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Nanoweek 2015


From 21st – 22nd of October 2015 the Bernal Institute at the University of Limerik / Ireland is hosting the NanoWeek 2015 Conference organised by NanoNet Ireland. Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials are now impacting products and businesses in most major industry sectors. This event will bring together international speakers with direct experience in building technology companies, representatives from Irish industry, research and investment communities to share experiences in the commercialisation and application of nanotechnology and to highlight the nanoscience research and expertise currently available to industry in Irish Research Institutes.


This event will include a Funding Corner for government agencies and VCs and a Careers Corner where companies and universities will advertise vacant positions.


Topics Covered:

  • Disruptive Innovation from Advanced Materials
  • Nano-enabled products for Sensing & Communications
  • Advanced Materials for Energy & Environment
  • Nano-enabled products for Life Sciences & Medicine


Further information (PDF-Download, 1.15 MB)


WHEN: 21 - 22.10.2015

WHERE: Bernal Institute University of Limerick, Castletroy, Co. Limerick, Ireland


Contact: www.nanonetireland.ie/nanoweek2015


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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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