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History

NanoLund, founded in 1988, is the Center for Nanoscience at Lund University and a Strategic Research Area funded by the Swedish government. Encompassing 55 research groups in the faculties of engineering, science, and medicine, more than 130 PhD students and with an annual turnover of 19 M€, we are Sweden’s largest research environment for nanoscience and nanotechnology.

2019     Kick-off for our industry- and stakeholder network NanoTechNow

2019     There are now 16 active start-up companies that have
             emerged from the NanoLund environment

2016     MAX IV is inaugurated and planning and fundraising begins for
             a new nanofabrication facility, NanoLab Science Village. Several
             major units within NanoLund announce the ambition to move to
             Science Village.

2015     The Strategic Research Area becomes NanoLund, the Center
             for Nanoscience at Lund University

2015     The Strategic Research Area evaluated as one of the top five
             Strategic Research Areas in Sweden

2014     Attracts funding from EU through an Innovative Doctoral
             Program called PhD4Energy

2009     Strategic Research Area selected by the Swedish Government

2007     Inauguration of Lund Nano Lab

2006     Linnaeus center and Linnaeus graduate school "Nanoscience
             and Quantum Engineering"

2005     Selected as one of Sweden's top 10 research environments in
             all areas of science by the Swedish Research Council (VR)

2003     Starting the new education program Engineering Nanoscience
             (BSc and MSc)

2000     Nanowire research initiated

1995     The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) funds
             the center "Nanoscience", which will be followed by other centers
             until 2012

1990     nmC funded jointly by NFR and NUTEK as a Materials Science
             Consortium program

1988     The Nanometer Structure Consortium (nmC) is initiated