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A network for bringing NANOtechnologies TO LIFE (NANO2LIFE) - Publishable Executive Summary

Project ID: 500057
Funded under: FP6-NMP


Project objectives
To tackle fragmentation: 15 out of the 23 partners are actively involved in the Joint Programme of Activity. Most of them are participating more and more whereas the low committed partners are participating less and less
To integrate 23 organisations into 1 European Institute: The drafting of the concept of EIN has been limited by the limited visibility about the calls offered under FP7. A survey among all contact points and WP leaders has clearly showed the feedbacks and expectations of the partners who really look forward a follow up of N2L.
To interface two worlds: Life and Nano: The internal "recruitment" of medical doctors, clinicians and biologist has not been so successful. So the active interface between N2L and other networks in cancer and in vivo imaging have been initiated with great success. In the future, N2L could be considered as a network with a majority of technologists to be interfaced with external end users and then jointly developing projects.
To make Europe an international leader in nanobiotech: No specific task has been initiated to this regards in this reporting period.
To translate science into economic benefits: The participation of companies has been actively continued with a pool of 40 industrial companies participating at different level in the Joint Programme of Activity. An active targeting of companies has been conducted to select them on the basis of the SRPs.
To educate the society about the nanobiotech: Education at summer school, tutorials and research schools are still successful. N2L has been active in many events/exhibition as well as in the media with a long list of published articles.

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