Friday, 13 February 2015

EuroNanoForum 2015 in Riga!


The Latvian capital of Riga will host the European Commission's bi-annual EuroNanoForum Conference from 10 to 12 June. Organised under the Latvian EU Presidency EuroNanoForum 2015 is expected to attract more than 1200 visitors from over 50 countries during its three-day programme. And Sus Chem will be there of course.

The main focus for EuroNanoForum 2015 (ENF2015) is European re-industrialisation including demonstrations of how European SMEs can profit from applying advanced nanotechnologies and materials. The programme includes presentations from a range of exciting European SMEs, such as WaterSprint, with CEO Anders Ruland talking about nanotechnology based water purification systems, Graphenano's Professor Jose-Luis Valverde, discussing pilot lines for the construction industry, and Wendelin Stark of Turbobeads GmbH & Nanograde AG showcasing how to successfully commercialise nanomaterial-based solutions for industrial and medical markets.

Clara de la Torre, the European Commission's Director for the Key enabling Technologies Programme in DG Research & Innovation, describes the EuroNanoForum event as: "the most significant European forum in the field of nanotechnologies and advanced materials. The 2015 edition will focus on Europe's competitiveness and the renewal of its manufacturing industries."

ENF2015 will be the seventh EuroNanoForum. Organised biannually since 2003 it is a meeting point for industry, science and policy and has grown into the most significant European networking conference focusing on innovations across the full spectrum of nanotechnology fields and associated industrial sectors. SusChem's coordinator Jacques Komornicki is on the event's steering committee.

Programme, prizes, exhibition and more
The conference will feature industrial nanotechnologies and advanced materials in support of European re-industrialisation, look at socio-economic trends and innovation demands on nanotechnologies and advanced materials, and the infrastructures and framework conditions required for rapid deployment of nanotechnologies.

Three main conference tracks are envisaged:

  • Nanotechnology in industrial applications
  • Advances in enabling nanotechnologies, nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing
  • Collaborations and policies for accelerating innovation and uptake of nanotechnologies and advanced materials based solutions

In addition there will be an extensive Nanotech Europe 2015 exhibition area, poster session and on June 12 a full day for project brokerage.

Two prizes are on offer at ENF2015 for Best Poster and FutureFlash! the Best Project Competition. But if you want to enter for these two competitions the deadlines for the Poster abstracts and FutureFlash! Best Project are very soon.

The best of the research posters submitted will be presented throughout the event and at the specific poster sessions, and one will be rewarded as the Best Poster 2015. But you need to submit your abstract by 20 February 2015!

Entries to The FutureFlash! Best Project competition will also be assessed and ten will be selected and provided with a mini stand to showcase their innovation at the Nanotech Europe 2015 exhibition. The most successful of the submitted projects launched under the EU Framework Programmes in the field of nanotechnologies and materials will receive the FutureFlash! Best Project award. But you need to apply by 27 February 2015.

More information
You will find full information about the conference, exhibition and much more at the dedicated ENF2015 website. You can also follow the event on twitter via @ENF2015 

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