“Competence Centers” in Germany
How Can Policymakers Support the Improved
Diffusion of Knowledge?
THE PROGRAMSince October 1998 the Federal Ministry of Education and Science (BMBF) has
been promoting six competence centers for nanotechnology (CCN). The promoted competence centers are
The BMBF created the CCN in order to support the activities in the nanotechnology sector, especially for industrial application. The scheme has the following
|1. ||Ultrathin functional layers (CC UFS),|
|2. ||NanOp-application of nanostructures in optoelectronics (CC NanOp),|
|3. ||Construction and application of lateral nanostructures (CC NanoClub),|
|4. ||Nanotechnology: Functionality by means of chemistry (CC NanoChem),|
|5. ||Ultraprecise surface manufacturing (CC UPOB).|
|6. ||Nanoanalytics (CC Nanoanalytics).|
|1. ||Optimal transfer of (nanotechnological) knowledge into marketable products,
processes, and services.|
|2. ||Setting up a competence profile in the selected technology field which makes the
location attractive and well known, at the national as well as at the international
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: Knowledge Creation, Diffusion, and Use in Innovation Networks and Knowledge Clusters: A Comparative Systems Approach across the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Contributors: Elias G. Carayannis - Editor, David F. J. Campbell - Editor.
Place of publication: Westport, CT.
Publication year: 2006.
Page number: 203.
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