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4M 2012 - Vienna, Austria, 9-11th October

4M2011 The deadline for the first review is Friday 4th May 2012. If you have been allocated papers to review please complete them by this date. The first Invited Speakers have been announced. The conference will be held in the modern surroundings of the new 1,200 m² EURO PLAZA Conference Center. An initial selection of suggested Hotels is also now available. Further information can be found on the 4M2012 webpages which will be regularly updated. .html

European micro- and nanotechnology industry unfazed by debt crisis

According to a report produced by IVAM, the Euro debt crisis has left the microtechnology, nanotechnology and advanced materials industries largely unfazed so far. .html

COTECH - training for Professionals

The final months of the COTECH project sees the consortium focus on the transfer and dissemination of the lessons learnt in the project. In particular two training sessions are organised to coincide with major events, one alongside EUSPEN in Stockholm, the other on the eve of the 4M2012 conference in Vienna.


Follow up report from our USA colleagues who held the ICOMM conference earlier this year.


A high power fiber 500W laser source, with adapted wavelength for polymer welding, has been developed in the frame of the European project POLYBRIGHT. Read more.

Horizon 2020

With just over 600 days to go until Horizon 2020 begins, the homepage for the next EU framework programme for Research & Innovation is launched.

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.

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