stands for a high-tech initiative to support innovative activities in small and midsized enterprises (SME). The major goal of is the transfer of research results into products and new businesses. Additionally, is engaged in developing a European Technology Region (D/F/CH), represented internationally with placement within the global competition of the technology regions. The initiative maintains a technology office at the Institute of Nanotechnology at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.


| November 16-2011 | Dürr AG's sucess in robot technology is continuing: the six-thousandth ecoRP robot is beeing installed at Ford's plant in Craiova/Romania PI-DAG PDF


| October 19-2011 | Physik Instrumente GmbH & Co. KG acquires a majority of shares in miCos GmbH PI-PI PDF

| October 10-2011 NanoStart-holding MagForce AG announces treatment of glioblastoma patient with NanoTherm therapy PI-NS PDF

Frickenhausen | October 6-2011 | Greiner Bio-One GmbH presents new CELLreactor at BIOTECHNICA 2011 PI-GBO PDF

Ludwigshafen | September 9-2011 | BASF SE establishes lighweight composites team and laboratory PI-BASF PDF

Liestal | August 25-2011 | Nanosurf AG strengthens its position in China through founding of a Swiss-Chinese joint venture PI-NS PDF


| August 11-2011 | Heidelberger Druck AG acquires CSAT GmbH - a manufacturer of digital printing machines for the packaging market PI-HD PDF


The initiative received an award in November 2008 as part of a cluster competition of the Ministry of Economics Baden-Württemberg. The result of this award made it possible to apply for a project grant from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). This request was granted on September 2009. started to work in spring 2010.


Tønsberg | December 5-2011
Micro and Nano Commercialization Education Foundation MANCEF announces COMS 2012 ::: >>>

COMS 2012 is the 17th annual conference on commercializing micro- and nanotechnology. It brings together leaders from

all over the world and every sector

of industry, from high tech

companies, national labs, regional

development and government

agencies, investment and consulting

groups, market researchers, educators and students, all sharing, learning and creating partnerships in an open interactive setting. This is a powerful environment focused on accelerating commercialization activity among established and emerging micro and nano businesses.

COMS 2012 will be held at Tonsberg, Vestfold, Norway

June 24-28, 2012 ::: >>>