The most important conference of the nanotechnology industry in Germany – the NRW Nano-Conference – will take place from 7th to 8th December 2016. Guests from business, science and politics are welcome to participate an enriching and interdisciplinary dialogue about the opportunities, risks and potentials of
The NRW Nano-Conference offers two days of technical presentations about current trends in nanotechnology by top speakers from companies and research institutes. Furthermore, companies will present their latest technology developments and products at the accompanying exhibition. The organizers expect round about 700 international participants.
This year`s NRW Nano-Conference focuses on the main topics New
Materials, Health, Energy, Business Model Nanotechnology, Safety &
Society and last but not least, Electronics.
Among national and international top-class speakers, this year,
again, the “Call for Presentations”, and for the first time the “Call
for Posters”, will give interested persons who are enthusiastic about
future technologies and new insights of nanotechnology, the chance to
present their projects and ideas at the event.
The demographic development also provides the health sector with new
challenges. Innovative, nanotechnology-based approaches in regenerative
medicine and in the diagnosis form the basis of future individual
therapies. Nanotechnology in the field of pharmacy improved drug
formulations and transport. Medical technology and medical products
offer a wide range of nanotechnology optimized procedures to maintain
and promote health.
Information and communication technologies are an important
foundation of our society and for large parts of the industry. The
continuing miniaturization of integrated circuits is still according to
Moore’s Law, however, the physical limits are foreseeable. New concepts
of nanoelectronics need a little bit “more Moore”, to open up
unprecedented possibilities for entirely new system architectures as
well as quantum information technology. In contrast, many products of
organic electronics have already found their way into everyday life.
Nanotechnology and its applications in electronics / optoelectronics
will be the theme of this first session.
3. New Materials
New materials and optimized materials form the basis for two-thirds
of all innovations. That ist why new materials have an enormous
imortance to future markets and technological advancement.
Nanotechnology is an interdisciplinary technology which creates new
impulses in the development of innovative materials and their
applications, which are presented in the third session.
4. Safety & Societal Acceptance
Every new technology contains new challenges and environmental
impacts. Risks and hazards must be analyzed and considered appropriate
with socially relevant issues. The industrial use of nanomaterials
requires an analysis of potential risks related to labor, consumer and
environmental protection. For this reason, a number of projects in
industry and universities are up to safe handling of nanotechnology. The
results of these projects and ideas are presented in the fourth
Efficiency in the use of energy, energy conversion, transmission and
storage are crucial to help renewable energy sources in the long term
breakthrough. But also the conventional energy supply benefits from
numerous research approaches of nanotechnology. This and much more about
nano energy will be the focus of the fifth session.
6. Nanotechnology as a Business Model
Successful entrepreneurs talk about their company and what makes them
and their developed nanotechnology products so successful – from the
first idea about the business development and research collaborations to
commercially successful products. In this session young researchers and
young entrepreneurs, that have developed an outstanding
nanotechnological product or process and want to commercialize it, get
insights about strategies for successful corporate development, about
marketing and potential uncertainties. This session also provides
impetus for young entrepreneurs and founders with a view to successful
financing and business strategies for self-employment.