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December 1st, 2004

'European Union': Towards a European Strategy for Nanotechnology

Europe has set itself the goal of becoming the leading knowledge-based economy within this decade. One of the means to achieve this aim is a concerted investment in nanotechnology.

The European Commission is investing considerable effort in promoting an integrated approach to R&D in nanosciences. The latest step is the issuing of a communication "Towards a European Strategy for Nanotechnology" of 12 May 2004. With this communication the Commission proposes a set of synergetic actions to maintain and strengthen research and development in nanosciences and nanotechnologies in the European Research Area. Five "dynamics" are identified by the Commission: research and development ("R&D"), infrastructure, education and training, innovation and the societal dimension.


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