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Programme funding

EUR 9 million
The paramount and long-term aim for granting the funds is to strengthen Danish research within nanotechnology and nanoscience and to contribute to the education of candidates within these areas. Furthermore, it is an aim to contribute to innovations in Danish research within nano-technology and nanoscience in order to pave the way for international breakthroughs and/or re-sults with a considerable value to society. There could, for instance, be new high-tech spin-off companies.


General information:
The programme has got a deadline for application on 27th February 2003. It is expected that the selected projects will commence their activities in the spring of 2003.

Out of a total 3 M EUR per year app. 2,25 M EUR are allocated for a national research effort in nanotechnology and nanoscience, whilst the remaining 0,75 M EUR are allocated for structured educational programmes in these areas.


A research combination of nanotechnology and nanoscience.


The funds will be allocated in open competition through 2-3 large grants (expected), each of DKK 20 to 25 million in total. Emphasis is given to the effort's ability to contribute to enhanced collaboration across the Danish nanosector in order to prepare them to participate in e.g. Integrated Projects and Networks of Excellence under the EU's 6th Framework Programme.

Applications must include several different research groups; preferably in a research combination of nanotechnology and nanoscience and the leader of the research consortium must have a substantial international management and research profile. It is the aim for the research groups to achieve an internationally prominent position.

The funds must support the research-based education programmes and the competence development of the business sector. Furthermore, emphasis is given to ensuring co-ordination and synergy across the individual grants. Therefore, applications must include suggestions as to how to establish a network capable of providing overall linkage between the given grants and suggestions as to how such a network can provide co-ordination of the candidate and PhD education programmes within the area.


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