Wednesday, 28 January 2015 - 2:00pm to 7:00pm
NANORA organised a workshop on linkage between NANORA and other Interreg projects on January 28th in Pullman hotel. It gathered twenty or so people of different Interreg projects, institutes and companies to exchange visions, ideas and establish links between NANORA and other Interreg projects on the related fields and across the regional borders. It was explored how projects stakeholders can collaborated in order to ensure added-value for the projects and sustainablity of projects activities.

You can download the meeting minutes here


NANORA – the NANO Regions Alliance ( hereby cordially invites you to a joint workshop on January 28th 2015, 2 pm – 7 pm in Brussels.

The Nano Regions Alliance provides facilitated market entrance for nanotechnology SMEs through the transnational linking of regional support schemes, the development of new, transnational support structures and the set-up of transnational competence pools. The NANORA partnership is convinced that for European nanotechnology SMEs it is imperative to team up with the right partners – and to do so across borders. This is why they jointly developed a range of tools and services targeted at supporting SMEs in finding business partners, providing nanotechnology expertise, establishing R&D collaborations and facilitating market entrance. 

The workshop will serve as an exchange basis for establishing links between the NANORA regions and other regions and INTERREG projects onrelated fields. It will discuss, how project stakeholders can collaborate in order to ensure added value for the projects and sustainability of project activities

A particular focus will lie on discussing a challenge that is shared by all participating stakeholders:  how to include SMEs into running INTERREG projects – as beneficiaries, participants and users of services provided by the project. The workshop will therefore bring together stakeholders from a range of INTERREG projects which all share the objective to involve SMEs. Project stakeholders will exchange their experiences, good – and also bad – practices in working for and with SMEs.

The workshop is open to all stakeholders interested in discussing ways on how to best establish synergies between NANORA and other INTERREG projects/regions and on how to involve SMEs in INTERREG projects. The possibilities to join NANORA as a member, supporter or associate will also be discussed.

Based on the results of the workshop NANORA will offer the participating regions/projects the NANORA Excellence Modules for joint activities like Business/Technology Matchings etc.

No participation fee is required but registration is mandatory.

  • Harald CREMER, Project "Diamant" (Interreg IVA)
  • Karin JANSEN, Project "In2lifeSciences" (INTERREG IVB NWE)
  • Irina NUNBERGER, Project "Nanoforce" (INTERREG IVB CENTRAL)
  • Horst-Günter RUBAH, Project "Technet Nano" (INTERREG IVB BSR)
  • Uwe SASSENBERG, Project "Science Link" (INTERREG IVB BSR)
  • Francis Bell, Project "+Composites" (INTERREG IVB NWE)
13:30 – 14:00Arrival of participants, welcome coffee & snack
14:00 – 14:15Welcome & Presentation of the Agenda
14:15 – 14:30NANORA Outline and possible modes of cooperation
14:30 – 15:10

Presentation of other INTERREG projects – focusing on

- methods and tools for involving SMEs in project activities   

- challenges for securing the long term sustainability of project outcomes, the role of political support

- linkages and modes of cooperation between NANORA and the project

15:10 – 15:30Moderated open discussion
15:30 – 15:40Coffee break
15:40 – 16:40World café
16:40 – 17:00Coffee break
17:00 – 17:45Presentation of world café outcomes
18:00Networking drink

No participation fee is required but registration is mandatory. 
Please register until January 26th
Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
For questions please contact: 

Multitel A.S.B.L
Phone : +32 (0) 65 34 28 84


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