(Nanowerk News) The International Conference "NanotechItaly2010: promoting responsible innovation" will take place at the Convention Center NH Laguna Palace, in Venice-Mestre from October 20th to October 22nd.
NanotechItaly 2010 is the annual appointment devoted to nanotechnologies where representatives from the most important national and international private companies and from public research centers dealing with nanotechnologies are expected, as well as international experts.
On the strength of the past editions' success (Nanotec2008.it and Nanotec2009.it), the 2010 Conference will maintain its focus on application, with extended goals and contents. It aims to:
Give a comprehensive picture of nanotechnologies' activities, perspectives and needs in Italy;
Present the latest developments and trends about research, applications and governance worldwide;
Foster a debate amongst representatives from industry, public research, financial and governmental community
The Opening Session will take place on Wednesday 20th October starting at 9.30. After the introductory speeches of the Italian authorities (the Italian Minister for Research and Education Mariastella Gelmini and the Governor of the Veneto Region Luca Zaia as well as the Rector of Ca' Foscari University prof. Carlo Carraro are expected), the key note speeches will follow: prof. Morinobu Endo, from the Japanese Shinshu University, Nobel Prize candidate for his studies on carbon nanotubes, prof. Roberto Cingolani, director of the Italian Institute of Technologies and Christos Tokamanis, Head of Unit "Nanotechnologies and Converging Sciences" from the GD Research of the European Commission.
Afterwards 6 scientific sessions, with some 70 oral presentations and some 100 poster presentations are expected. The scientific sessions will focus on:
NANOTECHNOLOGIES AND CHEMISTRY
NANO FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
NANO-TEXTILES AND CLOTHING
All the registered participants will have the possibility to attend a networking event on Thursday 21st October, coordinated by APRE-Agency for the Promotion of European Research, which will offer the possibility to exchange knowledge and information, to share and discuss ideas, to evaluate potential (international) collaborations, and to find future business or project partners.