Nanotechnology is a General Purpose Technology (GPT) (i.e. similar to electricity and computing) that is used in all industry sectors, and is expected to enable the development of new industry sectors in the future. Within a single industry sector, nanotechnology-based innovations already provide improvements ranging from increased resource efficiency, and greener manufacturing procedures to improved quality control and supply-chain processes, and to enhance product functionality.

NIA Competences include all industry sectors that apply nanotechnology and are realised through science- and technology-specific NIA Services provided across the NIA Sectors that are directly represented by us:


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