Latest news: Spinoza prizes
Chemist Bert Weckhuysen, physicist Mikhail Katsnelson and linguist Piek Vossen have received the highest award in Dutch science: the NWO Spinoza Prize. This autumn each of the laureates will receive 2.5 million euros to devote to scientific research. NanoNextNL congratulates the laureates with their awards. In particular we would like to congratulate NanoNextNL project leader Bert Weckhuysen.
Micro and nanotechnology will make a significant contribution to resolving major societal questions such as keeping an ageing society healthy and keeping our environment liveable in a changing climate. The basis for being able to provide this contribution lies in the creation of an open, dynamic and sustainable ecosystem for research and innovation with which the Netherlands can continue to play its leading role in the world, and can extend this role further, in micro and nanotechnology. This ecosystem is created by initiating and guiding research projects within the themes.
NanoNextNL is a consortium of more than one hundred companies, universities, knowledge institutes and university medical centres, which is aimed at research into micro and nanotechnology. The total sum involved for NanoNextNL is 250 million euros, half of which is contributed by the collaboration of more than one hundred businesses, universities, knowledge institutes and university medical centres and the other half by the Government of the Netherlands.