nanotehnoloogia, nanoteknologia, nanotechnologija, nanotehnologijas, nanoteknologija,
nanotechnologii, nanotecnologia, nanotehnologijo,
This programme is intended to help develop self-organisation
processes for the realisation of numerous technological
applications. This is to be performed by way of the
funding of co-operative industrial projects involving
applied research. The relevant guidelines were published
in the German Federal Bulletin on the 29th of September.
Throughout just the last few years, self-organisation
phenomena have gained growing importance in scientific
investigations, with an impressive number of applied
research results published on this topic. The principles
of self-organisation are increasingly regarded in
many scientific disciplines and innovative fields
of research (for example, nanotechnology and optical
technologies) as important steps in the implementation
of future technological innovations and generations.
In the medium to long term, it is expected that controllable
self-organisation processes will enable product innovations
and improvements as well as much improved process
The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is therefore planning
to fund industry-coordinated R&D projects that aim at exploiting self-organisation
phenomena for innovative technical applications through specific control mechanisms
(e.g. temperature, pressure, pH value, electromagnetic fields, laser light,
as well as adjustable structural and binding characteristics).
The “Technical application of self-organisation” programme sets forth the following
primary focus points, which are intended to act as the initial basis for the
application-specific implementation of controllable self-organisation processes.
Hybrid structuring processes
Assembly of mesoscopic components
Self-organisation of quantum points and nanocrystals
Self-organisation of block copolymers
Biofunctional recognition of new construction and production processes
These five parameters were identified as part of an early technology detection
process carried out by the VDI on behalf of the BMBF (Eickenbusch, H., Hoffknecht,
A., Holtmannspötter, D., Wechsler D.: Kontrollierte Selbstorganisation
für zukünftige technische Anwendungen, Zukünftige Technologien,
volume 55, ISSN 1436-5928 (2004)).
The guidelines on the BMBF's “Technical application of self-organisation” have
been published on the http://www.bmbf.de/foerderungen website and
are readily available herein as a PDF file.
application of self-organisation” BMBF programme (100
Project proposals need to be submitted by the 18
th of January 2005 to the “Physical Technologies – VDI
Technologiezentrum GmbH” project management organisation.
Dr. D. Wechsler
Verein Deutscher Ingenieure e.V.
Phone: +49 (0)211 6214620