Posted: January 5, 2007

EU-Latin American nanotechnology cooperation

(Nanowerk News) All around the world, governments are investing heavily in R&D in nanotechnology for a wide range of applications including ICT, health, energy, agrofood, water, aerospace, etc. Progress in Europe, the USA and Asia receives most attention in the media and from investors. The Latin American nanoscience and nanotechnology community is systematically overlooked in so-called global reviews. The European Union will help fill this gap by funding the new NANOFORUMEULA project.
In 2007 and 2008, the EU will foster lasting research relations between European and Latin American research organisations in nanotechnology in the framework of the Nanoforum EU Latin America project. The project partners will organise exchange visits for some twenty Latin American researchers to four European research organisations specialising in nanotechnology. Furthermore, they will organise two workshops and subsequent fact finding missions in Mexico and Brazil enabling European researchers and industrialists to identify opportunities for establishing working relations. The first event is a workshop and fact finding mission, to be scheduled in conjunction with the International Materials Research Conference in Mexico, August 2007. The project runs from 1 December 2006 until 31 May 2008.
Individuals and organisations can express interest in the project by sending an e-mail to Ineke Malsch, technical manager. She will keep them informed about progress and opportunities to participate.
The consortium consists of:
– University of Twente, MESA+ research laboratory, Enschede, The Netherlands, – project coordinator;
– Malsch TechnoValuation, Utrecht, The Netherlands, - technical manager;
– SUFRAMA - Superintentendencia da Zona Franca de Manaus, Brazil;
– CEA-LETI – MINATEC, Grenoble, France;
– Fraunhofer IWS - Institute for Materials and Beam Technology, Dresden, Germany;
– UAM - Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain;
– IPICyT – Institute for Scientific and Technological Research of San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
Source: Cordis
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