NanoBioNet has been or is currently engaged in the following projects:
Nano + Bio Saar 2012 (2008-2012)
The Saarland Ministry for Economic Affairs and Science is funding NanoBioNet in order to support nano and biotechnology in science, research, further education, application and utilization, especially in industrial sectors.
INOLINK is an EU project under the INTERREG IVC programme. The eleven project partners from nine countries are conducting a survey on which strategies and measures can be applied to promote innovations in the regions concerned. In order to support such regional innovation INOLINK aims to identify and communicate those measures particularly suited to accelerate technological innovations in a given region. The project also promotes the interregional exchange of information within the EU on successful concepts and measures. In so doing, INOLINK is contributing to a uniform standard of knowledge on innovation policy within the EU.
The primary aim of this project is to develop an ontology for the field of nanotechnology. The ontology represents conceptualization of the knowledge through entities and relations, in which semantic as well as taxonomic relations are applied. The other project partners are: The Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods, cc-NanoChem e. V., the Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure and the Leibniz Institute for New Materials.
Working Group of the Nanotechnology Competence Centers in Germany: AGeNT-D (2007-2011)
The Working Group of the Nanotechnology Competence Centers in Germany is composed of eleven German competence centers, which are located in different regions in Germany and which together cover the entire spectrum of research and applications of nanotechnology. The working group is financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
International Marketing: strengthening the position of German nanotechnology in global markets (2007-2009)
The purpose of this BMBF project was to initiate cooperation between German and foreign research institutes and companies and to establish strategic research partners through marketing measures in the target regions Brazil, Korea and the USA. The activities in the target regions aimed to reinforce Germany as a research and development location and to help German research institutes and SMEs to tap new international markets. In addition to trade fair participation and cooperation, a brochure (in German) was published to optimize search engines (download).
Nano2Life (2004 - 2008)
Nano2Life was the first European Network of Excellence (NoE). It was composed of over 200 scientists from 23 partner organizations, located in 12 countries. The aim of the EU-funded NoE was to pool research activities in nanobiotechnology and to make scientific knowledge accessible to the business world and general public.
NanoBio4Future (2005 -2008)
The purpose of the project promoted by Saarland’s regional government was to reinforce the nano and biotechnology cluster. Its activities were focussed on the professional development of the agency, public relations work, educational and training activities and the administration of a fund for feasibility studies.
NanoBioTransfer Region Saarland (2006-2007)
The NanoBioTransfer Region Saarland programme (financed by the European Regional Development Fund ERDF) promoted regional educational activities in the field of nanotechnology. It also encouraged the development of an innovative regional PR and marketing community for the nanotechnology cluster already established and the transfer of technology through thematic workshops with a European orientation.