International Hub for sustainable industrial-scale nanofabrication (NanoFabNet)
Nanotechnology, the science of materials at the molecular or subatomic level, is a key enabling technology (KET) with great potential for addressing various societal challenges across many sectors in Europe. Already at the forefront of innovation, European companies are harnessing the power of nanotechnology to create new consumer products, revolutionise medicine, and increase agricultural productivity. However, because the physics and chemistry of materials are radically different when reduced to the nanoscale, the use of nanomaterials raises safety and sustainability concerns, which are yet to be clarified in a Europe-wide regulatory context.
NanoFabNet addresses some of these issues by creating an international hub for sustainable nanofabrication. The purpose of the NanoFabNet Hub is to develop a network to serve not only the EU nanotechnology ecosystem, but global partners too. The project targets industry, academics, and policy-makers to defragment activities, overcome geopolitical barriers and foster collaboration. A central platform will serve as one-stop-shop for all matters nanofabrication and its successful integration into the complex, large-scale, high-value industries.
As the lead communication and dissemination partner, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum performs the following tasks:
- Be responsible for the NanoFabNet visibility, communication & dissemination strategy
- Facilitate the marketing, dissemination and exploitation planning and delivery of associated activities
- Create the brand identity for the NanoFabNet network/association and web-presence
- Development of an international collaboration & cooperation strategy
Project name acronym: NanoFabNet
Duration: 03/2020 - 02/2022
Funding for whole project all partners: 2,3 Mio EUR
Participating countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Italy, Luxemburg, Norway, Poland, USA