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The European micro-nanotechnology
business accelerator for small
and medium-sized enterprises


The following branch organisations can help you in finding facts
about other sectors:


Website
Description
Country
Austrian Research Centers
national research central information and linking organisation

CATT
national IRC partner

Kunststoff Cluster
supply chain cluster, related to plastics. (part of tmg.at)

Nanonet
local network with interesting links on website to nanotechnology

TMG
upper Austrian technology and marketing institute, covering several branche organisations like automobil cluster, diesel cluster, plastics cluster, ecology cluster, etc. Main entrance for technology transfer and company

VKC
plastics; Dutch language; deals with material, quality, education, etc. very general.

VEI
Flamish electro innovation center; Dutch language

VIGC
visual communication cluster; Dutch language

VRIND
space industry cluster; 23 members; national projects; main industrial partners; started 1995

CTM France
MST transfer center coming from precision engineering; hybrid micro-mechatronics. Besançon

Jemi France
MST Equipment suppliers

RMNT
French research network on micro and nano technologies

Reseau CTI
innovation platform ; only French

Aaf
aerospace partners. French site

Gifas
main French aerospace association total group turnover over 20 billion E; SME department (GIFAS Aéro-PME Committee) covering 8.500 fte and turnover of over 1 billion  E

FIEEC
1200 members network of suppliers of electrical, electronic and telecom components. French site.

Espace Elec
electrical applications. French site.

Gimelec
electrical components suppliers

Gixel
electronic circuits, connectors, active and passive components as well as assembly suppliers; English site did not function.

Sitelesc
micro-electronics; market and production figures till 2000; silicon based active components

Arteb
biomedical Eastern France project generator; international orientation

Inserm
national French biomedical health management organization; budget 2002 Euro 445M; 13.000 scientists

Clubnano
association merged from Ademis and Club Nano into Club Nano-Micro; different workgroups, national covering from university to industry; only French language

Laas
national French scientific aeronautic research institute

Minatec
innovation and coordination center for mst/nano activities in France

CNES
French space agency ; also international conferences, e.g. ESA

AMA Sensorik
400 member sensor association;

Kompetenznetze
German innovation network; covers all high tech sectors

LifeScience Agency
NRW merge of Bio-gen-Tec, Health care and MetNet

lLp Adaptronik
structural materials; only German

MST Berlin
Berlin mst center; partly English

MST online
national mst platform VDI/VDE; only German.

Nanomat
scientific nanotechnology association

Nanop
lateral nano/laser association

Nanotechnology
nanotechnology center of excellence;

Optecbb
optical competence network (1 of 8)

Optence
forum for optical technologies ; English under construction

Photonicnet
optical competence network;

Photonics BW
optical competence network;

Spectaris
industrial association for precision engineering, medical and optical industries

VDMA
national equipment suppliers association covering all industrial sectors

Bayern Photonics
optical technology competence center; only German.

Brennstoffzelle
heating association; only German

CC Nanochem
chemistry competence center; only German

CC Upob
nanotechnology competence center; only German

Dechema
extensive biochemistry association; partly mix of German in English version;

FAV
traffic control; only German

GZVB
transport association; only German

Virtuelle Fabrik
process consultancy ; no English version

ZVEI
national electronic industry association; separate mst workgroep

Clusta
sheet metal; only Dutch language

NVPT
precision engineering; only Dutch

VSP VZW
software engineering cluster for ICT; Dutch language

NISO
space industry cluster; 17 members

CCR Nano
national nano competence center

Electro Suisse
association for electrical engineering, power and information technologies

SGBT
biomedical engineering association; partly English. Diagnosis systems.

SSOM
society for optics and microscopy; international oriented; mixed languages

FHS
swiss watch industry federation

IT Valley Fribourg IT association

KVS
Swiss plastic industry; only German

SAP Verband
association for information in control, medical and automation industries; only German

SATW
scientific engineering platform

SGCI
society of chemical industries (SSCI) mainly for political lobbying

Swissmem
national association for equipment, metal and electro industries; facts and figures