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									   REGIONAL PROGRAMMES OF
NANOTECHNOLGIES DEVELOPMENT
         IN BELGIUM

       RusNanoTech 2008
       Moscow, 03.12.2008

             Dr. Bogdan Van doninck
REGIONAL PROGRAMMES OF NANOTECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT IN BELGIUM




   Federal initiatives
   Nanotechnologies development in Flanders
   Nanotechnologies development in Wallonia
REGIONAL PROGRAMMES OF NANOTECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT IN BELGIUM

                                      Flemish Region




 Belgium
 Area: 30,528 km2
 44.3% Flemish Region                  Walloon Region
 55.2% Walloon Region
 Population: 10.5 mio
 57.8% Flemish Region
 32.5% Walloon Region
 9.7% Brussels Region
 Density: 345 / km2
 GDP: 314 B €                           Brussels-Capital
 57% Flemish Region                         Region
 24% Walloon Region
 19% Brussels Region
 72.5% Services
 26% Industry
 1.5% Agriculture
 (Year: 2006)
REGIONAL PROGRAMMES OF NANOTECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT IN BELGIUM



                            PUBLIC R&D CREDITS PER AUTHORITY
                                         IN 2006




                   WALLOON REGION       BRUSSELS REGION
                    200 Mio € = 10%       21 Mio € = 1%
                                                          FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
         FRENCH COMMUNITY                                    511 Mio € = 26%
           246 Mio € =13%




                                      FLEMISH AUTHORITY
                                        968 Mio € = 50%
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Estimated public funding for Nano R&D /Year (in M€)          2005        2006        2007        2008

1. Strategic Nano R&D

1.1     Flemish Region (IMEC > 87% + VIB, VITO, IBBT, IWT)     39.1        40.3        44.6        50.5

1.2     Walloon Region (applied R&D projects)                   4.7         6.2        10.7         7.6

1.3     French Community (academic projects)                    1.1         1.1         1.1         1.1

1.4     Brussels Capital Region (applied R&D projects)          0.3         0.5         0.5         0.5

Total strategic Nano R&D Belgium                               45.1        48.1        56.9        59.7

2. Basic Nano Research (academic research)

2.1     Federal (interuniversity networks)                      2.4         2,4         3.3         3.3

2.2     French Community (currently ~100 “nano” projects)       5.0         5,0         5.0         5.0

2.3     Flemish Community (currently ~65 “nano” projects)       2.9         2.9         2.9         2.9

2.4     Other                                                   2.5         2.5         2.5         2.5

Total basic Nano Research Belgium                              12.7        12.7        13.6        13.6

Total strategic + basic Nano R&D Belgium                            58          61          70          73
REGIONAL PROGRAMMES OF NANOTECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT IN BELGIUM



FEDERAL INITIATIVES

GENERIC (= applicable to all types of research):

Parafiscal support to R&D:
deduction of 65 % of social securities contribution
→ researcher +/- 10-15 % “cheaper”

Intellectual property: research institution
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Funding of basic research: 4 nanotech projects
Budget (2007-2011): 12 Mio €

      Advanced complex inorganic materials by a novel
       bottom-up (nano)chemistry approac: processing and
       shaping
      Micro-, nano- and quantum photonics, including a work
       package on nanostructures for nanophotonics
      Functional supramolecular systems, including work on
       nanostructured and nanoporous materials
      Quantum effects in clusters and nanowires
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NANOTECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT IN FLANDERS

Generic initiatives:


Institute for the Promotion of Innovation through Science
    and Technology in Flanders
-   Annual budget: 288 Mio €
    - Direct support to R&D in industry: 105 Mio €
    - Support to networking research centres-
      industry: 42 Mio €
    - Support to research centres: 84 Mio €

Intellectual property: research institution
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Nanotechnology Competence Centres in Flanders

Strategic Research Centers

-   Interuniversity microelectronics research center (IMEC)
-   Flemish Interuniversity Institute of Biotechnology (VIB)
    -    Joint IMEC-VIB initiative under construction to set up a new
         interdisciplinary research center on « Neuroscience &
         Nanotechnology »
- Institute for Broadband Technology (IBBT)
- Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO)
REGIONAL PROGRAMMES OF NANOTECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT IN BELGIUM

Nanotechnology Competence Centres in Flanders
Universities:
 University of Antwerp
 University of Leuven
 University of Brussels


Industrial research centres:
 Bekaert
 Cytec
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In 2008 IMEC is Europe’s largest independent research
center in the field of micro- and nano-electronics,
nanotechnology, enabling design methods and
technologies for ICT systems
Performs R&D, ahead of industrial needs, by 3 to 10
years
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NANOTECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT IN WALLONIA

Main industrial activities in nanotechnologies:

NANOCYL: carbon nanotubes

SIRRIS: nanopowders

NANOXIDE: surface treatment
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PUBLIC FINANCING OF NANOTECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH IN
  WALLONIA (2008)

- Universitary research centres            3,6 Mio €

- Mecatech-nanotech                        3,1 Mio €

- Mecatech-nanocompo                       2,4 Mio €

- Winnomat                                 3,4 Mio €

Intellectual property: with research centres
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CLUSTERS RESEARCH-CENTRES INDUSTRY

MECATECH-NANOCOMPO

-   Study of synergies between nanoparticles and synthesis of
    new nanocarbon tubes

-   Financing: 3.2 Mio €
    -        Walloon region: 2.4 Mio €
    -        Private partners: 0.8 Mio €

-   Network: 17 members
        -   4 universitary research centres
        -   13 industrial or sectorial research centres
REGIONAL PROGRAMMES OF NANOTECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT IN BELGIUM

CLUSTERS RESEARCH-CENTRES INDUSTRY 2

MECATECH-NANOTECH

-   Study and industrial development of nanopowders through
    plasma procedures at atmospheric pressure

-   Financing: 4.7 Mio €
    -        Walloon region: 3.1 Mio €
    -        Private partners: 1.5 Mio €

-   Network: 17 members
        -   4 universitary research centres
        -   13 industrial or sectorial research centres
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NANOTECH RESEARCH PROJECTS: NETWORKS OF RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS

BIOCOAT       biomimetic nanocoatings
CATSYNC       synthetic catalizers of nanocarbon coatings
CONDUCTFIL    development of electrical conductive monofilaments
FINECLAY      preparation of specialized nanocharges
GOCELL        acellular bioactivated bandages for treatment of
              skin ulcers
NANOZOX       hydrothermal synthesis of ZnO nanopowders
PINSYNAC      industrial processes for the synthesis of carbon
              nanotubes
PROCOMO       foaming of nanocomposites by supercritical CO2
SMARTNET      intelligent coatings for better cleaning of inox steel
TARGAN        imaging and treatment of tumor development by
              specific radioactive nanoclusters
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BELGIAN NANOTECHNOLOGIES IN A EUROPE
From Micro- and Nanoscale Science to New
  Technologies in Europe (MNT ERA-Net) (FP6)
- Netword of 20 countries & regions, including Wallon
  Government and IWT
NAnoscale Integrated processing of self-organizing
  Multifunctional Organic Materials (NAIMO) (FP6)
- 20 partners from 9 countries
- Co-ordinator: University of Brussels
Intelligent multi-reactive textiles integrating nano-filler
  based CPC-fibres (INTELTEX) (FP6)
- 20 partners: co-ordinator: NANOCYL
IMEC in FP6
- Participation in 15 «nano» projects (7 times as leader)
REGIONAL PROGRAMMES OF NANOTECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT IN BELGIUM

Pan-European Research Infrastructure for Nano-Structures
  (PRINS)
- One of the 35 large pan-European research infrastructures selected
  in the ESFRI Roadmap
- Coordinator: IMEC, with CEA-LETI (FR) & Fraunhofer
  Microelectronics Alliance (DE)
- A distributed infrastructure aimed at bridging the area between
  research and market-driven applications
- Preparatory phase project supported by FP7 (2008-2010)
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CONCLUSIONS
1. Federal government
   - no specific nanotech programme
   - generic measures:
      *     tax reduction
      *     basic research
   - intellectual property: with research
      centres
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CONCLUSIONS 2
2. Flemish Region
   - no specific nanotech programme
   - generic measures:
      *     support to research + clusters
   - intellectual property: with research
      centres
   - strong predominance of 1 research
      centre: IMEC
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CONCLUSIONS 3
3. Walloon Region
   - nanotech programme:
      *     support to research + clusters
   - intellectual property: with research
      centres
   - several research centres and industries
   - main domain: nanomaterials
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