EuroNanoForum 2003 counted 1000 participants from all 5 continents. Moreover, 1000 young students participated in the nanotech-young initiative which featured an exhibition and workshops especially tailored for the young. Seven ancillary workshops were organised (on subjects ranging from financing of high-tech SMEs working in the area of nanotechnology to tribology, etc.) including several events dedicated to fostering contact with INCO Countries as well as encouraging their participation in FP6. Almost 50 journalists participated in 6 dedicated press events.
The articulated and integrated approach to nanotechnology proposed at the event was very well received. Participants had various backgrounds and interests (they included researchers, students, politicians, sociologists, journalists, investors, toxicologists, ?) They had the opportunity of presenting, listening and discussing their core business as well as discussing other aspects of their own and others' activities. Research, science and technology, as well as their applications and implications were all dealt with during the event.