NFFA-EUROPE ( is an integrating activity project carried out in the Horizon 2020 – Work Programme 2014-2015 for European research infrastructures (GA No 654360). NFFA-EUROPE sets out a platform to carry out comprehensive projects for multidisciplinary research at the nanoscale extending from synthesis to nanocharacterization to theory and numerical simulation. Advanced infrastructures specialized on growth, nano-lithography, nano-characterization, theory and simulation and fine-analysis with Synchrotron, FEL and Neutron radiation sources are integrated in a multi-site combination to develop frontier research on methods for reproducible nanoscience research and to enable European and international researchers from diverse disciplines to carry out advanced proposals impacting science and innovation. NFFA-EUROPE will enable coordinated access to infrastructures on different aspects of nanoscience research that is not currently available at single specialized ones and without duplicating their specific scopes.

Approved user projects will have access to the best-suited instruments and support competencies for performing the research, including access to analytical large-scale facilities, theory and simulation and high-performance computing facilities. The users access will include several “installations” and will be coordinated through a single entry point portal that will activate an advanced user-infrastructure dialogue to build up a personalized access programme with an increasing return on science and innovation production.

NFFA-EUROPE integrates 20 Partners, half of which are nano-foundries that are co-located with Analytical Large Scale facilities. The ultrafast laser micro- and nano- processing laboratory ( participates in NFFA-EUROPE representing FORTH-IESL and its Transnational Access Activities (TA), Joint Research Activities (JRA) and Networking Activity (NA).

This research project has received funding from the EU's H2020 framework programme for research and innovation under grant agreement n. 654360