According to a recent survey conducted by IVAM Research, micro and nano products are still reaching double-digit growth rates, in spite of the economic crisis. The study, called the “Micro/Nano Atlas of Germany”, provides a complete and unique overview over the micro- and nanotechnology industry in Germany, including research activities and priorities in six federal states and 38 regional clusters. The survey states that in Europe, the major target markets of the micro- and nanotechnology industry are medical technology and the automotive industry. Both markets are supplied by 50% of the European companies, the study says.
The survey also describes the federal funding policy, market and application trends, and the current economic situation of the German micro- and nanotechnology industry. As a supplement to the survey, IVAM Research offers a comprehensive database of micro- and nanotechnology companies and research institutions.
The “Micro/Nano Atlas of Germany“ was first presented to the public during the annual summit of the international microtechnology community, the Micromachine Summit 2010, which took place in Dortmund at the end of April.Yvonne Klöpping