Nextnano GmbH, based in Garching b. München, Germany, is a spin-off from the Walter Schottky Institute of the Technische Universität München (former Chair for Theoretical Semiconductor Physics, emeritus Prof. Peter Vogl). It was founded in 2012 to develop and commercialize software for the simulation of electronic and optoelectronic semiconductor nanodevices. The vision of nextnano GmbH is to establish the nextnano software as the de facto standard simulator for the next generation of electronic and optoelectronic semiconductor nanodevices. Our field of expertise is the accurate calculation of the quantum mechanical properties of nanostructures, including Sb-based heterostructures. The nextnano software is used by more than 230 customers and in more than 35 countries. Key applications are LEDs, type-II InAs/GaSb superlattices and quantum cascade lasers. Some of the beneficiaries are already among our customers. More than 50% of the turnover is from non-EU countries (annual turnover 0.5 Mio.). To date, the company has 9 employees. The company is currently participating in 2 FET-Open projects funded by the EC and is hosting 2 trainees of the VULCANUS programme of the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation.
Stefan Birner (ESR 14 main supervisor)