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Posted: July 5, 2009
Europe's largest nanotechnology conference attracts top speakers
(Nanowerk News) Europe's largest annual nanotechnology conference and exhibition, Nanotech Europe takes place in Berlin, Germany's capital city at the heart of Europe. In its fifth year, Nanotech Europe will be held on 28 - 30 September 2009.
Nanotech Europe offers a broad, interdisciplinary overview of nanotechnology, and the opportunity to meet and discuss with the field's top scientists and leading international companies in the nanotechnology community. The conference has a broad scope, covering leading-edge research, industrial applications and cross-cutting topics including: Nanophotonics, Materials, Health & Bio, Safety, Energy, Instrumentation, Functional Surfaces and Investment.
The published conference programme includes many high-quality speakers such as: Herbert Kohler, Vice President Vehicle and Powertrain, Daimler AG (Germany); Christos Tokamanis, Head of Unit "Nano and converging Sciences and Technologies", DG Research, European Commission; Alexander von Preysing, Senior Vice President, Deutsche Börse AG (Germany); Andreas Jordan, Chief Scientific Officer, MagForce Nanotechnologies AG (Germany); Tapani Ryhänen, Head of Strategic Research, Nokia Research Center (Finland); Wang Chen, Director, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (China); Jeffrey A. Hubbell, Professor, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland); Emmanuel Desurvire, Director, Thales Research & Technology (France); Masakazu Aono, Director General, International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (Japan); Andre Moreira, Investment Manager, BASF Venture Capital (Germany).
"We are delighted to have top scientists from several organizations around the world and leaders from international organizations such as Nokia, Shell, Daimler, Carl Zeiss, BASF, Bayer and Magforce speak about opportunities in nanotechnology", comments Maria Sipilä, Event Director from Spinverse.
During the event the Nanotech Europe 2009 Matchmaking will take place on two conference afternoons. The matchmaking service is intended to help companies, research groups and other organisations to find partners for technology development and commercialisation, collaborative research projects and investment and other support.
Furthermore, the conference includes the Lux Research Executive Forum, which focuses on Lux Research's updated forecasts for nanomaterials, intermediates, and nano-enabled products, key nano-enabled product categories decimated by the recession - and those that remain unscathed. Also the new success strategies that incorporate the downturn's repercussions will be discussed. It is organised in partnership with Lux Research.
The programme also includes the European Technology Platform for Micro- and NanoManufacturing (MINAM) Nanofutures workshop.
The Nanotech Europe 2009 exhibition offers an outstanding opportunity to meet the leading international companies, innovative SMEs and research centers that are developing and applying nanotechnology.
The 2009 event is organised by a comprehensive consortium of partners, including Agent-D, the coordination group of the Centers of Competence of Nanotechnology in Germany, Nokia and BioBay, China. It is co-organised with Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany). The lead organizer of Nanotech Europe is Spinverse, a company specialized in emerging technology commercialization.