Cooperation > Nanotechnology
Austria is well positioned in the field of nanoscale sciences and nanotechnologies. In 2004, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) launched the “Austrian NANO Initiative”, a national research programme on nanotechnology, and invested a total of 150 Million Euros from public and private sources over the following seven years. This initiative seeks to broaden the basis for cooperation between science and industry, to strengthen research competences in the field of applications, and to foster technology transfer and economic exploitation. It was successfully concluded in 2011 and subsequently integrated into the new programme “Production of the Future”.
Within the 7th EU Framework Programme for Research and Development, Austria was involved in every 10th project which included a Chinese partner and thereby successfully cooperated with 54 Chinese partners. Chinese-Austrian cooperation ranked 4th after US, Russia and India which shows the big potential for future joint projects, especially within “Horizon 2020”, the EU’s new framework programme for research and innovation.
Joint Calls on Nanotechnology between China and Austria
As a result of joint calls with the Chinese Academy of Sciences and with Shanghai University, six joint projects in the field of nanotechnology were launched in 2015. The project duration for all projects is three years (2015-2018).
Austrian Delegation on Nanotechnology 2015
From 30 August to 5 September 2015, BMVIT and OSTA organised in cooperation with Advantage Austria a nanotechnology visit to China – this year including the cities Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing.
A few impressions:
- ChinaNANO 2015 Conference
- Joint Call between CAS and FFG (2015)
- Joint Call between Shanghai University and FFG (2014)
- Nanotechnology in Austria – Brochure 2015
- Austrian NANO Initiative (BMVIT)