The NanoFabNet aims to build a strong international network for sustainable nanofabrication, whose structure, business model and detailed strategies and action plans are designed, agreed and carried by its international stakeholders during the Project duration, in order to yield an (economically) self-sustaining collaboration platform: the NanoFabNet Hub.
The NanoFabNet Hub will stand for:
- a well-implemented, guided approach to high levels of safety and sustainability,
- trusted technical reliability and quality, and
- compliance with and drive of harmonisation, standardisation, and regulation requirements, amongst all of its members and along their nanofabrication value chains.
The Hub will be based upon an open structure, whose elements will be developed, agreed and validated in a stakeholder-driven approach; a registered NanoFabNet secretariat at its centre will provide an accountable, approachable executive that secures its economic sustainability.
The NanoFabNet Hub will be a one-stop-shop for all matters and concerns pertaining to sustainable nanofabrication and its successful incorporation into the complex, large-scale high-value industries by bringing together governmental and academic laboratories with large industries and SMEs, and thereby offering a coordination space for past, current and future collaborative nanofabrication projects (incl. both EU-funded projects and initiatives, as well as public-to-public partnerships (P2Ps) and public-private-partnerships (PPPs)).