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Paving the ground for the second generation of a highly effective, application oriented MicroNano Manufacturing community in Europe (MINAM 2.0)
Start date: Dec 1, 2010, End date: Nov 30, 2012 PROJECT  FINISHED 

MINAM 2.0 will contribute to enabling a new dimension of quality with respect to the cooperation of the single groups in the micro- and nanotechnology (MN) manufacturing. MINAM aims at bringing together existing and well established (local) Micro Nano related organizations: the microclusters in the European regions, networks of Excellence, Associations, Research infrastructures, European projects and decision makers in the MN community. Through regional clusters with their strong industrial backbone MINAM 2.0 considerably contributes to the participation of the industry in European decision processes in this thematic area.The cooperation between MINAM and European application and technology platforms promoted at European level will improve the exchange between application requirements and technical capabilities, aiming at the identification of common objectives and requirements.MINAM will provide a significant contribution to identification of Cross sectional Joint Research agenda (together with other ETP´s) and allows for a derivation of concerted partial roadmaps for the different thematic areas in MNT (Assembly, Micro/Nanotechnologies, System integration).To obtain sustainability MINAM 2.0 will be established as a “one stop shop” hub for exchanging information, adding value to all players in this area of interest. The hub will also push the improvement of cooperation between the regional key players in the European regions.A close connection to Manufuture, Nanofutures and other ETPs in the NMP area will ensure that double activities are cut down to a minimum and strenghten the production technology as a whole through its specific view on aspect of highly micro relevance, such as precission assembly, characterization, micro sensorics, etc.For the intended target application areas (EUROP, Nanomedicine, Food ...) all this will lead to an improved information flow about new developments in Nano-Microsystems as one of the key enablers for new products

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