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Posted: August 6, 2009
Nanosensor seminar and Sensing Opportunities in the new FP7-NMP call
(Nanowerk News) On 30th July 2009, The European Commission will publish the 4th call for Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies (NMP).
An online seminar on 31st August, 14.00 – 15.00 GMT (Summer Time), organised by the Micro and Nano Sensors Interest Group ( MiNSIG) will provide a summary of the different programmes including the new Public-Private Partnerships (PPP). The talk will highlight the topics of importance and relevance to the micro and nano sensing community and provide insights into the sensing opportunities in the call.
Development of nanotechnology-based systems for detection, diagnosis and therapy for cancer
Capacity building for the development of nanotech-based multi-parameter sensors
Plug-and-Produce components for adaptive control
Intelligent, scalable, manufacturing platforms and equipment for components with micro- and nano-scale functional features.
Nanosensors: Technology Development, Applications and the Market – Online Seminar: 7th October, 2009, 15.00-16.00 British Time
The sensors market is a dynamic entity with multidimensional developments related existing and novel platform technologies always pushing the boundaries of performance. One of the latest sectors to display this trait and have immense future commercial potential is nanotechnology-based sensor area. A nanosensor refers to any sensing device which is either fabricated using nanomaterials, nano-sized structures and composites, or whose construction involves any intricate fabrication procedures at the nano-scale and manipulation of material at nano-levels. Nanosensor technology segment has its footprint in a very wide range of applications and holds huge promise for numerous other domains. However, a significant percentage of the nanotechnology solutions are still in the R&D stage.
During the presentation both technical as well as market elements of the nanotechnology-based sensor area will be presented with specific focus on technology and market drivers, challenges as well as potential application analysis.
Agata Jozwicka is an Industry Analyst within Frost & Sullivan Technical Insights group. She specializes in tracking emerging trends and technologies in automation, electronics and sensor technology sectors. She focuses on Industrial Automation & Process Control area. Since joining the Technical Insights group at Frost & Sullivan in May 2008, she has co-authored reports on wireless energy transfer, and sensors and actuators for process control. She has participated also in several consulting projects on image processing, methods for MEMS and integrated circuit (IC) integration, remote sensors for water environment, and methods for cavitation erosion monitoring. Currently she is writing the report on emerging lighting technologies.