Nanoelectronics represent a strategic technology considering the wide range of possible applications. These include telecommunications, automotive, multimedia, consumer goods and medical systems
Many of the potential emerging nanoelectronic applications still require substantial work in order to be transformed into marketable technology. A concerted effort must therefore be made at the European level to both understand and commercialise molecular and atomic scale technology in order to maintain a competitive advantage for Europe and keep Europe at the forefront of the next nanoelectronics revolution, a revolution beyond nanotechnology.
In order for the field of emerging nanoelectronics to continue growing exponentially worldwide and therefore lead to new commercial applications and to change the micro and nanoelectronics paradigm, it is necessary to educate new researchers who can work across traditional disciplines. High-level dissemination activities such as this 2nd EU/FET-Cluster meeting will help to establish a critical mass of R&D at a European level and to stimulate development of an interdisciplinary community of researchers.
During this meeting, an open plenary session (1 day) and restricted EU project reviews will take place.
The 1 day plenary session program will be composed of EU representatives presentations, proactive action related talks (invited) and short contributions on IST/FET FP6 scientific research highlights and future FP7 nanoICT funded projects. FP6 projects
"E-Nano" - ULTRAGAN, D-DOT FET, NANOSPIN and SUBTLE
"Bio" - GOLDEN BRAIN and DNA NANODEVICES
"Single Atom/Single Molecule" - PICO-INSIDE
"Nanowires" - NODE
"CNTs" - CANDICE FP7 projects
nanoICT Coordination Action
"Single Atom/Single Molecule" - MOLOC, AFSID, SINGLE and CHIMONO
"Switches and Interconnects" - CATHERINE, GRAND, NABAB and VIACARBON
The 2nd EU/FET-Cluster meeting will be organised by the following Institutions: Phantoms Foundation, EU/FET NanoICT and CEMES/CNRS and in collaboration with the Pico-Inside IP project. It will take place at the "Alfredo Kraus Auditorium", in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (The Canary Island, Spain): November 13-16, 2007.