Event Dates: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 09:00 to 17:00
Event Venue: 
Online event

NIA Annual Symposium - join us online!

21 October 2020

Join NIA for our 9th Annual Symposium, moving online for 2020 to discuss key drivers behind commercial development of nanotechnologies, advanced materials and network across sectors and countries for the development of your business and research.  Sessions are discussion-driven and all participants will be able to take an active role around the topics included.


Session 1 10:00 - 11:30 Advancing Nano - what does the future hold? Closed session

  • Nano in Policy and Advanced Materials - Claire Skentelbery, Director General, Nanotechnology Industries Association
  • What's over the horizon for nano?  -  European Commission
  • Advancing methods for nano characterisation and assessment - Hubert Rauscher, Principal Administrator and Scientific Officer, Joint Research Centre (JRC)

Session 2 12:00 - 13:30 Market access frameworks - the business and science of nanoforms Closed session

  • Implementing REACH Annex amendments - The industrial experience
  • Framework for grouping nanomaterials for risk assessment, including read-across – The GRACIOUS project  - Professor Vicki Stone, Director of the Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering Heriot-Watt University
  • The ECETOC NanoApp to support justification of NanoForm (NF) sets - Olivier De Matos, Secretary General, ECETOC & Wendel Wohlleben, Senior Principle Scientist, BASF 

Session 3 14:00 - 15:30 Commercial drivers for nanomaterials Open session

NIA Members discuss the key short and long term drivers for economic development of nanomaterials.  From the immediate impact of covid on operations, through to long term market drivers for nanomaterials and the bottlenecks that influence investment and decision making from producers and users. 

This is an open session which is free to attend, and is an opportunity to understand priorities and decision making within global nanomaterials development to Market.


Who should take part?

All people active within nanotechnology and nanomaterials are welcome to attend, from research or industry – the NIA community supports all aspects of materials development, from early stage research through to international products and processes.

  • Full event: NIA Members (free) and non-members (€100)
  • Session 3 only: Free of charge