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4M/ICOMM 2009

4M/icomm 2009 Thank you to all who have already registered for the 4M/ICOMM Conference. If you have not yet done so you can still register here. If you are planning your trip some suggestions for hotels are given. Transport will be made available from these suggested hotels to the conference venue. The Provisional programme is now available. Visit the conference webpages for further information.

Workshop on Microfluidics for Cells

This workshop, organised by Fraunhofer IZM-M, takes place on Tuesday, 20th October 2009. Full details are on the event page. 4M Association members can benefit from a reduced fee.

Training Courses in Microsystems

FSRM fsrm (Fondation suisse pour la recherche en microtechnique) offers a comprehensive range of training courses, in a number of languages (English, French, German). They are pleased to offer members of the 4M Association a 10% discount on course fees. More information here.

Applications of Micro and Nano Technology in Biosensing & Diagnostics

This meeting, jointly organised by the Sensors & Instrumentation KTN and the Nanotechnology KTN, takes place at Cranfield University on 17th September 2009.

Manufacturing opportunity

An organisation is seeking someone to manufacture a micro-machined mechanical fixture. The fixture is required to hold a ball lens which is 300 um in diameter. For more information visit the NanoKTN website

Nanocomposite coating for an elastomeric / rubber substrate

An organisation is seeking someone with the capability to produce a nanocomposite coating for an elastomeric/rubber substrate. More details on the NanoKTN website.

Microactuators for Fluidic Applications

A Special Issue on “Microactuators for Fluidic Applications” is being prepared by JMEP. If you are interested in submitting a paper click here.


The "Michigan fReiburg kyOto" "MicRO" Alliance meets once a year to exchange ideas. The most recent meeting took place in Freiburg on Monday 27 July 2009 and was hosted by 4M Association members IMTEK. You can see the programme and a list of participants on their website. If you would like to know more about the Micro Alliance you can contact Andreas Schoth.

New booklet about laser micro-machining

A new booklet that illustrates the exciting possibilities offered by laser manufacturing techniques is being made available free of charge by Laser Micromachining Limited (LML). The 32 page booklet aimed at designers and engineers working in microtechnology industries can be obtained from the LML website.

4M Summer School 2009

Summ SchThis took place in Copenhagen in June'09, during the final days of the 4M Network of Excellence. Organised by DTU this Summer School was once again a very well run, attended and received event with a lot of hard work packed into some very busy days - read the full report.


The Annual Meeting of current and potential users of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Equipment at Cardiff (Nanoaccess@Cardiff) takes place on 6th October 2009 at Manufacturing Engineering Centre (MEC), Cardiff University.


EUMINAfab is the first European Research Infrastructure on multimaterial micro and nanotechnology. It offers open and no-cost access to state of the art fabrication and characterisation technologies for a multitude of functional materials. Access is based on an online submission of proposals. The First Call for proposals to access the portfolio of technologies and expertise offered by EUMINAfab opens on 1st September 2009. Read more.


The latest newsletter from this project is available here.

NMP Call opens

As many of you will already be aware, the new FP7 NMP 2010 call was launched on 30 July 2009. Closing dates for proposals and workprogramme are available here.

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