NQCG is developing and implementing, and will be operating, a global e-infrastructure system and collaborative environment for research, standardisation and innovation in future and emerging convergent technologies and the integration of state-of-the-art techniques of ontology design.

This system, a virtual organisation known as Institute of Future Technologies (IFT), brings together all relevant stakeholders such as R&D players, insurances and regulators, to foster the development and acceptance of nanotechnologies, to realise their strong potential for global growth, making our economy more efficient, and supporting new technologies in virtually all industry sectors and society on the whole. In this context, standardisation issues, including the development of comprehensive ontologies, also play a crucial role.

IFT can be seen as a web based application and services ecosystem for sustainable and responsible development of nanoscience, nanomaterials and nanotechnology, and will be integrated with other systems, applications, databases and platforms. IFT is generic and will with time be broadened to other fields of science and technology and industry wide sectors to cover relevant areas of future, emerging and converging technologies.

To reach our goal we are involved in several major research projects, either as a partner in externally organised research projects, or as coordinator in our own initiated research projects.

Projects initiated and coordinated by NQCG:

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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.

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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.