The Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Laboratory was created in 1982 by professor Nico F. de Rooij. Since then, SAMLAB has increased in size and has reached a staff of about 50 persons, including 15 PhD students.
ePIXfab was started as the Silicon Photonics Platform within the framework of ePIXnet, the FP6 Network of Excellence on photonic integrated components and circuits. The mission of ePIXfab is to build a future for silicon photonics in Europe through the development of a fabless model for the fabrication of silicon photonic circuits based on existing CMOS labs and commercial foundries relying on European know-how.
The European FP6 Network of Excellence ePIXnet provides a platform to its academic and industrial partners for sharing and integrating research facilities and research know-how in the field of photonic integrated components and circuits.Research themes: Towards technologies for photonic VLSI; Nanophotonics; Advanced materials; Integrated and integratable light sources; Ultra-wide band photonic signal; processing.
The ePIXnet Nanostructuring Platform for Photonic Integration and Nanophotonics fabricates Nanophotonic devices, such as photonic crystals and photonic wires, for a range of research groups throughout the world. The efforts are primarily concentrated on Silicon on Insulator, Indium Phosphide and Gallium Arsenide materials.
The EUROPHOTONICS EMMC Master course gives an extensive two-year Master level teaching program focusing on advanced research and applied topics that will constitute the near and extended future scientific goals in the field of Photonics Engineering, Nanophotonics and Biophotonics, with interdisciplinary applications.
Four leading research and educational institutions in Europe propose a joint Erasmus Mundus Master Course entitled "Nanoscience and nanotechnology". The objective of this course is to provide top quality multidisciplinary education in nanoscience and nanotechnology.
The first European Infrastructure for micro and nano fabrication and characterisation using a broad range of materials. EUMINAfab partners offer no-fee access to 36 installations with the necessary technical support personnel in the areas of micro and nano patterning, thin film deposition, replication and characterisation.
Based on the success of the EuroNanoMed ERA-NET initiative (2009-2011), support to the European Nanomedecine research community is continuing. The EuroNanoMed II ERA-NET project, comprising 20 partners from 17 countries/regions, has been granted funding through the ECís 7th Framework Programme. It will run from November 2012 to October 2016.
ANNA is an Integrated Infrastructure Initiative (I3) funded by the European Commission under the FP6 devoted to to strengthening the European Research Area in the field of microelectronics and Nanotechnology. ANNA offers analytical support to Research Institutions but also production facilities of SMEs and Industries.
The integrated project PACE will explore the utilization of the simplest technically feasible elementary living units to build evolvable complex information systems. The Center will create, analyse and investigate the applications of such systems that process information by self-organization starting at molecular scales. They will explore the collective properties of artificial cells and demonstrate that they are the right material for building nanoscale robot ecologies.
EUCEMAN promotes interdisciplinary research and development as well as co-operation in designated areas of reliability of materials, components, systems, tools and techniques with a particular focus on micro and nanotechnologies, including their applications for business, science and technology, as well as everyday-life concerns (household, leisure, sports, health, security, etc.).
This web service provides an overview of nanotechnology related activities across the European Community's programmes. This includes information on projects and funding opportunities, information about the European Research Area and the 6th and 7th Framework Programmes.
The Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP) is actively involved in research into nanomaterials safety, identification and detection. In particular it focuses on a science-based understanding of nanomaterial properties and effects, alongside development of improved measurement and testing methods.
The Nanotechnology and Molecular Imaging is one of the five Scientific Units of the Institute for Health and Consumer Protection - Joint Research Centre. The unit provides scientific support in key technologies for JRC priority areas related to Environment and Health, alternative methods, exposure monitoring and security. In the area of nanobiotechnology, based on extensive experience in surface engineering and biophotonics, new bio-interfaces, biosensors and diagnostic systems are developed and tailored to specific applications in toxicology (high throughput screening), exposure assessment and monitoring, toxicity of nanoparticles, and health.
The European Molecular Biology Laboratory is a non-profit organisation and a basic research institute funded by public research monies from 19 member states. Research at EMBL is conducted by approximately 80 independent groups covering the spectrum of molecular biology. Research projects include biomolecular nanomachines and optical nanotechnologies.
Supported by companies such as Procter and Gamble, BP International, Thomas Swan & Co., Nexia Solutions, Imerys, SmartBead Technologies and LOT-Oriel, the European Nanotechnology Trade Alliance, ENTA, has recently been created to represent the interests of nanotechnology businesses across Europe. It will act to bridge the gap between industry, governments, science, and importantly, the public. Its aim is to promote the benefits of nanotechnology, while supporting all actions that ensure new nanotechnologies are developed in a safe and responsible manner.