Carbon Nanotubes Roadmaps – Opportunities, Requirements, Challenges

“Nano Solutions 2007″ (Frankfurt) will play host to a WTC workshop on the new roadmap for Carbon Nanotubes called ARCORC. For this study, WTC conducted interviews with key players worldwide. The results of this comprehensive survey will be presented exclusively and for the first time in a free-of-charge workshop to be held in Frankfurt on the 23rd November 2007.

Supported by the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) of the European Community, the study’s goal was to develop a technology roadmap for Carbon Nanotube-based systems. “ARCORC” or the Applied Research Roadmaps for Carbon Nanotubes: Opportunities, Requirements, Challenges is the result of a one year investigation by WTC into technological trends and the current market situation.

Carbon nanotubes are among the most promising materials discovered in the “nano cosmos” up to now. Potential mass market applications for these materials include memory devices, fuel cells and drug delivery tools. The actors in some industries are already harvesting the fruits of early investment, but these same industries still lack a roadmap–one that will help set a clear strategy in terms of development and time-to-market. WTC will demonstrate possible technological development scenarios covering the next 5 to 15 years and detail the barriers and financial requirements. The study was led by WTC, in partner-ship with the University of Cambridge and Sineurop Nanotech GmbH from Germany.

Workshop details

Title: Carbon Nanotubes Roadmaps – Opportunities, Requirements, Challenges
Host: WTC – Wicht Technologie Consulting
Date: 23rd November 2007
Start: 10:00 a.m.
Venue: Messe Frankfurt, Hall 4.C
Room: “Consens”

Attendance is free. Please register by email and receive a ticket to the Nano Solutions exhibition free of charge: Obligatory registration details: name, last name, company, position, country and email address.


10.00 Welcome and introduction to ARCORC
Stefan de Haan, WTC
10.30 Roadmap for Carbon Nanotubes
Stefan de Haan, WTC
Prof. John Robertson, University of Cambridge
Dr. Siegmar Roth, Sineurop Nanotech GmbH
11.30 Coffee break
12.00 Open Discussion: Europe – Standing, opportunities, strategies
13.30 End

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