Assessment of regional funding programmes
Publication "The Nano dimension in Science Fiction"
Nano Expertiments to try at home: The NANORA "nanokits for nanokids" offers a fun way to introduce children to nanotechnology. Nanotechnology plays a crucial role in our everyday life: Whether scratch-resistant paint, self-cleaning window panes, or compatible medical aids, the exciting discoveries of nanotechnology have opened up entirely new opportunities and they offer benefits for nearly all areas of life. The three experiments in this booklet are suitable for children aged four to ten (or older...). They use materials which are available in most households. So start now and see what nanotechnology looks like!
Nano Expertiments to try at home: "nanokits for nanokids"
Support for Supporters: How to support nano-companies in their start-up phase. Nanotechnology is an enabling technology and its principles and product innovations influence a great number of established industries and address numerous markets. The promotion and support of nano-businesses is therefore a crucial task for many technology transfer offices, start-up support providers etc. This working paper lines out critical success factors of nano business development and develops a "decision matrix" to support especially universities and related technology transfer offices in their work. It lines out different "development pathways". Furthermore it provides an overview on support schemes for nanotechnology start-ups from Northwest Europe.
Publication "Starting a company in the nanotechnology sector: development pathways of nano businesses"
Competence orientation instead of company orientation: When it comes to finding the right research or business partner, in nanotechnology it is crucial to know about the specific competences a potential partner/company has. Instead of simply looking at the company as a whole NANORA has developed a "competence selection principle" for clustering, selecting, displaying and combining competences of nanotechnology stakeholders in order to really provide orientation in finding a suitable partner. Come and see for yourself how you can use this "competence selection matrix" for your purposes.
The NANORA Competence Selection Principles
Acknowledging the need to strengthen industrial collaboration and networking to accelerate nanotechnology innovations, NANORA has developed a set of recommendations to increase and assess collaboration that aims for the commercialisation of new nanotech-enabled technologies, products and services. These recommendations include a number of identified success factors and barriers as well as performance indicators for the design and assessment of nanotechnology R&D support instruments. These were derived from the combination of a survey study and the analysis of in-depth case studies across Europe. The survey, case studies and recommendations are gathered in the NANORA report “How to promote nanotechnology transnational cooperation and measure its success?” and are expected to be of benefit for R&D managers and policy-makers interested in the commercialisation of nanotechnology research.