Nanotechnology is small, but its impact is big! Nanotechnology is used in many different fields and it is everywhere: in our phones, solar panels, cars and medicine. Nanotechnology is a technology that uses very small particles, nanometres.
Nanotechnology is a combination of various elements from physics, chemistry, electrical engineering and biology, among others. The impact of this key technology will only become bigger in the future. With nanotechnology, materials can be made stronger, solar cells work better and medication can be delivered to a specific place in the body.
Nanotechnology in Twente
Twente is the place to be for nanotechnology. The University of Twente is the only university in the Netherlands to offer a master’s degree in Nanotechnology, for example. Twente is also home to the MESA+ institute, one of the world’s largest and leading research institutes in the field of nanotechnology!
More than 500 scientists work together at the MESA+ institute on the latest innovations in the field of materials science, ‘lab-on-a-chip’ technology, nanophotonics, nanoelectronics and nanofluids. The MESA+ Institute gives students and entrepreneurs the opportunity to use this unique NanoLab for research, testing, development and production of nanotechnology.
University of Twente’s Fraunhofer Project Center focuses on applying current research in the field of advanced manufacturing technologies in the industry. Examples are the development of technological solutions in the field of production processes, production equipment, digital production and the organisation of the production chain. Fraunhofer Project Center builds synergies together with the industry, so that high-tech can excel in the fourth industrial revolution and to train the technical talents of the future.
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Take a look at other technologies in Twente
Technology is making our society even smarter. In Twente, we work on new technologies every day so that we can face the challenges of the future. Robotics, AI, photonics and nanotechnology are used in many applications, and they have become part of our daily lives. And not just in our daily lives, but also in healthcare, logistics, agricultural machinery, the energy transition and more.
We used to only see robots in films, but it has now become a reality. We work on the development of robotics every day in Twente.Read more about robotics
Medical Technology is one of Twente’s strengths. Innovations are quickly validated, tested and implemented because of Twente’s powerful MedTech ecosystem. We are focused on medical robotics, biotechnology and AI, among other things.Read more about medical technology
Twente’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) ecosystem mainly focusses on healthcare and the manufacturing industry.Read more about artificial Intelligence
Photonics is a key technology that receives and sends information via light. One of the largest global ecosystems for photonics is located in Twente.Read more about photonics
Information technology is an integral part of our daily lives. We live in a world full of digital possibilities, made possible by information technology.Read more about information technology
Materials are the building blocks of innovation. In Twente, we conduct research into new and recycled materials and use technology to make them applicable.Read more about materials technology
The world’s demand for energy is increasing while our energy sources are running out. Solutions for producing sustainable energy and for saving energy in smart ways are being developed in Twente.Read more about energy technology