Germany is well-known for its rich and diverse landscape in industry, science and technology, which has translated to a strong international reputation for innovation, expertise and production. Nanotechnology research and development has been a theme priority for the German government in recent decades, and in 2010 alone (latest reporting cycle), the German federal nanotechnology subsidies exceeded €400M for nanotechnology research and infrastructure development. As such, Germany is the EU leader in nanotechnology investment, and 4th in the world behind only the USA, Russia and Japan. This financial commitment and support has translated to commercial success, as Germany is home to the largest number of nanotechnology-based companies in the EU.  

It is with little wonder that Germany is known as the ‘economic engine of the EU’ and a global powerhouse in nanotechnology. A strong and committed research partnership with German institutions is strategically sound, with a very high potential for success.