Introduction to the NanoFabNet

S. Friedrichs

Keywords: nanofabrication


The NanoFabNet is a novel, bespoke one-stop-shop for all matters and concerns pertaining to sustainable nanofabrication and its successful incorporation into the complex, large-scale high-value industries by bringing together governmental and academic laboratories with large industries and SMEs, and thereby offering a coordination-space for past, current and future collaborative nanofabrication projects (incl. both publicly funded projects and initiatives, as well as public-to-public partnerships (P2Ps) and public-private-partnerships (PPPs)), as well as a networking-opportunity for industry-oriented B2B and B2C relationships.The NanoFabNet was created as a community initiative that aimed to bridge the gap between the understanding and large-scale practices of sustainability and that of low-scale, low-volume processes in the high-tech sector; by providing the first international collaborative environment for both specialists of the communities of environmental health and safety, ethics and governance, and advanced nanofabrication and -manufacturing, the NanoFabNet now stands for:• a well-implemented, guided approach to high levels of safety and sustainability,• trusted technical reliability and quality, and• compliance with and drive of harmonization, standardization, and regulation requirements, amongst all of its stakeholders and along their nanofabrication value chains.