Program TOP NANO 21
The Technology-Oriented Program NANO 21 (TOP NANO 21) is geared towards science (ETH domain, universities, research institutes), Universities of Applied Sciences (Fachhochschulen) and industry (Presentation, 11 MB).
The program revolves around the role of the NANOMETER in the world of science, technology and industry at the beginning of the 21st century.
The strategic extension of the fundamental horizons in the field of the NANOMETER is designed to result in new technologies and the industrial application of such technologies.
One particular concern is to encourage interdisciplinary cooperation - the creation of centers of competence - on the one hand between the various scientists including medicine and on the other hand between engineers and scientists with the long-term objective of creating the nano-engineer.
Increasing the levels of knowledge about the NANOMETER is intended to lead to new technologies and to support existing technologies through synergies in order to encourage the development of new products and services. These concerns should be based on the elegant, efficient and successful solutions observed in nature and on the systemic approach.
TOP NANO 21 focuses on:
This four-pronged approach is offering wide scope for the submission of creative and original proposals from R&D specialists, entrepreneurs from the ETH domain, universities, research institutes, Universities of Applied Science and industry.
- extending the scientific horizon to include the relevant sectors at the research centers and consolidating the awareness of technology.
- strengthening the Swiss economy through the development and application of new technologies based on the NANOMETER.
- integrating the subject of the NANOMETER in teaching.
- encouraging preparations for the founding of new companies.