NANOFORCE - promoting the successful exploitation of Nanotechnologies across Central Europe

Paolo Manes 

SC Sviluppo chimica S.p.A. (SC), Via Giovanni da procida 11, MILANO 20149, Italy

Abstract

The involved 8 Areas, inhabited by more than 150 million people, realize a combined GDP of more than € 3,000 bn, with more than 120,000 manufacturing companies operating in their territories. At national level, there are more than 200 universities and research centres. Overall, in the 8 regions of NANOFORCE Partners, there are more than 140,000 researchers which are engaged in the frontiers of the knowledge.

NANOFORCE is trying to create a common platform within 20 scientific & industrial parks and incubators, a new tool named "NanoDeals Generator" to support the creation of academic spin offs and industrial start ups, enlarging the availability of financial resources offered by more than 20 seed & early stage venture capital funds already active in the 8 Areas.

Through a proactive web source (see http://www.nanoforceproject.eu) entrepreneurs, researchers, experts and managers are solicited to newtork in order to discuss and advance "deal", offer their experiences, looking for young talents and search for promising initiatives such as Public & Private Partnerships.

Finally, at the end of the Project, a proposal to set up an Interregional Ventture Capital Fund will be defined and advanced to potentially interested investors and stakeholders in order to try increase the available "patient moneys" to financially back promising entepreunerial initiatives presented by young researchers in the 8 Areas.

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Presentation: Invited oral at Nano and Advanced Materials Workshop and Fair, by Paolo Manes
See On-line Journal of Nano and Advanced Materials Workshop and Fair

Submitted: 2013-06-24 18:30
Revised:   2013-08-27 14:04
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