ImagineNano2011 becomes an International reference in the Nano World

How small became big – ImagineNano2011 in numbers

Madrid (Spain): May 03, 2011


ImagineNano event organized by Phantoms Foundation, CIC NanoGUNE, Donostia International Physics Centre, Euskampus/UPV and Bilbao Exhibition Centre gathered more than 1500 persons from 11 to 14 of April in Bilbao (Spain).


Under the same roof were held in parallel 5 International Conferences (Graphene, NanoSpain, nanoBio&Med, PPM and TNA Energy), 1 Symposium (HPC), a huge Exhibition showcasing cutting-edge advances in nanotechnology research and development, an Industrial Forum, two brokerage events organized by Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) and CIBER-BBN.


ImagineNano brought together more than 250 speakers, among them two Nobel Prizes in Physics, Kostya Novoselov (2010) known for his works in Graphene, and Albert Fert, who won it in 2007.

Pedro Miguel Echenique (1998) and Sumio Iijima (2008) who both won Prince of Asturias Scientific Research Prize were also some of the renowned speakers in this event.


Considering 2011 was proclaimed the year of Russia in Spain and Spain in Russia, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation was present showcasing the latest trends in N&N from Russia, along with other countries/regions.


ImagineNano in numbers:

  • 1500 Participants from 42 countries
  • 90 Booths
  • 150 Companies/Institutions
  • Represented Country/Region Pavilions: 5
  • 600 posters
  • More than 250 speakers
  • 47% from Spain and 53% from foreign countries
  • Top six foreign visitors: France, Germany, United Kingdom, United States, Russia and Japan


ImagineNano definitely served as an international platform for communication between science and business and will return in 2013.



About Phantoms Foundation: This Non-Profit organisation was established in 2002 (Madrid, Spain) in order to provide high level Management profile to scientific projects. This association plays an important role in the 7th Framework Program as a platform for European funded projects to spread excellence amongst a wider audience, and to help in forming new networks.

This association is now a key actor in structuring and fostering European Excellence in “Nanoscience and Nanotechnology”, having a world leading position in organising conferences, training and dissemination activities in this field.


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