venerdì 21 ottobre 2011

NanotechItaly 2011: fra 2 giorni si aprono le danze

NanotechItaly 2011, is jointly organised byAIRI/Nanotec IT, Veneto Nanotech, the National Research Council (CNR) and the Italian Institute of Technology, in collaboration with Federchimica and Politecnico of Torino (Latemar Research Center).

In the Opening Session, Prof. Albert Fert, Nobel Prize for Physics in 2007 and
Prof. Fabio Beltram, Director of the Scuola Normale of Pisa, will give their introductory lectures. Amongst the other key notes already confirmed: Dr. Christos Tokamanis, Head of Unit Nanotechnologies, DG Research, European Commission, Dr. Andreas Wild, Executive Director, Eniac Joint Undertaking, Prof. Gregory Lanza, Kereos and Washington University Medical School, Prof. Gert Storm, Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecth University, Dr. Kai Sovalainen, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Dr. Eric Gaffet, Research Director, Nanomaterials Research Group, Nantional Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France.
More than 150 oral and poster presentations are expected during the scientific sessions of the 3 days event, from national and international leading edge companies, universities, research centres, entrepreneurs.

The following organisationsare some of those that will take part to the scientific sessions :

Bax & Willems, Spain
BioDiversity SpA
Bracco Imaging SpA
Centro Ricerche Fiat
Colorobbia Research Centre (Cericol )
Ecole nationale d’ingénieurs de Saint-Etienne (Enise), France
EMPA, Switzerland
Fondazione Bruno Kessler
General Electrics Appliances & Lightings
Interuniversity Consortium for Colloid and Surface Science (CSGI)
Interuniversity Coordination of Veneto for Nanotechnology (CIVEN)
Italian Institute of Technology
Italian Workers’ Compensation Authority (INAIL)
Need Coatings
OBZ Innovation Gmbh, Germany
Olivetti I Jet
Selex Elsag SpA
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos – Madrid

The three day event will address themes that are challenging modern society to promote a responsible innovation:

New materials, Processes and Manufacturing
Health and life sciences - Nanomedicine
Smart transportation (Storage, batteries, photovoltaic systems, micro energy generation, energy saving )
Safe living (Safe buildings)
ICT & Nanoelectronics
Responsible development - Nano-toxicology (Regulation, risk assessment (EHS), risk management (workers and consumers safety), social and ethical issues, standards )
During the Conference it will also be possible to access:

- Area Poster: More than 120 Italian and International researchers will display the results of their projects in an Area dedicated to the “Posters”.

- Exhibition Area: Also this year NanotechItaly 2011 will offer an area where Companies will have the unique opportunity to present their own products and services, increasing the business visibility, getting into contact with Institutions and National and International Research Centres, so to encourage new opportunities, ideas or projects and strengthen the networking contacts.

Networking Event

In the framework of the Conference, a special Networking Event will be organized, with the support of APRE, Agency for the Promotion of European Research.
The Networking Event will offer the possibility to businessmen, entrepreneurs, researchers and innovators to actively establish contacts during face-to-face meetings.
The aim of the pre-arranged bilateral meetings is to facilitate business development, accelerate innovation andinitiate research projects. The participation is free of charge for the NanotechItaly 2011 Conference participants.


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