The ICPC Nanonet Project invites you to participate in free online events in September

1. Nanotechnology for a Knowledge Society in Emerging Economies and Developing Countries

Join the online debate on contributions that nanotechnology can make to a knowledge society in developing countries and emerging economies from your own office with experts on Nanotechnology and Society in the Netherlands, Brazil, South Africa and India. The webinars offer a platform for information exchange on good practices and proposals for international cooperation among governments of the Netherlands, the EU and International Cooperation Partner Countries of the EU (developing countries and emerging economies).

Session 1:
2 September 2010 (focus on Latin America and Africa)
13.00-15.00 GMT (15.00-17.00 Continental European Summer Time)

Session 2:
7 September 2010 (focus on Asia and Europe)
8.45-10.45 GMT (10.45-12.45 Continental European Summer Time)

Invited speakers:

§ Prof Dr Peter Nijkamp, President Committee Societal Dialogue Nanotechnology

§ Dr Malini Balakrishnan of TERI (project Capability, Governance and nanotechnology developments: a focus on India)

§ Prof Dr Arie Rip (University of Twente, Netherlands)

§ Prof Dr Julian Kinderlerer (University of Cape Town, South Africa and TU Delft, Netherlands)

§ Prof Dr Noela Invernizzi, University of Parana, Brazil, co-coordinator of ReLANS network

§ Ineke Malsch (Malsch TechnoValuation, The Netherlands)

The webinars take place in the framework of the Nanorecht & Vrede project supported by Nanopodium and ICPC-NanoNet The outcome of the workshop will be reported to the Dutch Commission for the Societal Dialogue on Nanotechnology who is currently organising a public dialogue on nanotechnology in the Netherlands.


Register here:

For more information contact the organiser Ineke Malsch

2. Nanotechnology for Biomedical Applications

(2nd in series)

Tuesday 14th September 11.00 (CET):

Bio Nanosensors and Biomedical Devices

The potential of nanotechnology to support biomedical applications, including techniques for intelligent diagnostics and therapeutics, probing and repairing of individual cells, nano-inspired implants, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, is widely acknowledged. Find out more about current developments, network with other researchers and share research interests by joining this second event in the series of webinars on Nanotechnology for Biomedical Applications.


11.00-11.20 System Check, Welcome, About ICPC-NanoNet

(Ms. Lesley Tobin, Institute of Nanotechnology, UK)

11.20-11.40 Nanobiomaterials and Tissue Engineering

(Professor Vasif Hasirci, METU, Turkey)

11.40-11.50 Discussion

11.50-12.10 Nanotechnology for Drug Delivery

(Dr. Uracha Ruktanonchai, NANOTEC, Thailand)

12.10-12.20 Discussion

12.20-12.40 Nano-macro Porous Glass Bone-scaffolds

(Prof Aboubaker Beye, Cheikh Anta Diop Universite, Senegal)

12.40-12.50 Discussion

If you would like to participate in this event, please register here:

All participants must be registered on the ICPC Nanonet website. Registration is free. Numbers are limited to the first 40 registrations.

For further information please contact the Project Coordinator, Lesley Tobin:
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Language: English.
Requirements: PC/laptop (not Mac) with broadband internet connection and headset or speakers.

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