Materials and Chemical Industries and Green Manufacturing
NanoHorizons was founded in 2002 by a team of scientists from The Pennsylvania State University as part of the Centre County Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) incubator program. The company's mission was to develop and commercialize nanomaterial-enabled products based upon an extensive intellectual property portfolio. The early work of the company included the development of high performance flexible electronics, and nanomaterial-based sensors and analytical chemistry devices for drug discovery.
Next generation “High-Quality-Roll2Roll-Beam-Curing-Nanoreplication-Systems”
Nanoptics is an innovative specialist optical technologies equipment and process company, founded in 2008. We developed new technology to bring our partners to the desired capability position - to replicate optical, functional micro and nano structures on Roll2Roll equipment at the ultimate levels of quality and speed.
Nanocomp Technologies Inc (NCTI), based in Concord, NH, was formed in 2004 as a spin-out of Synergy Innovations, Inc., a technology development company. NCTI’s vision is to leverage its proprietary and fundamental advancements in the production of long carbon nanotubes together with a unique ability to fabricate them into physically strong, lightweight, electrically and thermally conductive spun yarns and sheets.
Aculon, Inc. commercializes unique surface and interfacial coatings leveraging nanotechnology discoveries made at Princeton University. The Princeton intellectual property includes two issued patents and seven pending applications, with Aculon as the exclusive worldwide licensee for non-biological applications. Aculon has substantially strengthened its IP position with 15 new inventions beyond the original Princeton discoveries. In total, Aculon owns and licensees a portfolio of 25 exclusive, global patents.
This pilot action GRAPHENE-CA paves the road to the FET Flagship "Graphene-Driven Revolutions in ICT and Beyond" (GRAPHENE). The GRAPHENE flagship ambition is to bring together a focused, interdisciplinary European research community that aims at a radical technology shift in information and communication technology that exploits the unique properties of graphene and related two-dimensional materials. Graphene research is an example of an emerging translational nanotechnology where discoveries in academic laboratories are rapidly transferred to applications and commercial products.