

  • Point of contact for nanotechnology: Solution provider for complex nanotechnology matters
  • Network initiation and support: Professional exchange between stakeholders through the establishment and organization of competence networks
  • Management of nano-specific projects: Support for product development processes from the idea to complete project management
  • Organization of nanotechnology expert events: Conferences, seminars, and network meetings as the perfect platform for efficient technology transfer
  • Workshops: Customer-specific workshop offers (innovation development, troubleshooting...)
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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