Enabling your R&D in nanotechnology
Providing an open-access infrastructure for R&D in nanotechnology
NanoLabNL is a Dutch national facility for nanotechnology research. Since 2004 we have been offering the use of our facilities and expertise to universities, research institutes, start-ups and industry on 4 locations in the Netherlands (Delft, Eindhoven, Groningen and Twente).
The NanoLabNL facilities are an important link in the innovation process from basic idea to product. In this role NanoLabNL supports fundamental research, process and product development and, to some extent, small-scale production.
How to use our facilities?
Given the broad range of facilities and expertise within NanoLabNL, there is no single guideline for access and use, but the following options are possible:
- Direct access to our facilities with your own operator (once authorised after instruction/training)
- Direct access with a dedicated operator from NanoLabNL / another company
- Use of facilities within research projects
Read more about the NanoLabNL facilities.
It is possible to use our equipment for short-, mid- and long-term research projects.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your technological issues and /or the available options for the facilities you are interested in.
Equipment within NanoLabNL
You can find all of our equipment in our database (on the left). In this database you can search by location, process and sub-process. If you have any questions about our facilities, please don't hesitate to contact one of our representatives. If you have a general question, please contact Melvin Kasanrokijat, programme director NanoLabNL program office (STW).
Basic and expert technologies
Each of the NanoLab NL locations offers a range of basic and expert technologies. The basic technologies provide a general infrastructure suitable for common nanofabrication activities with a geographical barrier as low as possible. The expert technologies are unique facilities and/or expertise you aren't likely to find anywhere else in the country.
Free use of NanoLabNL facilities for industrial parties
As of today a voucher for free use of the NanoLabNL facilities can be applied for directly. After several succesful application rounds for free vouchers, the vouchers can now be applied for throughout the year. Parties interested in free use of the NanoLabNL facilities can directly apply for a voucher. A NanoLabNL voucher has a value of 7500 euros and gives the user the right to 50 to 75 hours of independent use of the facilities of the nanotechnology labs (including training) and/or advice about this.
For industrial parties only
The vouchers are intended for industrial parties who have not previously made use of NanoLabNL's facilities. For example, starting and young companies who are busy building up a business around research results.
With the vouchers these companies can easily become acquainted with our research facilities and we stimulate the entrepreneurial activity. Over the past few years, dozens of vouchers have been awarded to companies. In this continuous call, NanoLabNL is making 10 vouchers per year available each of which is worth 7500 euros.
More information: www.nanolabnl.nl/voucher
NanoLabNL is a Dutch national facility for nanotechnology research. Since 2004 we have been offering the use of our facilities and expertise to universities, research institutes, start-ups and industry on 4 locations in the Netherlands: Delft, Eindhoven, Groningen and Twente. Each of the NanoLabNL locations offers a range of basic and expert technologies. Read more about the NanoLabNL facilities.