NQCG support research and business communities involved in nano-scale science, engineering and technology by developing complex industry-quality ontologies for nanotechnology, which are freely available and accessible through the technology platform IFT.

Specific software tools for ontology engineering are also available from NQCG and can help

  • in the collaborative development of new ontologies, including extraction and analysis of concept candidates from text
  • in the merging and decomposition of existing ontologies, including location of overlapping or conflicting regions
  • in the update of ontologies by suggesting the removal; renaming; or inclusion of new terms through document analysis

Other tools available can be used for risk transfer assessment and for knowledge and intellectual property portfolio management.

Contact us for further information about how we can help you to mitigate risk and maximise value.

Download industry-quality standards based nanotechnology ontologies from http://iftglobal.org

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NQCG's primary research interest is the realization of quantum simulators capable of complex computations in the fields of nanoscience and continuum mechanics.


NQCG is developing an open semantic e-infrastructure system and international collaborative environment for open-source research, standardization and innovation in future and emerging convergent technologies and the integration of state-of-the-art techniques of ontology design.