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Posted: March 19, 2007
Workshops address safety and responsible development in Northern Europe's largest nanotechnology event
(Nanowerk News) Safety and responsible development of nanotechnology are addressed by a strong group of experts in two dedicated workshops arranged during Nanotech Northern Europe March 27-29, 2007 in Helsinki, Finland.
The use of nanotechnology in commercial products is growing rapidly. For example, the number of Finnish companies actively utilising nanotechnology has more than doubled in just two years. The expert discussion challenges that companies face in this extremely fast pace of developmen and how important it is to take into account issues of environment, health, safety and corporate responsibility.
The two safety workshops are arranged by the European Nanotechnology Trade Alliance (ENTA), VTT Technical Research Center of Finland and Spinverse Consulting, the lead organizer of Nanotech Northern Europe.
“Safety, above all else, should at the heart of nanotechnology development plans”, stated Del Stark CEO of ENTA. “We must be responsible custodians of this exciting branch of science and ensure a fair framework that enables the EU to compete effectively on the world stage.”
“Nanotech Northern Europe is a leading nanotechnology event in Europe and we see safety as a very important topic of the congress”, Pekka Koponen, Managing Director of Spinverse said. “ENTA has a valuable role to play in the discussion on responsible nanotechnology development”.
Nanotech Northern Europe is the largest Nanotechnology event in the region. Arranged now for the third time in Helsinki Finland, the congress brings together over 500 experts, industry representatives and investors from 40 countries. The parallel exhibition includes over 100 innovative companies.