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Posted: February 26, 2008

Recent developments in nanotechnology showcased at INNO.08 in Montreal

(Nanowerk News) INNO.08 is the first and most wide-ranging innovation conference to ever take place in Montreal: 7 conferences under one roof spanning only 3 days – April 21-23, 2008. INNO.08 is the result of an extraordinary collaboration between the National Research Council Canada (NRC-CNRC), NanoQuébec, ADRIQ and the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST).
What are the health and safety risks posed by nanoparticles exposure? What means of prevention are available? How are researchers and preventionists involved? What is the state of Canadian standardization? Speakers, including an international leading expert, will inform you about the most recent developments in nanotechnology while addressing the issues identify above. Moreover, the first Quebec Guide of Good Practices for the Safe Handling of Nanoparticles will be presented during the symposium.
Conferences:
NanoQuebec
Nano2008, NanoQuébec’s Annual Review, will gather industrials, scientists and institutions interested by the progression of R&D projects as well as Québec’s major nanotechnology infrastructures. New nanotechnology research support programs will be announced, with the collaboration of sectorial and international partners. Finally, NanoIndustry and NanoAcademia prizes will be awarded.
Colloque ADRIQ – Is an "Innovative Quebec Inc" myth or reality? Testimonials of success factors
ADRIQ’s 30th anniversary will bring together industry leaders and specialists under one common denominator: Success through industrial innovation. Which persisting challenges continuously face our Quebec industry leaders, and which have we overcome? Which lessons can we draw to ensure our international success tomorrow? Is an “Innovative Quebec” myth or reality?
Materials and Alternative Energy
The urgency to identify energy sources as alternatives to fossil fuels is now recognized by everyone. Come and learn about the most recent innovations in the development of new materials and processes to meet the needs and requirements of the fuel cell, solar and wind power industries.
Symposium IRSST-CSA-IAPA – Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials: Health, Safety and Standardization
What are the health and safety risks posed by nanoparticles exposure? What means of prevention are available? How are researchers and preventionists involved? What is the state of Canadian standardization? Speakers, including an international leading expert, will inform you about the most recent developments in nanotechnology while addressing the issues identify above. Moreover, the first Quebec Guide of Good Practices for the Safe Handling of Nanoparticles will be presented during the symposium.
Carrefour des matériaux de pointe: Cellulose Products and Nanotechnologies
With the urgency to find solutions to environmental issues like climate change and waste management, it is more and more urgent to develop high performance materials with a vision of sustainable technologies. The combination of nanotechnology and the exploitation of cellulosic materials seem to be a solution. Come and learn about the most recent innovations in the development of this new class of materials meeting the needs of important industry like automotive, aerospace, construction and packaging.
Carrefour des matériaux de pointe: Micro and nanofabrication and applications in life sciences
This cutting-edge workshop brings together scientists and engineers from Canada and around the world that are interested in the latest developments in alternative nanofabrication technologies as well as their applications in biology, drug discovery and medical device development. This conference will also be of interest to leaders from industry that are interested in gaining knowledge on the vast potential of the emerging micro- and nanofabrication field.
Carrefour des matériaux de pointe: Materials for Aerospace
The selection of materials in aerospace, always a complex decision with profound consequences, is more important than ever now that the world is beginning to feel concern for the environment. Chemical and acoustic pollution as well as concerns with ecological recycling of airplanes at the end of their lifecycle, all are affected by the selection of materials. What are the selection criteria, the available choices and how can the industry develop new solutions? The Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Quebec (CRIAQ), a sponsor of the Carrefour des Matériaux 2008, finds the answer in collaborative research between Industry and Universities.
Source: IRSST