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CCAN (pronounced “see-can”) was established to help Irish-based companies enhance their competitive advantage through nano-enabled product innovation.

CCAN acts on behalf of companies to help them access expertise and funding from across the Irish nanotechnology network, so that companies can use and develop the technologies and skills required to drive product innovation.

Please browse the website to learn more or contact us directly for more information on how we can help your company.

CCAN News Highlights

CCAN passes Interim Review with impact and industry benefits highlighted – click here to read more.

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Putting nanotechnology to work for Irish industry

Overview

CCAN is an industry-led, collaborative, applied research
centre enabling its member companies and
research providers to work together to
develop nanotechnology enabled
products and solutions for the
ICT and biomedical industries.

Benefits of CCAN membership as rated by our members

  • Access to combined expertise
  • Leverage core funding for technology development
  • Develop networks and relationships
  • Secure additional external funding (outside centre)
  • Influence protection of IP

Projects

  • Nanostructured scaffolds for enhanced cell attachment
  • Power delivery modules for wireless sensor enabled bio-monitoring
  • Integrated light source for heat assisted magnetic recording
  • Nano electronic interconnects
  • Nanoparticle based in vivo diagnostics and/ or drug delivery

CCAN operates an industry-designed IP framework

which protects members’ background IP, rewards
project sponsors for their contributions to
projects and gives centre members
early visibility and first options
(including exclusivity) on
any IP generated.

CCAN Projects

MIGS

Microneedle-based interstitial fluid glucose sensors. Read more

NPsense

Nanoporous electrochemical sensors. Read more

ALD300

ALD/CVD of interconnect materials at 300mm wafer scale. Read more

iTech

Disruptive interconnect barrier technologies. Read more

NanoRez

A feasibility study on MEMS resonator technology based on nanostructured AlN. Read more

NanoSlide

Nano-additives for Low Friction Medical Grade Polymers. Read more

NaDIC

Control of nanoparticle deposition patterns from solutions. Read more

SIRNANO

Selective incorporation of nanoparticles in medical grade polymers. Read more

NanoCoat

Nanocoatings for controlled cell attachment and microfludics in diagnostics applications. Read more

NPGold

Nanoporous gold as a support for catalytic and biosensor applications. Read more

Convergence

Energy harvesting modules for wireless sensor systems. Read more

2D-3D

Nanostructured scaffolds for enhanced cell attachment. Read more

Nanomedic

Nanoparticle based in vivo diagnostics and/or drug delivery. Read more

Genescope

An integrated genetic analysis system for point of care molecular diagnostic. Read more

NanoEi (Interconnect)

Nano Electronic Interconnects. Atomic layer deposition of diffusion barrier layers for nanoelectronic copper interconnects. Read more

LightHAMR

Integrated Light Source for Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording. Read more