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1 Technology Transfer in a High-Tech Environment, Bucharest, 26 June 2003 Role of NEXUS in promoting micro and nanotechnologies in Europe Rob Turner

2 Technology Transfer in a High-Tech Environment, Bucharest, 26 June 2003 A Reminder of NEXUS Aims To promote the uptake of microsystems technology, and nanotechnology in support of European industry To provide opportunities for professional networking To generate and disseminate up-to-date marketing, technical, and emerging technology information To establish and consolidate the MNT structure for the ERA NEXUS

3 Technology Transfer in a High-Tech Environment, Bucharest, 26 June 2003

4 6.3% 73.0% 15.9% 4.0% 0.5% 0.3% % geographical distribution of NEXUS membership (Who’s who and regular participants)

5 Technology Transfer in a High-Tech Environment, Bucharest, 26 June 2003 % organisational types of NEXUS membership Academia 52% Industry 48%

6 Technology Transfer in a High-Tech Environment, Bucharest, 26 June 2003 Steering Committee (meeting 4 or 5/ year) Association “signing members” NEXUS Operations manager Secretariat Personnel hired by the Association All NEXUS Members No membership fee Today The NEXUS Association Organisation SAB Scientific Advisory Board Council (General Assembly meeting 1 or 2/ year) Association About proactive Members French Association Loi 1901 NEXUS Association.

7 Technology Transfer in a High-Tech Environment, Bucharest, 26 June 2003 The current Steering Committee Ayman El Fatatry BAE Systems (UK) Vice Chairman Task Force Coordination Sean Neylon Colibrys (CH) MarkCom promotion & Sponsorship Constant Axelrad CEA- LETI (F) Advisor to the SC USC Nano Gaëtan Menozzi MEMSCAP (F) Chairman International Relations Per Gloersen SensoNor (N) Treasurer Diana Hodgins ETB (UK) Coordinating USC/MWGs

8 Technology Transfer in a High-Tech Environment, Bucharest, 26 June 2003 The NEXUS Office Rob Turner KBIC (UK) Operation manager Elected January 2001 “Helping to make it happen” Laurence Chassouant CEA- LETI (F) Secretary - European project assistant Hired July 2001

9 Technology Transfer in a High-Tech Environment, Bucharest, 26 June 2003 Current work (1) User supplier club/methodology working group meetings Users and suppliers meet regularly to discuss technologies and applications, share market information, and visit producer sites. The current and upcoming USC/MWG’s are shown below with typical number participants at meetings: – Pharmaceutical (25) – Medical devices (40) – Instrumentation and process control (15) – Peripherals and multimedia (12) – Space and geophysics (30) – Telecommunications (15) – Domestic appliances(20) – Design, Modelling & Simulation (20) – Packaging (20) – Nanoscience (10) – Polish USC (as a start to greater involvement of NAS counties)

10 Technology Transfer in a High-Tech Environment, Bucharest, 26 June 2003 Task Forces Priority topics within NEXUS are dealt with by the following Task Forces. Market Analysis – Aimed at establishing and predicting market size for existing and new applications. Last report published in April ’02 entitled “NEXUS MST Market Analysis ” Roadmap – Aimed at predicting technological and application trends. New Roadmap will be published in July ’03 Scientific Advisory Board – Aimed at predicting trends in the period , including the enabling effects of nanoscience. Current work (2)

11 Technology Transfer in a High-Tech Environment, Bucharest, 26 June 2003 MARKET ANALYSIS

12 Technology Transfer in a High-Tech Environment, Bucharest, 26 June 2003 ROADMAP

13 Technology Transfer in a High-Tech Environment, Bucharest, 26 June 2003 Website (www.nexus – mems.com) – Who’s who – Reportage – European programmes – National and regional networks – Bookshop -marketing and technical books – Conference and workshop information – Job vacancies Ezine ( magazine available to all) MST News NEXUS Forum and other workshops Current work (3)

14 Technology Transfer in a High-Tech Environment, Bucharest, 26 June 2003 Overall Progress 23 USC meetings held with 420 participants New Packaging and Nano USC’s started NEXUS led micro-nano EC project started 8 EOI’s were prepared and 4 IPs submitted Market Analysis published and distributed (160) Roadmap in progress – July 2003 publication European & International collaborations agreed First NAS meetings organised NEXUS accepted as a neutral umbrella organisation

15 Technology Transfer in a High-Tech Environment, Bucharest, 26 June 2003 Funding sources due to change USC/MWG meetings Task Forces RM, MA, Benchmarking Web/Ezine/ MST News USC/MWG meetings Task Forces RM, MA, Benchmarking Web/Ezine/ MST News IP/NOE dissemination/ coordination meetings SME actions NAS actions From 1/1/04 Future funding by: Membership fee Sponsorship IP actions Four years funding from the EC (if proposal passes) Currently EC funded from NEXUS 2000 and nanoINDEX

16 Technology Transfer in a High-Tech Environment, Bucharest, 26 June 2003 A NEXUSPLUS proposal has been submitted and evaluated This aims to: Provide a meeting place for IPs and NOEs both in Growth and IST. – Hold 6 monthly meetings (alternately in the East and the West) – Provide world class speakers (to benchmark activities) Provide support for SMEs to attend USC and IP/NOE meetings Provide support for NAS participants to organise, and attend USC and IP/NOE meetings Continue with an updated website, the Ezine and MST News

17 Technology Transfer in a High-Tech Environment, Bucharest, 26 June Monthly IP/NOE Meetings Growth IPs & NOEs IST IPs & NOEs EURIMUS USC MWG SMEs NAS Future Partners

18 Technology Transfer in a High-Tech Environment, Bucharest, 26 June 2003 SC Meeting 3 /4 July Examine practicality of self-funding Plan how to maximise the effect of the funding to support those activities we need BUT This depends on the proposal passing. If it does then I am reasonably confident that we can continue and rapidly increase both SME and NAS involvement


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