The Single Market, Production and Consumption section of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) adopted a positive opinion on the Commission's strategy on nanotechnology and a positive opinion on the action plan on nanotechnology: On 28 September 2006, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the action plan on nanotechnology. The Euro Nano Forum 2009 international nanotechnology conference took place from 2nd to 5th June 2009 in the Prague Congress Centre, organized by the Technology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, as an event of the Czech Presidency and under the auspices of the Czech Ministry for Education Youth and Sports.In previous years, we might have called this "chemistry". is much-touted as being from MIT, but was not awarded by an actual science or engineering department — he got it in the Media Arts and Sciences Section of the School of Architecture and Planning.) Nanotechnology fanboys — as opposed to the people who actually work with the stuff — have a habit of downplaying Feynman's origination of the idea and playing up Drexler, possibly because the latter is far more indulgent of their fantasies. Drexler, most upset that the National Nanotechnology Initiative insisted on only funding things that do not actually defy physics, The popular conception of nanotechnology is Eric Drexler's concept of nanobots, like industrial robots scaled down a billion times.
The number of components that can be fabricated on a semiconductor wafer or chip has approached or exceeded the limits of conventional technology.
It has been the fourth of a set of international nanotechnology conferences organized as official events of national Presidencies of the European Union and supported by the European Commission through the Industrial Technologies programme.
More than 800 delegates from industry and the scientific community, from all over the world, attended the four days of plenary and parallel sessions, while an accompanying exhibition featured academic centres, special interest groups and suppliers of materials and equipment.
To illustrate this scale, one nanometer is one-billionth of a meter, approximately one-thousandth the width of a human hair.
Nanotechnology is one area of research and development that is truly multidisciplinary.
Nanotechnology is often cast as an enabling technology that is helping to create a vast array of opportunities in a broad range of industries and disciplines.