IMT support centre for MIcro- and NAnoFABrication





IMT policy related to MINAFAB

A strategic target for IMT-MINAFAB is to initiate at the national level a network of complementary facilities in micro- and nanotechnologies. Such a network is planned to be set-up in 2009 starting from the links established between IMT and other RTD institutes in the so-called “technological networks” (financed between 2005 and 2008), as well as in common research projects. IMT intends to exchange services with such partners and mostly elaborate a joint offer of services to third parties.

Partnerships with external organizations are also extremely important. Existing partners are LAAS/CNRS, Toulouse, France, and FORTH, Heraklion, Greece, the interaction being financed by twinning activities within the MIMOMEMS centre of excellence, mentioned above.

As far as the industrial clients are concerned, IMT is promoting cooperation in two ways: first, using MINATECH-RO, the science and technology park for micro- and nanotechnologies (whereby, for example, companies can place their own equipment in the technological area); secondly, by facilitating the interaction with other companies and research groups through the network for knowledge and technology transfer with more than 60 partners (the information is exchanged through the Centre for technology transfer in micro-engineering, part of IMT).