Initiative nanoTruck

The mobile information campaign on nanotechnology "nanoTruck – Meeting Place Nanoworlds" of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF) is aiming to get nanotechnology out of the laboratory to bring it directly to the people. It wants to provide the public with more information about the benefits and potential risks of nanotechnology at an early stage, promote their ideas and to show new perspectives for a successful career in an exciting and promising area of technology.

How can the smallest particles and structures in environmental technology help with regenerative energy production or in light construction? How can you store all the records of the German library on a mini data storage device and how can hundreds of medical tests be carried out on the surface of a finger nail? And what do I have to do if I want to study nanotechnology, or if I know solution approaches as a small or medium sized company, which would be best fitted in a nanotechnological research co-operation?

To answer these and many other pressing questions surrounding nanotechnology the new information campaign "nanoTruck – Meeting Place Nanoworlds"of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research acts nationwide. Embedded in the federal government’s High-Tech strategy 2020, it focuses on the  the generally understandable, clear transfer of directly useful information about the principles, areas of application and opportunities and risks of one the key technologies of the 21st century.

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Jobs with a future 

Nanotechnology is one of the most promising research and application areas in modern natural sciences. The whole world is working meticulously on this. Even today around 70,000 work places in German industry are directly or indirectly influenced by this key technology and this number will rise even further. For technically enthusiastic young people, ambitious trainee scientists, engineers and sales professionals this means a good chance to an exciting career path. more