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NanoCity 2014 in Utrecht (NL)

On October 27th and 28th 2014 'De Fabrique' in Utrecht (NL) will be home to the biggest buzz around the tiniest parts. NanoCity is the kick-off of a series of annual events that bring together scientists, industrial specialists, entrepreneurs and policymakers in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Cutting edge research and the latest industrial technologies will be presented. Technological developments, societal challenges and risk analyses will be discussed. It is initiated by NanoNextNL, the innovation programme on nano and micro technology in the Netherlands, and open to anyone interested in nano!





  • Risk analysis and Technology assessment
  • Energy
  • Nanomedicine
  • Clean Water
  • Food
  • Beyond Moore
  • Nano materials
  • Bio-nano
  • Nano fabrication
  • Sensors and actuators
  • Analytical Equipment & Analysis methods


For more information on the event, programme and venue please visit http://www.nanocity2014.com/


WHEN: 27-28. October 2014, 9:00 – 18:00

WHERE: De Fabrique, Westkanaaldijk 7, Utrecht, Netherlands

Registration: The NanoCity tour costs €125 per day, or €200 for both days (including VAT). For registration please use the following link http://www.nanocity2014.com/register?wfu=register


Current Research

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Information on the sponsorship programmes of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research on nanotechnologies for humans and the environment.


Knowledge Base

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A database with important and generally understandable aspects on health and environment of applied nanomaterials as well as facts on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials.


Nano Basics

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The chapters on release, exposure, uptake and behavior of nanomaterials in the human body and in the environment as well as the risk assessment will give you a first overview.



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