Project goal

Why a nationwide information campaign about nanotechnology?

Nanotechnology is the most promising area of technology in the world. The international competition to gain the peak position in nanotechnological product development is increasing in dynamic. With its excellent research landscape as well as 950 companies which work with nanotechnology nationwide, Germany is very well placed in this competition. Already today around 60,000 work places in industry are directly or indirectly closely linked to this key technology and the number is growing.

In order to secure the peak place of Germany in nanotechnological basic research and consequently build on the development of internationally marketable products, the co-operation between science and practice must be more closely linked and above all the training of qualified specialists must be promoted. At the same time, confidence in nanotechnology’s high opportunity has to be fostered through proactive information, and the impact of nanotechnology on man and environment has to be discussed openly with the public.

The nationwide information campaign "nanoTruck – Meeting Place Nanoworlds" of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research wants to make a contribution; with a comprehensive range of directly applicable information about the status quo of nanotechnological developments in all significant sectors and branches of production and a whole palette of diverse dialogue events. It is aimed at all interested consumers, pupils and students, as well as representatives of small and medium-sized enterprises interested in the investigation and application of nanotechnology.  more