Posted: August 23, 2010

Global nanotechnology innovation contest

(Nanowerk News) The 2011 Global Nano Innovation Contest–Prototype on Prototype was initiated by Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).
There are two stages to the contest: First you submit your ideas based on the concept from one of the four videaos below. Then you make a prototype.
The videos are only provided as points of reference. Participants are able to create and design their own products. You may integrate any of the prototypes into a more sophisticated system or application with potential commercial value, which is the spirit of prototype on prototype (POP).
The finalists will be invited to Taiwan to demonstrate their prototype. The selected winners will receive prizes and will be invited to the joint research program.
  • Develop nanotechnology prototyping capability for practical applications with universal appeal.
  • Emphasize higher, system-level integration of prototypes, to spur the creation of a wider diversity of high-value nanotechnology applications.
  • Establish an international platform promoting collaboration on nanotechnology.
  • Here are the four referenced videaos:
    Moth-eye-inspired Sub-wavelength antireflective structures for solar cells
    Fiber-Optic Nano-Biosensor
    Hydrophobic Coating
    Development of Sensitive Sensor for Endocrine Disruption Chemicals Detection
    Initiating organizer
    Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI)
  • Taiwan National Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Program office (NNP)
  • Taiwan Nanotechnology Industry Development Association (TANIDA)
  • National Chiao Tung University (NCTU)
  • National Chung Cheng University (CCU)
  • National Nanotechnology Center,NSTDA,Thailand (NANOTEC)
  • Source: ITRI (hat tip to TNTLog)