Examining Economic Impact of Nanotechnologies and Nanosciences in Europe

The European Commission's Directorate-General for Research has published a call for tenders to analyse options for a European nanotechnology research and development (R&D) strategy.

The study aims to establish a monitoring system that will allow examination of the economic impact of nanotechnologies and nanosciences, examine how nanoscale research, products and markets are evolving over time; and present detailed analyses of key domains for future investments (modalities, instruments, expected impacts) in nanotechnology R&D, showing the highest growth potential for European industry and society at large.

The study is meant to set up a tool and to collect data for monitoring the economic and innovation performance of a range of sectors of the economy in which nanotechnologies do, or could, play a significant role.

For further information, please contact:

European Commission
Directorate-General for Research
Directorate G: Industrial technologies
Office CDMA 6/133
Attn: Ms Nathalie Van Neck
B-1049 Brussels

Tel. +32 2 2969 403
Fax +32 2 2986 150

To see the full details of the call, please consult the following web address:

Remarks: The deadline for requesting tender documents is 29 November 2009.
The deadline for submitting tender documents is 4 December 2009.

Before contacting the Commission, tenderers are strongly advised to consult the original call text.

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