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NanoSustain partner Veneto Nanotech is launching the 7th edition of Nanochallenge & Polymerchallenge 2011, international business plan competition for business ideas in nanotechnology and polymer-based materials.

A total amount of € 600.000 will be awarded on the occasion of the 2011 Competition Final Contest, to be held in Padova (Italy) 10-11 November 2011. The winner of the nanotechnology Grand Prize will receive € 300.000 from Veneto Nanotech. The winner of the polymer-based materials Grand Prize will receive € 300.000 from IMAST.


The competition is organized by two Italian high tech Clusters, Veneto Nanotech and IMAST, committed to develop nanotechnology in Italy and fund new start-ups. The business plan competition attracts the best projects, best teams and best minds from all over the world. The winners receive a large prize in cash, as well as office spaces, access to laboratories and facilities, commercial supports, networking with investors and vcs.

 All the information regarding the competition, as well as the rules and regulations and the online registration form are available on www.nanochallenge.com. We remind you that no registration fee is due to join the competition! 

2011 Calendar and Deadlines

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Entry teams on-line registration due - Before submitting the Executive Summary teams must register on line 

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Executive Summary Submission due - download the Executive Summary - Documents must be sent in pdf format to info@nanochallenge.com

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Finalist Teams Announcement

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Teams submit Pledge to Compete

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Written Business Plans Due - Documents must be sent in pdf format to info@nanochallenge.com

Thursday and Friday, November 10th and 11th, 2011

Final Contest Dates – Padua (Italy)

Ms. Federica Lodato
Mr. Emilio Vedovato


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 247989.

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