International hub for sustainable industrial-scale nanofabrication

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EUflag white low ID 6256 NanoFabNet project has received funding from the European Union’s HORIZON 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement n°886171

Project duration: 01 03 2020 - 28 02 2022 (24 months)

Total cost: EUR 2.258.943,75

EU contribution: EUR 2.220.725

Number of partners: 14 beneficiaries

BNN members participating in NanoFabNet: none

Coordinator: ACUMENIST (Brussels, Belgium)

Project keywords: sustainable nano-fabrication

Project summary & objectives:

The NanoFabNet Project will create a strong international hub for sustainable nanofabrication, whose structure, business model and detailed strategies and action plans are designed, agreed and carried by its international stakeholders during the Project duration, in order to yield an (economically) self-sustaining collaboration platform: the NanoFabNet hub. The registered NanoFabNet membership organisation will provide an accountable, permanent secretariat to the hub; it will be responsible for the implementation of a long-term business plan, and the provision of validation services, trainings and consultations, while collaborative and cooperative activities between actors of the wider international nanofabrication community will be fostered within the open architecture of the hub, and may be supported by membership organisation, where necessary.

The hub will stand for (a) a well-implemented, guided approach to high levels of safety and sustainability, (b) trusted technical reliability and quality, and (c) compliance with and drive of harmonisation, standardisation, and regulation requirements, amongst all of its members and along their nanofabrication value chains. It is envisaged to have a complex, open structure, whose elements will be developed, agreed and validated in a step-wise approach to meet the high-level objectives outlined below. The achievability of these aims to be a one-stop-shop for all matters and concerns pertaining to sustainable nanofabrication and its successful incorporation into the complex, large-scale high-value industries by bringing together governmental and academic laboratories with large industries and SMEs, and thereby offering a coordination space for past, current and future collaborative nanofabrication projects (incl. both EU-funded projects and initiatives, as well as public-to-public partnerships (P2Ps) and public-private-partnerships (PPPs)).


Role of BNN:

BNN is responsible for the development and optimisation planning of the NanoFabNet hub and its membership organisation.


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