We welcome collaborations
It is one of our missions to bring together scientists and students with professionals from industry, hospitals and institutes to understand how we together can address societal needs.
NanoLund has a strong tradition of collaboration. Every year we co-publish with more than 100 different universities and research institutes all over the world, as well as with companies and public organisations, such as hospitals and governmental authorities. The type of the collaborations varies, from cutting-edge research projects, to education or policy making.
We always welcome new contacts and collaborations, and invite you to get in touch if we might be able to support you aims. Below, you find some examples of ways to engage with us.
Outstanding facilities for production & characterisation of materials
Companies regularly collaborate with our scientists in research and development projects using our state-of-the-art open research facilities. We offer help with deposition of materials and access to a comprehensive range of characterisation techniques. Our close proximity to Lund Laser Centre and MAXIV - the Swedish National Laboratory for synchrotron radiation provides us and our partners with an excellent environment for studying materials in all length- and timescales.
With our stakeholder network NanoTechNow, we are building a forum where companies regularly meet other companies, scientists, stakeholders and future employees (undergraduate and doctoral students) to discuss needs, identify possible solutions, and join forces to initiate collaborative research and development projects.
Following our September 2019 kick-off workshop attended by representatives from 28 external organisations, we identified mutual interest in three initial focus areas. NanoTechNow will offer:
- Collaboration and expertise in Nanosafety - and Safe-by-design approaches.
- Collaboration and services in the characterization of materials, including gateway activities for prospective MAXIV users.
- Workshops focused on specific innovation areas, to define joint challenges and set quantitative aims.
Would you like to take part of the NanoTechNow Network activities? Please contact Anna-Karin Alm, Project manager External relations (anna-karin [dot] alm [at] ftf [dot] lth [dot] se)
Education for working professionals
We also offer commissioned education courses.
- Would you like to know more about safety perspectives of nanoparticles?
- Do your employees or colleagues need to know more about the potentials of nanoscience and nanotechnology? We are happy to visit your organisation for a seminar or workshop.
Please contact Anna-Karin Alm, External relations officer (anna-karin [dot] alm [at] ftf [dot] lth [dot] se)
Example of how to collaborate
MISTRA Environmental Nanosafety - is one example of an interdisciplinary research-project where scientists from NanoLund collaborate with other universities and companies to develop research, knowledge and best practise on risks associated with nanomaterials and their impact on the environment.