June 15-16th 2010

Conference Center of Gijón – Asturias (SPAIN)

The European Commission, the Spanish EU Presidency, the Government of Principality of Asturias, the NANOfutures association and PRODINTEC are pleased to announce the Official Launching of the European Technology Innovation Platform NANOfutures focused on nanotechnologies in Gijón (Asturias) on the 15-16th June 2010. This initiative has been included as Official Event of the Spanish EU Presidency.

Participants will have a unique opportunity to extend their knowledge on nanotechnologies, as well as get in contact with top-level European industrialists and world-class researchers in order to learn about nanotechnology, to exchange information, to find new applications for nanotechnology, to open new business opportunities and to increase their awareness on on-going R&D activities in the field.

The event will comprise 4 main Blocks:

A. Official Launching of the Integrating European Technology Innovation Platform (ETIP) “NANOfutures”. High representatives from the European Commission and the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation will explain the main objectives of this initiative

B. Nanotechnology: state of the art, challenges for innovation, and future potential markets for European companies. Top-level industrialists and world-class researchers from Europe will lecture on challenges to bring innovation to the nanotechnology field as well as will define how to overcome the current market barriers for full implementation of research activities

C. Technology Transfer Event: from research to market. A special session will be organized where researchers participating in state-of-the-art R&D projects at European and national level will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with industrialists and vice versa.

D. Financial investment in nanotechnology (start ups, venture capitalists, business angels, etc). A special session for financial investors, entrepreneurs, start-ups and spin-off managers, and researchers will be held.

For general information and/or registration issues, please contact:
Dr. David González / Dr. Paula Queipo
+34 984 390 060

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