Nanotech 2009 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2009 Vol. 3
Nanotechnology 2009: Biofuels, Renewable Energy, Coatings, Fluidics and Compact Modeling

Nanotechnology Investment and Initiatives Chapter 6

Funding of Nanotechnology in Germany

Authors: G. Bachmann

Affilation: VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH, Germany

Pages: 401 - 402

Keywords: nano initiative - action plan, funding system

Because Germany is strongly dependent on industrial success in future markets, the government created in 2006 the Hightech-Strategy, addressing goals in societal important areas like medicine, climate, energy, environment, mobility and communication. Germany should be enabled to compete on the future world markets via a coordinated innovation policy. This implies also a learning society and responsible acting. Nanotechnology is seen as an important field for strengthening of existing strengths. To comprehensively use these potentials for Germany and to set up continuous value-added chains the eight Federal Ministries for Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS), Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV), Defense (BMVg), Health (BMG), Commerce and Technology (BMWi) and Transportation, Building and Urban Affairs (BMVBS) together with the BMBF have concentraded their activities in the frame of the “ Nano-Initiative - Action Plan 2010” on 5 activitiy areas: 1. Opening up future markets - introducing new sectors 2. Improving general conditions 3. Behaving in a responsible manner 4. Informing the public 5. Identifiying the future demand for research

ISBN: 978-1-4398-1784-1
Pages: 694
Hardcopy: $179.95