Global Challenges – Opportunities for Nanotechnology, an international nanotechnology workshop organized by the Center for Nanoscience in Munich, Swiss Nanoscience Institute and ETH Zurich, was recently held on the island of Sen Servolo in Italy. Bayindir Group was represented in this prestigious event by Tural Khudiyev. The workshop was highlighted by round-table discussions with eminent researchers who pioneered in several important fields, including Gerd Binning (who received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his efforts in the development of the scanning tunneling microscope), Christoph Gerber (co-inventor of the atomic force microscope) and Jean-Marie Lehn (father of supramolecular chemistry and the recipient of the 1987 Chemistry Nobel Prize for his work on cryptands).