About us

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The history of BC nano

On 15 December 2017 this Dutch Public–private partnership  aimed at Japan was launched in The Hague when the cluster of Dutch companies, knowledge institutes and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) signed the  covenant under the Partners for International Business (PIB) programme.

The aim is to exploit the opportunities within the world of research, (micro)electronics, and healthcare in the field of Nanotechnology together. and to improve the overall position of Dutch companies and knowledge institutions specialized in Nanotechnology. NanoNextNL initiated the Business Cluster that includes companies, knowledge institutions, industry associations and governments.

Opportunities in Japan

The reason for the covenant was the already taken path of the Dutch nanotechnology industry to establish itself as in this key technology globally and to continue to play a leading role. The estimate is that the Dutch position in Japan can be greatly improved to this end. The PIB programme allows for Dutch nanotechnology companies being visible in Japan together with the Dutch government by organising exhibition participations, seminars and bilateral cooperation.

Among other things, by working together with large companies and SMEs to raise and be visible, by starting knowledge cooperation and by exercising economic diplomacy, the Dutch Nanotechnology sector presents itself as innovative and high-quality. This is expected to allow sustainable improvements in market share in Japan.