The name NANOARCHITECTRONICS, coined by the FORESEEN members, comes from the merger of three key terms: “nano”, “architecture” and “electronics”. It is a new technology aimed at conceiving, designing and developing reconfigurable, adaptive and cognitive structures, sensorial surfaces and functional “skins” with unique physical properties and engineering applications in the whole electromagnetic spectrum, through assembling building blocks at nanoscale in hierarchical architectures.

The NTX aims to sensorial interfaces between a subject (person or system) and the environment. In a visionary future, these interfaces will cognitively evolve its functionalities to maximize connections and monitoring/sensing capabilities; it will look like synthetic, mutable skins, which hierarchically assembles nanoparticles and nanosystems into increasingly complex reconfigurable structures.
The visionary innovation of the NTX paradigm requires multi-disciplinary efforts made by borrowing concepts, methods and techniques from Physics, Electronics, Electromagnetics, Material Science, Chemistry, Applied Maths, with special emphasis on Nanotechnology, Microwave to Terahertz Engineering, Nanophotonics, Plasmonics, Nanoelectronics, and Advanced Materials.
NTX aligns fully with the Future and Emerging Technologies’ (FET) mission to turn Europe’s excellent science base into a competitive advantage by uncovering radically new technological possibilities. It is as well a science-driven, large-scale, multidisciplinary research initiative oriented towards a unifying goal, aiming at transformational impacts with substantial benefits for European competitiveness and for society. It also embodies a visionary idea which is emerging from both academic research and high-tech industrial needs: to systematize, homogenize and broaden the connectivity and sensing.

The consortium has recently won a Future Emerging Technology (FET Open) Consortium and Support Action in H2020, called Nanoarchitectronics.