Frequently Asked Questions about Nanotechnology
Q: How is the Commission promoting innovation on nanotechnologies in Europe?
A: The EU innovation strategy, programmes and activities all apply to nanotechnologies and nanomaterials. The Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) aims to boost the competitiveness of European enterprises. With small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as its main target, the programme will support innovation activities (including eco-innovation), provide better access to finance and deliver business support services in the regions. It will encourage a better take-up and use of information and communications technologies (ICT) and help to develop the information society. It will also promote the increased use of renewable energies and energy efficiency. A new Joint Technology Initiative (JTI) in nanoelectronics will provide a boost for industrial innovation in this area.