European Nanomedicine map

Initiated by the EU project NANOMED2020, the European Nanomedicine Map provides thorough insights into the existing nanomedicine community by introducing on a single chart all the ecosystem‘s actors in Europe and beyond. This reference tool aims at increasing awareness, providing new networking opportunities, and at initiating fruitful partnerships.
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The NanoMed Map is based on the popular Google Map feature allowing an intuitive and smooth navigation in the map.

Navigate in the Map by using drag-and-drop technique: move the mouse cursor to an area of the map, hold down the left mouse button, and while keeping the mouse button held down, move the mouse cursor in the direction opposite of what you want to show on the map.

To zoom in and out with the mouse, you can use the mouse wheel between the two mouse buttons.

Moving the wheel forward will zoom in, and moving it backward will zoom out. If you do not have a mouse wheel on your mouse, you can zoom in and out using the navigation icons on the left side of Google Maps.

Night view: to switch to the night view, click on the night button on top right of the map. This night modus allows a more general and palpable view of the overall community.




The NanoMed Map offers you the possibility to search for specific actors according their addresses (or country), their names, their types of organisation, their application focus, or free-text keywords.

Select the criteria you would like to search and enter the text in the free-text box in the window on your left. A drop-down list with suggestions will appear to make your search easier.

Check or uncheck the boxes in order to filter the results and let appear the actors only in the specific categories you have chosen.

The map can also be replaced by the list of actors according your search by clicking on the “Show list” button. This modus may simplify your search for a particular actor as the list is sorted alphabetically.

A counter on the search window’s bottom right indicates how many results corresponds to your current search.

To reset your search, click on the “reset search” button.

Pin your Organisation


Your organisation is missing on the Map?

No problem, notify us by using the dedicated form, we will check the data and update the map with your entry.

Access the form by clicking on: “Click here to help us keeping this communication tool up-to-date by amending, withdrawing, or adding your dot on the nanomedicine map.” in the introductory text window on top left of the map.

Update or withdraw


Do you wish to update or withdraw your organisation’s entry? or simply get in touch with us?

In this case also we provide you with a dedicated form accessible by clicking on the “contact” link on the bottom left of the map and leave us a message. To amend or withdraw an existing entry, please indicate in the message box which organisation you are representing, your position and a reason for the update / withdrawal. We remind you that the information available on the map is public (already published in the internet) does not contain personal information and is based mainly on databases of EU/national projects partners or ETPN members.

Thank you in advance for using the NanoMed Map tool and for keeping this instrument up-to-date!


A first step in the process of apprehending a discipline is to get a deeper view and understanding of the actors involved in this field.

With the European NanoMed Map, the nanomedicine community wins its own exploration tool displaying the top 1500 European actors, including stakeholders of nanomedicine as such, research centres, academia, SMEs and industries, healthcare providers, public and funding authorities, associations, clusters and infrastructures but also actors for which, nanomedicine will be an field of growing interest in the coming years.

“A map does not just chart, it unlocks and formulates meaning; it forms bridges between here and there, between disparate ideas that we did not know were previously connected.” ― Reif Larsen, The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet

The intrinsic value of such feature does not reside only in the many dots on the map, but in the detailed and easily accessible information about the actors’ research activities, products, areas of activities and specific transversal expertise. This NanoMed Map is therefore a real instrument for any nanomedicine enthusiast to trigger new collaborations and long-term partnerships between nanomedicine actors and beyond.

Such exhaustive mapping wouldn’t have been possible without extensive collaborations over the past nine months, surveys consolidations, online data and literature review. Compiling information publically available, the NanoMed Map led to the identification and classification of more than 1500 actors, including more than 500 industrial players and SMEs having a direct link or activity with the field, together with 1000 actors conducting research of excellence across Europe in Laboratories or Research Centres.

Leveraging its community of 120 members, the ETPN played a major role by providing the core data and by liaising with its associated networks to cover all European countries. This exercise also beneficiated from the fruitful relationships between the ETPN, the NANOMED2020 partners, the European Commission and national authorities to list all actors involved in FP7 projects or (trans)national activities.

NANOMED2020 called on the competences of the Berlin located start-up Hypermorgen to collaborate on the design, implementation and optimisation of the NanoMed Map.

This feature has been created to be interactive and dynamic, all nanomedicine actors are therefore invited to navigate through the map and eventually amend or add their entries.

This feedback is crucial to guarantee an up-to-date dynamic tool for the community, the national authorities and the general public.


This map was developed and is powered by VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH.

The data collected in the framework of the NanoMed Map will be processed internally and dissemination will be strictly restrained to partners of the EU-funded project NANOMED2020 and the responsible service of the European Commission. VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH reserves the right to use general and anonymous statistics for the project’s purpose, including mapping, update of strategic documents and analysis of the value chain.

VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH will treat data collected from you in accordance with the VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH privacy policy. To review this privacy policy, please visit VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik GmbH.