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A roadmap for software ICT-enabled Micro/Nano-Biotechnology Applications

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 034071

  • Start date

    1 September 2006

  • End date

    29 February 2008

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 482 019

  • EU contribution

    € 348 366

Coordinated by:

BERTIN TECHNOLOGIES SAS

France

Objective

NANOWAYS will identify the software ICT milestones for the take-up of Micro/Nano applications in biotechnology, life sciences and food safety.

The roadmap will:
- Map ICT issues affecting the deployment of Nano/Micro-Bio systems
- Detail a short-term (5 years) roadmap to advance the most mature systems to deployment levels
- Describe a mid-term (10-15 years) roadmap for disruptive ICT research in Nano/Micro-Bio integration.

NANOWAYS addresses applications requiring strong integration across biology, ICT, micro/nano technologies: Integrated Micro devices and Integrated Nano Systems. Applications feature systems such as wearable and implantable devices, biochips, drug delivery devices, micro-robotic systems.

NANOWAYS meets the IST Integrated Micro/Nano Subsystem Strategic Objective. The project will build on several IST projects addressing micro/nano technologies, especially the federative project NEXUSPLUS. This roadmap will complement the NMP planning activities, especially hardware roadmaps NANOROADMAP and NANO2LIFE.

NANOWAYS will propose orientations for technology organization, innovative educational support, policy levers to facilitate the roadmap execution. Prominent Technology organizations participate in the consortium: The Frauhnofer Institute, CEA, VTT. They bring solid industry connections established through dedicated tools such as Excellence Poles, bilateral collaborations. Philips Medical Systems is to join the consortium and will strengthen the industry vision. Bertin Technologies and Cambridge Consultants Ltd will articulate the activity.

The work plan relies on strong industry involvement in work groups to achieve a consensus on the technology and application vision. Dissemination is key to ensure that the roadmap will reach actors beyond the consortium. The project will maintain close connections with other relevant IST and NMP projects and will interact with significant national and European technology convergence initiatives.

Coordinator

BERTIN TECHNOLOGIES SAS

Address

10 Bis Avenue Ampere, Parc D'Activites Du Pas Du Lac
78180 Montigny Le Bretonneux

France

Participants (3)

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France

FRAUNHOFER IAF

Germany

VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS

Finland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 034071

  • Start date

    1 September 2006

  • End date

    29 February 2008

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 482 019

  • EU contribution

    € 348 366

Coordinated by:

BERTIN TECHNOLOGIES SAS

France