The investigation of matter and its control at the nano-scale present a huge potential that can bring benefits to society as a whole and greatly increase industrial competitiveness. The EuroNanoForum aims at examining the present situation in the development of nanosciences and nanotechnologies in Europe. This well take place within the context of the international state of the art and in line with the objectives of the European Research Area (ERA), the forthcoming enlargement of the European Union, the international dimension and the integrating character of the 6th Framework Programme. The Forum will address the main bottlenecks or barriers to the expansion and reinforcement of nanosciences in general. Rosalie Zobel, Director of Components and Subsystems - Applications at the Information Society Directorate-General of the European Commission, will chair the conference session on "Research, Industrial Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Financing Instruments".