Evaluation study of the Cluster NanoMicroMaterialsPhotonics.NRW (NMWP)
The economic and innovation policy objectives in NRW are embedded in the state's current Innovation Strategy 2014-2020, which combines the research strategy "FortschrittNRW", the lead market strategy and the transfer strategy. This is characterized by a strong orientation towards eight defined lead markets of the future, which is intended to trigger impulses for sustainable competition and growth to strengthen the location and solve major social challenges in NRW. The regional cluster NanoMicroMaterialsPhotonics.NRW was established in 2009 and covers numerous key technologies, mainly from the fields of nanotechnology, new materials, microsystems technology, photonics, and, since 2019, quantum technologies as well. The Cluster is primarily aimed at promoting networking and cooperation among all actors of these key technologies across different sectors.