Four leading research and educational institutions in Europe propose a joint Erasmus Mundus Master Course entitled "Nanoscience and nanotechnology". The objective of this course is to provide top quality multidisciplinary education in nanoscience and nanotechnology.
The first European Infrastructure for micro and nano fabrication and characterisation using a broad range of materials. EUMINAfab partners offer no-fee access to 36 installations with the necessary technical support personnel in the areas of micro and nano patterning, thin film deposition, replication and characterisation.
Based on the success of the EuroNanoMed ERA-NET initiative (2009-2011), support to the European Nanomedecine research community is continuing. The EuroNanoMed II ERA-NET project, comprising 20 partners from 17 countries/regions, has been granted funding through the ECís 7th Framework Programme. It will run from November 2012 to October 2016.
ANNA is an Integrated Infrastructure Initiative (I3) funded by the European Commission under the FP6 devoted to to strengthening the European Research Area in the field of microelectronics and Nanotechnology. ANNA offers analytical support to Research Institutions but also production facilities of SMEs and Industries.
The integrated project PACE will explore the utilization of the simplest technically feasible elementary living units to build evolvable complex information systems. The Center will create, analyse and investigate the applications of such systems that process information by self-organization starting at molecular scales. They will explore the collective properties of artificial cells and demonstrate that they are the right material for building nanoscale robot ecologies.
EUCEMAN promotes interdisciplinary research and development as well as co-operation in designated areas of reliability of materials, components, systems, tools and techniques with a particular focus on micro and nanotechnologies, including their applications for business, science and technology, as well as everyday-life concerns (household, leisure, sports, health, security, etc.).
The goal of ECSIN is to carry out research and studies to evaluate whether and which could be the backlash upon human and environment health, due to the exposition to nanoparticles and/or nanomaterials.
This web service provides an overview of nanotechnology related activities across the European Community's programmes. This includes information on projects and funding opportunities, information about the European Research Area and the 6th and 7th Framework Programmes.
The Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP) is actively involved in research into nanomaterials safety, identification and detection. In particular it focuses on a science-based understanding of nanomaterial properties and effects, alongside development of improved measurement and testing methods.
The Nanotechnology and Molecular Imaging is one of the five Scientific Units of the Institute for Health and Consumer Protection - Joint Research Centre. The unit provides scientific support in key technologies for JRC priority areas related to Environment and Health, alternative methods, exposure monitoring and security. In the area of nanobiotechnology, based on extensive experience in surface engineering and biophotonics, new bio-interfaces, biosensors and diagnostic systems are developed and tailored to specific applications in toxicology (high throughput screening), exposure assessment and monitoring, toxicity of nanoparticles, and health.
The European Molecular Biology Laboratory is a non-profit organisation and a basic research institute funded by public research monies from 19 member states. Research at EMBL is conducted by approximately 80 independent groups covering the spectrum of molecular biology. Research projects include biomolecular nanomachines and optical nanotechnologies.
Supported by companies such as Procter and Gamble, BP International, Thomas Swan & Co., Nexia Solutions, Imerys, SmartBead Technologies and LOT-Oriel, the European Nanotechnology Trade Alliance, ENTA, has recently been created to represent the interests of nanotechnology businesses across Europe. It will act to bridge the gap between industry, governments, science, and importantly, the public. Its aim is to promote the benefits of nanotechnology, while supporting all actions that ensure new nanotechnologies are developed in a safe and responsible manner.
ESMI is a non-profit and apolitical society, which promotes the development and practical application of Molecular Imaging within Europe. It fosters co-operation between workers from European countries in the various disciplines in its field.
Euspen is a community of leading industrialists and researchers working in the field of precision, micro and nano engineering with representation across 32 countries worldwide. Euspen's focus is on: Nano-precision manufacturing; Design and build of ultra-precision machine systems; Characterisation: metrology systems, instruments and techniques.
EuMaT has been launched in order to assure optimal involvement of industry and other important stakeholders in the process of establishing of R&D priorities in the area of advanced engineering materials and technologies.