The Science and Technology Park for Micro and Nanotechnologies was set-up by a consortium including the National Institute for R&D in Microtechnologies (IMT), “Politehnica” University of Bucharest (PUB) and S.C. ROMES S.A. The partners in the consortium have experience in working together, in national and also international projects. The authorization was released in April 2004 and the activity of the consortium was officially inaugurated in May 2004.
During 2004 and 2005 MINATECH-RO received institutional funding from the national programme INFRATECH. This financing was used for new clean room spaces, new equipments and also for preparing the locations for accommodating a number of small companies active in the micro- and nanotechnologies (MNT) field, or providing support to these companies. The main location of the park is in IMT, with a secondary one in PUB.
The specific activities of MINATECH-RO (many implemented through the technology transfer centre CTT-Baneasa, part of IMT) are: Technological transfer (realization of prototypes, demonstrators or experimental models; small scale/pilot production after realizing the prototype); Incubation; Technological services, micro-physical characterization, simulation and computer aided design; Learning/training by preparation courses and stages (with practical training) in the Microsystems, micro- and nanotechnologies and microengineering domains; Assistance and consultancy activities for SMEs and small innovative enterprises: information in micro-engineering, Microsystems, micro- and nanotechnologies, access to databases, documentation, etc.; Technological consultancy; Brokerage (for services in the domain), reliability studies; Facilitating the access of Romanian innovative SMEs in European partnerships; Dissemination of information (organizing conferences, workshops, editing publications, etc.); Research and development.
An essential function of the park is ”incubation”. The incubation area of the park is situated in IMT, on the industrial platform Baneasa. The park provides not only standard conditions (room for offices, telephones, internet, secretary services), but also the possibility to use equipments requiring special working conditions, characteristic for chemistry laboratories or laboratories in the semiconductor industry: cleanliness, air conditioning, stove aspiration (for chemical substances), neutralization of waste products (for environment protection), deionised water, nitrogen, protection from explosion, etc.. Technical assistance will be provided by IMT for all these equipments, as well as consultancy for the activities of the companies and also the rent of certain equipments. Moreover, the companies my install their own equipments in the technological area.