The NanoFabNet Project is a 24-months coordination and support action (CSA), co-funded under the European Union’s H2020 Research and Innovation Programme in the area of Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing (NMBP). The NanoFabNet Project is coordinated by AcumenIST (AIST) and supported by 14 other partners (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institut Catholique d’Art et Metiers (ICAM), BioNanoNet Forschungsgesellschaft (BNN), Laboratoire National de Métrologie et d’Essais (LNE), CEITEC Brno University of Technology (CEITEC), Steinbeis 2i (S2i), Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Fundacja Wspierenia Nanonauk I Nanotechnologii (NANONET), COPT @ University of Cologne (COPT), MateriaNova (MANO), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet (NTNU), Virginia Tech Applies Research Corporation (VT-ARC), Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC)) from 9 European countries (Belgium, Germany, France, Austria, Czech Republic, Luxemburg, Poland, Italy, Norway) and the United States.

The NanoFabNet Project will create a strong international hub for sustainable nanofabrication, whose structure, business model, detailed strategies and action plans are designed, agreed and carried by its international stakeholders during the Project duration, in order to yield a self-sustaining collaboration platform: the NanoFabNet Hub, at whose centre the registered NanoFabNet Secretariat will provide an accountable, economically sustainable executive. It will be responsible for the implementation of a long-term business plan, and the provision of validation services, trainings and consultations, while collaborative and cooperative activities between actors of the wider international nanofabrication community will be fostered within the open architecture of the hub, and may be supported by membership organisation, if necessary.

The NanoFabNet Project Partners are using their long experience with establishing and growing networks and associations on the national, regional and global level to design a process that guarantees the lasting success of both the proposed NanoFabNet Secretariat and the wider NanoFabNet Hub beyond the funded duration of the NanoFabNet Project.