"Spicy world of NanoScience"
SEARCH for PARTNERS to improve “NANO-EDUCATION IN EUROPE”:
Nano Science and technology are shifting the Education Paradigm
Nano -Education addresses the challenges presented to educators and researchers by the rapid emergence of multidisciplinary new technologies, innovative industries, creative research frontiers, and knowledge-economy in science and engineering management at the nanometer scale.
Therefore new “nano-ed”. paradigm must to be created at all levels of education and training that better meet the needs of emerging multidisciplinary nano-science & tech., through innovative uses of educational technologies and delivery formats in order to provide at incorporateing practice-oriented educational environments to train future workforce and SME's management to maintain a comparative advantage in a global economy and provide for an effective development of knowledge society.
The FP7 -2012 offer the opportunity to grow up an EU- network to improve a comprehensive approach to nano-education multidisciplynary innovation . See:
Call identifier: FP7-NMP-2012-CSA-6
The EGOCREANET Association (Italy) offer to be partner of an EU-Network expecially for : NMP.2012.1.4-5 Improving education in nanotechnologies to match the skill needs of EU industry and society – (supporting actions)
- Date of publication: 20 July 2011 .• Deadline : 24 January 2012 at 17.00.(Brussels local time)
The EGOCREANET -Association (www.edscuola.it/lre.html) can support the objectives of the call by offering expertise in nanoscience trans-disciplinary education and multi-actorial promotion of nanoscience-innovation. In particular the Association will promote a pioneering on line program for Nanoscale scientists , providing unique interdisciplinary education to develop a new breed of scientists for a growing number of nanotechnology-enabled career opportunities to solve challenging problems of SME's productive re-enginering through an integration between nano and bio-applied sciences. The trans-disciplinary on line permanent education strategy, will be oriented to pursue opportunities also in emerging high-technology industries, including nanoelectronics, nanomedicine, health sciences, and sustainable energy. See preliminary info in :
Current Potential Partners and Stakeholders and Supporters (at 09/Sept/11) :
1) Initially Proposed as Coordinator: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Albert Duschl
Vice Rector for Research, University of Salzburg,Kapitelgasse 4-6
A-5020 Salzburg, Austria ;Tel. +43 662 8044 2410; FAX +43 662 8044 177
Department of Molecular Biology,Division Allergy and Immunology, Biochemistry
Hellbrunner Str. 34 ,A-5020 Salzburg, Austria;Tel. +43 662 8044 5731;FAX +43 662 8044 5751
Dr. Paolo Manzelli , ( Contact Person ) - President of EGOCREANET/ c/o Laboratory of Education-Research , Dep. of Chemistry - Florence University, Cell: +39/3356760004; Phone :+39/0554573135.
Dr. Thomas Zadrozny,Managing Director,NANO-futures Association,Spain: see-http://www.nanofutures2010.eu/index.php?action=5
Dr. Nadine Witkowski, INSP
office :1222-4-05,Boite 840,4 place Jussieu,75005 Paris,France
tel: +33 (0)144274342,firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Francesca Peiró <email@example.com>,firstname.lastname@example.org,
LENS - Laboratory of Electron Nanoscopy,MIND - Micro-Nanotechnology and Nanoscopies for electrophotonic Devices,N2UB - Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Electronics Department, University of Barcelona
c/ Marti Franqués 1,08028 Barcelona,Tel: (+34) 93 403 91 55,Fax: (+34) 93 402 11 48.....
6) - Emmanuelle Zein<email@example.com>
39, Gran Via Marques del Turia,46005 Valencia-Spain,
Phone: +34 96 329 59 99 ; Fax: +34 96 329 66 89
7) Dr. Andreas Wild,Executive Director,ENIAC Joint Undertaking
Mail address: <firstname.lastname@example.org >TO56-5/3-1049 Brussels, Belgium
Visiting: Ave. de la Toison d’Or 56-60, 5/4, 1060 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 221 8105,Mobile: +32 498 984 232
The EGOCREANET/Association is interested in opening a dialogue with companies , industies, and research organizations that are considering developing a collaborative research proposal and is looking for additional partners to reply to the call : NMP.2012.1.4-5.
Previous experience with collaborative R&D projects :
The Egocreanet Association has a good experience in national and European collaborative projects on Education Research for improving innovation following the idea that in the knowledge society must be able to deal with a new type of knowledge which is dynamic, distributed/globalized and complex as in the case of trans-disciplinary nano-sciences.
Project proposal development stage:
The EGOCREANET Association is interested to discuss Educational Projects regarding nanotechnology- trans-disciplinary education and innovation that are at any stage development (Idea, under development or proposal already submitted ).The goal of such debate will be to develop a new model of nanoscale education that is essential to prepare today's brightest young scientific minds to be tomorrow's leaders in nanoscale exploration and discovery that will be able to grow up an innovative nanotechnology knowledge-economy.
Preferred Countries for partner
No preference, particularly looking for partners living in Europe
Contact Person Details
Paolo Manzelli ; Phone :+39/3356760004
Email : EGOCREANET2011@gmail.com
Preliminary Information about NMP.2012.1.4-5 : Confidential call request:
Improving education in nanotechnologies to match the skill needs of EU industry and society
Technical content/scope: Conventional educational and academic disciplines often constrain the introduction of interdisciplinary courses and trans-disciplinary approaches that are necessary to nanotechnology. Overcoming such limitations is mandatory in order to educate highly skilled nano-scale scientists and engineers, whose scarcity is pinpointed by industry as a major obstacle to innovation. The multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral character of nanotechnologies requires developing novel forms of integration in the education systems, in order to prepare flexible and adaptable scientific and engineering pools of talent, while at the same time enhancing the necessary in-depth scientific background. This requires new frameworks of cooperation between schools, universities, research institutes and industry, as well as convergence of educational departments in nanotechnologies, biotechnologies, ICT, cognitive and other sciences, such as physics and chemistry (for example quantum mechanics and physical chemistry are fundamental to nanotechnology). Connection should also be made to social and business sciences. Special attention is required to encourage females to study nanotechnologies. The emphasis should be on graduate and post-graduate university level.
This Support action should provide:
mapping and critical assessment of best practices across the EU to identify enhanced integrated strategies for education in nanotechnologies;
- development of pilot teaching materials, lab activities and assessment tools as independent subjects or modules;
- development of a platform for disseminating, testing and fine tuning of the strategies and the 'open courseware'.
Funding Scheme: Coordination and Support Actions (supporting actions). No more than one supporting action will be funded.
Expected impact: (i) Promote the integration of nanotechnologies into the educational systems by favouring its responsible convergence with other sciences and stimulating the onfield cooperation of industry with educational and research bodies to respond to skill needs of industry and society. (ii) Contribute to making nanotechnology studies more attractive, thus increasing the numbers of students, especially female students.