The mission of core facilities for nanoscience and nanotechnology at the Academia Sinica (NanoCore) is to support and promote the advanced research on nanoscience and nanotechnology, such as the studies on nanostructures,
nanomaterials, probes and manipulation techniques, nanodevices, and nanobiotechnology.
ACTION-Grid is a Specific International Cooperation Project on healthcare information systems based on Grid capabilities and Biomedical Informatics (BMI) and nanoinformatics between Latin America, the Western Balkans and the European Union (EU).
Nine Nanotechnology Competence Centers in Germany have established the consortium AGeNT-D (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Nanotechnologie-Kompetenzzentren in Deutschland). The CCNanos are acting nationwide and are located in various regions of Germany. All together they cover the whole range of nanotechnology's research and application areas.
The cluster will enable internationally competitive technological innovation by relevant research organization and R&D-based corporation, around the core of universities and public research organizations which serve as the base of knowledge creation.
(Site in German) With the forward-looking project ALEGRA (Alternative Werkstoffe für die NanoElektronik: Graphen) Dr. Max Lemme, AMO GmbH was awarded the BMBF-supported NanoFutur prize for young researchers. Graphene is an extremely attractive material candidate to overcome the limitations of conventional Si-based devices and for applications in electronics beyond CMOS.
The Alliance for NanoHealth (ANH) was the first multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional collaborative research endeavor aimed solely at using nanotechnology to bridge the gaps between medicine, biology, materials science, computer technology and public policy. The ANH comprises seven world-class research institutions, scientists and clinicians located within the world's largest collection of healthcare facilities.
AMBIO (Advanced Nanostructured Surfaces for the Control of Biofouling) is an Integrated Project funded by the European Commission under its Sixth Framework Programme. The project is at the crossroads between nanosciences and marine biology, environment and high technology and is devoted to the knowledge-based development of antifouling coatings that function through their nanoscale physico-chemical properties, without the release of biocides which may damage the environment.
The American National Standards Institute's Nanotechnology Standards Panel serves as the cross-sector coordinating body for the purposes of facilitating the development of standards in the area of nanotechnology including, but not limited to, nomenclature/terminology; materials properties; and testing, measurement and characterization procedures.
ASNM's activities focus on innovative cutting-edge research in nanomedicine as well as the applications of nanotechnology to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. While promoting seminal research activities in nanomedicine worldwide, issues such as ethics, safety and toxicity, intellectual property, and commercialization will also be addressed and explored.
The Collaborative Project (CP) AMON-RA (Architectures, Materials, and One-dimensional Nanowires for Photovoltaics - Research and Applications) is intended to result in a new type of solar cell, combining advanced nano- and hetero-structures with silicon photovoltaic technology.
ArboraNano is the new Canadian Forest NanoProducts Network made possible through the Government of Canada's Business-led Networks of Centres of Excellence program, FPInnovations and NanoQuebec. ArboraNano has brought together researchers from vastly different industries to research and develop products that will be based on a plant-derived nanomaterial - NanoCrystalline Cellulose (NCC).
The Arizona Nanotechnology Cluster, an Arizona not-for-profit organization, was formed in January 2003 to share technological advances, and to promote business development in the fast-growing field of nanotechnology.
The APNF is a platform for networking across the Asia Pacific region between governments, developing industry, and the venture capital market. The APNF is an independent non-government, not for profit organization, which facilitates the coordination of Nanotechnology development and programs and cross regional collaborations among Government policy makers, industry, R&D institutions, and leading researchers.
ANNA is a nonprofit association registered in National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, a Government Organization under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan. ANNA is put together in association with a group of researchers in Japan to keep pace with the growing needs for cooperative interactions among researchers in Asian countries.
The aim of the proposed Japanese-German Research Unit 'Advanced spintronic materials and transport phenomena' (ASPIMATT) is to develop the foundations for a future spintronics with the potential to complement and succeed conventional CMOS. The specific approach lies on the development and characterization of new spintronic materials for applications at room temperature and on the study of new spin transport phenomena, in particular lateral spin current phenomena.
This ASTM (originally known as the American Society for Testing and Materials) Committee addresses issues related to standards and guidance materials for nanotechnology & nanomaterials, as well as the coordination of existing ASTM standardization related to nanotechnology needs.
AtomWorks is a coalition of science and industry leaders dedicated to catalyzing nanotechnology development and commercialization in Illinois and throughout the Midwest. The organization serves as a clearinghouse of nanotechnology information, provides nanotechnology education, increases public awareness of nanotechnology's potential benefits, builds a community of interest for individuals and companies involved in nanotechnology, and develops networks of resources on behalf of those trying to commercialize nanotech innovations.
The Centre for Quantum Computer Technology is an Australian multi-university collaboration undertaking research on the fundamental physics and technology of building, at the atomic level, a solid state quantum computer in silicon together with other high potential implementations.
The AMMRF is a national grid of equipment, instrumentation and expertise in microscopy, microanalysis, electron and x-ray diffraction and spectroscopy providing nanostructural characterisation capability and services to all areas of nanotechnology and biotechnology research.
Dedicated to substantially enhancing Australia's research outcomes in this important field by promoting effective collaborations, exposing researchers to alternative and complementary approaches from other fields, encouraging forums for postgraduate students and early career researchers, increasing nanotechnology infrastructure, enhancing awareness of existing infrastructure, and promoting international links.