NorFab II to receive 90 million NOK from The Research Council of Norway
The Norwegian Micro- and Nanofabrication Facility II is a continuation of the national infrastructure NorFab that provides open access to four cleanrooms in Norway: UiO MiNaLab, SINTEF MiNaLab, MST-lab at Vestfold and Buskerud University College and NTNU NanoLab. NorFab is led by NTNU NanoLab.
The 90 million NOK is given by the RCN for continued operations and funding of laboratory equipment in the four nodes over the next 5 years.
Head of NorFab, Kay Gastinger, says that they are very satisfied to receive funding for a second period for one of the largest national research infrastructure projects in Norway ever. “The planned investments in state-of-the-art equipment are essential to keep our infrastructure on an international top level. The Research Council of Norway has recognized that we need long-term operational funding for our cost-intensive infrastructures. We will continue to build NorFab as a robust and competent backbone for research and innovation based on micro-/nanotechnology in Norway”, he concludes.
ERC Grant to Professor Arne Brataas at the Department of Physics
Professor Brataas has been awarded an ERC Grant from the European Research Council to pursue his studies within spintronics. Read more about Brataas’ research interests here.
The fourth NorFab Nano-Matchmaking Seminar took place in Trondheim, June 2nd 2015
In an attempt to promote collaboration, representatives from Norwegian industry and academia were invited to a one-day seminar at Scandic Hotel Lerkendal.
The seminar gathered 53 participants, representing 11 companies, 4 institutes as well as the Research Council of Norway (RCN), UiO, UiB, HBV and NTNU. Aase Marie Hundere(RCN) opened the seminar by presenting the funding opportunities for collaborations between academia and industry. Other participants then followed up with 28 short presentations describing their competence and which expertise they were seeking. In addition, the study program in nanotechnology at NTNU was presented. Most importantly, there was ample time for mingling, discussions and matchmaking.
Myfab and NorFab User Meeting in Lund
The second joint Myfab-NorFab User Meeting was facilitated by Lund Nano Lab at Lund University, April 21-22. Around 250 active cleanroom users from Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway participated.