CRANN takes on the world
The Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN) at Trinity College Dublin has a new partnership with materials company Ceram. The collaboration builds on CRANN’s extensive collaborative research programme with industry, which to date has resulted in engagements with more than 70 international and Irish companies. Working with Ceram will allow it to bid for large industrial research projects around the world.
CRANN is also celebrating the first anniversary of its Advanced Microscopy Laboratory, funded by Science Foundation Ireland. In the year since its launch, more than 20 companies from a range of industry sectors including the medical device industry have become regular users of the facility. Its work on medical technology nanostructures and nanocoatings was featured in the November/December issue of Med-Tech Innovation.
CRANN’s Executive Director Dr Diarmuid O’Brien said, "Irish nanoscience has the potential to drive growth in key industries like medical devices, energy, pharmaceuticals and ICT and is responsible for enabling 10% of Irish exports.”
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