The "Micro and Nano ICST" area will group the ANR-funded projects relating to micro and nanotechnologies for elementary components and devices for the Information and Communication Sciences and Technologies". The projects presented and the associated events will focus on the processes for developing and manufacturing structured micro- and nano-materials for component integration, the problems associated with waves and architectures, and integration and circuits. The work relating to design, simulation, characterisation techniques or instrumentation will also be proposed.
Alongside the presentation of ANR-funded projects through poster sessions, interactions between the actors will be encouraged through oral project presentations in the form of short thematic sessions (fundamental research and ICST, projects with industrial partners, etc.), and by organising round tables to go more deeply into certain high-stake subjects.

Provisional programme

Wednesday 16th November 

  • "Micro & Nano ICST" posters session
The Micro Nano ICST are on display: come and discover, through posters, a panel of about forty ANR-funded projects in the area of micro and nanotechnologies for information and communication, ranging from the development of materials and the design and integration of components to the development  of characterisation and instrumentation techniques.
A number of demonstrations drawn from the projects will be presented, such as a measurement of force using an MEMS (micro-electrical-mechanical system) sensor, or the transmission of an HD video via a THz carrier wave.
  • "Young researchers" oral presentation session 
Since its creation in 2005, ANR has deployed a specific funding instrument dedicated to young researchers to encourage them to take on responsibilities by independently developing a specific subject, rapidly expressing their ability to innovate by tackling scientific or technological barriers with original approaches, and setting up or consolidated their team. This action will be illustrated through three oral presentations of young researcher (JCJC) projects in different thematic areas of this area.
  • Round table: "Quantum technologies"
Quantum information technologies use new modes of calculation and communication based on the laws of quantum mechanics instead of conventional physics. A large number of devices and technologies in our daily life such as lasers, transistors, GPS and mobile telephones are already based on these technologies. Research efforts are continuing in order to initiate a second quantum revolution with highly sophisticated computing and cryptographic capacities, thanks to the quantum computer in particular. The European Commission has moreover announced funding of about one billion euros in the context of the next Flagship for the development of these technologies. These themes will be approached from different angles during a joint round table with area 1 "Safe and connected digital infrastructures".

Thursday 17th November

  • Oral presentation session: "Enterprises and academics working together for the ICSTs of tomorrow"
Enterprises also have their place in the projects funded by ANR, which moreover proposes a specific instrument enabling private and public partners to jointly achieve mutually profitable research results by developing their respective innovation capacities. This type of partnership will be illustrated through three oral presentations of projects in different thematic areas.
  • Round table: "Ultra-low power electronics and components" 
The development of information and communication technologies comes with a Data Deluge, that is to say the generation of increasingly large quantities of data by society. This Data Deluge can only intensify with the advent of the Internet of Things and the increasingly massive use of the cloud. Controlling the performance / dissipated energy ratio is thus becoming a substantive issue, driving innovation in the field of information processing and communications. All applications are concerned: the embedded electronic systems of the future, ubiquity and the Internet of Things, the many mobile systems (tablets, mobile phones, lap-top computer, etc.), not to forget wireless and optical communication systems and the Data Centre servers and storage systems.