These companies will welcome you at the

exhibition of the NRW Nano Conference

The Exhibition of the 10th NRW Nano Conference

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


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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 materials, as well as Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) and other nanomaterials. Such components are used in fibre optic communication systems, wireless and mobile telephony applications, optical and electronic storage devices, computing, signalling, and lighting, as well as a range of other leading-edge technologies.


AMOs mission is to close the gap between university research and industrial application. AMO identifies topics from basic research and demonstrates these in application-oriented technology. In joint projects and bilateral cooperation results are transferred to industry. Thus nanotechnology provides potential for application areas such as information technology, biotechnology and environmental technology. Headed by Max Lemme, AMO operates a high level 400 m² cleanroom. A range of services from consulting to prototype development is offered as well.

CeNTech – Center for Nanotechnology

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 quantum technologies, photonics, nanoanalytics and nanomedicine. Currently 8 companies are located at CeNTech.

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

The Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CENIDE) at the University of Duisburg-Essen is internationally recognized for its cutting-edge materials research and development: Here, more than 85 research groups seek to integrate the fundamental understanding on the nanoscale to create new sustainable solutions for major societal challenges in the fields of energy, information technology, and health. 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). The CENIDE start-up nextract develops fully automated machines for fast, easy and reliable synthesis of a variety of colloidal nanoparticles.

duotec GmbH

duotec is a global electronics service provider and innovative solution provider for manufacturing, sensing, connectivity and next-gen technologies, such as quantum technologies, nanotechnologies and MEMS. More than 1,000 employees work at duotec’s locations in Germany, Mexico, Poland, Hungary, the USA and Switzerland, and at duotec solutions ml&s in Greifswald and WIS IoT Solutions in Berlin.

Preceeding Projects of the Einstein Telescope: E-TEST & ET2SMEs

The Einstein Telescope is an advanced gravitational-wave observatory, currently in the planning stage. The border region between the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany is being considered as a possible location. This is because of its tranquillity, stable ground and strong ecosystem of scientific institutions and high-tech companies.

The ET2SMEs project is carried out under the Interreg V-A Euregio Meuse- Rhine Program, with € 1.15 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). By investing EU funds in Interreg projects, the European Union invests directly in economic development, innovation, territorial development, social inclusion and education in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine.


Nothing less than a semiconductor revolution! ELEMENT 3—5 [Element three to five] – based in Baesweiler, Germany – is a technology source for the semiconductor industry. The product spectrum ranges from production systems based on the novel low-temperature epitaxy to powerful ion and plasma sources for wafer cleaning and surface activation.

Our innovative high-performance system – ACCELERATOR 3500K – enables production of monocrystalline aluminum nitride templates at 10-fold higher capacity, increased layer homogeneity and with significantly lower production costs.

Producers of power electronics or LED devices appreciate the significant productivity increases and capacity expansions offered by the ACCELERATOR 3500K.

eleQtron GmbH

Founded in 2020 as a spinoff of the Chair of Quantum Optics at the University of Siegen and housing the first German quantum computer, eleQtron is engaged in the construction and commissioning of breakthrough quantum computers with trapped ions. eleQtron has successfully implemented new methods for quantum information processing which eliminate the need for laser light for coherent control of quantum logic operations. Instead, qubits are controlled by radio frequency waves in novel ion processors using our proprietary MAGIC technology (Magnetic Gradient Induced Coupling). These processors enable individual control of qubits with the highest precision as well as of their interaction, and show a clear path towards massive scaling.

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.

The Ernst Ruska-Centre (ER-C) for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons

The ER-C operates a national user facility that is open to universities, research institutions and research laboratories in industry. The ER-C provides access to unique equipment and scientific assistance in the field of advanced electron microscopy (EM) for materials and life sciences, including:

  • EMs ranging from standard instruments to highly-specialised aberration corrected transmission electron microscopes
  • Sub-Å-resolution imaging and spectroscopy
  • Quantitative measurements of electromagnetic field distributions
  • In situ transmission electron microscopy
  • Single-particle cryo-EM of protein complexes for structure-based drug discovery
  • Electron cryo-tomography of ice-embedded vitreous cells

Further information can be found at the ER-C user facility web page:

Forschungszentrum Jülich,
Peter Grünberg Institut

At Forschungszentrum Jülich, we research the physics of future information processing. In order to achieve breakthroughs in quantum computers and neuromorphic computers, we cover the entire development chain from the fundamentals to application. Our scientists come from physics, mathematics, chemistry, computer science and electrical engineering. They discover new phenomena, develop novel materials and functional nanostructures, as well as the necessary experimental and theoretical methods to build novel computers. Quantum computers and neuromorphic technologies promise new applications and development opportunities in artificial intelligence, optimisation problems and many simulation-based applications.

Fraunhofer Institute for
Laser Technology ILT

The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT is worldwide one of the most important development and contract research institutes in the field of laser development and laser applications. The activities cover a wide range of areas such as new laser beam sources for space metrology, high power ultrashort pulsed lasers, laser amplifiers and related components. For the application of lasers and laser processes, the ILT develops innovative processes for welding, cutting, drilling, additive manufacturing and surface treatment, which are applied in the business fields energy, automotive, aerospace and medicine. With new solutions for laser based medical applications, future fields in cancer treatment and tissue engineering are addressed.

Fraunhofer-Institute for
Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS

The development of CMOS and MEMS based sensor technologies opens up the possibilities for state-of-the-art smart sensor systems for science, industry, medicine, and aerospace. Our technologies for optical sensors cover the spectrum from X-rays to UV and far-infrared. We offer biomedical applications with technologies for pressure sensors, nanoneedles for cell contacting and CarboNanoTube-based bionano-sensors. Integration of photonics on CMOS opens up new possibilities for sensors and communication. For optimal solutions in each case, we rely both on fully integrated sensor technologies as well as postprocessing with foundry technologies.

Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST

Fraunhofer IST in Dortmund is working at the Dortmunder OberflächenCen-trum (DOC) within the Fraunhofer Project Group. Our technological alignment covers surface and edge zone modifications using diffusion treatment processes and PECVD coatings. We develop, offer and characterize solutions to increase efficiency of tools and components in various application areas. These include structured surfaces for wear resistance, especially in thermal process environments. Additionally, diffusion process approaches for applications in tribocorrosive environment or adhesion-reducing solutions for aluminum processing are focused in current work.

Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS

The Dortmunder OberflächenCentrum DOC® develops tailored coatings using continuous processing of steel band. Development goals include the further development of functions such as corrosion resistance, scratch resistance, electric conductivity and cleaning properties. The Fraunhofer IWS is a partner at the DOC® and has a project group operating on site. This group develops coating processes based on PVD and spraying techniques as well as focuses on laser materials processing. The vacuum coating capabilities include machines that handle band processes as well as meter sized and ton heavy parts.


GEMESYS designs a chip that works like the human brain.

Current hardware for artificial intelligence is inefficient. For today’s supercomputer center, it takes a long time, huge datasets and the energy of a whole power plant to train a high-end AI model, resulting in high costs and unsustainability. The problem is rooted in the fundamental architecture of today’s digital hardware itself, since it has nothing in common with the way the human brain works. GEMESYS Technologies offers an analog chip design based on the same information-processing mechanisms as the human brain. This enables AI hardware vendors to distribute a novel chip, that trains neural networks 2,000 times more energy-efficient than current technology. It not only significantly reduces the cost, time and amount of data required to train a neural network, but also increases overall quality as well as performance. Its small size and high energy efficiency allows it to be embedded in nearly every device, enabling decentralized on the edge training, data processing and decision making.


HIGH-TECH.NRW is a network for a strong deep-tech economy in NRW. As an early-stage start-up accelerator for high-tech and deep-tech start-ups, it is commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Industry, Climate Protection, and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia,  and implemented and orchestrated by the think tank NMWP Management GmbH. HIGH-TECH.NRW is a venture platform and offers a tailored 12-week accelerator program for high-tech and deep-tech start-ups. The program ensures networking with investors, industry, and politics as well as an active further development from a technology to a sustainable business model. The Accelerator focuses on: New Materials, Nanotechnology, Microsystems Technology, Nano- and Microelectronics, Optical Technology, Quantum Technology, Manufacturing & Process Engineering, Energy & Environmental Technology, Medical Technology & Healthcare.

High-tech & deep-tech ventures. Accelerated.

IBM Quantum

Qoffee Maker is based on Quantum Computing and will produce a coffee, capuccino, etc based on the measurement result of a Quantum Circuit. To get your favorite type of beverage, just create the correct quantum circuit.

Sounds complicated? Be assured it isn’t.

Visit us at the IBM booth. We’ll be happy to discuss use-cases, the IBM Quantum Computing roadmap, a path to quantum advantage, and other relevant aspects of quantum computing as well.


We Build  Your Data Products

We put our creativity and data-driven know-how at the service of our clients and to enable a successful digital transformation of their businesses and processes.

Kaeyros Analytics is a Germany-based provider of Data Product & Software Development Services, Consultancy and Digital Training Services with an International Expert Team of Data Scientists, Software Engineers and Analysts across Europe and Africa.

As expressed in our condensed vision From Data to Value, we transform the Data Potential of our Customers and partners into actionable allowing them to optimize their production, their processes and enhance their product portfolio with new Data Products.

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.

Midel Photonics GmbH

Midel Photonics designs and produces beam shaping solutions for laser applications. Our focus is on laser material processing suitable for high power continuous-wave to ultra-short pulse lasers. With our unique manufacturing technology, we offer customized solutions to optimize the laser beam shape for the specific process, increasing quality and speed. Our product portfolio includes two- and three-dimensional shaping, multi-spot geometry generation and focus control. We support our customers from the initial idea to series production.

NanoMicroMaterialsPhotonics.NRW cluster

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.


Our patent-based control system enables manufacturers of batteries, battery storage systems and power transformation products to offer cheaper, better performing and much safer energy storage systems.
Who benefits?
All manufacturers and users of batteries or products of electrical transformation, regardless of the industry and size, from power banks to power plants, whether solar or nuclear.

Paderborn University, Institute for Photonic Quantum Systems (PhoQS)

At the Institute for Photonic Quantum Systems (PhoQS), founded in 2018, the University of Paderborn combines interdisciplinary competences for holistic research in the field of quantum photonics. Internationally renowned experts in system and application design, engineering and fabrication, algorithm development and fundamental research pursue the common goal of developing all-encompassing concepts for photon-based quantum applications. The “Photonic Quantum Systems Laboratory” (PhoQS Lab), under construction since March 2022, provides the necessary infrastructure for pioneering quantum research in an interdisciplinary approach.

Physik Instrumente (PI) GmbH & Co. KG

Physik Instrumente is market leader for high-precision positioning solutions and piezo technology applications in the semiconductor industry, life sciences, photonics, and industrial automation. Working closely with customers around the world, PI has been pushing technological boundaries and developing solutions to drive future market trends for more than 50 years. Over 400 patents underline the company’s claim to innovation. PI develops, manufactures, and qualifies their entire core technology: From piezo elements and motors as well as magnetic direct drives through air bearings, magne-tic and flexure guides to sensors, controllers, and software. With nine production sites and 16 sales and service offices in Europe, North America and Asia, the PI Group is well positioned in all key technology regions. PI is privately owned with a healthy growth and more than 1400 employees worldwide.


Qubitrium is founded in 2020 with the aim of developing advanced quantum technologies on the brink of the second quantum revolution. Company offers solutions to problems in the fields of quantum communication and quantum sensing. It provides services to develop and manufacture advanced quantum products, as well as to deliver educational programs in quantum technologies to industrial organizations. One of the key competencies of Qubitrium is the development of CubeSat compatible miniaturized and compact entangled photon sources, photon sensors and fully automated embedded system designs for platforms requiring fire-an-forget modules. The components developed are to be used in areas such as quantum sensing, imaging, communication/cryptography, and precision measurements. Photon sensors and sources can be prepared as modules in accordance with the restrictions specific to application platforms, and detection systems using different quantum technologies can be developed. As of May 2023, Qubitrium partnered in 3 international and 3 national projects, developed 5 product families and filed 3 patents since its establishments. Qubitrium is preparing for the launch of a CubeSat with QKD payload, to demonstrate the first CubeSat-to-ground QKD, in the first quarter of 2024.

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.

Quantum Technologies GmbH

Quantum Technologies is a Leipzig-based start-up engaged in the development, production and distribution of sensor solutions based on quantum effects. Although only founded in 2020, Quantum Technologies already owns one of the largest German patent portfolios in the field of quantum technologies.

Raith GmbH

As a world leading manufacturer of nanofabrication instrumentation, Raith helps customers to achieve great results in their field of work. Backed by 50 years of experience and an international service and support structure, Raith supplies the best solutions for nanofabrication, electron beam lithography, FIB-SEM nanofabrication, nanoengineering, large area SEM imaging and IC reverse engineering applications. Be at the top of the game in your area of expertise, with the best Raith solution for realizing your application.


Spatial Atomic Layer Deposition (Spatial ALD, or just SALD) is a form-following high-quality coating at the atomic level. Compared with conventional ALD, this ingenious technology stacks atomic layers many times faster. Maximum throughput at the lowest possible costs, improved functionality, efficiency and sustainability, material reduction, and longer life span are some of the added values Spatial ALD brings. Our in-depth expertise in Spatial ALD technology, combined with the unique ability to transfer it fast from lab to high-volume production, offers you excellent opportunities in today’s growth markets. We offer atmospheric Spatial ALD solutions for tandem PV systems, batteries, packaging, electrolysers and fuel cells.

Stay ahead of the competition. Let’s explore, develop and integrate together!

TechnologieZentrumDortmund, MST.factory dortmund

The MST.factory dortmund is the competence center for micro and nanotechnology of the TechnologieZentrumDortmund, one of the largest innovation centers and start-up centers in all of Europe. The MST.factory dortmund in the PHOENIX technology park is the driving force within the local micro and nanotechnology cluster. Being incorporated in an efficient network of experts, mentors and consultants, the center management helps and advises the start-up firms in a wide variety of organizational and strategic issues. The companies can concentrate on their core competencies and push and accelerate their product developments. The center is closely linked with the local companies, science and research institutions, investors, public administrations and policy-decision makers.

University of Cagliari – DSCG, DiSB and DISVA

The University of Cagliari (UNICA) was founded in 1606. It is a public state University and has about 30,000 enrolled students, over 1,000 teaching staff and more than 1,000 professionals at the technical administrative staff. There are 15 Departments located in several main campuses in and on the edge of the city. The largest campus is located in Monserrato (Cagliari). It hosts many departments and one of the University General Hospitals. At the moment the University of Cagliari is one of the largest enterprises in the Region of Sardinia. The main activities of University of Cagliari concerns Research and Education. We present RiV4U, our innovative antimicrobial coating, coming from a collaboration between the Department of Chemical and Geological Sciences, the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences and the Department of Biomedical Sciences. RiV4U, for a word at your touch!

University of Siegen – School of Science and Technology

The key benefit of the “School of Science and Technology”, located at the University of Siegen, is its interdisciplinary oriented research profile. Two domains, namely material science and sensor technologies including sensor data processing, establish a basis for multidisciplinarity among the different research fields. Research at the School of Science and Technology addresses not only questions of technical fundamentals but also develops solutions for industrial applications. Fields of research include e.g. topics like Cyber-Physical Systems and Interfaces, artifical Intelligence or “smart materials” based on nanotechnologies.

Wirtschaftsförderung Dortmund

With a wide array of internationally operating businesses the city is one of Europe’s leading locations for micro- and nanotechnology and it’s adjacent high-tech industries. With a lively start-up scene, specialist suppliers and international market leaders Dortmund offers a dynamic innovation ecosystem. Dortmund‘s role as innovation hub is underlined by 19 scientific and high-tech institutions.
As a breeding ground for innovation and transformation Dortmund has received the “European Innovation Capital” award in 2021. You are welcome to be part of this development. Welcome to Dortmund!


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