CeNIDE was able to build on and develop its numerous industry contacts in 2009, in part through its cooperation on NETZ and other projects, and in its role as a founding member of the NanoMikro+Werkstoffe.NRW cluster.
At international level, cooperation with China intensified and the collaborative Q2D2 project brought further international contacts. Every year, CeNIDE also sponsors an exchange programme for Indian guest students, who have the opportunity to actively participate in the research work of the UDE over several months.