The potential economic activity generated by nanotechnologies is extremely high, representing around €1000 billion in 2015.

The R&D needs of companies in this field are growing. To meet these needs, they need to rely on the skills and facilities of public research platforms such as NANO'MAT.

Against this background, the University of Technology of Troyes (UTT) and the University of Reims Champagne Ardennes (URCA) have pooled their facilities and skills to create a nanomanufacturing and nanocharacterisation platform: NANO'MAT. The platform is located in these two universities and is dedicated to materials for optics, mechanics, biology and agro-resources.

In Reims, nanocharacterisation techniques based on atomic force microscopy and scanning electron microscopy have been specifically developed to obtain nanometre-scale information about agro-resource- and agro-molecule-related objects for applications in healthcare and agro-based materials.

nano'mat (JPG, 10 Ko)