European nanotechnology research infrastructures: their support to innovation

Nanotechnology and advanced material research infrastructure are laboratories, which require huge investments in complex equipment, and extremely highly qualified research and technical staff. They are highly valuable in the European roadmap to KETs and other edge technologies, like QT. Besides developing leading edge research, they represent a unique chance for PhD students to build competences required for professions of the future, and they are a real possibility for SMEs to develop new, advanced products. The session will present some highly qualified European research infrastructures, their main activities and capabilities, and how they support innovation.