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July 10th, 2007

Businesses urge more funding for applied nanotech R&D

Abstract:
A reportexternal entitled 'Nanotechnology in Europe - ensuring that the EU competes effectively on the world stage' identifies a series of measures to be put in place to remove barriers to the commercialisation of nanotechnology in Europe as "it is evident that this is desired as there is a huge potential for application-driven technology commercialisation."

The report is a result of the outcomes of a Nanoforum survey on nanotech commercialisation in Europe and a series of workshopsexternal held in June 2007. It was drafted by the European Nanotechnology Trade Alliance (ENTAexternal ), which represents the interests of nanotechnology businesses across Europe.

To overcome barriers to the commercialisation of nanotech in Europe, the report urges more application-driven funding for nanotechnology and more training and communication activities.

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