Dresden and Grenoble nanotechnology clusters strengthen their cooperation

In order to better face competition – especially from Asia – the two most important European nanoelectronics & nanotechnology clusters (Dresden in Germany and Grenoble in France) will strengthen their cooperation in the coming months.  They will set up common expert committees regarding education, R&D, industrial coordination, SMEs and environment ; the first common projects are expected to be launched by the end of 2010 (article).

Clinical Applications of Nanotechnologies in the Field of Cancer

The “Clinical applications of nanotechnologies in cancer” conference will take place in Montpellier (France) on January 28 and 29, 2010. According to the program, the sessions will focus on the following topics :

SESSION 1: Presentation of nano research activities: IBEC/Biopol L´H-Barcelona, Cancéropôle Grand Sud-Ouest and Cancéropôle Lyon Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

SESSION 2: Transfer of nanotechnology to clinical applications related to cancer 
SESSION 3: Ethics and regulatory issues related to nanotechnologies in the field of cancer

SESSION 4: Proof of concept of clinical applications in oncology  

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2.3 billion euros in the frame of the French “Nano 2012” program

The stakeholders of Nano 2012 (government, local authorities, scientific and industrial partners) yesterday agreed on the frame of this ambitious French R&D program which involves an investment of 2.3 billion euros over 5 years. Nanoelectronics is a privileged topic of this program. (article 1, article 2).

French nanoelectronics

François Fillon, the French Prime Minister, announced the granting of 565 million euros over 5 years for the French nanoelectronics sector  after visiting the Global competitiveness cluster Minalogic, located in Grenoble (24/09/2008).