Hybrid Materials -
Nano goes Macro

Technology platform for
the combination of macro
and nanomaterials

Nano goes Macro

The initiative Nano goes Macro was founded in 2017 by the Cluster Nanotechnology and is a cross-industry technology platform for the combination of nano and macro materials, focusing on fiber-reinforced systems.

Nanomaterials or nanoobjects are all materials that lie in at least one dimension in the nanoscale range (from 1 nm to 100 nm). Depending on their chemical composition and morphological structure, nanomaterials offer a variety of options for improving the properties of macroscopic components, for example with regard to their mechanical properties or their specific functionalities.

In particular, we consider semi-finished products or components based on fiber-reinforced plastics (glass fiber reinforced plastics (GRP) and carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP)) as well as cellulose and shape memory alloys as macro materials.

The combination of the two classes of materials provides significant advantages in particular in the areas of lightweight construction, energy storage, energy conversion, construction and processing. The aim of the platform is to bundle the high innovation potential of both material classes and to develop new functional hybrid materials.

Main topics of the initiative

  • Market overview and comprehensible introduction to the topics of nanotechnology and fibre composites
  • Information about existing processes, applications and products
  • Technical solutions of nanocomposites and fibre-reinforced systems with material improving properties (e.g., conductivity control, higher load capacities, improved mechanical parameters)
  • Workshops on corrosion resistance, dispersion techniques, functionalisation, aerospace applications
  • Development of future cooperation
  • Information about recycling, health and occupational safety

Call for Abstracts

Take the chance and present your work / projects and activities at the conference. The contribution including a short abstract (max 2.000 characters) can be submitted by Monday, 28 June 2019 via e-mail (info(at)nanoinitiative-bayern.de) or at hybrid.nanogoesmacro.de. The organisation committee will compose an interesting and versatile program from all applications received.

We are looking forward to numerous submissions and your contribution!

Sumbit Contributions


The first "Nano Goes Macro" conference took place on 25 and 26 October 2017 and was part of the Innovationsforum Carbon in Nuremberg.

The Advisory Committee: