Micro and Nanotechnology

Micro and Nanotechnology (MNT) has many definitions involving manipulating materials and systems at the molecular level. For business the only definition that matters is:-

“Technology that offers new improved ways of delivering functionality at lower cost, or of achieving new functions not accessible previously”

MNT happens to be a technology area where investment in it is more likely than other areas to generate new benefits. Business and governments recognise this and are now investing £billions in research and development to exploit the emerging Micro and Nanotechnologies across many markets and disciplines.

Separating valuable ideas from hype is becoming more difficult as every organisation seeks to benefit from this growing investment.

The key to navigating a business though this rapid evolution is to focus on developing technologies that generate new added value “irrespective of what its called”.

Psi-tran is an Associate Member of the Institute of Nanotechnology (IoN) and a member of the BIS’s MNT forum and network and has more than 20 years experience in advising government and organisations on the application of Micro and Nanotechnology.

For example David Robinson led a study on UK Nanotechnology capability for the DTI as part of the government MNT strategy development and the ‘Taylor’ report.



Bid Management and Project Management

We specialise in bidding for and project management of multi-partner collaborative projects, particularly for research programmes funded by the TSB, EU and ESA.

Talk to us early in your planning process and we can provide a range of services from;- specific advice as part of a team; all the way though to leading the complete process and managing the subsequent projects. Making it happen!.

Formulating Research Programmes

Getting the best portfolio of research projects to deliver your needs can be a difficult process. For governments and business the key is to balance the need for innovative risky research, with higher potential rewards, with the shorter term needs of the business

The governments R&D tax credit is providing an increased incentive to invest in R&D. But how do you ensure a good return on your investment?

We have more than 15 years experience of formulating multi-disciplinary research programmes for the Department of Trade and Industry(DTI) and Department for Business Innovation and Skills(BSI), involving industry collaborative projects.

A range of tools are available to ensure that projects are prioritised that deliver customer objectives while ensuring all stakeholders buy into the selection decisions.