During the past two decades the Netherlands, particularly the East Netherlands region, has specialized in the development of nanotechnology. This is partly thanks to the state-of-the-art knowledge of the MESA+ research centre and its many spin-off companies. However, much of this technology remains in the research stage, the so-called proof-of-concepts stage.
In the ‘Nanotechnology from Lab to Industry’ project, the NanoBioInterface research group develops the implementation stage for businesses. Together with SMEs, the market is explored and a number of priorities defined for application of nanotechnology in products used in daily life. The identification of these priorities was based on initial market studies that showed that the time-to-market can be significantly reduced thanks to the network created by this project.
Duration: this project runs from June 2013 - June 2015.
More information is available on the TechForFuture website.