The focus is on basic research in the three areas of metal-, semiconductor-, and molecular/atomic-based spintronics with the visionary goal of developing nanoscale spintronic devices based on a detailed knowledge of the underlying atomistic spin-dependent interactions and processes.
NanoBioNet is a powerful network of research institutes, hospitals and companies from different sectors. All partners are experts in their respective field. They are united through their shared interest in nano- and biotechnology.
The NanoBioPharmaceutics (Nanoscale Functionalities for Targeted Delivery of Biopharmaceutics) project is positioned as a R&D initiative in the NMP research priority of the Sixth EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. This project aims at the development of novel biopharmaceutics attached to nanocarriers for targeted delivery for medical applications. A major issue is the development of suitable biopharmaceutics nanocarrierer systems for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, cancer and diabetes as an example.
This European project's goal is to establish new methodologies (high-resolution ion microscopy, radiotracer) on skin cross sections to study the quality of skin as a barrier against formulations containing nanoparticles.
Nano-map is a graphical tool for the visualization of the regional distribution of relevant nanotechnology institutions in Germany including major enterprises, SMEs, networks, research centers, university institutes, funding agencies, technology transfer and financing institutions.
Within NanoMat three research centers of the Hermann von Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren, ten universities with natural and engineering science departments, one Max Planck Institute, an Institute of the Wissenschaftsgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, three Fraunhofer Institutes, an Institute of the Polish Academy of Science, the DECHEMA and four major companies coordinate their research programmes. The theme of the research is 'Synthesis and investigation of nanostructured metals and ceramics, and investigation of the materials and applications which result from their nanoscale nature.'
NanOp is the German national network for the application of lateral nanostructures, nano-analytical techniques, and optoelectronics comprising large, medium size and small companies, national institutes for applied and fundamental research and universities.
In the cluster of excellence Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM), scientists from various research facilities in the Munich area in the fields of physics, biophysics, physical chemistry, biochemistry, pharmaceuticals, biology, electronics and medicine work together with the goal of designing, producing and controlling a series of artificial and multifunctional nanosystems.