Nano Bugle

A window into applied science supported by INL

ImagineNano – Connecting Nano-industry and Nano-science

The first edition of ImagineNano  was held from the 11th to the 14th of April in the North of Spain, Bilbao. Organized by Phantoms Foundation, CIC nanoGUNE, DIPC and the University of Basque Country, the event was visited by more than 1500 participants from more than 35 different countries, thus being considered as the largest 2011 European Event in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology

The event was made up of 5 international conferences with more than 250 experts in nanotechnology and nanosciences including 2 Novel and 3 Príncipe de Asturias Awards winners. These conferences covered different hot topics and trends on nanosciencies such as Graphene, Photonics, Energy, High Performance Computing, Optics, etc.

The event began with Dr Konstantin Novoselov, the latest winner of the Novel Prize in Physics and actually working at the Manchester University. He gave a speech entitled “Materials in the flatland” about the short and medium term potential and impact of nanomaterials. Also, Dr. Wolfgang Bosch, Director of the INFSO/FET Unit, gave a presentation about the European Union’s integration of scientific resources and infraestructures with the aim of increasing European innovation to the highest levels.

ImagineNano also had a huge exhibition area with more than 130 booths where companies, technological centres and Universities provided visitors with an outlook of the most innovative trends, projects and products in various fields of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology.

The INL (International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory) was one of the most visited booths at the exhibition where the visitors received information about the objectives, structure and potential for research and industrial collaboration of the laboratory as well as the internationally recognized research community that the INL offers in the nanotechnology area.


April 18, 2011 Posted by | Events, Nano Events | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Over 100 researchers gathered in Braga

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) is hosting the «Workshop Nano09 – Shaping the future». The first scientific event ever to take place in the INL facilities in Braga (Portugal), started this morning (December 10th) and will continue until tomorrow afternoon.

For the more than hundred nano-scientist who are present in Braga these days, the workshop is an opportunity to discuss the future of Nanosciences and Nanotechnology as well as a chance to visit the INL facilities.

The workshop started with a presentation by Martin Steinhart (Institut für Chemie, Universität Osnabrück) «Beyond Evolution: Polymers in Holes and Holes in Polymers», in memoriam of Ulrich Gösele, from Max Planck-Institute of Microstructure Physics, who unexpectedly passed away last month.

The image shows the deputy director-general of INL, prof. Paulo Freitas (INESC Microsystems and Nanotechnology , and Physics Department, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon) making his presentation «Lab on chip platforms for biological and biomedial applications.»

Here you can find out a little more about the event and the participants.

December 10, 2009 Posted by | Braga, Events, INL Campus, Nano Events | Leave a comment

INL at the International Nanotech 2009 Conference in Tokyo

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If you want to meet INL people, don’t hesitate to visit the Spanish Hall of the the Conference Tower at Tokyo. INL is located at Booth No. B-36.

February 19, 2009 Posted by | Nano Events | Leave a comment

Nanospain Conference 2009

cabecera-2009This year Nanospain conference will take place in Zaragoza (March, 9th -12th).  The event will be  supported by three important scientific networks NanoSpain, PortugalNano and C’Nano GSO (France)

Apart from Nanotechnology knowledge transfer and  interdisciplinary discussions, Nanospain will aim to foster  industrial participation and analyze  the current map of  Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in the south of Europe.

You may find more information about conference topics and registration procedures here.

February 10, 2009 Posted by | Nano Events | Leave a comment

Incoming Conferences and Meetings of the “Nano-community”

We have decided to create a new category for those interested in attractive conferences and meetings of the “Nano community”. We have listed below some of the most relevant that will take place in August.


10th-14th: Nanosciences and engineering (part of SPIEOptics and Photonics), San Diego, USA

An interdisciplinary symposium to exploit the growth of commercial and research opportunities in a broad range of nano-topics: Plasmonics, Metamaterials, Nanophotonic Materials, Spintronics, Carbon Nanotubes, Optical Trapping, Nanoengineering, Nanocoatings, Nanomanufacturing,

18th-21st: IEEE Nano 2008 Texas, USA

Emphasis on fusions of several different fields and applications of nanoscience and nanotechnology. The conference focus will be on engineering and business issues related to nanoelectronics, circuits, architectures, sensor systems, integration, reliability and manufacturing in addition to fundamental issues such as modeling, growth/synthesis, characterization.

20th-2st KSOP Summer School, Bad Herrenalb, Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

A complete two day program covering four main “slots” related to the KSOP research areas. It is highly recommendable for young scientists and Master students and PhD candidates.

22nd-25th CFN Summer School on Nanophotonics, Bad Herrenalb, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany.

It is especially useful to those interested in gaining an introduction to the Nano-photonics field.

24th-29th Summer school on Ethics of Nanotechnology, Enschede, Netherlands

Its program will focus on short to medium term developments, related to current research in nanotechnology research programmes and networks worldwide.

Aug30th-Sep4th. Commercialization of Micro and Nano systems conference, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

COMS is perhaps the world’s most important meeting place for all those bringing emerging small technologies from concept to the marketplace. Thanks to this conference you will have the opportunity not only to learn from industry visionaries who are shaping the micro and nano landscape but also to meet investors and technologists interested in Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies.

July 22, 2008 Posted by | Nano Events | Leave a comment