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About us

MESA+ is one of the world’s largest nanotechnology research institutes; and it’s the largest research institute in this field in the Netherlands. A total of 525 researchers work together on cutting-edge research at the highest level.

MESA+ boasts a state-of-the-art NanoLab with a floor area of 1250 square metres. The fact that its users are offered a wide variety of technologies and equipment to develop an almost unlimited number of applications makes the MESA+ NanoLab quite unique.

MESA+ actively seeks collaboration with industry and encourages entrepreneurship among its employees. This has led to the institute being the birthplace of as many as 50 high-tech spin-off companies that market developed technologies and thus make them available to the community. Through collaboration and a focus on interdisciplinary research, the excellent infrastructure and entrepreneurship, MESA+ is one of the world’s top institutes in the field of nano and microtechnology.

MESA+ has an annual turnover in the region of € 50 million.