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17 March 2011 - 14:00 GMT

Functionalising Textiles at the Nanoscale

There is an ever-increasing demand for textiles that can provide a high degree of performance for a wide range of exacting applications, e.g. in healthcare and personal protection to provide barrier resistance to infectious agents, for use in extreme conditions, to provide resistance to a variety of chemical agents and for security applications.

New technologies are emerging that can provide textiles with these important attributes by functionalising them at the nanoscale while at the same time remaining economical, eco-friendly and capable of being implemented at a commercial level. This webinar will provide an overview of some of these new approaches.


14 April 2011 - 14:00 GMT

Nanometrology and Instrumentation

The measurement and characterisation of materials at the nanoscale is a critical component in the process of manufacturing products that incorporate nanomaterials and other nanotechnologies.

An ongoing challenge in this area is to design instrumentation that provides new measurement techniques and define standards that can meet the needs of next-generation advanced manufacturing. This webinar will highlight some of the latest innovations in the field of nanometrology and instrumentation.


19 May 2011 - 14:00 GMT


Nanoelectronics is the use of nanotechnologies in electronics and includes both molecular electronics and nanoscale devices, and the application of nanomaterials in existing electronic devices and components such as display screens, memory and microprocessors and other semiconductors.

The implementation of nanotechnologies in electronics has enabled many of the features seen in the latest electronic gadgets such as lower power consumption, smaller physical size, integration and convergence of functionality, increased speed, lower cost, and reduced environmental impact. This webinar will provide an insight into some of the latest electronic technologies where nanotechnologies are being applied.


16 June 2011 - 14:00 GMT

Nano Solutions for Air Pollution and Soil Contamination

Maintaining and restoring the quality of air and soil is one of the great challenges of our time. Many countries face serious environmental problems and require new solutions as conventional technologies have only shown limited effectiveness in reducing pollutants. Nanomaterials are significantly more effective than larger particles due to their much greater surface area and, as such, offer the potential for much improved performance in reducing pollutant levels. During this webinar the technologies will be described before some case studies and the potential future market potential for these products are outlined.


7 July 2011 - 14:00 GMT

Nano-Bio Interactions and Novel Devices

Many nanoscale structures are on a similar size scale to important structures in nature. This provides an opportunity to both understand the nature of nano-bio interactions and to harness them to create new opportunities.

This webinar will explore developments in this field and examine some of the new products that could emerge such as implants for previously incurable forms of blindness and interfaces that could enable paralysed people to control computers and machinery. But as well as exciting opportunities, could there be potential for misuse?


22 September 2011 - 14:00 GMT

Moving from Top Down to Bottom Up

Much of the engineering and manufacturing of the past and present, including nanotechnology, has involved a ‘top-down’ approach where smaller structures have been created from larger ones. Increasingly, however, new possibilities exist for creating exciting novel materials at the nanoscale and products derived from them by a ‘bottom-up’ approach where materials are built up from smaller sub-units.

This webinar will look at examples of such bottom up approaches from different sectors including biosensing, electronics and regenerative medicine. It will also consider how biomimetic approaches could give rise to new generations of products.


20 October 2011 - 14:00 GMT

How Nanotechnology can be used for Product Authentication and Antic...

Counterfeiting is a high-volume, high-profit illegal business which poses health risks for citizens, lost revenue for businesses, brand damage and decreased public confidence. At present counterfeiters are able to copy most anti-counterfeiting technologies within 18 months. As a result an estimated 7-10% of all goods sold worldwide are counterfeit at a cost of hundreds of billions of euros. Industry segments for which counterfeits are a significant problem include pharmaceuticals, food, airplane parts, auto parts, and designer clothing, among others. The webinar is aimed to discuss recent developments in nanotechnology and nanomaterials that enable significant advance in the field of anti-counterfeiting measures.


17 November 2011 - 14:00 GMT

Nanotechnology and Medical Textiles

Healthcare is a challenging environment for applying products. Stringent performance and safety requirements must be met and novel medical products must be both perform better and be economical to succeed in a sector challenged both by demographic changes and increasing economic constraints.

Medical textiles are important for a variety of reasons, in surgery, and as part of a wide arsenal of products that can be used to prevent and control infection and disease. As such they often require special functionality such as anti-bacterial properties, hydro- or oleo-phobicity or wear resistance. This webinar will examine ways in which nanotechnology can help provide medical textiles with a wide range of useful properties to improve their performance in a demanding environment.


8 December 2011 - 14:00 GMT

Nanotechnology and Consumer Goods

This webinar will examine the Consumer Goods Market and provide an insight to the technologies that are revolutionizing the industry. Learn how companies are transforming their ‘tiny tech’ into big business. Products boasting functionalized surfaces, advanced cosmetics, performance packaging and technical textiles are in the mainstream, but what’s coming next? Learn what’s in the pipeline and what technologies will be needed by the consumer goods industry for the upcoming years.



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