NANORA Associates are institutions and initiatives that are not part of the nuclear NANORA INTERREG IVB NWE project structure but that cooperate with NANORA in reaching the common goals of supporting nanotechnology SMEs and research institutions in Europe. They do not necessarily represent specific regions but may be transnational initiatives themselves.
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The BioNanoNet Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (BioNanoNet) is an Austrian network that specializes in the key enabling technologies nanotechnology and biotechnology on a national and international basis, with the emphasis on: (1) nanotoxicology, (2) sensortechnology, (3) health and safety including (nano)medicine, and additionally offers (4) coordination, management, dissemination and communication services. BioNanoNet coordinates the European nanotoxicology centre which supports the development of human technology through nanotechnology for scientific and economic success. Furthermore, BioNanoNet publishes the online journal EURO-NanoTox-LETTERS (ENTL) with a focus on nanotoxicology and nanomedicine. ENTL aims to increase the knowledge of nanoparticle interactions in the physiological context.

http://www.bionanonet.at
Elisabethstr. 9-11, A-8010 Graz, Austria

Description

EUMINAfab is a European Research Infrastructure offering open access to state of the art of multimaterial micro and nanotechnologies. By combining scientific expertise with technological capabilities, EUMINAfab provides you with innovative and efficient solutions to your challenges in the area of micro and nanofabrication of functional structures and devices out of a knowledge-based multimaterials' repertoire.

So far more than 120 users from European academia and industry (19%) are benefiting from open access to our facilities on a no fee basis. User projects typically require 5-20 days access to our installations; so far 6,000 access units corresponding to a total value of approximately 1,800,000 Euro have been allocated to successful applicants.


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The Joint Institute for Innovation Policy (JIIP) is a joint venture of four well-renowned Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) from four different European countries: TNO (The Netherlands), VTT (Finland), Joanneum Research (Austria) and Tecnalia (Spain). It was established in April 2008 on the basis of a collaboration agreement and became a legal entity in May 2012. JIIP provides intelligence to support policy-making with a focus on research and innovation policy. One of the competitive strengths of the partnership lies in the interdisciplinary nature of its mother institutes and the subsequent cross-over and added value for the services JIIP can offer and deliver. The partnership involves a core pool of around 170 researchers in relevant units of the four partner organisations. A central office located in Brussels coordinates the joint activities and steers the further strategic development of the partnership


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IraSME is a network of ministries and funding agencies which are owners or managers of national and regional funding programs for cooperative research projects between Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Research and Technology organisations (RTOs). Against the background of growing competition in global markets, IraSME supports SMEs in their transnational innovation activities, helps them to acquire technological know-how, extend their networks and bridge the gap between research and innovation.

Twice a year IraSME issues calls for proposals for transnational cooperative research projects between SMEs and RTOs with the objective to develop innovative products, processes or technical services. The calls follow a bottom-up approach, i.e. research topics are not pre-defined and can be decided by applicants themselves. Funding is made available through national and regional programmes according to the ERA-NET principle.

IraSME enables consortia of SMEs and RTOs (not mandatory) from at least 2 participating countries to work together in transnational projects.


NIA

Description

The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) is the sector-independent, responsible voice for the industrial nanotechnologies supply chains.
NIA supports the ongoing innovation and commercialisation of the next generation of technologies and promotes their safe and reliable advancement.
Through NIA's constant involvement in a number of international organisations, members of the Nanotechnology Industries Association are represented on globally influential fora, such the OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials, and the OECD Working Party on Nanotechnology, as well as national and international advisory groups and standardisation committees, such as ISO/TC 229 and CEN/TC 352.
NIA was formed in 2005 in the UK by a group of companies from a variety of industry sectors, including healthcare, chemicals, automotive, materials processing, and consumer products. In September 2008, the NIA opened its international NIA office in Brussels (Belgium), whilst maintaining an independent UK-national representation through NIA-UK based in London. Globally the only industry-focused trade association in nanotechnology, NIA provides a uniquely consolidated perspective derived from a multi-disciplinary membership which operates across a wide range of markets and industrial sectors.
NIA Membership is made up of many varied companies, all of which at different stages of their commercial existence and with a variety of interests in the large range of technologies that derive their benefit from the nanoscale. In NIA, these companies have a representative association to:

  • create a clear single 'voice' on behalf of the industries’ views,
  • to interface with governments,
  • to be a source for consultation on regulation and standards,
  • to engage with the public,
  • to communicate the benefits of nanotechnologies,
  • to interact with the media, and
  • to inform the public debate on nanotechnology.


Description

The East-West-Science Centre (OWWZ) is the Hessian Competence Centre for cooperation in science and technology transfer with countries in Central and East Europe. OWWZ initiates bilateral and European projects, organizes matchmaking events and conferences, offers qualification courses and provides web based information on the science and technology landscape in Central and East Europe.
OWWZ coordinates the German-Russian Network Biotechnology (www.biotechnology.owwz.de) and the German-Russian Network Nanotechnology “NanoBRIDGE” (www.nanobridge.owwz.de) Both activities aim to establish intensive and long lasting cooperation in bio- and nanotechnologies with partners in Russia.
OWWZ is interested to broaden the existing networks by integrating further international partners into a cross-clustering cooperation.

http://www.uni-kassel.de/einrichtungen/en/ost-west-wissenschaftszentrum/owwz.html
Ost-West-Wissenschaftszentrum - UniKasselTransfer - Mönchebergstrasse 7 - 34109 Kassel, Germany

Description

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is an RTO (Research and Technology Organisation) active in the fields of materials, environment, and IT. The Materials Research and Technology Department (MRT) translates cutting-edge materials research into applicable technology, with about 150 collaborators. For this, the department cultivates close relationships and joint projects with both academic and industrial partners, and contributes to Luxembourg's and Europe's innovation agenda in Materials Research and Technology.
Our research and technology activities target two main areas: nanomaterials and nanotechnology (Ferroic materials for transducers, Transparent electronics and optical tunable nanocomposites, Nano-enabled medicine and cosmetics), and composite materials (Bio-based and functional composites, Adhesion and interface engineering). A Central Materials Laboratory mutualises the department's expertise and equipment in several crucial fields: Thin film coating and engineering, Polymer processing, Synthesis of nano-structures, nano-particles & Organic Chemistry, Prototyping, nanofabrication and functional measurements.
A technology line, covering a large range on the TRL (Technology Readiness Level) comprises currently the group "Advanced Instrumentation for Ion Nano-Analytics" (AINA). Finally, the platform for advanced characterization and testing of materials offers a large panel of services open to industrials or other external partners.

http://www.list.lu
5, avenue des Hauts-Fourneaux L-4362 Esch/Alzette