Substantial Increase For Nanotechnology Funding In Ireland - News Item

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Nano-technology in Ireland to their offering.

The Irish government has substantially increased its nanotechnology funding in the past two years, building on an infrastructure based mainly in the National Microelectronics research centre in Cork, but also in Dublin-based University groups. This funding seeks to enhance existing nanoscale electronics activities while broadening them to include other emergent areas such as the interface between nanotechnology and photonics.

The NMRC has international importance as a nanoresearch facility and The European Commission funds access to it for foreign visitors. NMRC's nanotechnologywork is part of the Nanoscale Science and Technology initiative launched by the Irish government in 1999. Under this initiative, NMRC was also designated as the site for the National Nanofabrication Facility.

Ireland is also the home of some significant nanotechnology start-ups and several multinational companies with an Irish base are progressing in nanotechnology research and development.

This report gives an overview of nanotechnology activities in Ireland, including all the major actors, programmes, networks and companies, with full contact details.

Posted 23rd April 2004

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