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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Case studies and discussion at the VIII Conference on Industrial Applications of Nanotechnology (AIN)

The AIN Conference, organized by the ICN2 and INA under Nanoaracat, with the support of LEITAT and the Chamber of Commerce, joins innovation, discussion and interaction in a unique event.

Nanoscience is an emerging area affecting various industries such as medicine and health, construction, textile, energy and transport, materials science, metallurgy, telecommunications and electronics, food and environment, health and safety, other consumer goods and many more. During the Conference on Industrial Applications of Nanotechnology (Aplicaciones Industriales de la Nanotecnologia - AIN), held today in the Llotja de Mar of Barcelona, companies from various sectors disclosed multiple industrial applications of nanotechnology and strengthen the cooperation between the industrial sector and research and technology centers.

With an appealing program, the meeting included success stories in areas as diverse as materials and smart coatings or polymeric nanoparticles for drug delivery. With the testimony of a recent doctorate, the Industrial Doctorates Program promoted by the Generalitat de Catalunya was presented. ICN2 is actively involved in this program through the Barcelona Nanotechnology Cluster - Bellaterra (BNC-b). The event was closed with two panels devoted to Biomedicine and Graphene, two areas of knowledge in which nanoscience is promoting great innovations.

Since 2007 Nanoaracat held annually in the AIN Conference Llotja Casa de Mar in Barcelona. This event is organized by the Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon (INA) and the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), together with the LEITAT Technology Centre and supported by the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona. The opening and closing ceremony will be borne by Prof. Ricardo Ibarra, Director of the Institute of Nanoscience of Aragon (INA), Mr. Jordi Reverter, Knowledge and Technology Transfer Manager of the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), and Mr. Joan Parra, Director General of LEITAT.