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Welcome to the Nanotechnology Homepage of the European Commission

"Nanotechnology is an area which has highly promising prospects for turning fundamental research into successful innovations. Not only to boost the competitiveness of our industry but also to create new products that will make positive changes in the lives of our citizens, be it in medicine, environment, electronics or any other field."

(European Commissioner for Science & Research, Janez Potočnik )


The EuroNanoForum 2009
The EuroNanoForum 2009 international nanotechnology conference took place from 2nd to 5th June 2009 in the Prague Congress Centre, as an event of the Czech Presidency, under the auspices of the Czech Ministry for Education Youth and Sports and the suppprt of the European Commission.
The proceedings in electronic form and the conclusions are available

Report on European activities in the field of ethical, legal and social aspects (ELSA) and governance of nanotechnology
This report presents figures on EC funding and a short description of all EC funded projects in the field, other activities related to information and outreach, ethics and governance on EU level, and examples of national activities in Europe.

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Nanotechnology Projects and FP7 Funding

Please check the EU Funding and the Information about Projects section


This web service provides an overview of nanotechnology related activities at the European Commission. The information provided on this portal website does not replace or supersede similar information in other CORDIS or EUROPA websites. Rather, it highlights elements specifically relevant to nanotechnology in Europe such as the European strategy and the Action Plan, projects and funding opportunities in the Framework Programmes and related publications and events.

Last update: 2009-07-17

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