How do research results become products? We will help you and support your process of technology transfer.Are you interested in new trends and developments? Visit our seminars, workshops and exhibition stands.Are you keen to consider people and the environment? We develop nanotechnology in a responsible manner.Do you need grants for your project? We will support you in your applications.Do you want to promote nanotechnology? Become a member!Do you want to make your results known internationally? We will help you with international research marketing.Are you looking for contacts for your project? We will refer you to researchers and users in industry and economy.Do you want to get your bearings in a complicated technical environment? We will provide you with the necessary knowledge.Are you seeking dialogue with decision makers? We will bring decision makers from economy, universities and politics to the table.Do you already have a good idea for a project? We will initiate and coordinate projects for you, right through to complete project management.Do you want to make your idea into a product? We will carry out feasibility studies and help you with implementation.

About Us

The Cluster Nanotechnology was founded in 2006 in order to better exploit the enormous potential of nanotechnology. The Cluster Nanotechnology is supported by the Bavarian state government within the framework of the Bavarian Cluster Initiative.

One of the aims of the Cluster is to match key sectors such as the car industry, electronics, mechanical engineering or medical technology with nanotechnological research and development expertise.

The focus of the Cluster's work is the continual expansion of a network of expertise for promoting cooperation between the worlds of economy and research, in particular through the initiation, monitoring and execution of concrete projects. Further tasks include the introduction of students and teachers to nanotechnology and the promotion of nanotechnology teaching contents in schools, universities and training in order to combat the lack of qualified workers through sustained promotion of young talents.

The promoting organisations of the Cluster Nanotechnology are Nanoinitiative Bayern GmbH and Nanonetz Bayern e.V.

The Nanoinitiative Bayern GmbH was founded in 2006 by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Würzburg-Schweinfurt and the Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg. The administrative office is responsible for managing the Cluster Nanotechnology.

The Network Association `Nanonetz Bayern e.V.´ was founded in 2007. It establishes an open platform for core competencies in the fields of research, industry, teaching and service.

The Initiative Junge Forscherinnen und Forscher e.V. (IJF) (Initiative for Young Researchers) developed out of the Cluster Nanotechnology in 2010 and continues to run its own successful youth-promotion programme on behalf of and in close cooperation with the Cluster.

The Cluster spokesperson is Prof Dr Alfred Forchel. He is both the managing director of Nanoinitiative Bayern GmbH and founding chairman of Förderverein Nanonetz Bayern e.V.

Dr-Ing. Peter Grambow is head of the administrative office for both organisations.

Our team at the administrative office is available to answer any questions.

From left to right: Cornelia Wolfram, Dr-Ing. Peter Grambow, Sonja Pfeuffer, Prof Alfred Forchel, Sabine Binzberger, Dr Anna Sauer