Nanotech France 2016 Conference and Exhibition


Graphenea, a technology company set up in 2010, is one of Europe’s main producers of graphene. In 2013 the company received an investment from Repsol to boost its technological capacity, support its growth as a business and enable it to maintain its international lead within the emerging graphene production sector.

POLLEN Technology SAS was founded on September 29 , 2014. The three complementary founders have structured the company in all sectors to carry out our innovation program while offering to our customers a comprehensive portfolio of products with unique performances. We have undertaken to provide turnkey solutions to industrial and research laboratories in the field of nanometrology.

EU Japan Centre for industrial Cooperation

The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation is a unique venture between the European Commission and the Japanese Government. It is a non-profit organisation established as an affiliate of the Institute of International Studies and Training (IIST). It aims at promoting all forms of industrial, trade and investment cooperation between the EU and Japan and at improving EU and Japanese companies’ competitiveness and cooperation by facilitating exchanges of experience and know-how between EU and Japanese businesses.

By developing new measurement techniques and methods and applying them via appropriate standards in all spheres of daily life, LNE plays a key role in promoting a more competitive economy and a safer society. This core activity covers five key spheres – research and technology transfer, testing and calibration, technical assistance, certification, training and informing – and addresses the five major priorities: safety and health, environmental impact, performance, product reliability, and cost control.

The objective of the NAWADES project is the development of a membrane system for seawater desalination that does not suffer from organic fouling and inorganic scaling.

Smart Force Technologies

SMART FORCE TECHNOLOGIES is a French company developing and selling a new generation of scientific equipments in the field of Micro/Nano technologies. The company is born from a joint project between CNRS and CEA, laureate of the “Challenge First Step, 2012 edition”. Our expertise is based on a 10-years research work on particle assembly, microfluidics and micro/nano engineering at the LTM-CNRS Lab.

Canada National Institute of Nanotechnology

NanoCanada is a national initiative that brings together the community to stimulate innovation, enhance R&D capacity and stimulate the development of nanotechnology applications in collaboration with industry.

The Royal Society of Chemistry

 With over 54,000 members and an international publishing and knowledge business we are the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists, supporting and representing our members and bringing together chemical scientists from all over the world.

A not-for-profit organisation with a heritage that spans 175 years, we have an ambitious international vision for the future. Around the world, we invest in educating future generations of scientists. We raise and maintain standards. We partner with industry and academia, promoting collaboration and innovation. We advise governments on policy. And we promote the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science.

In a complex and changing world, chemistry and the chemical sciences are essential. They are vital in our everyday lives and will be vital in helping the world respond to some of its biggest challenges.

We are committed to promoting, supporting and celebrating inclusion and diversity. We understand that the success of our community depends on our ability to nurture the talent of the best people regardless of who they are or their background.

We’re working to shape the future of the chemical sciences – for the benefit of science and humanity.

Our mission is to provide the best solutions to characterize concentrated dispersions (emulsions, suspensions, foams), in terms of stability and rheology, for different application fields like Pharmaceutical, Cosmetics, Food, Oil & Petroleum, Electronics…

Our instruments ranges use innovative optical measurements based on Multiple Light Scattering and Microfluidics. We have developed patented technologies to characterise concentrated dispersions without sample preparation (no dilution, non intrusive method).

At the overlap between the worlds of science and industry, Cordouan Technologies was born in September 2007 from the impetus of David Jacob (CTO) and Mathias Pennec (CEO), originating respectively from the telecom industry and laser/applied optics business. Sharing a common vision and ambition to develop and industrialize innovations still confined to research laboratories, our adventure started through a first technology transfer with the French Petroleum Institute (IFPEN). This successful transfer led to the development of a unique commercial granulometer named VASCO™ (like the famous Portuguese sailor) dedicated to the size characterization of nano-particles in complex medium.

After only four years of activities, Cordouan Technologies has constructed major expertise and become a reference in the world of N3 (Nanoparticles, Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies) thanks to the development of innovative solutions for the characterization of nanoparticles and nanomaterials. Thus, today we offer our customers a coherent and broad portfolio of instrument solutions for Granulometry, Refractometry, Electrophoresis, Electronic Microscopy and sample preparation accessories. Present in more than 30 countries throughout the world, our instruments equip some of the most prestigious partners (Total, Rhodia, L'Oreal, ENS Paris and Lyon, CRPP, ENSPCI, STMicro-electronic, INRS, Dow Chemical, ARABLAB, Université of Waterloo, etc) working on advanced applications: synthesis of polymers and functionalized metal nano-particles, crude oil extraction, improvement of the quality of cosmetic gels, development of special inks in colloidal form, biological studies and cellular analysis, etc.

The SCIENTEC company specializes in the distribution of rigorously selected scientific equipments. Our fields of activity include analysis of surfaces, photometry and services.

SCIENTEC objectively studies your individual needs, advises you and proposes the right product for your application, from our product range. SCIENTEC is the premier provider of this service, with dedicated engineers for after-sales follow-up and support.

SCIENTEC, has the in-house expertise to analyse your problem and resolve it, by designing solutions using products accessories from our range of electronics, optics, mechancics, and data processing.

The SCIENTEC company works with many partners like, universities, areospace companies, in the field of private research, the avionics industry, the lighting industry, in occupational medicine, in cosmetics and more.

Our Company

We are a mid-sized, family-owned German company engaging in the manufacture of machinery and instrumentation with worldwide production, sales, and service branches. Without losing view of our regional roots, we strive for global market penetration. Regionality and globality are not mutually exclusive terms in our world.

Our products and services are held in high regard by our customers. We view it as our foremost duty to uphold and cultivate this esteem.

Our employees are an important factor in our success and they are a veritable pool of knowledge and expertise. We encourage and nurture their professional growth in order to help master the dynamic challenges faced in our international competitive Arena®. This in turn enables us to provide our entire staff with stable and secure employment.

We are a reliable partner to our suppliers and strive to cultivate long-term collaborative relationships.

We are conscious of the responsibilities we bear for the regions in which we are active, as well as for our environment. We are dedicated to heeding the interests of the common good.

We abide by the respective laws across the world and avow ourselves to the practice of fair and just competition.

Our systematic, continuous improvement of our resources and processes ensures that the growing needs of our business partners, employees and social environment will continue to be met into the future.

The company was founded in 2007 by the world’s leading experts of near-field microscopy as a spin-off from the the Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry near Munich. Since 2014, neaspec GmbH belongs to Wittenstein SE Group from Igersheim-Harthausen, Germany.

neaspec’s engineers developed the neaSNOM microscope, an ultra-stable & easy-to-use optical near-field microscope using a ground-breaking and patented optical background-filtering technique (PH-detection). neaSNOM combines the best of two worlds – the nanoscale resolution of atomic force microscopy (AFM) with the analytical power of visible, infrared and even THz imaging & spectroscopy. At a spatial resolution of only 10nm the method only requires standard AFM sample preparation. This opens a new era for modern nano-analytical applications such as chemical nano-identification (IR), nano-plasmonic field mapping (VIS & IR) or free charge carrier nano-mapping (THz).

NT-MDT is one of the leading developers of Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPM) for Nano-technology. This is achieved by continually researching and developing new technologies and expanding the line of SPMs used in highly scientific environments such as Research facilities, Universities and Industrial laboratories.

“Our company mission is designing and manufacturing of SPM devices by creating ever more perfect nanotechnology instrumentation and to guarantee rapid and reliable delivery of the SPM devices and accessories in order to provide an excellent customer support.”

NT-MDT has a strategically located Global Network of offices. The head office NT-MDT Co. is located in Moscow, and branch offices are located in Ireland (NT-MDT S & L), Netherlands (NT-MDT Europe BV), USA (NT-MDT America Inc.) and China (NT-MDT Shanghai).

BNNT, LLC is a startup company based in Newport News, Virginia that has been established to manufacture BNNTs for scientific investigations, commercial product R&D, and commercial products. Key staff members include the developers who invented the new processes.

Synthesis technologies licensed by BNNT, LLC, were developed jointly by NASA’s Langley Research Center, the U. S. Department of Energy’s Jefferson Lab (managed and operated by Jefferson Science Associates, LLC), and the National Institute of Aerospace, a non-profit research and graduate education institute formed by a consortium of major universities that serves as a strategic partner of NASA and the aerospace community.

The HORIBA Group of worldwide companies provides an extensive array of instruments and systems for applications ranging from automotive R&D, process and environmental monitoring, in-vitro medical diagnostics, semiconductor manufacturing and metrology, to a broad range of scientific R&D and QC measurements. Proven quality and trustworthy performance have established widespread confidence in the HORIBA Brand.

The Fraunhofer IGB develops and optimizes processes and products for the business areas of health, chemistry and process industry as well as environment and energy. We combine the highest scientific quality with professional know-how in our fields of competence – Interfacial Engineering and Materials Science, Molecular Biotechnology, Physical Process Technology, Environmental Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering, as well as Cell and Tissue Engineering – always with a view to economic efficiency and sustainability. Our strengths lie in offering complete solutions from laboratory to pilot plant scale. Customers also benefit from the cooperation between our five R&D departments in Stuttgart and the institute branches located in Leuna, Straubing and Würzburg. The constructive interplay of the various disciplines at our institute opens up new approaches in areas such as medical engineering, nanotechnology, industrial biotechnology, and environmental technology. The Fraunhofer IGB is one of 67 institutes and independent research units of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the Europe’s leading organization for applied research.

QuantumWise is a self-funded, privately owned company headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, with local representation in Japan, Singapore and the United States. We sell our software products to several hundred companies, government labs, and universities around the world. QuantumWise was started in 2008, built on the company Atomistix (founded in 2003), which brought the academic transport code TranSIESTA into the commercial marketplace.

At present, QuantumWise has more than 20 employees world-wide, working with developing the code and supporting our users. Most of our employees have a Ph.D. in physics or chemistry, and/or are seasoned programmers with long experience in numerical modeling and GUI development.

Elsevier Store

All knowledge begins as uncommon—unrecognized, undervalued, and sometimes unaccepted. But with the right perspective, the uncommon can become the exceptional.

That’s why Elsevier is dedicated to making uncommon knowledge, common-through validation, integration, and connection. Between our carefully-curated information databases, smart social networks, intelligent search tools, and thousands of scholarly books and journals, we have a great responsibility and relentless passion for making information actionable.

Nanoscribe sets new benchmarks for microfabrication. Our integral approach combines a disruptive 3D printing technology with user-friendly software and innovative materials leading to reproducible and lean processes. Our customers are innovators. They overcome prevailing technological barriers and serve a broad spectrum of applications in science and in emerging industrial markets.

Strem Chemicals

Strem Chemicals, Inc. established in 1964, is a privately–held company that manufactures and markets specialty chemicals of high purity. Its clients include academic, industrial and government research and development laboratories as well as commercial scale businesses in the pharmaceutical, microelectronic and chemical / petrochemical industries. Strem also provides custom synthesis (including high pressure synthesis) and cGMP manufacturing services.

Strem's corporate headquarters is located in Newburyport 38 miles (60km) north of Boston, Massachusetts, USA. This facility covers 48,000 sq. ft (4,460 m2). Its cGMP facility is FDA inspected. The European headquarters and warehouse are located in Bischheim, France.

Strem Chemicals has many long–term employees and instituted an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Program) in 2006. It was named the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce 2008 Business of the Year.