AXIA was present at the eighth edition of the EuroNano Forum- Europe’s largest Nanotechnology conference that took place in Malta in 21 and 23 June under the auspices of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta. EuroNano Forum 2017 was organised by Malta Enterprise, the Malta Council for Science and Technology, the University of Malta and Spinverse from Finland in cooperation with the European Union’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation and has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
The forum focused on European technology development in nanotechnologies and advanced materials industries, discussing the latest progress in nanoscience and nanotechnologies and their contribution to innovation in manufacturing across all industrial sectors. At the target of the Forum were the applications of nanotechnology in low carbon green energy, electronics, healthcare, consumer goods, transportation, construction industry, machinery and process tools, electromechanical and fluidic systems and printing. Framework conditions such as standardisation, regulations, IPR and safety issues as well as entrepreneurship and industrial policy were also discussed.
ENF2017 featured sessions on finance and funding through European and national programmes, in particular Horizon 2020. The programme included three plenaries, 15 sessions, 50 exhibitors and more than 70 high-level speakers from industry, government and research all offering multiple occasions for industry leaders, researchers and students to get involved. The EuroNano Forum offered the opportunity to companies and researchers willing to exploit the latest developments in nanotechnology as well as to share their visions for industry and research.