|Posted: May 17, 2010
Survey results on micro- and nanotechnology in Germany
(Nanowerk News) Micro- and nanotechnology are key technologies that
generate unique advanced and novel products, which are
applied all over the world in many industries, like medical
technology, mechanical engineering, production, the
automotive industry or consumer electronics. In spite of the
current economic crisis, micro and nano products are still
reaching double-digit growth rates, for instance micro
sensors for boom markets like green technologies and
Micro- and nanotechnology companies in Germany are
successful players on global markets. IVAM Research has
now compiled the activities in these areas in Germany in a
comprehensive survey. The “Micro/Nano Atlas of Germany“
has first been presented to the public during the annual
summit of the international microtechnology community, the
Micromachine Summit 2010, which took place in Dortmund
at the end of April.
The “Micro/Nano Atlas of Germany” gives a complete and
unique overview over the micro- and nanotechnology
industry in Germany, including research activities and
priorities in six federal states and 38 regional clusters. In
addition, the survey describes the federal funding policy,
market and application trends, and the current economic
situation of the German micro- and nanotechnology industry.
IVAM managing director Uwe Kleinkes is going to present
the survey in the USA and Japan, at the conference Metric in
San José, California this week, and during the exhibition and
conference Micromachine/MEMS in Tokyo at the end of July.
The “Micro/Nano Atlas of Germany” is available from IVAM
Research. As a supplement to the survey, IVAM Research
offers a comprehensive database of micro- and
nanotechnology companies and research institutions.