nano4society vision

This vision (nanovision 2030) is a multi-year plan for the knowledge and innovation agenda around the key enabling technology, nanotechnology. The foundation is the selective continuation of thenational FES programme NanoNextNL, supplemented by the input of a wide range of stakeholders. The initiators are the NanoNextNl and MinacNed foundations, an industry organisation within FHI. This encompasses the entire chain secured, from science – spinoff – startup –SME’s – large companies – end user.

Nanovision 2030 is a clear indicator of the position and application that nanotechnology occupies as a key enabling technology for solving societal challenges. This aligns with the four themes the Netherlands has chosen, health and healthcare, energy and sustainability, agriculture, water, and food, and security, and in line with the European Green deal. The programme outlined here, Nano4society, can make vital contributions to these mission-driven innovations. It combines excellent technology development with a dedicated governance system to safeguard that its outcomes will contribute to solving societal issues.

As illustration of the dynamics and flexibility/agility of the nanotech community, a special section on nano-solutions for the “Coronachallenge” is added.
Text by Prof. dr. ir. Albert van den Berg (UT) CHAIR

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Download the NanoVision 2030 (English version), includes COVID-19 research themes (PDF)


On December 16, 2019 the manifest was presented to Marc Hendrikse, ‘boegbeeld’ High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM), by Dave Blank, Albert van den Berg and Ronny van ‘t Oever. Read the full article in Dutch here.


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