The action aims to:
•Increase the existing critical mass and create a network effect involving RTOs, universities, clusters & investors.
•Inform and educate market players about the potential of nanotechnology as a key technology to integrat materials and technologies in different value chains, achieving a competitive advantage.
•Create a portfolio of close-to-market technologies, from the Norte region of Portugal. The aim here is to select only those technologies with high TRL´s and high innovation readiness levels.
Activity 1.1 – Establishment of a network of experts
This activity seeks to identify relevant bodies and entities like universities, clusters, R&D organizations, technology transfer entities and other, able to identify specialists and create critical mass to leverage and support the promotion of nanotechnology as a tool capable of stimulating the economy and position the North of Portugal in the most competitive markets.
Activity 1.2 – Nanotechnology Roadmap and Portfolio
Activity 1.3 – Seminar with investors, entrepreneurs and IP specialists
A workshop will be held to stimulate the exchange and sharing of knowledge among different actors in the value chain, promoting awareness for the importance of nanotechnology as technology capable increase the added value on products and processes.