MESA+ is one of the
world’s largest nanotechnology research institutes, generating an annual
turnover of € 50 million.
A total of 525
researchers work together on cutting-edge research at the highest level. This involves researchers working closely
together with industry in the field of semiconductors, first-class equipment,
life sciences, food technology, sensor technology and energy production. A Total of 40 % of NanoLab’s laboratory space and
equipment is used by industrial partners.
MESA+ has been known as
an outstanding institute for many years now thanks to its entrepreneurial
culture. It encourages entrepreneurship among
its employees and gives them support in starting up a business. The institute is therefore the birthplace of as
many as 50 high-tech spin-off companies that market developed technologies. These companies provide 1,000 jobs in the region. MESA+ is part of Kennispark Twente
, an environment where innovation is the first matter of importance.
High Tech Factory
provides accommodation to companies in the
nano and microtechnology sector where they can develop prototypes and work on (serial)
production. Among other things it houses
first-class cleanrooms with testing and production facilities. An application can be made through the High Tech Fund
for any necessary equipment which can then be leased by the resident
companies. All the above offers (startup)
companies the opportunity to test and produce products without the need to make
enormous investments themselves.