The NANORA initiative will be presented at the 11th Congress of the European Chemical Regions Network ( , on October 24th in Maastricht. Bart van den Berg from NanoHouse ( and member of the NANORA Steering Group, will present the initiative, its objectives and opportunities for involvement of further partners.

NANORA, the European Nano Regions Alliance, brings together partners from nanotechnology-strong regions from Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland and the Netherlands committed to supporting nanotechnology as a key enabling technology. The project, funded by the European Union through the INTERREG IVB NWE Programme, aims at establishing transnational mechanisms of competence selection and pooling as well as transnational support schemes for nanotechnology players. It is based on the conviction that the European regions need to engage in concerted action to be successful in the global competition for nano-enabled economic growth. The Alliance is open to further partners.