Nanotechnology has an enormous industrial potential and many investments have been made in R&D in this field. There are therefore several platforms that are aimed at supporting the researchers and companies working in nanotechnology.
One initiative designed to support in particular technology transfer in this field is ProNano - Promoting Technology Transfer of Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies, a project funded by the European Commission. ProNano provides free of charge support to persons interested in the exploitation of their results in nanotechnology. In particular, they may assist in licensing negotiations. You may find more information concerning this project at www.pronano.eu.