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Germany at its best: Nordrhein-Westfalen

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Nanotechnology and microsystems technology in North Rhine-Westphalia

Nanotechnology and microsystems technology unite various scientific disciplines and are expected to play a pivotal role in the 21st century. The strong research infrastructure and the close links between science and industry in NRW have speeded up the pace of innovation. North Rhine-Westphalian nano/microtechnology enterprises profit from the dynamism of this market and ensure that the state occupies a leading position in these crossover technologies within Germany and throughout Europe.

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NRW.INVEST GMBH

Economic Development Agency of the
German State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW)
Völklinger Str. 4, 40219 Düsseldorf, Germany

+49 211 13000-0
+49 211 13000-154

Did you know... 

... that innovative automotive paint coatings developed in NRW are scratch-resistant thanks to the use of nanoparticles?

Quick facts

  • More than  200 enterprises, including more than 50 major companies, in NRW operate explicitly in the field of nanotechnology. Many of these are world market leaders.
  • Regional hotspots have emerged in Aachen, Dortmund, Cologne/Bonn, Münster and the Ruhr metropolitan region
  • 28 percent Germany's microsystems enterprises and research establishments are based in NRW.
  • Around 190 institutes at more than 30 locations in NRW are conducting research into nanotechnology.

Broad-based research infrastructure NRW

More than 220 research establishments in NRW – including nine Fraunhofer Institutes and three Max Planck Institutes – are engaged in nanotechnology research. In addition, NRW is home to two further centers of excellence: the NanoBioAnalytics Center in Münster (NBZ) and the NanoEnergyTechnologyCenter (NETZ) at Duisburg-Essen University. Europe's first interdisciplinary center for applied nanotechnology, CeNTech, is located in Münster. A major focus of microsystems research is the MST Cluster in Dortmund. With 24 companies and more than 1,700 employees, MST is one of the largest clusters in Europe.


Nanotechnology enterprises in NRW

Aixtron AMORTL Bayer MaterialScience BYK Chemie FRT
NanoFocus RAITH

Microsystems enterprises in NRW

Bartels Mikrotechnik Boehringer Ingelheim microParts ELMOS microTEC X-Factory

Nanotechnology / microsystemetechnology / photonics
3S Simons Security Systems: Smallest anti-forgery micro-colour code particles
Tamper-proof by colour codes Source: 3S Simons Security Systems GmbH
Globally interlinked production and supply chains make anti-forgery measures for industry, trade and consumers increasingly relevant. 3S Simons Security Systems GmbH from Nottuln in Westphalia offers legally binding counterfeit protection in the form of the micro colour code technology SECUTAG®. The micro colour codes consist of a maximum of 10 different layers of colours. These are invisible to the naked eye but can be seen using a conventional pen microscope. The system has been counterfeit-proof for over 15 years now and is accepted as evidence by courts. It provides protection for products, packaging, labels, documents and merchandise management data. Protection solutions for several sectors such as the mechanical engineering, automotive, pharmaceutical, cosmetics and fashion industries, and art trade complete the 3S range of products. This ensures a legally binding and definitive identification of originality for each product, by anyone, at all times.

 

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Hamburger Containerboard invests EUR20m in Gelsenkirchen

03.02.2017

Hamburger Containerboard, part of Austrian Prinzhorn Holding, European market leaders in the recycling, paper and packaging industry, invests EUR20m in the production facility in Gelsenkirchen (former Fritz Peters GmbH).


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Hamburger Containerboard invests EUR20m in Gelsenkirchen

03.02.2017

Hamburger Containerboard, part of Austrian Prinzhorn Holding, European market leaders in the recycling, paper and packaging industry, invests EUR20m in the production facility in Gelsenkirchen (former Fritz Peters GmbH).


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