Brussels, 08 April 2002
North Rhine-Westphalia's representation to the EU together with Aachen University of technology (RWTH) are jointly organising a panel discussion on 'Nanotechnology: dwarves are revolutionising information technology', to take place in Brussels on the evening of 14 May.
The perception of nanotechnology has changed significantly in recent years. Whereas five years ago there was still a gap between the concept of nanotechnology and industrial practice, nanotechnology is now seen as a major driving force for massive long term influence on information and energy technologies as well as life sciences.
The panel discussion, with international experts, will address the most important economic and social implications of nanotechnology for Europe based on a realistic review of scientific and technical possibilities. The discussion will tackle questions such as: 'will there be a change in paradigms?', 'what are the chances for industry?', 'should top down and bottom up approaches be combined?' and 'do visions clash with facts?'
For further information, please contact:
EU office at RWTH Aachen
or consult the following web address: