"Nanotechnologies & Nanobiotechnologies" are not vague terms. They comprise a new aspect of technology which already affects the production procedures, transport & communication, education, research, energy production, health and quality of life.
Nano|Net is an initiative for the promotion of communication and collaboration between research and business organizations activated in the fields of Nano-Bio-Technologies. Its' main purpose is to reinforce and promote Nanotechnologies in Greece, Europe and Worldwide, through an interscientific approach. Nano|Net started in 2003 from Nanotechnology Lab LTFN of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh), and supports the NANOTEXNOLOGY annual multi-events and activities.
Today 357 Organisations (Universitiy Labs, Research Centres, Hospitals & Companies) participate in Nano|Net from all over the World. Among them there are 64 are Companies.
However, no network will be viable or effective unless it adopts a wide perspective and progressive policy. Nano|Net should not be confined within the academic & business world of "Nanotechnologies & Nanobiotechnologies" alone. Providing research opportunities and new scientific workforce is only one part of the story.
"Nanotechnologies & Nanobiotechnologies" are beginning to integrate into everyday life, affecting and creating demands on behalf of society. Nano|Net should become versatile and approachable by aiming at the dissemination of knowledge to non-experts as well.