martedì 10 luglio 2012

Nanochallenge and Polymerchallenge 2012 - July 19th Submission Deadline!

What's Nanochallenge and Polymerchallenge?

Nanochallenge and Polymerchallenge 2012 - international business plan competition, aimed at identifying and supporting the best, most innovative nanotechnology and polymers startups around the world.

It could be an interesting opportunity for a growing startup or for creating a new one.

How much is the Award?

300.000 Euro for the best project in nanotechnology;

300.000 Euro for the best project in polymer-based materials.

Anything else?

In addition, for all the shortlisted startups there is the opportunity to take part in a unique end-to-end program that will include the following additional benefits:

The winners will have the unique chance to use the equipment, tools and labs of Veneto Nanotech and IMAST

Access to an International Investor Roadshow covering European and worldwide locations such as London, Frankfurt, Paris, New York, San Francisco

Widespread media coverage

Mentoring services and dedicated support / training services offered by Silicon Valley investors Maverick Angels

Access to a wide network of partners (business incubators, software corporations, science parks, business coaches) providing key services and resources

Who can compete?

Anybody with an innovative idea in nanotechnology and polymers

Other key infos?

The competition is free and entries can be submitted by registering on the challenge website.

Please note that the deadline for submissions is 19 July 2012.

Contact the Organizers

To receive any further information on Nanochallenge and Polymerchallenge 2012 write to:

Nanoforum 2012

Sono aperte le iscrizioni a nanoforum 2012, l'evento dedicato alle micro e nanotecnologie in cui ricerca e impresa si incontrano!

L'appuntamento è il 24, 25 e 26 settembre presso la facoltà di Ingegneria civile e industriale dell'Università Sapienza di Roma.

Grazie al contributo di espositori, sponsor e partner, anche quest'anno la partecipazione a nanoforum è completamente gratuita! E' sufficiente compilare il modulo all'indirizzo .

sabato 7 luglio 2012

Call for papers & Call for workshops (deadline: July 13th )

NanotechItaly will highlight how nanotechnologies can contribute to address key challenges indicated by Horizon 2020 and by the Italian National Research Programme .

As in previous editions, leading edge companies, universities, research centres, business and government organizations in EU and worldwide, including several of key nanotech players in Italy, are expected to participate. Some authoritative talks are already confirmed:

Introductory Plenary Lectures

  • Luigi Nicolais, President, National Research Council, Italy
  • Stuart Parkin, IBM Fellow Manager, Magnetoelectronics Almaden Research Center IBM Research and Stanford University, USA
  • Christos Tokamanis, Head of Unit “Nano and Converging Sciences and Technologies”, DG Research, European Commission
Invited Speakers:
  • Sophia Antimisiaris , B.Pharm, PhD, Dept. of Pharmacy, University of Patras , Greece
  • Giovanni Baldi , R&D Manager, Colorobbia , Italy
  • Diego Basset , Director, Nanofab and Interuniversity Coordination of Veneto for Nanotechnology (CIVEN) , Italy
  • Enrico Drioli , Professor, Italian Institute on Membrane Technology (CNR-ITM) , Italy
  • Andrea Ferrari , Professor of Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials and Spectroscopy Group, Engineering Dept, University of Cambridge , UK
  • Inge Genné , Institute for Technological Research (VITO) and Coordinator of the Nano4water network , Belgium
  • Jean-Charles Guibert , Director, Minatec Grenoble , France
  • Sergio Iavicoli , Director, Dept. of Occupational Medicine (formerly ISPESL), Italian Workers Compensation Authority (INAIL)
  • Pekka Kaponen , CEO, Spinverse , Finland
  • Claudio Marinelli , Director, Open Innovation and Academic Relations Cambridge, Nokia Research Center , UK
  • Laura Meda , Istituto ENI Donegani , ENI Spa, Italy
  • Luigi Occhipinti , R&D Manager, STMicroelectronics , Italy
  • Marco Romagnoli , Director of Operations, PhotonIC, APIC Corporation , USA
  • Louis Shenkman , Professor of Medicine, Tel Aviv University and coordinator of the EU project SaveMe , Israel
  • Fabrizio Stocchi , Director, Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Research Centre at the IRCCS San Raffaele , Italy
  • Nava Swersky Sofer , Founder and Co-Chair NanoIsrael , Israel
  • Meni Wanunu , Professor, Nanoscale Biophysics Laboratory, Department of Physics, Northeastern University , Boston, USA
  • Roberto Zocchi , President, Centro Sviluppo Materiali , Italy

Download here the complete NanotechItaly 2012 Flyer

Call for Papers and Call for Workshops:

Open until July 13 th, 2012 the call for papers and call for workshops for scientific and industrial contributions in these areas.

The contributions will be reviewed by the Conference international Scientific Committee, composed of representatives of private and public research and industry.