NINa establishes the Coordination Center Nanotechnology

The North Germany Initiative Nanotechnology Schleswig-Holstein e.V. receives a public grant of 326.400 € for establishing the future Coordination Center Nanotechnology.

Applied nanotechnology holds significant potential for further economical and technological advancement in Schleswig-Holstein. However, in order to make use of this potential, a strong regional and international network of stakeholders from all involved sectors is necessary. Thus, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Employment, Transport and Technology has entrusted NINa SH e.V. with the establishment of the Coordination Center Nanotechnology.

Dr. Hans-Hartmut Euler, head of the ministry’s department for technology, tourism and consumer protection, handed over the funding agreement during NINa’s focus meeting on 27th March. The projects receives 326.400 € subsidies for the advancement of research, development and technology transfer from the state of Schleswig-Holstein.

“The Coordination Center will provide a central contact for all stakeholders involved in nanotechnology in Schleswig-Holstein”, says NINa’s 1st Chairman Professor Franz Faupel, who was significantly involved in the application of the project. Furthermore, the Coordination Center Nanotechnology will represent the stakeholders in supraregional organisations on state- and EU-level. A central goal of the Coordination Center is to establish and strengthen a supraregional and cross-sectorial network for nanotechnology, based on the stakeholders from Schleswig-Holstein. Professor Faupel adds: “We attach great importance to involve other networks from north Germany and the Baltic region states.”

Dr. Hans-Hartmut Euler hands over the funding agreement to the executive board of the North German Initiative Nanotechnology Schleswig-Holstein e.V..
f.l.t.r: Dr. Rainer Döhl-Oelze (2nd Chairman), Dr. Hans-Hartmut Euler (MWAVT), Prof. Dr. Franz Faupel (1st Chairman), Dr. Jens Urny (Treasurer) und Prof. Dr. Rainer Herges (Host, Kiel University). © Schimmelpfennig/CAU