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Knowledge and Excellence in European Nanotechnology - Regions

Objective

EU Commissioner Janez Potonik stated that “nanotechnology is an area which has highly promising prospects for turning fundamental research into successful innovations.” The potential applications of nanotechnology are wide-ranging and rapidly increasing, demonstrating a field that has the potential to act as a powerful catalyst for economic development. To gain a competitive position in this exciting terrain and to foster industrial innovation, EU research infrastructures require more and more resources: multidisciplinary competencies, investments for up-to-date technical equipments, skilled HR, and strong links to the business community. To this end, many well-established research centres in Europe are working in research-driven clusters, aggregates of key-players who are not just researchers, but networks of competitive companies and public authorities. This is the case of Veneto Nanotech (Veneto), Minatec (Rhone-Alps) and Gaia (Basque Country) , which together control more than 200 M€ public investments, 2000 researchers, and 200 research laboratories. If these 3 clusters are to collaborate, combining and integrating their enormous wealth of resources to increase synergies and to complement one another, it will create a huge potential for research and economic development at the EU level. This is precisely the goal of KEEN (Knowledge and Excellence in European Nanotechnology)-Regions. A three-step approach (mapping and analysis of existing resources, interactive exchanges and mutual learning, and a focused integration process) will lead to a Joint Action Plan, constructed by all interested stakeholders. Following a bottom-up philosophy and utilising the direct involvement of Regional Authorities, the JAP will ensure a quick and comprehensive implementation. KEEN also aims to eventually expand beyond these 3 clusters, exchanging methodologies and strategies with other EU clusters.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

FP7-REGIONS-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

VENETO INNOVAZIONE SPA
Address
Via Ca Marcello, 67/D
30172 Venezia Mestre
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 285 103,55
Administrative Contact
Ivan Boesso (Mr.)

Participants (10)

REGIONE DEL VENETO
Italy
Address
Palazzo Balbi - Dorsoduro 3901
30123 Venezia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Caterina De Pietro (Ms.)
COMMUNE DE GRENOBLE
France
EU contribution
€ 143 856,21
Address
11 Boulevard Jean Pain
38021 Grenoble
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anne Elisabeth Cotte (Ms.)
SOCIEDAD PARA LA TRANSFORMACION COMPETITIVA - ERALDAKETA LEHIAKORRERAKO SOZIETATEA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 49 064,85
Address
Calle Duque De Wellington 2 6
01010 Vitoria Gasteiz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Aitor Peñeñori (Mr.)
VENETO NANOTECH SOCIETA CONSORTILEPER AZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 61 237,17
Address
Piazza Salvemini 13
35131 Padova
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Roberta Mitidieri (Ms.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 86 316,90
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Frédéric Clerc (Mr.)
FUNDACION CIDETEC
Spain
EU contribution
€ 42 824,61
Address
Paseo Miramon 196 Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20014 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jon Lacunza (Mr.)
ASOCIACION CENTRO DE INVESTIGACIONCOOPERATIVA EN NANOCIENCIAS CIC NANOGUNE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 103 641,27
Address
Tolosa Hiribidea 76
20018 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Miguel Odriozola (Mr.)
ASOCIACION DE INDUSTRIAS DE CONOCIMIENTO Y TECNOLOGIA - GAIA - EUSKALHERRIKO EZAGUTZA ETA TEKNOLOGIA INDUSTRIEN ELKARTEA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 97 250,22
Address
Portuetxe Bidea, N14, Edificio Ibaeta, Planta 1ª
20018 San Sebastian
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Javier Echeverria Ibañez (Mr.)
MINALOGIC PARTENAIRES ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 59 856,87
Address
Parvis Louis Neel 3
38054 Grenoble
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jean Chabbal (Mr.)
CENTRO REGIONALE DI ASSISTENZA PERLA COOPERAZIONE ARTIGIANA SC
Italy
EU contribution
€ 40 848,31
Address
Via Torino 99-101 Stradario 00073
30172 Mestre Venezia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Enrico Cancino (Dr.)