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1 Best practice examples of clusters, innovation poles and networks NANONET-Styria The Styrian Network on Nanotechnology Helmut Wiedenhofer 10 October 2006

2 Outline History of NANONET-Styria Key data Partners of the network Aims of NANONET-Styria Fields of Research Examples of Activities Contact

3 History of the Network I Starting point – Province of Styria Vienna Budapest Ljubljana Zagreb 300 km 190 km 200 km Styria area: 16.388 km 2 habitants: approx. 1.2 Mio. Graz Trento 480 km 5 universities ca 50.000 students 2 technical colleges various industrial branches

4 History of NANONET-Styria II Preparatory phase: early 2000 – mid-2001 Preliminary assessment of economic and scientific potentials initiated by the Regional Government of Styria Awareness building and start of first networking activities Lobbying Establishing the Network in summer/autumn 2001 Establishment phase: mid-2001 – late 2003 Implementation phase: early 2004 – late 2006

5 History of NANONET-Styria III Preparatory phase: early 2000 – mid-2001 Establishment phase: mid-2001 – late 2003 Development of key research areas Definition of strategic lighthouse projects - position paper Gathering of Letters of Intent / Styrian Industry First R&D projects launched Networking Activities Implementation phase: early 2004 – late 2006

6 History of NANONET-Styria IV Preparatory phase: early 2000 – mid-2001 Establishment phase: mid-2001 – late 2003 Implementation phase: early 2004 – late 2006 Start of implementation of lighthouse projects and individual projects Extension of the network Active participation in the establishment of the Austrian nanotechnology network Measures for technology diffusion into the industrial sector Establishment of two physical Centres of Nanotechnology NanoTecCenter Weiz Forschungsgesellschaft mbH nanoSurface Engineering Center Leoben Again: Strategy process

7 Key Data I Regional Network Platform of communication and co-operation Network management: JOANNEUM RESEARCH University of Leoben Funding: program lines of the regional and national government Networking projects Scientific research projects ca. 50 network members: Academia Industry Styrian government

8 Key data II Organisation of NANONET-Styria Close cooperation of university and non-university research institutions the business sector and the Styrian Regional Government in the field of nanotechnology

9 Members of the Network I Academia Karl-Franzens University Graz ( Graz Medical University ( Graz University of Technology ( University of Leoben ( Austrian Academy of Sciences ( Centre for Electron Microscopy Graz ( Materials Center Leoben ( Polymer Competence Center Leoben ( JOANNEUM RESEARCH ( Public authorities Styrian Regional Government ( Styrian Business Promotion Agency (

10 Members of the Network II Business sector Alicona Imaging ( AT&S ( austriamicrosystems ( Böhler Edelstahl ( Böhler Uddeholm ( EPCOS ( HECUS ( Infineon ( Material Cluster Leoben ( piCHEM ( …

11 How does NANONET-Styria work? Periodical meetings of the core group Core group members act as multiplier by passing information to their colleagues and associates are usually head of special research groups, research departments or companies Common activities in various joint projects, bundling the existing expertise Common development of joint strategies for the future position paper Intellectual Capital Report 2003 – A large knowledgebase for small dimensions Intellectual Capital Report 2006 (in progress) Strategy NANONET-Styria 2010 (in progress)

12 Aims of NANONET-Styria I Establishing nanotechnology in Styria on a long-term and sustainable basis Cooperation of Styrian partners in the joint successful implementation of ideas Cooperation and coordination with national activities and other regions Forging links with research institutions of the EU and accession countries Initiating and supporting RTD projects Implementing sustainable qualification structures Awareness building and establishment of platform for knowledge exchange Coordination between science, business and politics

13 Aims of NANONET-Styria II Integration in Networks NANONET-Styria – essential part of the Austrian NANO Initiative Close contact with other network nodes / international institutions High quality standard / rapid availability of information

14 Fields of research and interest I Thematic Focus Nanocoating Nanopowders Organic opto-electronics and sensor technology Bionanotechnology Nanoanalysis Nanocomposites Complementary activities Health-related and social implications of nanoscience and nanotechnology Internationalisation activities Awareness / Dissemination / Public Relations

15 Fields of research and interest II Nanocoating / nano Engineering Design of surfaces and thin coatings Build-up of expertise and infrastructure Design of morphology and topography Nanopowders Development of nanostructured metallic materials Analysis – manufacture – processing and quality control Development of new improved materials based on nanopowders Organic opto-electronics and sensors Development of nanostructured materials, of processing and components Use of organic semiconductors in optoelectronic components and sensors Specific analysis

16 Main areas of research and interest III Bionanotechnology ( Drug development and drug delivery Development of new agents, modes of action and application strategies R&D along the medical value chain: from disease to production Nanoanalysis ( Strengthening, coordination and advancement of analytical methods based on nanotechnology Methods of structural analysis and device development Interaction studies Nanocomposites Advancement of new composites with nanofillers Development of compounding and processing technologies for polymer nanocomposites Determination of structure-property relationships and property optimisation for polymer nanocomposites

17 Examples of Activities Austrian National NANO program Cluster Project NANOCOAT Development of Nanostructured Coatings for Multifunctional Surface Properties Coordinator: Materials Center Leoben ( Cluster Project NANOCOMP Performance Optimization of Polymer Nanocomposites Coordinator: Polymer Competence Center Leoben ( Cluster Project NANO HEALTH Nanostructured Materials for Drug Targeting, Release and Imaging Coordinator: JOANNEUM RESEARCH (Inst. of Medical Technologies and Health Management) ( Cluster Project ISOTEC ( Integrated Organic Sensor and Optoeletronics Technologies Coordinator: JOANNEUM RESEARCH (Inst. of Nanostructured Materials and Photonics) (

18 Examples of Activities R&D projects Organisation / Support of national and international meetings and conferences Active participation: conferences, international fairs and workshops (e.g. Materialica 2005, Medica 2005) Nano and Photonics 15 – 17 March 2006, Mauterndorf (Austria) International Workshop: Nanomagnetics by Self- organization 8 – 11 October 2006, Ramsau (Austria) euspen 6th International Conference 28 May – 1 June 2006 Exhibition booth

19 Examples of Activities NanoTecCenter Weiz I NanoTecCenter Weiz Forschungsgesellschaft mbH Established 28 February 2006 Cooperation of JOANNEUM RESEARCH and Graz University of Technology Aim: physical center and a company for basic and applied research and development in the fields of process- and device development with the focus on organic opto-electronics and sensor devices nanostructured materials and nanoanalytics in addition: technology transfer, communication and training Location: Weiz (ca 40 km from Graz, Styria)

20 NanoTecCenter Weiz II R&D-concept FSP 4: Fabrication of Devices, oFETs, OLEDs, Sensors Testing of devices Characterization FSP 3: Preparation and Structuring TPA, Soft Lithography Self assembly, Ink-jet printing, Coating, Laser cutting FSP 5: Integration of Devices & Fabrication of Prototypes Design, Production Processes, Testing, Encapsulation FSP 1: Advanced Materials Conjugated Molecules (conjugated polymers, small molecules…) Inorganic (nano)particles(magnetic, conducting, semiconducting) Organic/inorganic Hybrid Materials FSP 2: Nanoanalytics and Material Characterization Optical Properties, Electrical Properties and Morphology Development of integrated devices (prototypes) and fabrication processes Development of single devices and fabrication processes Analysis and Characterization of Devices and Materials Development of Materials Main Research of NTC Weiz GmbH F&E-Projects with Partners/Companies

21 NanoTecCenter Weiz III Devices and applications

22 NanoTecCenter Weiz III Important milestones 2006200720082009 28/02/2006 04/200603/2007 07/2008

23 Contact - JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH Helmut Wiedenhofer ( Dr. Elke Jantscher ( University Leoben Dr. Martha Mühlburger ( Dr. Brigitte Kriszt ( Regional Government of Styria Dr. Gerd Gratzer ( Mag. Alexandra Nagl (

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