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Facilitating open innovation in micro and nano technology by providing open access to a pan-European toolbox called EUMINAfab.

Kautt, M*; Anson, S M*; Saile, V*; Scholz, S*; Fugier, P*; Lambertini, V*; Abad, E*; Dirne, F*; Loeschner, H*; Leach, R K (2009) Facilitating open innovation in micro and nano technology by providing open access to a pan-European toolbox called EUMINAfab. In: 4M/ICOMM 2009 Conference, 23-25 September 2009, Forschungszentrum Karlruhe, Germany.

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Abstract

EUMINAfab is a European Research Infrastructure (ERI) in the context of the European sub-technology platform for micro and nano manufacturing (MINAM). EUMINAfab is funded as a 4 -years project by the European Commission (EC) in the frame of FP7 "Capacities". In first instance, EUMINAfab integrates the scientific and technological skills of 10 partners from 8 countries to create a Pan-European toolbox for micro and nanotechnologies for structuring and characterizing a multitude of functional materials. This toolbox is open to external users from industry and academia on a proposal basise. It offers open access to 36 installations from 8 leading European micro and nano centers, 4 of which are from industry. EUMINAfab aims at lowering barriers that are mainly faced by small and medium enterprises, which - for several reasons - tend to be reluctant in exploiting the promises of emerging technologies such as multimaterial micro and nanotechnologies. In the midterm the consortium will develops advanced access modes to state-of-the-art micro and nano technologies and offers specific technical solutions to its users, thus representing a new route to open innovation for its users. The EC supports transnational access to EUMINAfab's installations by reimbursing access costs of the installations and the travel expenses of its users.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Keywords: multimaterial, nanotechnology, open innovation, European Research Infrastructure
Subjects: Engineering Measurements
Engineering Measurements > Dimensional
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:15
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/4501

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