Project Details


NFFA-EUROPE will implement the first open-access research infrastructure as a platform supporting comprehensive projects for multidisciplinary research at the nanoscale extending form synthesis to nanocharacterization to theory and numerical simulation. The integration and the extension of scope of existing specialized infrastructures within an excellence network of knowledge and know-how will enable a large number of researchers from diverse disciplines to carry out advanced proposals impacting science and innovation. The full suite of key infrastructures for nanoscience will become, through the NFFA-EUROPE project, accessible to a broader community extended to research actors operating at different levels of the value chain, including SMEs and applied research, that are currently missing the benefits of these enabling technologies. NFFA-EUROPE sets out to offer an integrated, distributed infrastructure to perform comprehensive nanoscience and nanotechnology projects from synthesis and nanolithography (with nanofoundry installations) to advanced characterization and theoretical modellization/numerical simulation (with experimental installations including analytical large scale facilities and a distributed theoretical installation including high-performance computing). Coordinated access will be given to complementary facilities co-located in nine well distributed main sites in Europe, ensuring the optimal match between user proposal and technical offer. The research activity of the Consortium will realize innovative solutions on key bottlenecks of nanoscience research, therefore upgrading the facility quality and uniqueness.
Effective start/end date1/09/1528/02/21

Collaborative partners

  • National Research Council of Italy (lead)
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
  • Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
  • Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
  • Stiftung Deutsches elektronen - Synchrotron DESY
  • École Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
  • European Synchrotron Radiation Facilities
  • Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas
  • Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2)
  • Karlsruhe Institue of Technology (Institut für Mess- und Regelungstechnik)
  • Lunds Universitet
  • Parc de Recerca UAB
  • Promoscience srl
  • Paul Scherrer Institut
  • Science & Technology Facilities Council
  • Graz University of Technology
  • Technische Universität München (TUM)
  • Univerza V Novi Gorici
  • University of Milan
  • Universidad del País Vasco UPV/EHU
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)


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