Research and Markets: The Irish Government Has Substantially Increased Its Nanotechnology Funding in the Past Two Years

Oct 12, 2004, 01:00 ET from Research and Markets

    DUBLIN, Ireland, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets
 ( has announced the addition of
 Nanotechnology in Ireland to their offering.
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     The Irish government has substantially increased its nanotechnology
 funding in the past two years, building on an infrastructure based mainly in
 the National Microelectronics research centre in Cork, but also in
 Dublin-based University groups. This funding seeks to enhance existing
 nanoscale electronics activities while broadening them to include other
 emergent areas such as the interface between nanotechnology and photonics.
     The NMRC has international importance as a nanoresearch facility and The
 European Commission funds access to it for foreign visitors. NMRC's
 nanotechnology work is part of the Nanoscale Science and Technology initiative
 launched by the Irish government in 1999. Under this initiative, NMRC was also
 designated as the site for the National Nanofabrication Facility.
     Ireland is also the home of some significant nanotechnology start-ups and
 several multinational companies with an Irish base are progressing in
 nanotechnology research and development.
     This report gives an overview of nanotechnology activities in Ireland,
 including all the major actors, programmes, networks and companies, with full
 contact details. This report is up-to-date to day of purchase.
     For more information visit
      Laura Wood
      Senior Manager
      Research and Markets
      Fax: +353 1 4100 980

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