NanoRun 2016 brought together more than 100 nanoscale runners, representatives from more than 20 industries and 20 research agencies, centres and laoratories. This 1st IRT Saint Exupéry Nanoscale Runners International Forum promoted disruptive technologies in interdisciplinary technics and understanding of Space, Aeronautical, Ground Transportation, Energy and Environment, or Telecommunication Systems. From February 23 to 24 on the premises of the INP-Enseeiht school of Toulouse in France, supported by Aerospace Valley competitiveness cluster and Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées Region, this 1st edition highlighted industrial, commercial, and government endeavours delivering high performance and low consumption systems based on nanoscale products operating under harsh environment.
Who are the Nanoscale Runners?The Nanoscale Runners are these actor builders – industrial players, manufacturers, agencies or laboratories – those who are engaged in the cutting edge nanotechnology, develop our communications and entertainment activities. They are hunting fundamental principles of quantum physics in unchartered seas close to science frontiers. The global race focused on miniaturization creates an exciting technical challenge in this quest to re-ignite Moore’s law saying each new generation of integrated circuits will double number of transistors every 18 months. The Nanoscale Runners tackle this technology node down to the extreme scale of a few nanometers.