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Published on 06.03.13

Call to Action: EuroNanoForum 2013

Dr Mihail Roco, NSF, speaker at ENF2013

Europe’s largest nanotechnology and materials conference, EuroNanoForum 2013 is taking place this year in the Convention Centre Dublin, June 18-20. The conference, Nanotechnology Innovation: From research to commercialisation – the bridge to Horizon2020 is being organised by Enterprise Ireland and is a critically important event  in the calendar of Ireland’s presidency of the European Union.

The main focus of the conference will be the commercialisation of nanotechnology, exploiting its potential for new applications, pushing it from an enabling technology through to development and on to use in end products. With Horizon2020 beginning in 2014, the conference will be used to look at how nanotechnologies will fit into the new structure within the key priority areas of Excellent Science, Industrial Leadership and Societal Challenges.

It is the ideal place for networking, exhibiting and getting the latest news from research, industry and public institutions. This is an opportunity for Ireland’s nanoscience researchers to contribute to showcasing Ireland as a hotbed of nanotechnology research and innovation and also to influence the future of European Research in nanotechnology though the next EU framework programme: Horizon 2020. The deadline for submissions for calls is March 19th 2013!

Here are 5 ways to actively participate:

1.    Call for projects - ongoing and completed:
The top 25 selected projects will have an opportunity to present their outcomes (10 completed projects at the Gala Dinner Awards ceremony on June 19) and 15 current/ongoing projects at a dedicated workshop on June 20. Current and completed FP5, FP6, FP7, ENIAC and Artemis projects are strongly encouraged to participate- an ideal dissemination opportunity. Further details and registration: Call for Best Research Project Award 2013

2. Call for posters:
As well as disseminating details about projects. This is an ideal opportunity to influence nanotechnology funding decisions both and nationally and at EU level through Horizon2020. is open to all Nanotechnology projects. Further details and registration: Call for Posters

3. Nanonet Ireland showcase
A dedicated Ireland Showcase will feature as an integral part of the exhibition on June 19. The Showcase will present an opportunity to promote Irish companies, their capabilities, recruit staff or influence policy makers. Showcase presentation is free for conference participants. Register your interest in presenting at the Showcase using this form.  The Ireland Showcase is being organised by CCAN (Collaborative Centre for Applied Nanotechnology) & Enterprise Ireland on behalf of NanoNet Ireland.    

4. Exhibit:
Join us at the Nanotech Europe exhibition to experience the most recent innovations for nanotechnology and materials applications as well as products. The fully integrated exhibition will enable you to demonstrate and see state of art technologies and research results from companies, leading research institutes, high-tech clusters, SMEs and EU-projects. There will be a targeted exhibition programme with dynamic pitches and theme focused demo tours for the media and EU-decision makers. The most innovative and exciting stand will receive an award!

5. Register to attend:
Early bird rate of €130 prior to March 17!

See website for more information -

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