This seminar was a collaboration between JETRO London (Japan External Trade Organisation) and the University of Edinburgh. Around 60 delegates attended mainly from Japanese businesses based in Europe. There were presentations on a wide range of nanotechnology research at the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University. A company view of nanotechnology was presented by MicroEmissive Displays Ltd and an overview of Nanotechnology in the UK was given by the Institute of Nanotechnology. In the afternoon, delegates also had opportunities to see the latest nanotechnology research facilities at Edinburgh and hear about some new initiatives.