Nanocar Race II

RESULTS OF THE PREREGISTRATION                                    

13 teams from 8 countries pre-registered for  NANOCAR RACE II. Seven teams are from Europe, two from Japan, two from China, and three from north America.
The organization committee is presently selecting teams and race conditions.


The European FET OPEN project MEMO (Mechanics with Molecules) is organizing the 2nd international Nanocar Race (Nanocar Race II), which will take place in 2021 at the CEMES-CNRS G. Dupouy campus in Toulouse (France). All teams will compete at the same time in a remote controlled mode from Toulouse The competition will be live broadcasted.

The preregistration for Nanocar Race II is now open and will close at the end of June 2018.

In September 2018, the organization committee will screen the preregistrations, select the teams authorized to compete, and fix the official surfaces and conditions. The list of teams admitted to the Nanocar Race II will be communicated in January 2019. Then, each selected team will have two years to consolidate its nanocar design for the announced surface and Nanocar Race class, for the synthesis of the molecule-vehicle and the training. The final registration will be open in 2019.

Nanocar Race II organization committee is composed by

  • F. Moresco (MEMO & LT-UHV),
  • A.S. Duwez (MEMO & ambient),
  • C. Joachim (MEMO & Europe),
  • S.W. Hla (America),
  • K. Ariga (Japan),
  • H. Gao (Asia).

With the patronage of J.P. Sauvage

With the support of ScientaOmicron

See the websites of Nanocar Race I in 2017:

The European FET OPEN project MEMO (Mechanics with Molecules) started in October 2017 has the goal to construct and test single molecule machines on a surface one at a time, controlling the rotation and the work delivered by a single molecule-motor directly at the atomic scale. MEMO will create the first miniaturization roadmap for mechanical machinery. This roadmap will be explored node by node along the MEMO project, fabricating, micro-fabricating, and nano-fabricating a planar mechanical calculator down to the atomic scale. The MEMO project is coordinated by Francesca Moresco at the TU Dresden and brings together six partners at the forefront of European research for the development of molecule-machines and nanofabrication: the Technische Universität Dresden (TU-Dresden) in Germany, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in France, the Agencia estatal consejo superior de investigaciones cientificas (CSIC) in Spain, the University of Graz in Austria, the Université de Liège in Belgium, and the University of Manchester in UK.