Nanotechnology is increasingly considered to be the future technology. The nanotechnology website of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) presents the strategy and the various funding options that are available.
"Nanotechnology is an area that has highly promising prospects for turning fundamental research into successful innovations,” says European Commissioner Potočnik. Please check the Commission's website for information on funding and projects.
The institute is specialized in cutting-edge technologies in the fields of microwave technology and optoelectronics.
Research and development at the Fraunhofer IOF focuses on optical systems technology with a view to continually improving the control of light from generation via guiding and manipulation up to its application.
The IBMT offers solutions for individual tasks in the areas of Biomedical-/medical engineering, sensor- and measuring technologies, ultrasound technologies and much more.
The Fraunhofer ICT carries out research and development work within the key competences areas energetic materials, energetic systems, applied electrochemistry, environmental engineering and polymer engineering.
The Fraunhofer IGB develops and optimizes processes and products for the business areas of medicine, pharmacy, chemistry, the environment and energy.
Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Applied Materials Research (IFAM) in Bremen focuses its research on Powder technology, Casting technology, Light weight construction, Micro production technology, Functional Printing, Rapid Prototyping, Nanopowder Technology.
IWS offers application-oriented research and development in the area of laser and surface technology. The institute's technical focal points are laser beam joining, cutting, hardening and ablation processes, surface treatment and thin film coatings.
The Fraunhofer IPT combines knowledge and experience in all fields of production technology. In the areas of process technology, production machines, mechatronics, production metrology and quality as well as technology management, they offer partners and customers tailor made solutions and immediately actionable results for modern production.
The Fraunhofer ISIT develops and manufactures components in microelectronics and microsystems technology, from the design phase – including system simulation – to prototyping and fabrication of samples, up to series production.
The ISE develops systems, components, materials and processes in the areas of the thermal use of solar energy, solar building, solar cells, electrical power supplies, chemical energy conversion, energy storage and the rational use of energy.
The Fraunhofer ISC develops materials and technologies to be applied in surface technology, surface-refined products, automotive techniques and energy supply, adaptive systems, glass and ceramics, microsystems and life science.
INM is focused on the research and development of materials – for today, tomorrow and the future. Chemists, physicists, biologists, materials and engineering scientists shape the work at INM.
The institute is concerned with modern materials science and combines explorative research in physics, chemistry and materials science with technological development of new materials and products.
The Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden is one of the largest polymer research institutions in Germany.
The Leibniz Institute of Surface Modification works on basic and applied research on the interaction of radiation with matter and their technological applications.
Do you like meeting German partners at international trade fairs? "Nano in Germany" provides information on German companies exhibiting at trade fairs. Please choose the event of interest to you. Moreover, the site categorises the profiles by key technologies.
Nanotechnology's success in Germany builds on a large number of players. Nano-map is a graphic tool designed to illustrate the regional distribution of nanotechnology institutions across Germany.
Take nanotechnology out of the laboratories and inform people about this promising field of technology and promote their ideas - the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) is following this goal with its new information campaign "nanoTruck – High-Tech from the Nanocosmos".
Originally funded by the European Commission, nanoforum.org is operated as a European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG). It provides information ranging from news and events, to reports and all the way through to calls for proposals.
Nanonet is a communication network for nanotechnology. It provides information on the latest developments, various branches, financial topics, and on education and training.
Germany has a rich nanotech landscape with industry players of all scales. Foreign companies planning to establish their operations in Germany will be able to find information on recent developments in the area and on potential partners here.
Here you find access to the OECD Working Party on Nanotechnology (WPN), which was established in March 2007 to advise upon emerging policy issues of science, technology and innovation related to the responsible development of nanotechnology and the Committee for Scientific and Technological Policy (CSTP).
PDI performs basic research as a lively symbiosis of materials science as well as solid state physics and looks for possible applications.
The Research Explorer is a joint project of the DFG (German Research Foundation) and the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). The database contains over 19,000 institutes at German universities plus non-university research institutions, searchable by name, geographic location, subject and other criteria.
This web page informs about the DaNa project, an umbrella project aiming at collecting and evaluating scientific results in an interdisciplinary approach with scientists from different research areas, such as human and environmental toxicology, biology, physics and chemistry.