and the US are working together to establish trans-Atlantic cooperation
in nanoscale science and engineering. Workshops on nanotechnology have
been held under the umbrella of the
EU-US agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation and, in
particular, the Implementation Arrangement between the European Commission
and the National Science
Foundation for co-operative activities in the field of materials science.
the next industrial revolution? Nanotechnology in the EU and US"
was held in Toulouse, France, on 19 October 2000. The main objective of
this workshop was to increase awareness of and possibilities offered by
the EU-US agreement, and to discuss areas where EU-NSF cooperation could
be particularly beneficial. An NSF fact sheet entitled "Nanotechnology
in the United States" provides further information about US research
in this field.
workshop conclusions will be made available on the Competitive and Sustainable
Growth website as they become available.