Kristin: This morning the conference was opened by the Danish Minister for Science, technology and Innovation, Helge Sander. Minister Sander talked about why nanotechnology was potentially imporant and spoke about how Denmark is working for the future. Initiatives included industrial PhDs, regional collaboration arrangements within Scandinavia and public private partnerships.
One unexpected initiative was the foreshadowing of new Danish-Chinese research centres in China and Denmark that will be opened in a week. These centres provide exciting collaboration opportunities and open up knowledge based relations between Denmark & China. The centres are an outcome of Denmark’s China Policy which includes a focus on research and innovation.