Event Dates: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Event Venue: 
Online event

NIA members and other important stakeholders joined for a day of insightful discussions, learned from industry expertise, and helped define a collaborative vision on the future of nanomaterials. As we embark on a journey to understand the intricacies of the nano industry, its growth trajectory, and its impact on the global stage, this symposium offers a platform for leaders, experts, and members of the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) to come together and chart the path ahead.

For the first time the NIA’s Symposium was made open for anyone to attend. If you missed it, you can still catch up with the full recording of the event here.


Time (CET)




Welcome and Introduction

Sean Kelly, Director General (Interim), NIA


The Current state of the global nano industry: The NIA now and in the future

Landon Mertz, CEO Cerion Nanomaterials and Chair of the NIA Board


Creating the right regulatory environment for nanomaterial innovation in the EU and US

Blanca Suarez-Merino, Director of Regulatory Affairs, NIA in conversation with:

Alex Stanton, Team Leader US EPA; Andrej Kobe, Policy Officer, European Commission; Jo-Anne Shatkin, President, Vireo Advisors


Global leadership in next generation materials innovation: Supporting the advanced and nano- materials industry in the US and EU

Sean Kelly, Director General (Interim), NIA in conversation with:

Branden Brough, Director, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office; Amaya Igartua, Coordinator of European Actions in Materials, TEKNIKER and Core Team, AMI2030, and Ana Cabrezio from NANOGAP.


Summary and close of meeting

Sean Kelly, Director General (Interim), NIA


Close of Symposium