Are you a PhD student/Young Professional studying or started to work on nanoelectronics related topic? Are you interested in collaboration initiatives in Europe on nanoelectronics? Are you interested in networking with participants from other sides of the world? Are you ready to share your point of view on the current challenges of nanotechnology and their impact on our future? Do you want to tell your experience to the larger public?

Big opportunity for PhD students/Young professionals working in the field of nanoelectronics: The European Commission will sponsor the travel of 10 students/young professionals to Belgium in order to participate at the International Nanotechnology Conference  (INC 12). The conference will take place between 10-12th of May 2016. INC is the key event where policy makers, industry leaders and senior researchers meet to discuss key developments in major research programs worldwide and to explore cooperation.

For the best motivated 10 applicants, travel costs will be reimbursed and an accommodation allowance of 100 euro per night and a daily subsistence allowance of 92 euro will be provided. The selected applicants will need to pay the registration fee themselves.

The candidates should fulfil the following requirements:

  • Be PhD students or  professionals working in the field of nanoelectronics
  • Study or work in the European Union
  • Be a citizen of EU or Associated Countries to Horizon 2020
  • Be less than 30 years old (included) at the date of the application.

The interested PhD students/young professionals should send their applications (CV + intention letter + a draft poster in digital format) to the following e-mail addresses: and The intention letter should show the affinity with the topics addressed in the conference and provide a justification for the interest to participate.  The deadline has been extended to 8th of April 2016, 18:00 o'clock Brussels time.

The selected applicants are expected to share their experiences from INC12 in a blog that will be published on the Digital Single Market website and via social media. They are also expected to submit a common Report about their experience at INC12 after the event.

In 2015 and 2014 the European Commission supported the participation of PhD students at the INC conferences which took place in Japan and US respectively. The PhD students met with senior fellows from EU, Japan and US and discussed about current challenges of nanotechnology. Their experiences and opinions were collected and published on the Digital Single Market website.


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