NFFA-EUROPE is an open access platform that allows researchers from the EU, associated and third countries to access state of-the-art facilities to carry out comprehensive projects for multidisciplinary research at the nano- and micro-scale extending from theory and numerical simulation to synthesis and nano-characterization of materials, and micro and nanofabrication of test structures and devices.
NFFA-EUROPE is supported by NFFA - Europe PILOT, a 15 million euro research project funded by the EU in the framework of the H2020 program. Its aim is to expand and consolidate an Interoperable Distributed Research Infrastructure for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology during 2021-2026. It is coordinated by the Italian Materials Foundry Institute (IOM) of the National Research Council (CNR) and involves 23 international partners.
RPO’s (Research Performing Organizations) and private companies (both SMEs and large enterprises) coming from EU or associated countries interested in offering access to their state-of-the-art facilities to NFFA users.
The new providers will contribute to strengthen and expand the current offer available in the NFFA-Europe catalogue in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, that is organized in the following 6 installations:
In particular, we seek new providers strengthening:
Offer of services from the industrial environment is most welcome.
The new providers will have to:
Be part of a successful Interoperable Distributed Research Infrastructure, serving European and International peer-review selected users, that already hosted over 1100 users from 50 countries since 2015
The contributed techniques and competences will integrate the catalogue and become fully visible to the broadest community in nanoscience
NFFA users will be highly qualified testers of all the methods and instruments open to access and will provide feedback to the providers, potentially also offering opportunities of co-creation of more advanced solutions.
The available budget will be dedicated to access cost reimbursement for transnational access, according to the EC financial rules and considering the overall balance among the NFFA-Europe providers. The number of Units of Access attributed to the new provider, and the associated estimated budget, will be finalized as the outcome of the call will be established.
If you are interested in participating in this innovative, visionary, and integrative European research project, please complete the application form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org: