DPG Technology Transfer Award for Nanoscribe
The Institute of Nanotechnology, the Innovation- and Relations-Management at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) as well as the company Nanoscribe are distinguished by the German Physical Society (DPG) for their successful transfer of scientific research into commercial products.
“The team of Professor Martin Wegener from the Institute of Nanotechnology (KIT) has developed the scientific method of 3D laser lithography, which was originally used for the fabrication of photonic crystals, into a unique manufacturing tool for complex micro- and nano-structures,” said Udo Weigelt, board member for Industry and Economy at DPG. Based on this advanced technology, the spin-off company, Nanoscribe, has established itself as a world market leader in the booming high-tech market within a short period of time. More than 150 scientific and industrial customers use Nanoscribe 3D printers for various applications; e.g., the fabrication of mechanical microstructures and high-resolution micro-optics as well as additive manufacturing of cell scaffolds and tissue engineering.
The awards ceremony will take place in Erlangen (Germany) on March 7, 2018.