Editors, Advanced Materials Proceedings


Most of us are active in research and focus on the scientific issues and expert areas of our profession. Nanotechnology is recognized as potential arena which can have a profound societal impact. It includes all aspects important for innovation: technology sectors, value chains and business areas. However, it is still challenged in industrialization by the width of what may be considered as nanotechnology. It includes life science, semiconductors, communication, processors, textiles etc, and nanotechnology initiatives are facing the need to either boost arena or select niches. At the same time there are rural challenges, and we need to meet to propose paths for solutions.