Prices

How much does it cost to use the tools at Nanolab?

We record bookings and usage time for most of the tools at our facilities electronically. The tools each belong to a specific price category named A, B, C … F and R. These data we use to calculate how much we should charge for the use.
You can find the hourly rate for each tool in our price book.

Notice of price increases from 2023

Due to the increase in electricity and energy, DTU Nanolab has sent out a notice of price increases from January 1st 2023 for commercial customers.

The following table shows current rates and the new rates valid from 1/1-2023

Service from Nanolab

Unit

Commercial activity 2022

Commercial activity 2023

Increase from 2022 to 2023

Cleanroom access (below cap)

Kr/hour

900

1260

360

Category A tools

Kr/hour

425

470

45

Category B tools

Kr/hour

775

930

155

Category C tools

Kr/hour

3700

4070

370

Category D tools

Kr/hour

1285

1540

255

Category E tools

Kr/hour

1800

2160

360

Category P tools

Kr/hour

425

470

45

Nanolab assistance

Kr/hour

1450

1850

500

Area rent

Kr/m²/month

2175

Depends on “Nettoprisindeks” in November 2022

 

Materials

 

At cost+20%

At cost+20%

None beyond price increases of individualmaterials

In addition, the electricity price will change to 6.62 kr/kWh for those with a contract charging directly for electricity

What are the IT possibilities at DTU Nanolab?

We provide a basic IT infrastructure for all users at Nanolab. On top of this, we offer the possibility to purchase additional IT services in collaboration with the Office for IT Service (AIT). We describe the possibilities in the following brochure. 

Why is the cost of Nanolab higher for commercial than external project usage?

By Danish law we must charge commercial customers at least what it costs DTU to provide a given service, this includes cost typically associated with overhead: salary to administration, cost for campus maintenance, cost for central DTU buildings etc.

For users on external projects we maintain a cost less than the cost for DTU to provide the service – here overhead costs are excluded. That means by the very nature of the cost objects involved in the two prices the academic price will always be lower than the commercial price.

Why is the pricing policy different between materials and services?

Basically materials and services are two completely different things.

Materials are certain goods where Nanolab has an inventory and depending on a user’s direct action these goods will leave the inventory. In that way Nanolab is purely acting as an intermediate storage. The value of the materials are directly documentable through the invoices for the goods.

Services on the other hand do not result in a certain commodity leaving our storage and the value of the service is not directly documentable through a sub-supplier invoice. The cost of the service depends on calculations relating various cost objects through distribution keys.

Usually funding agencies view these as completely different things as well, which means that it is fairly straightforward to claim materials cost (including in Horizon 2020 projects), whereas services can be much harder to get approved, since quite a few funding agencies view access to expensive infrastructure as an overhead expense.