EuroNanoForum 2009

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EuroNanoForum 2009 was the fourth conference in a set of European nanotechnology conferences organized within the framework of national presidencies and promoted by DG research, Directorate G.

Previous Conferences[edit]

The EuroNanoForum 2009 conference built up on the success of EuroNanoForum 2003, EuroNanoForum 2005 and EuronanoForum 2007 and addressed “Nanotechnology for sustainable economy”. The focus was to grow opportunity and responsibility to leveraging nanotechnology to reduce pollution, conserve resources and, ultimately, build a "clean" environmentally sustainable economy as well as to address concerns for the safe and responsible the development of nanotechnology.

The EuroNanoForum 2009 was organized as a four-day conference taking place from June 2–5, 2009 at Prague Conference Centre (CCP) within the frame of the Czech presidency, which ran from January to June 2009. The conference was conceived as an accompanying event of the presidency, under the auspices of the Czech Ministry for Education Youth and Sports (MEYS) as a support action of NMP programme of FP7. The EuroNanoForum 2009 focused on the “Nanotechnology for sustainable economy” exploring environmental as well as societal impact of the industrial applications of nanotechnology. This issue involves not only very broad and diverse areas of nanotechnology R&D such as nanomaterials, nanoelectronics and photonics, and bionanotechnologies but also energetics, environmental engineering, toxicology and even climatology. This created a unique opportunity for researches and industrial experts coming from diverse fields of science and technology to meet each other and get involved in inspiring and fruitful dialogue or start cross-fertilising collaboration.

Conference Focus[edit]

• Nanotechnology in Eco-& Energy-efficient industrial production

Applications in chemical sector, transportation, construction and textile industry

• Nanotechnology for energy

Photovoltaics; More efficient lighting,(O)LEDs

Nanotechnology for H2 Production & Storage; Fuel cells

Supercapacitors, and Rechargeable batteries

Thermoelectricity; Insulation; Combustion

• Nanotechnology for Health and Environment

Nanotechnology in pollution monitoring and remediation

Nanotechnology applications for water and waste management

Nanomedicine - drug delivery, diagnostics and regenerative medicine

Bio non-bio interfaces in medical applications

• Future industrial technologies

Supramolecular chemistry

Bionanotechnology

Polymer nanocomposites

Nanoelectronics and molecular electronics

Nanophotonics

The conference programme will also address following horizontal topics:

• Nanostructure characterisation and processing technology

• Standardization

• Education and communication

• Safety, environmental and consumer protection, LCA

• ELSA of nanotechnology

• ETPs

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