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ENF 2017

Register now for ENF 2017
The EuroNanoForum 2017 conference in Valletta, Malta next June (21th-23th) is Europe’s leading event and biggest marketplace in the field of nanotechnologies and advanced materials, and organised under the auspices of the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union. 3 Days, 70+ speakers, 18 plenary sessions, 10 workshops.

Join us and 1000 high-level delegates and immerse yourself with the latest trends in nano and advanced materials technologies, open innovation and their contribution to economic growth and re-industrialisation across all sectors. Meet speakers from companies such as Audi, BASF, Infineon, KONE, MasterCard, NXP Semiconductors, UPM and Thought3D.

Discover and showcase innovative growth companies, cutting-edge research, success stories and latest innovation from all around Europe! Utilise the extensive networking and matchmaking possibilities and get ready for the new Horizon 2020 program by building partnerships with key stakeholders from industry, policy, science and academia for future R&D&I projects.
On behalf of the European Commission and the organisers, we are looking forward to welcoming you to Malta and ENF 2017

Build business using the brokerage at ENF 2017
The Enterprise Europe Network is organising an international brokerage during the EuroNanoForum in Malta at the 23rd of June.

For this all participants have to register separately in a special tool:

SG Micro- and Nanotechnologies in the Enterprise Europe Network
The Enterprise Europe Network helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) make the most of business opportunities in the EU and beyond. Have a look at the many services offered free of charge by our 600 member organisations in more than 60 countries, including chambers of commerce and industry, technology centres, universities and development agencies.
Being our clients’ gateway to relevant business- and cooperation-partners via focussed partnersearch. The group addresses the growing importance of micro- and nanotechnologies, a sector with enormous potential for technology transfer and R&D collaborations and with a rising debate on legislation, policy developments and ethics.

The group objective is to provide specific assistance to industry, research centers and universities by:

• Promoting business-, technological- and research-collaborations
• Understanding the state of art technology fields in competitor countries and through that lifting market barriers
• Maintaining close contact with SMEs for support on innovation and business opportunities
• Raising awareness of new EU policies and regulations

Benno Weissner
SG Micro- & Nanotechnologies

Rim Stroeks
Netherlands Chamber of Commerce | Enterprise Europe Network
Chair SG Micro- & Nanotechnologies

FutureNanoNeeds: Have your say in shaping the next generation of nanomaterials!

NANOfutures is involved in FutureNanoNeeds (, a project funded by the European Commission under FP7. It aims at developing a novel framework to enable naming, classification, hazard and environmental impact assessment of the next generation nanomaterials prior to their widespread industrial use.

As part of the tasks performed by NANOfutures in this project, a set of value chains centred on key nanomaterials has been defined, including general descriptions of nanomaterials in terms of key properties and of the target applications and final products. Also, advantages with respect to state-of-the art materials or competing nanomaterials were summarized and current Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of the value chain were also estimated. Market analysis was described in details for each value chains, estimating market size, trends, geographical distribution, and segmentation by technology/material and by application and top companies.

Now, we need your contribution to validate this findings. To do so, please fill in the online survey available here:

We would greatly appreciate your response by April 19th, 2017.

Please feel free to contact us for any comment or suggestion:

NANO2ALL second newsletter already available!

It is our pleasure to announce that the second newsletter of NANO2ALL project is already available in this link:

The second newsletter of the NANO2ALL project aims to promote the latest Nano2All activities and materials and also presents some news from other exciting initiatives.

NANO2ALL project, to which consortium NANOfutures belongs, aims to put responsible research at the core of its methodology to create a climate of dialogue and engagement. Detailed information about the project can be found here:

We hope you appreciate the information given in this newsletter!

Happy New Year!

We wish you good health, happiness and success in the new year!

May 2016 News

Stakeholder consultation

Stakeholder consultation was launched to shape the NMBP part of the Work Programme 2018-2020. The consultation will remain open until 11. May 2016.

The consultation document is available at:

The background informationis available at:

Responses should be sent to


Nanotechnology constitutes a great promise for domains as diverse as product development, environmental conservation, medicine and information technology while simultaneously giving rise to numerous concerns about potential health risks and environmental hazards. In addition, nanotechnology raises wider social and ethical issues regarding unintended long-term consequences, social and financial risks, issues of governance and control and fundamental issues about life and human identity.

Within this context, NANO2ALL aims to put responsible research at the core of its methodology to create a climate of dialogue and engagement. NANO2ALL will create various tangible and intangible outputs and results, but most importantly insight that will allow researchers and decision-makers to engage with each other, as well as with other stakeholders and channel the feedback of their interaction into mechanisms that will reinforce the roadmap identifying research concerns and opportunities for innovation.

Check NANO2ALL first newsletter (and feel free to disseminate it through your network) at and visit the project's website

NanoDiode working conference

On 31st May it will be held in Brussels the NanoDiode working conference (please find attached the programme). Policy makers, researchers, representatives from industry and civil society organisations will explore how to engage societal stakeholders and open up research and innovation to broader societal considerations. More information and registration here: