The Nano Regions Alliance provides facilitated market entrance for nano technology SMEs through a transnational linking of regional support schemes, the development of new, transnational support structures and the set-up of transnational competence pools.

NANORA will foster cross-sector innovation by establishing and implementing a transnational support framework for nanotechnology.

Unlike other disciplines, nanotechnology is cross-sectoral by nature: spanning various disciplines, nanotechnologies combine several research methods that aim to influence properties and structures at the molecular level. This produces completely new functions that can be used and applied in a wide and diverse range of industries and fields. Developments in nanotechnology will shape our daily life in a multitude of applications: electronics, materials, energy efficiency, surface coating, medicine etc.

All regions participating in NANORA have specific strengths and expertise on very different fields of nanotechnology. It is recognized that the development of Europe as a nanotechnology hub can only be achieved through the intensive cooperation of Europe’s major nanotechnology players. Only through concerted action can the European regions successfully take part in the global competition for nano-enabled economic growth.

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7th NRW Nano-Conference

07/12/2016 - 09:00 to 08/12/2016 - 18:00
7th NRW Nano-Conference
Münster, Germany, December 7th and 8th
Again this year, we invited prestigious speakers to our conference, who will report about exciting topics from nanotechnology. This year's keynotes are: Prof. Dr. Stuart Parkin, Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle, Prof. Dr. Michael Heuken, AIXTRON SE, Herzogenrath, Prof. Dr.
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