Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > Developers of nanobuds and atomic layer deposition technology and international trailblazers recognised

Abstract:
Finland is a leader in the development of new applications for nanotechnology. This status has been earned through unrelenting and persistent work. Tekes' FinNano programme, which is about to end, awarded the Nanotech Finland Awards in four categories to distinguished contributors in the field.

Developers of nanobuds and atomic layer deposition technology and international trailblazers recognised

Finland | Posted on May 11th, 2010

The Nanotech Finland Awards recipients are: Beneq Oy, Professor Esko Kauppinen, Aalto University; Tapani Ryhänen, director at the Nokia Research Center; and Academy Professor Kari Rissanen, the University of Jyväskylä.

Best business potential

Beneq Oy is, internationally speaking, the most successful nanotechnology company in Finland. Beneq manufactures and develops industrial coating equipment and techonologies for the needs of industry. Coating application areas are especially in the fields of solar energy, flat glass, medical, printed and flexible electronics, and lighting solutions.

Beneq's success is based on high-quality competence in atomic layer deposition (ALD) technology, and the aerosol technology patented by the company. Beneq has built successful international business operations and the company's production is primarily exported to Europe, Asia and the United States. The company's mission is to grow into a globally significant solution provider of equipment and technology for demanding industrial applications within its customer industries. Beneq has already been selected for the list of leading Nordic cleantech companies.

Scientific breakthrough

Esko Kauppinen and his research group discovered an entirely new carbon nano material: carbon nanobud. Nanobuds, combining fullerens and nanotubes, are now being developed into revolutionary new applications in, for example, electronics, optics and energy technology.

The spin-off company of the Aalto University School of Science and Technology, Canatu Ltd, is commercialising the new material. The most important products are thin films which can be applied, for example, on liquid crystal displays, solar cells, touchscreens and many semiconductor components.

International achievements

Tapani Ryhänen leads nanotechnology research at Nokia Research Center and has significantly promoted the development of the field internationally. Nokia has been a forerunner and leading edge company in nanotechnology development for the ICT industry. Nokia Research Center engages in goal-oriented, forward-looking and visionary research in close cooperation with the Aalto University School of Science and Technology and the University of Cambridge.

On the basis of its research, Nokia launched in 2008 the Morph concept, which illustrates the opportunities afforded by nanotechnology in future mobile phone development and has received widespread international attention. Among other things, nanotechnology enables the use of flexible and adaptable materials in mobile phones, new energy solutions, batteries that are quicker to charge, and are longer lasting and safer, touchscreens and various sensors.

Development of Finnish nanoscience and nanotechnology

Kari Rissanen is a long-time nanoscience researcher who was been a pioneer in creating the operational preconditions for research in nanoscience and nanotechnology in Finland. Rissanen has decisively contributed to the formation of the nanotechnology expert network in Finland ever since the first nanotechnology research programme of Tekes and the Academy of Finland. He participated in the foundation of Finland's first multidisciplinary research environment focused on nanoscience, the NanoScience Center (NSC) in Jyväskylä. In recent years, Rissanen has contributed with his work significantly to the Academy of Finland's FinNano research programme as well as introducing the general public to nanoscience and nanotechnology education, internationalisation and opportunities afforded by nanotechnology.

####

About Tekes
FinNano programme was launched by Tekes in 2005. The total volume of the programme is approx. 70 million euros, including € 25 million in research funding,and € 20 million in corporate financing from Tekes. The duration of the programme is five years, 2005 – 2009. The programme is carried out in close collaboration with Academy of Finland's Nanoscience Research Programme.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Programme Manager
Markku Lämsä
Senior Technology Advisor, Ph.D.
Tekes
Tel. +358 1060 55793

Communications - Tekes
Ms. Soili Helminen
Communications Manager
Tel. +358 1060 55719

Copyright © Tekes

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Iranian Researchers Present New Model to Strengthen Superconductivity at Higher Temperatures April 19th, 2014

Iranian Researchers Produce New Anti-Cancer Drug from Turmeric April 19th, 2014

'Exotic' material is like a switch when super thin April 18th, 2014

Innovative strategy to facilitate organ repair April 18th, 2014

Academic/Education

Director Wally Pfister joins UC Berkeley neuroengineers to discuss the science behind ‘Transcendence’ April 7th, 2014

First annual science week highlights STEM pipeline and partnerships: UB, SUNY Buffalo State and ECC team up with the City of Buffalo and its schools for April 7-11 events April 3rd, 2014

Global 450 consortium announces new general manager of internal operations: TSMC’s Cheng-Chung Chien Receives Unanimous Support, Brings History of Innovation and Efficiency to Global Consortium of Companies Driving Industry Transition to 450mm Wafer Technology March 26th, 2014

NanoTecNexus to Host "Chemistry of Wine" Fundraiser in Support of STEM Education - Collaborations Key to Success - March 20th, 2014

Chip Technology

'Exotic' material is like a switch when super thin April 18th, 2014

Scientists open door to better solar cells, superconductors and hard-drives: Research enhances understanding of materials interfaces April 14th, 2014

Obducat has launched a new generation of SINDRE® Nano Imprint production system April 11th, 2014

Scientists in Singapore develop novel ultra-fast electrical circuits using light-generated tunneling currents April 10th, 2014

Nanotubes/Buckyballs

Effects of Carbon Nanotubes Studied on Pregnant Mothers April 12th, 2014

Nanotech Business Review 2013-2014 April 9th, 2014

Scientists Succeed in Simultaneous Determination of Acetaminophen, Codeine in Drug Samples April 9th, 2014

Rebar technique strengthens case for graphene: Rice University lab makes hybrid nanotube-graphene material that promises to simplify manufacturing April 7th, 2014

Nanoelectronics

Better solar cells, better LED light and vast optical possibilities April 12th, 2014

Catching the (Invisible) Wave: UC Santa Barbara researchers create a unique semiconductor that manipulates light in the invisible infrared/terahertz range, paving the way for new and enhanced applications April 11th, 2014

Nanotech Business Review 2013-2014 April 9th, 2014

Preview of Hands-on Nanotechnology Demos at ‘Chemistry of Wine’ Fundraiser to Show Nanotech Magic April 8th, 2014

Discoveries

Iranian Researchers Present New Model to Strengthen Superconductivity at Higher Temperatures April 19th, 2014

Iranian Researchers Produce New Anti-Cancer Drug from Turmeric April 19th, 2014

'Exotic' material is like a switch when super thin April 18th, 2014

Innovative strategy to facilitate organ repair April 18th, 2014

Announcements

Iranian Researchers Present New Model to Strengthen Superconductivity at Higher Temperatures April 19th, 2014

Iranian Researchers Produce New Anti-Cancer Drug from Turmeric April 19th, 2014

'Exotic' material is like a switch when super thin April 18th, 2014

Innovative strategy to facilitate organ repair April 18th, 2014

Energy

High-temperature plasmonics eyed for solar, computer innovation April 17th, 2014

Scientists Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity: X-rays reveal how rapidly vanishing 'charge stripes' may be behind laser-induced high-temperature superconductivity April 16th, 2014

Engineers develop new materials for hydrogen storage April 15th, 2014

A molecular approach to solar power: Switchable material could harness the power of the sun — even when it’s not shining April 15th, 2014

Industrial

Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells: Photovoltaic solar-panel windows could be next for your house April 14th, 2014

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Lands First Major Order from Pemex, Mexico’s State-Owned Oil and Gas Company April 14th, 2014

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Announces Certification for Use in Middle East for Buildings: Nansulate(R) Energy Saving Coatings to be used by Major Middle East Energy Company April 1st, 2014

Harper Government Announces Support for U of S Nanoscience Research: Uses for New Nanostructured Coatings Range from Biomedical to Oil Sand Sectors March 29th, 2014

Photonics/Optics/Lasers

High-temperature plasmonics eyed for solar, computer innovation April 17th, 2014

Scientists Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity: X-rays reveal how rapidly vanishing 'charge stripes' may be behind laser-induced high-temperature superconductivity April 16th, 2014

Lumerical files a provisional patent that extends the standard eigenmode expansion propagation technique to better address waveguide component design. Lumerical’s EME propagation tool will address a wide set of waveguide applications in silicon photonics and integrated optics April 16th, 2014

Near-field Nanophotonics Workshop in Boston April 14th, 2014

Solar/Photovoltaic

High-temperature plasmonics eyed for solar, computer innovation April 17th, 2014

A molecular approach to solar power: Switchable material could harness the power of the sun — even when it’s not shining April 15th, 2014

Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells: Photovoltaic solar-panel windows could be next for your house April 14th, 2014

Scientists open door to better solar cells, superconductors and hard-drives: Research enhances understanding of materials interfaces April 14th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE







  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE