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Nanotechnology in Northern Europe Congress and Exhibition

  • Published 25/02/2011
  • Last updated 20/05/2011

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Project Conclusions
The scientific congress “Nanotechnology in Northern Europe Congress and Exhibition” (NTNE2005) was held on April 26-28, 2005 in Helsinki, Finland. 

NTNE2005 is the largest nanotechnology event that has ever been organized in Northern Europe. The congress attracted over 360 participants from 18 different countries and 36 companies in the exhibition. 

The main objective of the congress was to offer scientists and companies a joint forum to meet and share ideas on latest research and application development. The congress was focused around three key themes that offer substantial commercial possibilities for nanotechnology innovations in the future. 

The selected themes for NTNE2005 were:

  • Mobile Devices and Nanoelectronics
  • Paper and Printed Electronics
  • Nanotechnology and Environment

All these themes offered both latest scientific information and research results as well as views on commercial development possibilities.

The congress was opened by European Commissioner for Science and Research Janez Potočnik. In his opening talk, Commissioner Potočnik emphasized his willingness to contribute to lifting EU among the most competitive knowledge-based communities in the world by 2010. 

In its part, the Commissioner’s participation in the congress increased general awareness of the Nordic region as an innovative high-tech area with a strong focus on emerging new technologies, such as Nanotechnology. 

The key note speakers in the plenary session were:

  • Alan J. Heeger, 2000 Nobel Laureate, Professor, UC Santa Barbara
  • Tero Ojanperä, Chief Strategy Officer, Nokia
  • Jukka Kivinen, Vice President, UPM New Ventures
  • Matthew Nordan, Vice President, Research, Lux Research