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European strategy and action plan for nanotechnology: Focus on the construction sector



Title: European strategy and action plan for nanotechnology: Focus on the construction sector
Author(s): Christophe Lesniak
Paper category : conference
Book title: NICOM 2: 2nd International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Construction
Editor(s): Y. de Miguel, A. Porro and P.J.M. Bartos
Print-ISBN: 2-912143-87-X
e-ISBN: 2912143888
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2006
Pages: 9 - 16
Total Pages: 8
Nb references: 3
Language: English


Abstract: The challenge for nanotechnology is to produce new materials with customised properties. The development of nanomaterials will have impacts in all area of science, technology, innovation and industry. They will form the basis of novel solutions to societal needs and open up totally new opportunities. Some nanomaterials are already incorporated in existing products but future developments will go much further, sustainably enhancing the quality of our lives.
On the 12th may 2004, the European Commission adopted the communication “Towards a European Strategy for Nanotechnology” COM(2004) 338. It seeks to bring the discussion on Nanosciences and Nanotechnology to an institutional level and proposes an integrated and responsible strategy for Europe.
On the 7th June 2005, the European Commission adopted the Action Plan “Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies: An action plan for Europe 2005-2009” COM(2005) 243. This plan defines a series of articulated and interconnected actions for the immediate implementation of a safe, integrated and responsible strategy for Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, based on the priority areas identified in the Strategy communication.
The application of Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies may lead to significant improvements to the construction sector, as working at the nanoscale may give powerful tools to improve the performance, of materials and/or processes with regard to their mechanical behaviour and durability.


Online publication: 2005-11-17
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00


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