Call for Presentations and Posters

The EuroNanoForum is a biannual event of the European Commission hosted within the framework of the Presidency of the European Union since 2003. EuroNanoForum 2011 (ENF 2011) will be the fifth event in this series featured as a prominent event of the Hungarian Presidency on 30 May – 1 June 2011 in Budapest.

For the first time, EuroNanoForum is joining forces with another leading European nanotechnology event, Nanotech Europe, to provide a single meeting point for the whole nanotechnology community. Previous EuroNanoForum and Nanotech Europe events have each attracted 700-1000 participants.


The Lund Declaration of July 2009 specifies the Grand Challenges faced by European society and businesses should be solved by sustainable solutions in several areas such as global warming, tightening supplies of energy, water and food, ageing societies, public health, pandemics and security with the overarching challenge of turning Europe into an eco-efficient economy.

Abstracts are expected to specify potential contributions to solving such grand challenges with nanotechnology.

EuroNanoForum 2011 contributions may address scientific, industrial and/or societal aspects:

  • Science and technology, highlighting world-class research
  • Innovation and business, identifying nanotechnology opportunities and barriers throughout the value chain
  • Society, taking a holistic approach to address societal benefits and risks.

Contributions should address nanotechnology developments in areas such as:

  • ENERGY and ENVIRONMENT: nanotechnologies for water, food, solar, clean air, transport and construction
  • HEALTH: diagnostics, drug delivery and regenerative medicine
  • MANUFACTURING: nanomanufacturing, nanomaterial synthesis and applications, nanoelectronics and nanophotonics, bionanotechnology
  • INDUSTRIAL SAFETY: industrial safety and safety research
  • COMMERCIALISATION, including technology transfer, IP, and open innovation

Your presentation or poster may cover scientific developments, industrial applications and the business impact of nanotechnology, or nanotechnology impacts on the environment, health, safety and society.

Contributions may be in the form of a presentation or a poster.

  • Presentations: the call for presentations is closed.
  • Posters: applications for posters may continue to be submitted until closed.


The abstracts will be reviewed by an International Advisory Committee which is composed of representatives of European private and public research and industry.

Applicants will be notified of evaluation results by 11 April.

Award for young researchers

Awards will be offered to the best posters presented by young researchers[1]

The authors of the selected best posters will be invited to participate at the conference.


Speakers are expected to cover their own cost of travel to and participation at the conference.


Exhibition stands are also available. For further information please visit

[1] To be considered as a young researcher applicants should be preparing a PhD, or up to five years after the end of the PhD, and maximum 35 years old.