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Nano and fibres – two key technologies grow together

May 3, 2007

In April different acteurs from politics, science and economics participated in a supplemental workshop to the current call „Nano textile- nano technology for textile applications“ of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Invited by the federal initiative “Nano and material innovation Lower Saxony (NMN) e.V.“ and “ Fiber International Bremen (FIB) e.V. i.G“, the meeting took place at the shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen and was supported by BIG Bremen and the Ministry of Economics, Employment and Transportation of Lower Saxony.

Nano as well as fibre technologies belong to the important key technologies of the 21st century from which clear stimulus for innovative product developments will be expected. Self-cleaning surfaces, transparent electrical conductors or UV protecting coating are only some applications of nano technology that are close to the market.

The BMBF tries to tie all nano and fibre competencies in Germany with the current research programme “Nano textile – nano technology for textile applications“ because the value creation of both technologies promises high potential. Trend-setting R&D projects ought to be supported and promoted in common interfaces. The programme is aiming to develop new or improved technical textiles or functional clothes through nano technology.

40 participants from politics, science and economics got informed about the research programme, discussed new developments and reviewed the potential of interfaces for common R&D projects.

The person in charge for this project will be answering any further questions:

Dr. Guido Weißmann, Sperlich Consulting GmbH, Rosdorf/Göttingen,

email:, phone: +49 (0)551 - 49601 - 26