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AMIRES had the pleasure to attend EuroNanoForum2023

EuroNanoForum 2023: transitions from academic research to industrial applications  

From 11 until 13 June, AMIRES team had the pleasure to attend EuroNanoForum 2023 and to become part of the major European conference on nanotechnologies and advanced materials. Following the tradition to be held every other year in the country currently holding the presidency of the Council of the European Union, the 2023 edition of EuroNanoForum took place in Lund, Sweden.

Organised in the premises of Lund University, one of Scandinavia’s oldest and largest institutions for education and research, the event provided an open forum for representatives from industry experts, academics, policymakers, and other stakeholders to discuss the latest developments in nanotechnology. The program boasted an exciting mix of sessions with insightful discussions on the materials for fossil-free energy production, energy storage and energy efficiency, novel applications for 2D materials, quantum technologies.

The event put a focus the ‘safe and sustainable by design’ concept, highlighting the need to take it into consideration from the very start and showed how it builds on experience acquired from work on nanomaterials. During the panel discussions on European Infrastructures, the participants presented their view on innovations and industrial applications by identifying the key aspects and collaborative models for reaching success.

Deep Tech & ENESUS teams were lucky to take part in the event and to contribute by sharing the impactful outcomes from their work. Several projects from our portfolio related to both nanotechnologies and advanced materials were presented on AMIRES booth in the exhibition area or showcased as good examples during various presenters’ talks. The projects  RoLA-FLEX, MatEl, Qu-Test and Qu-Pilot, FlexFunction2Sustain were presented by posters during a separate session when the visitors had the possibility to interact with the authors. As always, it was a great pleasure to meet partners from our projects and long-term clients as well as to pave the way to new collaborations.

In addition to that, our colleagues participated in a closed on-site Workshop on the Future of Open Innovation Test Beds, organized as a satellite event on 14 June in the framework of Convert2Green and FlexFunction2Sustain projects. Under the slogan “It all begins with a conversation”, the workshop got together representatives from various ecosystems in order to discuss crucial issues that are unfolding during the OITB projects’ implementation. Lots of positive examples from completed OITB projects and best practices in terms of the collaborations between the ecosystems were shared.

During the round table discussion, specific challenges related to the standardization activities and IP management in OITBs were addressed and all participants agreed on the importance of those activities. All OITBs brainstormed on the future actions that can strengthen the community and how to ensure the long-term viability of the OITB ecosystem. During the discussion, it was clear that system sustainability can only be ensured if OITBs cooperate in a regular way with the central aim of addressing industry needs by promoting a broad and consolidated access to physical facilities, capabilities and services across Europe.

More information about our participation in new events here!