These companies will welcome you at the

exhibition of the NRW Nano Conference

The Exhibition of the 9th NRW Nano Conference

Here you will find an overview of the exhibitors who are looking forward to a visit at the conference.


​Aerospace.NRW just took off! Since March 2021, the network connects business partners and research institutions among NRW to boost innovation and technology transfer at cutting edge technologies, like unmanned air systems, green aviation, production, testing and many more. We do this by targeted connection between key players in the respective field of innovation and help with project identification, planning and execution. You are searching for strategic partners and don’t know where to start looking? You are new to NRW and want to find close-by partners? Based on our long-term experience and well-developed network, your needed information is only one phone call away…​

airCode UG

airCode is an industry 4.0 start-up project dedicated to make printable electronics an everyday reality. The current focus of the company is the connectivity of things, and in this regard is active in two buisness areas. I. The developement of a printable chipless RFID technolgy, which will enable a RFID Tag cost below 1 Euro Cent. The aim of this technology is the replacement of the barcode, to enable a truly automated non line of sight processing and the communication with things. II. The developement of Bluetooth antenna modules for non-standard applications in environements with high signal damping.


AIXaTECH GmbH develops and manufactures epitaxy systems for wide bandgap semiconductors. The company provides technology for the light emitting diode (LED), display (microLED), high power electronics (HEMT) and sensor industry (BAW). Aside functional advantages the novel low temperature epitaxy secures disruptive costs advantages of more than 90% versus conventional processes.

AIXaTECH supports thus mega trends like autonomous/electric transportation, enhanced mobility/5G, increased connectivity, efficient lighting, next gen displays, and energy efficiency – all markets with a double digit CGAR.


AIXTRON is a leading provider of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry. The Company’s technology solutions are used by a diverse range of customers worldwide to build advanced components for electronic and opto-electronic applications based on compound semiconductor and 2D materials. Such components are used in fiber optic and wireless communication systems, advanced displays and sensors, efficient power conversion, signaling and lighting, as well as a range of other leading-edge technologies.

AIXTRON’s product portfolio includes:

  • MOCVD Equipment based on the Planetary Reactor® or Close Coupled Showerhead® concept for compound semiconductor and 2D materials.
  • High-temperature CVD batch systems for SiC applications


AMO’s mission as a non-profit SME is to bridge the gap between university research and industrial application. In joint projects and in bilateral cooperation, research and development results are transferred to industry for the preservation and creation of jobs. The potential of nanotechnology is thus tapped in fields of application such as information technology, biotechnology and environmental technology. AMO operates a state-of-the-art 400 m² clean room under the direction of Prof. Lemme and offers a range of services from consulting to prototype development.

Anton Paar Germany GmbH

Anton Paar develops, produces and sells high precision measuring instruments and customized automation and robotic solutions.

One of our focus areas is surface characterization, from micrometer to nanometer scale.

We recently developed an new atomic force microscope (AFM), called Tosca, with which surfaces can be examined down to the atomic level and that is quite easy to use.

AutoProNano, University of Duisburg-Essen

Nanoparticles are a key resource used in many innovative applications. We owe this to active R&D, which, however, often takes decades from the first synthesis to market implementation. The complex synthesis of the small particles is a major problem, which AutoProNano solves with automation technology. AutoProNano provides a smart, self-explanatory and compact lab machine for instant access to colloidal nanoparticles. A laser-based synthesis technique guarantees a wide range of producible colloids with highest possible purity and reproducible properties.

AutoProNano is an EU-funded start-up project of the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE) an der Universität Duisburg-Essen

The researchers in CENIDE form an interdisciplinary network of creative minds that fosters collaboration across disciplines, bridging the gap between fundamental academic research and industrial implementation. CENIDE coordinates and promotes the advancement of science in chemistry, physics, engineering, biology, and medicine with focus on:

  • Catalysis
  • Dynamic processes in solids
  • Gas-phase synthesis of nanomaterials
  • Magnetic materials
  • Nanomaterials for health
  • Functional materials for energy applications

CENIDE provides access to state-of-the-art infrastructure such as the unique research building NanoEnergieTechnikZentrum (NETZ) and the Interdisciplinary Center for Analytics on the Nanoscale (ICAN). CENIDE supports the creation and management of collaborative research activities for its members and partners from academia and industry. The stimulating research environment attracts high potentials and provides students and junior scientists with an ideal basis for further development.

CeNTech GmbH

Starting in 2003 CeNTech offers university research groups from physics, chemistry, biology and medicine as well as young companies with 2.400 m2 an ideal environment for the transfer of scientific research in nanotechnology into new applications. Thereby the combination of scientific excellence and entrepreneurial thinking is supporting the transfer into marketable products. With the inauguration of CeNTech II in 2011, additional 1.300 m2 have been allocated to the scientists. Research at CeNTech focuses on nanoanalytics, nanomedicine and photonics. Currently 9 companies are located at CeNTech.

Cluster NanoMicroMaterialsPhotonics.NRW

The state cluster NanoMicroMaterialsPhotonics.NRW (german: NanoMikroWerkstoffePhotonik.NRW, NMWP.NRW) is NRWs High-Tech-Cluster at the industrial- and innovation location North Rhine-Westphalia. It’s an acknowledged partner of the industry, research and public sector and administration for innovation-promoting services in key-enabling technologies, especially nanotechnology, microsystem technology, new materials, photonics quantum technologies. Founded in 2009 as part of the excellence initiative organized by the North Rhine-Westphalia state government, its goal is to make NRW the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economic area in the field of the five interdisciplinary technologies with its well-established network.

Additionally, our association NanoMicroMaterialsPhotonics E.V., founded in 2012, offers further opportunities to shape the technology landscape – always keeping focus on the five key technologies.

CNM Technologies GmbH

CNM Technologies is the sole supplier of Carbon Nanomembranes (CNMs), a molecular thin, Carbon-based polymeric 2D-sheet material. Applications are in sensor technology (surface functionalisation), energy, semiconductor manufacturing and especially in filtration and separation. Since CNMs are highly permeable for water, while blocking anything else like salt and small organic molecules, they can enable a hitherto non-attainable separation efficiency compared to existing membrane technology. A variety in production methods – from large area CNM-composite membranes for water filtration to CMOS-compatible integration into devices – is feasible.

Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH

More than 40 years of success in machinery construction for coating, printing and laminating systems. Our corporate vision of lab2fab (from small samples to the finished product) forms the basis for tapping new markets and creating new products. It is the primary focus of our service to our customers.

Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH designs and produces Sheet-to-Sheet and Roll-to-Roll equipment for the coating, printing and laminating sectors.

Coatema has designed and built laboratory equipment and pilot/production plants for traditional markets such as the textile sector and the materials converting market. The laboratory and pilot machinery product lines were expanded more than 20 years ago making Coatema a market leader in emerging technologies such as advanced batteries, solar, prepregs, medical and pharmaceuticals, fuel cells and printed electronics.

COPT Zentrum

COPT Center is the competence center for organic and printed electronics (OPE) of the University of Cologne. Located in one of Europe’s major industry regions, it provides rental space and equipment for R&D purposes as well as contract research, consultation, and education. COPT Center has received grants from the state government of NRW and from the EU within the frame of the EFRE-program. It is geared to fulfill industrial needs, especially of small and medium sized enterprises.

Your partner for funded projects and contract research within the COPT Center is ZOEK gGmbH, a non-profit research organization focusing on OPE components. As a technology transfer institute, the scope is to advance technology from the lab to the demonstrator level. In projects to come, ZOEK can efficiently support you with its hands-on experience.

CTS Köln GmbH is your partner for the rental of rooms and equipment. This service is provided within a concession granted by the University of Cologne.

eleQtron GmbH

eleQtron develops and operates quantum computers based on trapped ions, RF control and Magnetic Gradient Induced Coupling (MAGIC). Our intermediate-scale quantum processors will be optimized for near-term industrially relevant quantum applications. In parallel, we will implement breakthrough concepts for scalable quantum processors based on RF-controlled trapped ions. eleQtron will operate MAGIC quantum computers and offer quantum computer performance within a subscription model. Our consulting services helps new users and stakeholders to identify benefits of quantum computers within their businesses, to support users in adopting their problems to our machines and vice versa and to interpret the results.

Elmos Semiconductor SE

Elmos develops, produces and markets semiconductors, primarily for use in the automotive industry. Our components communicate, measure, regulate and control safety, comfort, powertrain and network functions. For over 30 years, Elmos innovations have been bringing new functions to life and making mobility worldwide safer, more comfortable and more energy efficient. With our solutions we are already the worldwide #1 in applications with great future potential, such as ultrasonic distance measurement, ambient light and intuitive HMI.

Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH,
Peter Grünberg Institut

Forschungszentrum Jülich is a multi-thematic national research center of the Helmholtz Association. In quantum computing, neuromorphic computing and materialanalysis and -research we build on the fundemental understanding to develop cutting edge technology for industry and society. The Ernst-Ruska Center is one of the world leading facilities for electron microscopy. The Peter Grünberg Institute develops novel approaches, devices and systems for information technology such as quantum computing and neuromophic computing based on the fundamental understanding of quantum effects and materials. The Jülich Supercomputing Center operates a user center for different computing devices and offers development and support.

Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

With more than 500 employees and more than 19,500 m² net floor space, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT, founded in 1985, is one of the most important contracting research and development institutes of its sector worldwide. Its experts develop and optimize laser beam sources and laser processes. In close cooperation with its clients, it uses laser technology to solve tasks for production, measurement technology, environment, energy, medical technology and biotechnology, all done in real life situations.

Fraunhofer ILT / EUROMAT [Projekt LaMeta]

Soldering on ceramic, glass or oxidized metals like aluminum is difficult and often requires a metallization prior to the soldering process. In LaMeta EUROMAT and Fraunhofer ILT in cooperation with the end users ProfiLed and Hommel Maschinentechnik are developing a laser based metallization process using nano/micro suspensions. Suspensions containing a metal like silver or tin and other agents for adjusting the desired viscosity and to improve wetting are designed and applied on the surface of the substrate to be metalized via screen printing or dispensing in a layer thickness around 50 µm. After drying at a low temperature the layers are melted or sintered by laser radiation in a local shielding gas atmosphere.

The laser technology enables local metallization with minimum heat input into the component. In contrast to a furnace process it can be easily integrated into a process chain. It can also be used for repair. Applications can be found in all areas where material combinations are used, e.g. batteries, fuel cells, heat exchangers, LED or tool industry.

Gesellschaft für Bioanalytik Münster e.V.

Bioanalytik-muenster is a regional network of, universities, research centres, enterprises, transfer institutions, and investors which have joined forces in this non-profit organisation. It has been a partner in many EU project focussing on implementation of nanotechnology in medical applications, and is a leading member of the German Platform NanoBioMedicine.
Bioanalytik-muenster (founded in November 2000) provides a central communication and information platform for scientists, entrepreneurs, investors and members of the public who are interested in bioanalytics.

Heidelberg Instruments Nano AG

Heidelberg Instruments and SwissLitho AG joined forces 2018. Together, they offer the widest range of direct write micro- and nanolithography systems in the world, from low-cost desktop solutions to high-end writers for substrates larger than 1m. Their products are used for prototyping in R&D, industrial manufacturing, and academic research. A full wafer can be patterned in a few minutes with sub-micron resolution, making mask aligners obsolete. Single-nm resolution with simultaneous pattern inspection is achieved with the unique NanoFrazor technology. Systems from both companies can be used to obtain micro- and nanostructures with high aspect ratio as well as in grayscale mode, which makes them particularly suitable to create templates for NIL applications.

HoDforming GmbH

HoDforming GmbH is aimed at developing and commercializing the so called Hot Die Forming (HDF) technology. The HDF-H (Hollow Bodies) and HDF-F (Flat Bodies) technologies base on optimal tempered blanks and forming dies. HDF allows the forming of extreme high strength metal alloys into almost any shape also with sharp edges. The manufacturing costs will be competitive to today´s cold forming processes.

HDF products and processes – invented by the HoDforming GmbH – are designed to fit the highest industrial standards in all areas. That means, that HDF enables the automotive industry and other branches to realize the most extreme lightweight ever possible, also in mass production.

HQS Quantum Simulations GmbH

As pioneers in the application of quantum mechanics to materials development, HQS quantum simulations not only integrate fully with existing workflows, but also enable seamless transition to quantum computing and early access to the phenomenal benefits it will soon provide.

Only HQS has the specialized expertise required to harness the power of quantum computing early in its development, overcoming the technical challenges associated with this emerging technology and providing clients with a unique competitive advantage.

By realizing the unique power of quantum, our clients are able to develop ground-breaking materials that could not have been discovered using traditional methods alone, while streamlining their development process.

If your organization would benefit from the development of unique new materials at a lower cost and at a higher speed, please contact us today!

In|Die RegionRuhr: Digitale Fabrik

In|Die RegionRuhr supports Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) in their efforts to digitally innovate their processes and products. Industrial production and service businesses are offered a variety of tools for their digital transformation, e.g. individual coaching, benchmarking, contact to key players, updates on the latest innovations etc.
In|Die RegionRuhr is a cooperation between the economic development agencies of the cities Bochum, Dortmund and Hagen as well as the respective chambers of commerce. This project is funded by the “Europäischer Fonds für regionale Entwicklung (EFRE)”.


IONTOF is a manufacturer of innovative instruments for surface analysis with different product lines for time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry (TOF-SIMS) and high-sensitivity low-energy ion scattering (LEIS).

Founded as a classical spin-off of the University of Münster, IONTOF has meanwhile become the technological leader in the field of TOF-SIMS and LEIS instrumentation.

itCoating GmbH

We at itCoating develop new, thin-layer coating technologies which focus on the targeted functionalisation of surfaces. Our team consists of chemists and coating engineers each with decades of experience in their field and the passion to solve the urgent needs and surface issues of our time.

Besides mere protective coatings for boats and facades we offer specialized coatings with antiviral, fire protecting and thermal insulating properties.

Please contact us if you are interested and want further information.

Koordinierungsstelle Quantentechnologien in NRW

Quantum technology (QT) is a future technology that offers groundbreaking potential in the fields of simulation, optimization and security. QT.NMWP.NRW identifies and connects quantum technology stakeholders in the federal state of NRW and beyond. Simultaneously, we collect valuable input from our industry partners and help identifying the best value for their businesses. Based on our growing network in this field, we help you to stay informed, connected and entangled to this high-tech field.


Excellent quality and precision in the manufacture of micro technical components are the trademarks of LIDROTEC’s innovative laser technology. This stands out from other laser processes through the use of specially designed liquids.

In the semiconductor and micro technology industries, there is still significant material waste during the wafer dicing process: be it due to thermal stress from the laser radiation used or due to the mechanical effects of saws.

The use of LIDROTEC’s technology allows the high-precision cutting of work pieces of all material classes with kerf widths of a few micrometres.


Development of a novel catalyst using laser ablation to generate iridium nanoparticles on surface-modified ceramic supports for efficient use in PEM electrolysis cells.

To improve the efficiency and reduce the costs of high-pressure Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) water electrolyzers, a novel catalyst system is being developed in the LIKELY project. By an advanced laser ablation process, catalytic active electrodes can be cost-effectively produced with up 90% less precious metal. These particles are deposited on a silicon substrate produced without chlorine, which is electrically conductive due to doping. Catalytic layers will then be prepared from this material, which will be applied to macroscopic electrode substrates, processed into membrane electrode assemblies (MEA) and used in technical PEM electrolysis cells.

Funded by: Leitmarkt Agentur.NRW

MATMED: Advanced materials for medical applications

The NWE Interreg project MATMED supports organizations working in the fields of advanced materials, medical devices and regenerative medicine. The project enables high-quality transnational collaborations and speeds up the commercialization of medical applications. MATMED supports SMEs to accelerate innovation, validate new product opportunities and demonstrate new technology through a Voucher funding system. The network advices and trains SMEs on the new EU regulatory framework for medical devices taking effect from 2021.

Microtrac Retsch GmbH

Under the brand name Microtrac MRB, three renowned manufacturers of particle analysis equipment have joined forces: Retsch Technology, Microtrac and MicrotracBEL. The merger has resulted in a product portfolio for particle characterization that is unparalleled worldwide. The technologies on offer comprise laser diffraction, dynamic light scattering, dynamic and static image analysis and gas adsorption to determine surface area and pore size distribution.

Physical Electronics GmbH

Born in 1994, Physical Electronics GmbH is a forward-looking company focused on analytical solutions that are needed in the scientific environment and in all branches worldwide. Physical Electronics GmbH is a local distribution partner for high-tech companies in sales, service and contract analysis. The company is located in Feldkirchen near Munich, the main focus is on systems from the fields of Surface Science, timegated Raman Spectroscopy, Submicron IR Spectroscopy (O-PTIR), Industrial X-Ray & CT Scanning Solutions, Nanoindentation and preparative HPLC. This wealth of experience is the foundation of its customer satisfaction.

Promwad GmbH

Promwad is an independent electronics design house. We take our customers’ business to a new orbit helping them to develop and produce new world-class products for the high-tech market. We take care of all technical issues: we design hardware and develop software, create mechanical and industrial design for a new enclosure, launch production at the right location worldwide.

Over the past 17 years, we have built a close-knit team of 126 engineers and managers who specialize in the following promising markets: digital TV and multimedia, IoT and consumer devices, telecommunications, automotive electronics, automation, and FPGA projects. We are ready to complete your project on a turnkey basis or take on individual tasks in development and production.

Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Forschungslabor Mikroelektronik Bochum für 2D-Elektroniksysteme

Two-dimensional (2D) materials rank among the most exciting materials within the last 15 years. Research on the basic properties of 2D transition metal dichalkogenides (TMDs) reveal many new phenomena. However, synthesis, large-area growth and integration of TMDs at reasonable cost for applications is still a challenge and requires a process flow that is scalable and reproducible in production. The interdisciplinary research team of the ForLab PICT2DES deal with these challenges using a customer specific five-chamber cluster tool for 200 mm substrates. The proposed 2D technology can be applied to wide range of innovative and common applications e.g. sensors, electronic devices, catalysis, energy storage.

RWTH Aachen University

Technologieförderung Münster GmbH

Technologieförderung Münster GmbH is your one-stop-agency for all questions related to Technology and Innovation in Münster. In cooperation with CeNTech and NBZ we provide tailor-made office- and laboratory-space for technology-oriented Startups and mide-size Companies. As a partner of national and international funding projects, we are well connected. Specific technology networks and personal access to our renowned universities create added value for our partners and all interested parties. Our goal is to identify technology trends and their fields of application at an early stage in order to further expand Münster’s profile as a recognized research and technology location.

TechnologieZentrumDortmund, Kompetenzzentrum MST.factory dortmund

Product developments in the field of micro and nano technology require complex processes for prototyping and coreespondingly high investments in technological equipment. As the first competence centre in Europe, MST.factory dortmund offers entrepreneurs and technology firms a professional technological infrastructure with a restrictive focus on micro and nanotechnology. In the centre, companies find an ideal basis for speeding up their prototype developments up to the level of production maturity. Machinery and equipment are provided on a leasing basis and can be shared with other tenant companies, thus saving costs and reducing entrepreneurial risk. The companies benefit from a comprehensive business support and get closely connected with other companies and actors of the local micro and nano technology cluster.

Universität Duisburg-Essen, Fachgebiet Bauelemente der Höchstfrequenzelektronik

We research materials, devices and components for Terahertz electronics and high-frequency optoelectronics. Located in the Center for Semiconductor Technology and Optoelectronics of the University of Duisburg-Essen, our cleanroom contains a full range of semiconductor research tools including epitaxial crystal growth machines, and specialized processing equipment for nanoscale devices. Our capabilities includes high-frequency measurements at THz frequencies, specialized RF and antenna design, and semiconductor material characterization.

ZENIT GmbH, NRW.Europa

Under the name of NRW.Europa, ZENIT GmbH and NRW.BANK are together offering the best possible support in the area of transnational European business. Our service package encompasses comprehensive advice, for example for internationalisation and innovation projects, in the search for national and international business partners as well as in applications for public funding. Our services are available to enterprises, organisations close to the business and research communities, as well as universities in North Rhine-Westphalia. Our main target group are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). /

Zoz GmbH

Zoz GmbH headquartered at Wenden/Germany with representatives in 11 and subsidiaries in 6 countries manufactures and supplies Mechanical Process Engineering Equipment and manufactures and supplies with insofar own equipment Nanostructured Materials from powders, layers and bulk parts to magnetic filters, batteries, hydrogen-drives with H2 solid state absorber tanks incl. vehicles. Affiliated companies serve E- and E-H2-mobility, entertain a ZEV-Auto-Fleet, a public technology center, a student’s dormitory, solar energy- fuelcell- and electrolyzing plants as well as aircraft operations. The core company Zoz GmbH (nanostructures and equipment) is listed in the German Hidden Champions (2013, IHK) and since 2016 is under permanent observation of the German Export Control (BaFa).