Online the scientific program of NanoInnovation 2018, an international conference organized by Airi and NanoItaly – with Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) among the promoters -, to be held from 11 to 14 September in Rome, at the Renaissance Cloister of Sangallo University “La Sapienza”.
It consists of nine technical sessions and four parallel thematic symposia, complemented by workshops and satellite events.
The main objective of the conference, which involves companies, institutions and research institutions actively involved in nanotechnology and KETs, is to foster the exchange of innovative ideas and know-how between public research and companies in different application sectors. It is also an opportunity to trace the path of integration of nanotechnologies in the evolution of enabling technologies, and the development of sustainable innovations on a social, environmental and economic level.
NanoInnovation is also an opportunity for students, research doctors and young researchers to follow the latest developments in nanotechnology and to meet the main players in the field.
NanoInnovation also offers the opportunity to present products and expertise and to meet research and commercial partners, through interactive moments: “Networking event” (12, 13 September), “Elevator Pitch” (12 September) and “H2020 Flash Presentation” (13 September), promoted by APRE – Agency for the Promotion of European Research.
Participation is free, upon registration on the event website.
Fondazione Bruno Kessler takes part with some talks on “European nanotechnology research infrastructures: their support for innovation” and with a workshop titled “Workshop on Microfluidics and Biosystems for Personalized Medicine“.
European nanotechnology research infrastructures: their support for innovation:
Nanotechnology and advanced material research infrastructure are laboratories, which require huge investments in complex equipment, and extremely highly qualified research and technical staff.
They are highly valuable in the European roadmap to KETs and other edge technologies, like QT. Besides developing leading-edge research, they represent a unique chance for PhD students to build competencies required for professions of the future, and they are a real possibility for SMEs to develop new, advanced products. The session will present some highly qualified European research infrastructures, their main activities and capabilities, and how they support innovation.
Workshop on Microfluidics and Biosystems for Personalized Medicine:
Technologies for the fabrication of devices and systems at a micro – and nano-scales continue to advance and diversify due to the rising demands for miniaturisation, cost reduction, functional integration and performance enhancement. This workshop will provide a broad overview of microfluidics and biosystems technologies as an enabling technology for new product development in diagnostics and in the life sciences. The workshop is a training activity for the project CanBioSe (H2020-MSCA-RISE2017) targeted to strengthen collaboration, sharing new ideas and knowledge transfer from research to market in the field of biosensors for cancer cells detection. The objective of the workshop is twofold: a) to share the progress in the field and b) to identify the technological orientation and future challenges offered by the connection between innovative materials and micro/nano technologies. The involvement of representatives of key research disciplines will offer a podium to enable community building and networking, the sharing of progress in both technology and application development and the identification of common interests. Emphasis is put on the complete development process for microfluidics/biosystems devices, covering aspects of design, manufacturing technologies and latest trends in the personalized medicine. Application case examples will be presented as well as lessons learned during all stages of the development process of microfluidics and biosystems based devices. The workshop is organised as a special session in the framework of the NanoInnovation 2018 conference.
FBK’s Center for Materials and Microsystems (CMM) researchers are in the conference committee and contributed to the organisation of the session dedicated to research infrastructure and of the workshop.