International Nanotechnology Conference

The electronics industry has been the major enabler of the computer, communication and consumer industries throughout the 20th century and has propelled the growth of our economy. However, some of the building blocks of those industries will reach fundamental limits in the next decade.

INC3, the third International Nanotechnology Conference on Communication and Cooperation, aims to create a forum that explores avenues for stimulating and supporting further economic growth in the 21st century. For the third year in a row, global senior researchers, industry leaders and policy makers will gather for in-depth discussions and technical sessions on a variety of issues related to the future of international collaboration in nanotechnologies.

In order to further strengthen the continuous dialogue between Europe, Japan and the United States, broad regional overviews will be combined with detailed presentations from each of the regions.

Technical sessions will highlight today’s state of affairs and tomorrow’s challenges and bottlenecks regarding various related domains in nanoelectronics and explore the links with related areas, such as biotechnology, advanced materials development, microsystems and photonics.

A topical session will highlight the economical and societal implications of nanotechnology. The INC3 conference will be preceded by the ‘European Nano Day’ and a parallel topical seminar on Intellectual Property Rights in nanotechnology.

On Wednesday April 18, 2007, Professor Jean-Marie Lehn (Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, and Collège de France, Paris and Nobel laureate in chemistry 1987) will give a keynote talk on “Nanoscience and nanotechnology – the self-organization approach”.

International Nanotechnology Conference on Communication and Cooperation
April 17-19, 2007
Renaissance Hotel, Brussels, Belgium


  • GSM and digital mobile phones have been killer applications which have completely changed the communication world and our lives. In which area could nanoelectronics create a similar revolution?
  • Beside semiconductor companies, which other branch of economy will profit more from such a revolution?
  • Are there non-technical obstacles which will require dedicated regulatory actions?
  • Will the general population be able to accept another revolution?