In spite of the continued low level of investment in Europe, the microtechnology industry is rather keen to invest and innovate. According to the annual economic data survey of the IVAM Microtechnology Network, more than a third of all European microtechnology companies intend to increase investments and intensify R&D efforts in 2016.
The level of investment in Europe is still significantly below the level of 2007, the period before the financial and economic crisis. The Juncker investment...07.04.2016 | Read more
In 2014, non-university research institutions spent approximately 12.5 billion euros on research and development in Germany.
In 2014, non-university research institutions spent approximately 12.5 billion euros on research and development in Germany.07.04.2016 | Read more
In 2013, the number of German students enrolled at institutions of higher education abroad was 134,500.
The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was a decline of 3.2% or 4,400 students compared with 2012.16.12.2015 | Read more
Roughly 380,200 people were employed as academic or artistic staff at German institutions of higher education or university clinics at the end of 2014.
Based on provisional figures, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was an increase of 2.8% from 2013.03.07.2015 | Read more
A total of 1,627 scientists completed their post-doctoral lecturing qualification (habilitation) at universities in Germany in 2014.
The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that the number of habilitations rose 4% compared with the previous year.17.06.2015 | Read more
In 2014, 22,500 students received a Germany Scholarship in accordance with the Scholarship Programme Act.
The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the number of scholarship holders rose by 14% in 2014 compared with 2013.28.05.2015 | Read more
In 2013, German public and private institutions of higher education spent Euro 46.3 billion on teaching, research and health treatment.
As reported by the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), that was 2.9% more than in 2012 (Euro 45.0 billion).07.05.2015 | Read more
In 2012, the number of German students enrolled at institutions of higher education abroad was 138,500.
The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was an increase of 1.8% or 2,500 students on 2011.05.12.2014 | Read more
In 2013, 293,000 participants attended a qualifying programme of the transition sector.
The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was a decrease of 3% from the previous year.04.12.2014 | Read more
Micro- and nanotechnology experts in Germany think that the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and the US would give impetus to their industry. In a survey, which the IVAM Microtechnology Network conducted among leading industry representatives, the majority said that the German micro- und nanotechnology industry would profit from the partnership.
The industry experts are convinced that TTIP would make it easier for German high-tech companies to access the US market. Presently, especially export laws are...25.11.2014 | Read more
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute Stuttgart have developed self-propelled tiny ‘microbots’ that can remove lead or organic pollution from contaminated water.
Working with colleagues in Barcelona and Singapore, Samuel Sánchez’s group used graphene oxide to make their microscale motors, which are able to adsorb lead...
Neutron scattering and computational modeling have revealed unique and unexpected behavior of water molecules under extreme confinement that is unmatched by any known gas, liquid or solid states.
In a paper published in Physical Review Letters, researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory describe a new tunneling state of...
Honeycomb structures as the basic building block for industrial applications presented using holo pyramid
Researchers of the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) will introduce their latest developments in the field of bionic lightweight design at Hannover Messe from 25...
Polymer solar cells can be even cheaper and more reliable thanks to a breakthrough by scientists at Linköping University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). This work is about avoiding costly and unstable fullerenes.
Polymer solar cells can be even cheaper and more reliable thanks to a breakthrough by scientists at Linköping University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences...
As one of the leading R&D partners in the development of surface technologies and organic electronics, the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP will be exhibiting its recent achievements in vacuum coating of ultra-thin glass at SVC TechCon 2016 (Booth 846), taking place in Indianapolis / USA from May 9 – 13.
Fraunhofer FEP is an experienced partner for technological developments, known for testing the limits of new materials and for optimization of those materials...
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