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How to spend less energy for cooling and heating of buildings ?

View the video from the Nano-E2B-Cluster.

A new skin for old stones – European researchers working together with archaeologists and conservation workers to preserve the cultural heritage.

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Have a look at this video and find out how FP7 NanoMend aims to tackle the problem of micro and nano sized defects in the thin films that coat flexible electronics and paper packaging.

NANOMEND on youtube

Cooking up natural plastics

The WOODY Project aims to develop new composite structures from renewable materials; namely wood derived cellulose fibres and resins obtained from natural raw materials.

WOODY on Euronews

Robot co-workers on the factory floor

The LOCOBOT project aims at developing a flexible robotic assistant platform to support manual production processes and increase the productivity and precision of such tasks.

LOCOBOT on Euronews

Intelligent Manufacture from powder (Impala)


The concept of intelligent manufacture from powder by advanced laser assimilation (IMPALA) is to develop a flexible and efficient rapid manufacturing process that is powder based and uses laser technology to produce customised and small-to-medium volume parts with features as small as 20 microns. Read more

IMPALA on youtube

Sustainable Hydrothermal Manufacturing of Nanomaterials (SHYMAN)

SHYMAN It is vital that nano-manufacturing routes facilitate an increase in production whilst being 'green', sustainable, low cost and capable of producing high quality materials. Read more

SHYMAN video

ProMine - New life for old metal mines

The European Union imports huge amounts of metal. Yet buried deep in Europe’s bowels is a treasure trove of copper, zinc and other precious metals. ProMine is the EU's leading edge project in the area of exploration and efficient use of mineral resources within Europe.

ProMine on CORDIS
ProMine on Euronews



EU funds research on new functionalisations and applications of materials based on natural cellulose for a better, innovative and sustainable future.

Surfuncell on Youtube
Surfuncell on CORDIS

FIBLYS – a "Swiss-knife" Nano-tool


Seeing is believing – and understanding. When it comes to analysing and controlling matter at nano-scale this however requires highly sophisticated instruments.

Fiblys on Youtube

EU-funded ONE-P project video wins the “International Year of Chemistry Video Competition”!

ONE-P project

The International Year of Chemistry 2011 (IYC 2011) is a worldwide celebration of the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind. Under the unifying theme “Chemistry—our life, our future,” IYC 2011 offered this year a range of interactive, entertaining, and educational activities for all ages. In this context ChemPubSoc Europe and Wiley-VCH organised a video contest. ONE-P submitted a video and was chosen by the jury as the first winner.

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Nanotechnology success stories from European Research

NANO-TV project

Nano sciences and nano technologies are contributing radically to new applications to many fields from industrial technologies, medicine, computing and communication. European scientists and European research projects are playing a key role in this ongoing revolution.

The NanoTV video series follows leading European scientists and research labs as they deliver exciting breakthroughs in such areas as greener, safer transportation, cleaner environmental technologies, tissue regeneration and new medical diagnostics, more efficient energy production and management, and next generation computing devices.
These 14 made- for-TV films were co-produced in 6 languages on behalf for the European Commission, Directorate General For Research and Innovation by the NANO-TV project, an initiative financed under the European Framework Programme for Research (FP7)

The 14 made- for-TV films can be viewed here.

Sustainable Buildings on TV !

How can European research contribute to energy savings in domestic buildings ? A documentary showing - amongst other projects - the FP7 NMP project H2SusBuild project will be broadcast on 11 February 2011 and for a whole week (22 hours) in 10 languages at the EuroNews International TV channel.

H2SusBuild's concept is the development of an intelligent, self-sustained and zero CO2 emission hybrid energy system to cover electric power, heating and cooling loads (tri-generation) of either residential/commercial buildings or districts of buildings. To learn more about this project, visit its website

Recently Euronews presented as well the results of the EU project 'Sustainable Housing in Europe'.

Film: An introduction to the world of nanoscience narrated by Stephen Fry

Where and what is nano? How will it shape our future? Nanoscience is the study of phenomena and manipulation of materials at the nanoscale, where properties differ significantly from those at a larger scale. The world of nanoscience - it can take you into atoms and beyond the stars.

Winner of the Best Short Film at the Scinema science Film Fest, this 17.5' film features researchers involved in exploring the world of nano. It was mainly shot at the Nanoscience Centre, whose invaluable assistance made this film possible. Special thanks to Professor Mark Welland whose knowledge of and expertise in Nanoscience has been essential to the success of this project.

The film was funded by the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement No: CSA-SA 233433 and the Nanoscience Centre, University of Cambridge, UK.

View and download the film from the NANOYOU website

Film: NanoInLife

This 26’ film (DVD format in all EU languages) explains the benefits of nanotechnologies and nanosciences in our daily life. With the kind participation of Sir Harold Kroto, Nobel Laureate 1996

View and download the film here

Film: Nano: the next dimension

This 28' film (DVD format - only in English language) on nanotechnology won a prize in the category "Scientific and popular scientific film under 30 minutes" and the prize of the Czech Television for the best foreign TV programme at the festival TECHFILM 2003, Czech Republic. It has also won the "Grand Prix du Jury" at the "Festival du Film Scientifique d'Orsay", 30 March to 2 April 2004.

The film is free of charge. If you wish to order the DVD of the film, please send the order form
PDF version or Word version by e-mail or fax.

View and download the film from the website. The film can also be viewed and downloaded from the EC audiovisual service

Ideas from the film 'Nano: the next dimension'

Film: "Nanotechnology"

This 26' film (DVD format in 20 EU languages) on nanotechnology, aimed particularly at a young audience, seeks to both inform and raise interest in nanotechnology and research. It received a Prize from the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Physical Training in the category "film dealing with education" at the Festival: TECHFILM 2003, Czech Republic and a Diploma of honor in the 33rd edition of the Roshd International Film Festival in Iran.

The film is free of charge. If you wish to order the DVD of the film, please send the order form
PDF version or Word version by e-mail or fax.

New: View and download the film from the website. The film can also be viewed and downloaded from the EC audiovisual service

Brochure: "Nanotechnology: Innovation for tomorrow's world"

Brochure of the European Commission to illustrate to the public what nanotechnology is, May 2004.
This brochure originates from a project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) and that was carried out by the German Association of Engineers - Technology Centre (VDI-TZ).
At the time-being, this brochure is available as PDF version in Czech (3.26 MB), Danish (3.1 MB), German (3.47 MB), Estonian (3.25 MB), Greek (4.0 MB), English (3.8 MB), Spanish (3.0 MB), French (3.2 MB), Italian (2.4 MB), Dutch (3.1 MB), Polish (3.3 MB), Portuguese (3.1 MB), Slovak (3.27 MB), Slovenian (2.5 MB), Finnish (3.2 MB), Swedish (2.5 MB), Arab (zipped, 6.0 MB), Chinese (3.6 MB), and in Russian (2.5 MB).

Translations in Hungarian, Lithuanian, Latvian and Maltese will be published as pdf versions on this website as soon as they are available.