Nanotechnology contributes to solutions for society. The results of NanoNextNL projects help to solve societal problems and create economic value. Within NanoNextNL people from science and industry unite their expertise to create these useful results. The highlights presented here are examples of successful NanoNextNL projects. Scientific results can be found in the section Theses.

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Cheaper catalyst by using less platinum
Cheaper catalyst by using less platinum

An important component of catalytic convertors in cars is platinum, which is expensive. The company Delft IMP uses a technology that can produce those catalytic convertors with 35 % less platinum.

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Accurately mixing oil and water
Accurately mixing oil and water

Oil and water do not mix well. A newly developed chip enables the accurate production of this type of emulsions for mayonnaise, milk, hair conditioner and medicinal ointment for example.
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Transmitting and receiving single photons
Transmitting and receiving single photons

By transmitting and detecting single photons it is possible to develop applications within cryptography and medical imaging. The company Single Quantum has developed the equipment for this.

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Cheaper solar cells due to nanotechnology
Cheaper solar cells due to nanotechnology

Making solar cells cheaper by making them thinner. With the help of smart technology you need less silicon to produce a solar cell that is at least as efficient

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Contact lenses as springboard to more
Contact lenses as springboard to more

A patented coating that prevents contact lenses from becoming dirty and enabling people to wear their lenses for longer without getting irritated eyes. The start-up company LipoCoat offers a relatively cheap way of preventing eye problems.

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Drop of blood reveals heart infarct
Drop of blood reveals heart infarct

A simple finger prick could be enough to diagnose a heart infarct within a few minutes. That can be done with the Minicare I-20, which Philips will launch on the Benelux market in 2016.

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New window on cells
New window on cells

A technology that will open up a completely new window on living cells: a complimentary form of microscopy that makes it possible to image previously unexplored properties of cells. Using a a chip to see how agressive breast cancer tumour cells move.

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Measuring the composition of a gas quickly and cheaply
Measuring the composition of a gas quickly and cheaply

A Ukrainian orders natural gas from a Russian supplier. However, will he receive the type of gas he has paid for? To analyse the composition of the gas quickly and cheaply, the company Qmicro is launching a handy device.

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Nanoparticles to order
Nanoparticles to order

Produce very clean, identical nanoparticles for efficient catalysts or for miniature electronics – all in single step. VSParticle, a young start-up from Delft University of Technology can do just that. Future clients range from scientific researchers to chip and printer manufacturers.

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NanoCity
NanoCity

NanoCity is the national event on nanotechnology, initiated by NanoNextNL. On 21 June 2016 EYE in Amsterdam was home to the biggest buzz around the tiniest parts. This was the third and final edition of NanoCity.

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Writing electrical contacts on sensitive materials
Writing electrical contacts on sensitive materials

NanoNextNL PhD researcher Adrie Mackus has developed a gentle way of very accurately producing components such as electrical contacts on sensitive materials such as graphene.

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Label on cancer cell for targeted treatment
Label on cancer cell for targeted treatment

Producing biological molecules to kill cancer cells without damaging the surrounding healthy tissue. That is the aim of the company Tagworks Pharmaceuticals, a start-up that has emerged from the NanoNextNL programme.

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