The work of HelsinkiNano Initiative ended in June 2005, and it published its final report during the autumn 2005. Below is listed the orignal goals of the initiative. The coordination of HelsinkiNano welcomes any question about the initiative or the report.
The initial idea for the HelsinkiNano initiative arose from the recognition of the fact that the region has considerable expertise in nanoscience, but no body to gather together the research groups that are spread out in different universities. There is also a need to create new business activity and attract companies to the Helsinki region. Thus, HelsinkiNano was started to act as a catalyst to create contacts within the science world and also between companies and universities.
The HelsinkiNano initiative intends to pursue the following objectives:
- Review research activities in nanosciences and nanotechnology in the Helsinki region.
- Suggest a strategy for nanoscience and nanotechnology-related business as a part of a wider national nanostrategy.
- Develop the Helsinki region into a nanotechnology competence centre that attracts new business even on an international level.
- Support the creation of new business activities and transfer of new technologies into existing companies.