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MINAEAST-NET Flash News (February 21,2005)



Dear partners,

 There are currently two project opportunities; please also forward this to your local networks…

 1. Europractice – new Integrated Project planned as a follow-up to the current Europractice phase

We are looking for partners from East European countries. Expertice needed: microfluidic modelling/simulation and biomedical/biochemical expertise.

Organisations from Eastern countries should be interested in working closely with industry; it is expected that services (feasibility studies, R&D, design, engineering, manufacturing, testing, etc.) will be offered from the project to industry. Services could be commercialised at a later stage; maybe with spin-off companies, etc.

Please contact Patric Salomon, 4M2C PATRIC SALOMON GmbH, Germany, E-mail: as early as possible. We have a meeting on 3 March where we will discuss final steps… Complete proposal to be submitted for the 22 March Deadline of the IST call.

 2. Call for Proposals for New Contractors (deadline: 7 Mar 2005): EC FP6 Network of Excellence "Design for Micro and Nano Manufacture (PATENT-DfMM)"

The PATENT-DfMM project aims to build a new technical community to address the problems of designing Micro & Nano Technology based products that are reliable, testable and manufacturable. This involves integrating researchers and teams and spreading skills, knowledge and "excellence" across the technical community. The project was launched on 1 Jan 2004 and has currently a portfolio of activities in the fields of Design for Testability, Modelling & Simulation, Reliability Engineering and Packaging Engineering. There is also a major dissemination and networking initiative and a training program integrated into the project. The Network of Excellence has identified a need for additional partners in the following areas:

  • Design for Testability: Objective – increase the total number of researchers contributing to the area
  • Packaging of µFluidic based devices and systems
  • µFluidics and Bio-MEMS Reliability Engineering

The Network of Excellence will accept proposals from universities, research centres and companies who have a proven international reputation in the above fields. As the existing partners have committed a significant resource of their own to the program in preparation, negotiation and in-kind support to the objectives of the project, applicants should clearly demonstrate not only what they skills and resources they would make available to the Network of Excellence but also what their institute or company will contribute. Note in this context, the European Commission expect the total cost of the program to be greater than the grant they are providing. Applicants should submit a proposal to the NoE coordinator – Prof. Andrew Richardson ( by Monday 7 Mar 2005.

Proposals should contain:

  • Evidence of the International Standing of the applicant.
  • A statement of skills and resources that inclusion would bring to the Network of Excellence.
  • A statement of commitment to the goals of the NoE together the contribution the institution or organisation is prepared to make.

For more information on the Network of Excellence "Design for Micro and Nano Manufacture (PATENT-DfMM)" please consult the web-site

Contact: Andrew Richardson, Lancaster University, UK, E-Mail:

 Best wishes from Berlin,


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