Event Dates: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:00
Event Venue: 

NIA is pleased to bring together projects and initiatives across Europe to address the topic of creating economic activity from nanotechnologies - with novel materials, safety and regional development all key to building a thriving economic contributor.

Workshop mission: To identify key requirements for the successful economic development of nanotechnology

Workshop outcome: To provide a strong set of recommendations for all actors involved in supporting the development of nanotechnology as an economic activity within Europe


​1000: Welcome and coffee

1100: Session 1 - Regional development for nanotechnology and KETs.  How regional governments and clusters support the development of commercial nanotechnology

1200: Lunch

1300: Session 2 - Long term framework for nanotechnology innovation. Discuss the policy and economic conditions needed for nanotechnology delivery

1400: Session 3 - Centres of excellence for nanotechnology and wider KETs. How regional actions and infrastructures can boost EU performance

1500: Session 4 - Nanosafety as a business opportunity for Europe.  How the significant EU investment in nanosafety excellence can translate into a business opportunity for the region.

1600: Close


Who may attend? This workshop is open to all interested delegates.  It is primarily intended for actors involved in KETs, nanotechnology and support policies at regional, national and EU level.  The event will be interactive, with all delegates invited to contribute with experiences and recommendations.