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Joining the cluster

 

Materials science and nanotechnology are key development sectors for the Northern Hungarian region given the prestigious industrial tradition of the region and of its companies, and the region’s strong academic and research resources that also have a long and proud history.

 

Materials science and nanotechnology are integrally-related to one another. In the 21st century, the research and development of modern materials is one of the most promising and fastest-developing fields. New nanotechnology applications are being prepared, which already have a significant social impact. Nano-sized materials are of great significance and they represent a field where much intellectual added-value can be achieved. The large variety of applications implies exceptional diversification, which brings with it particular demands within the various industrial sectors: construction, vehicles, environmental protection, information and communication, health etc.

 

This region can only remain competitive on the global market if there is strong, synergetic cooperation between the participants. The MANO Cluster aims to create European excellence not only on a regional level but also on a national level too, in order to assist in the creation of an environment favourable to innovation, especially for small and medium-sized businesses.

 

The cluster is not an autonomous legal entity, but rather a geographical concentration, in a given industrial sector, of competitive and cooperating companies linked to one another both vertically and horizontally, and of related institutions and associations, in an innovative system of relationships and based on mutual benefits. The Hungarian Materials Science and Nanotechnology Cluster is an open organization, in the sense that any organization may join, while at the same time the cluster’s management has the right to refuse a request for membership.

 

Benefits of cluster membership:

 

  • strong ability to see their interests realized;
  • the inclusion of developments in the Cluster’s Strategic and Action Plan, and through this more effective realization of their interests;
  • critical mass;
  • the creation of a competitive organization that is ‘visible’ in international terms too;
  • professional recognition and partnership:
  • new partnerships and the creation of a unified, positive image;
  • the organization of joint representation;
  • the key to development funds;
  • the continuous streaming of information, and the accessibility of targeted funds.