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December 10, 2003

Brussels, 09 Dec 2003

The special press programme on the occasion of EuroNanoForum 2003 is now available. EuroNanoForum 2003 is Europe's largest ever nano-technology event (900 participants), organized on 9-12 December 2003 in Trieste by the European Commission, in partnership with Regione Friuli, Venezia Giulia and Sviluppo Italia.

Special press programme on the occasion of EuroNanoForum 2003

Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 December 2003, Trieste, Italy

  • Programme (PDF)

  • Session 1: ‘The incredible potential of nanotechnology’
    a) Nano-molecular motors, engines and robots
    Dr Mario Ruben, Institut für Nanotechnologie (Germany)
    Handout (PDF)

    b) Ambient intelligence in the transport sector
    Pietro Perlo, Centro Ricerche Fiat (Italy)
    Handout (PDF)

    c) Hydrogen applications
    Professor Michael Hirscher, Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung (Germany)
    Handout (PDF)

  • Session 2: Nanotechnology in health and medicine: the treatments of tomorrow’
    a) Nano-applications inmedicine
    Prof. Harald Fuchs, Münster University (Germany)
    Handout (PDF)

    b) Nano-biotechnology challenges
    Prof. Jean-Marc Grognet, CEA (France)
    Handout (PDF)

    c) Tissue Engineering
    Prof. Julio San Romàn, CSIC (Spain)
    Handout (PDF)

  • Speaker profiles (PDF)
    Mario Ruben, Pietro Perlo, Michael Hirscher, Harald Fuchs, Jean-Marc Grognet, Julio San Romàn

  • Press kit
    a) Four essentials for nanotechnology: innovation, investment, education, entrepreneurship (Commission background) (PDF)

    b) Will nano-motors lead to nanorobots? (Commission press release) (PDF)

    c) Building intelligent and sustainable transport (Commission press release) (PDF)

    d) Harnessing hydrogen power for tomorrow’s cars (Commission press release) (PDF)

    d) Probing the secrets of nanobiotechnology (Commission press release) (PDF)

    e) Nano- and bio-technology converge on healthcare frontier (Commission press release) (PDF)

    f) Tissue engineering (Commission press release) (PDF)

  • Contacts and links (PDF)

  • Additional information
    a) European Industrial Research magazine Issue 3: Setting the Nanotechnology Research Agenda (PDF)

    b) Poster (A4 format): Uncovering the secrets of nanotechnology (PDF)

    c) Nanotechnology in the 6FP: contributing to the creation of the European Research Area and to innovation (2002 to 2006) (PDF)
  • DG Research
    http://europa.eu.int/comm/dgs/research/i ndex_en.html
    Item source: http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/headl ines/news/article_03_12_08_en.html

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