Nanotech Europe as organized by a comprehensive consortium of partners, including Agent-D, the coordination group of the Centers of Competence of Nanotechnology in Germany in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany) and several international partners.Image Credit: Nanotech Europe
Nanotech Europe, which concluded on September 30th, attracted over 600 participants from 50 countries, as well as 64 companies. The event brought together entrepreneurial start-ups and innovative corporations, world-class science, and representatives from government and funding bodies to advance the development of nanotechnology. It provided a forum to address critical success factors for nanotechnology including dialogue between organizations and across industry boundaries, directing public and private sector investment to support innovation, and management of complex industry needs.
The event covered a wide range of nanotechnology research and development, including technologies for cancer detection and treatment, high-efficiency solar cells, water purification, high density data storage, novel electronic and photonic devices, and many other life-improving innovations. Nanotech Europe also featured firms in a wide range of industrial sectors discussing their needs from nanotechnology: Nokia, Shell, Daimler, Thales, Fiat, Bayer and many others discussed their activities and how they see nanotechnology affecting their industry.