Saturday, 13 July 2019 15:32

HOPE-A at NANOTEXNOLOGY 2019

HOPE-A in collaboration with the Nanotechnology Lab LTFN, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Nano|Net Research and Innovation Network and the Horizon 2020 Projects, Smartline and CORNET co-organized successfully for another year the multi-event NANOTEXNOLOGY 2019.

NANOTEXNOLOGY explores the opportunities in the emerging fields of Nanotechnologies, Organic & Printed Electronics and Nanomedicine. NANOTEXNOLOGY 2019 succeeded to bring together over 2,000 researchers, scientists, engineers, business, technical and policy professionals to promote research and industrial collaborations, identify priorities and strengthen the innovation ecosystem.

This year the multi-event started on 29th of June 2019 and concluded on the 6th of July 2019. During this special week, many innovative scientific, technological, business and networking parallel events and activities took place.

ISSON19 Summer Schools marked the opening on Saturday the 29th of June. This year ISSON19 gave the opportunity to young researchers and early-career scientists and engineers to participate in a series of lectures that were divided in three complementary schools and cover the significant areas in the N&N field:

  1. Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies
  2. Organic Electronics
  3. Nanomedicine

Furthermore, state-of-the-art techniques, as well as a demonstration-tour in the laboratory facilities for developing and characterizing nanoscale materials was also be included. Top class Experts from Universities, Research Institutions and Industry worldwide shared their knowledge and experience in the format of lecture presentations gathering more than 110 students from 25 different countries!

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ISFOE19, the 12th International Symposium on Flexible Organic Electronics started on Monday the 1st of July consisting of more than 150 presentations from 32 different countries and covered a plethora of interesting topics such as Novel organic/inorganic and hybrid materials, Graphene, Perovskites, and many others. During the same day, the 2nd International Conference I3D19 on 3D Printing, 3D Bioprinting, Digital, and Additive Manufacturing took place including 120 presentations, following the great success and participation of the previous year.

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On Tuesday the 2nd of July was the first day of NN19, the 16th International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies, including 350 presentations from 50 different countries.

During the fourth day of NANOTEXNOLOGY 2019, inspiring Plenary talks were delivered by three world-class experts, Prof. Mario Leclerc from Laval University, Canada, Prof. Sokrates Pantelides from Vanderbilt University, USA, and Prof. Nicholas Peppas from The University of Texas at Austin, USA. The Plenary Session attendants were informed about cutting-edge updates on Green Chemistry for Green Energy, Novel nanomaterials & Intelligent, Recognitive, Nanoscale Systems for Advanced Therapeutic Agent Targeting and Delivery. Also, a greeting was given from the newly elected rector of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Prof. Nikolaos Papaioannou congratulating on the organization and the polythematic index of this multi-event, while expressed his support to these actions.

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On Thursday 4th of July 2019, during the ΝANOTEXNOLOGY 2019 signed the agreement between Nanotechnology Lab LTFN of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Sabancı University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center (SUNUM) of Istanbul, Turkey for R&D collaboration R&D on Nanotechnology, Nanomedicine, Smart / Advanced Nanomaterials, and Micro-Nano Systems.

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The same day the annual NanoNet General Assembly was realized where partners but also new members of this special network gathered and discussed the activities and development of communication and collaboration between research and business organizations activated in the fields of Nano-Bio-Technologies.

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This year 7 new parallel Special Workshops enriched NANOTEXNOLOGY’s program with more than 130 presentations. On Wednesday the 3rd of July, the Special Workshop Women in Nano Science & Technology took place, with the target to highlight and advance the role and recognition of women working in cutting edge fields of Nano Science and Technology.

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The EU - USA Workshop "Sustainable NanoFabrication & NanoManufacturing " and New Business Development & Commercialization Workshop held on Friday the 5th of July. Through these special workshops the USA and EU academics, researchers, policymakers, industrial stakeholders, and entrepreneurs presented and discussed their ideas and current activities in Nano-Fabrication and Factory of the Future, in order to create a sustainable framework of synergies for common success and growth between EU and USA.

In the frame of this workshop, HOPE-A presented the activities of the field in Nanofabrication through the two European Projects CORNET & Smartline.

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In parallel with the Conferences and the Summer Schools, EXPO19, the 9th International Exhibition on Nanotechnologies, Organic Electronics & Nanomedicine gathered more than 40 exhibitors, where applications, products, and research from more than 60 countries represented.

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The Nanomedicine team of researchers of Nanotechnology Lab of Aristotle University in Thessaloniki - LTFN offered a Special moment at their booth in EXPO where a demonstration of 3D Bioprinting of human organs took place.

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Furthermore, the promotion of the products and research results was complemented with the participation in the Matchmaking Event and the Business Forum, taking place at the exhibition area. Within the B2B meetings were comprised of more than 150 bilateral meetings and the Business Forum with presentations from companies' representatives.

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Thank you for your contribution to this exciting multi-event and for visiting our Booth! Finally, we want to express our gratitude to all of our sponsors and especially the Group of HELPE that was kindly accepted to support this event as a bronze sponsor!

We wish your participation in NANOTEXNOLOGY 2019 brought you fruitful discussions, networking, and stimuli! We are updating our meeting for next year NANOTEXNOLOGY 2020 so SAVE THE DATE 4-11 July 2020!

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Saturday, 13 July 2019 13:53

Nano|Net General Assembly

The annual Nano|Net General Assembly was realized on 4th of July 4 2019 at Porto Palace Conference Centre & Hotel in Thessaloniki, during the multi- event NANOTEXNOLOGY 2019. Partners but also new members of this special network gathered and discussed the activities and development of communication and collaboration between research and business organizations activated in the fields of Nano-Bio-Technologies.

According to the announced agenda, a short presentation of achievements within Nano|Net (Founded Projects, Master & PhD students’ mobility, Co-organization of International Conferences, Coordination of Innovation Actions in the frame of N&N) was given from Prof.S.Logothetidis as well the announcement of the recent amount of NanoNet members that reaches 600 entities. Furthermore, general discussion on the promotion of new collaborations with other R&I Organizations, the participation in International Networks and R&I Projects, funding & Cooperation opportunities in R&I Projects, commercialization & Industrialization opportunities and growth of Nano|Net society with new members took place.

  

Exceptional academic worldwide members presented their ideas in order to establish a specific communication policy but also an activity policy that will provide meaningful existence to the network. Participation in conferences, exhibitions, organization of events, training activities, exchanging students and webinars were some of the members’ suggestions. With the scope to create a stable structure for the best organization and planning of these activities, members concluded on the following structures of International Advisory & Executive Board, both Geographically & Thematically:

Geographically

  • USA - K. Komvopoulos,  G. Kousoulas
  • Asia -  R. Silva
  • Japan -  T. Kamata (JAPEC)
  • Korea - J. - A. Chung (KOPEA)
  • China -  Z. Chui (iAPE), V. Levchenko
  • North Europe & UK - V. Koutsos, A. Alexandrou
  • Turkey - F. Vardar Sukan (SUNUM)
  • South America - Y. Misirlis, Mexico to extend the network - L. Rocco

Thematically

  • Nano(Bio)Medicine - T. Mitsiadis, G. Orsini, N. Baldini, T. Hianik, G. Kousoulas
  • Thin Films & Organic Electronic - K. Fostiropoulos, G. Malliaras
  • Nanomaterials & Nanoengineering - Fazilet Vardar, G. Gragziani
  • Nano in Energy & Environment - K. Komvopoulos
  • Nanometrology & Tools - F. Castro
  • Modeling at the Nanoscale - M. Damjianovic
  • Legal, Ethics & Health Safety Issues - G. Katalagargiannakis, I. Feitshans

Here are some highlights of the NanoNet General Assembly:

  

 

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The Nanotechnology Lab LTFN of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (HOPE-A member) and Sabancı University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center (SUNUM), Istanbul, Turkey signed an agreement for R&D collaboration on:

  • Nanotechnology
  • Nanomedicine
  • Smart / Advanced Nanomaterials
  • Micro-Nano Systems

on Thursday 4th of July 2019, at 13:30, in Porto Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki during the ΝANOTEXNOLOGY 2019. Here are some photos and highlights of the event.

 

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Thursday, 13 June 2019 13:02

HOPE-A at NANOTEXNOLOGY EXPO 2019

The NANOTEXNOLOGY EXPO 2019 is part of the NANOTEXNOLOGY 2019 multi-event which is a unique venue for companies to promote their technologies and products to experts and decision-makers from the industrial, research and academic communities.

Hope-A will participate and co-organize for another year the NANOTEXNOLOGY EXPO 2019!

Come and visit our booth C7 in order to discuss, exchange ideas and create strong bonds for further beneficial results of a new collaboration!

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Tuesday, 24 July 2018 16:35

HOPE-A at NANOTEXNOLOGY 2018

HOPE-A together with the Nanotechnology Lab LTFN, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Nano|Net Research and Innovation Network and the Horizon 2020 Projects Smartonics, Smartline and CORNET co-organized successfully the multi-event NANOTEXNOLOGY 2018.

NANOTEXNOLOGY 2018 concluded on the 7th of July 2018, after an exciting week of innovative scientific, technological, business and networking parallel events. The ISSON18 Summer Schools kicked off this year’s NANOTEXNOLOGY on Saturday 30th of June. ISSON18 comprised fascinating lectures and demonstration of state-of-the-art techniques on Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies, Organic Electronics and Nanomedicine gathering more than 110 students from 28 different countries and 24 internationally acknowledged experts!

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Coming next, ISFOE18, the International Symposium on Flexible Organic Electronics started on Monday 2nd of July consisting of more than 150 presentations from 35 different countries, to be followed by NN18, the International Conference on Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, which began on Tuesday 3rd of July encompassing 380 presentations from 50 different countries. During the same day, the I3D18 - Workshop on 3D Printing, 3D Bioprinting, Digital and Additive Manufacturing commenced and was a new addition to NANOTEXNOLOGY multi-events, gathering 150 presentations from 25 countries.

During the fourth day of NANOTEXNOLOGY, inspiring Plenary talks were delivered by three world-class experts, Prof. T. Anthopoulos from KAUST Saudi Arabia, Prof. M. Stevens from Imperial College London UK, and Dr. A. Tomar from Jaguar Land Rover UK. The Plenary Session attendants were informed about cutting-edge updates on Plastic Nanoelectronics for the Internet of Things, Bio-responsive Hybrid Materials for Regenerative Medicine & Biosensing, and Applications of Printable and Organic Electronics in Automotive!

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This year 6 new parallel Special Workshops enriched NANOTEXNOLOGY’s programme with more than 150 presentations. On Monday 2nd of July, the HOPE-A & IAPE (Industrial Alliance of Printed Electronics of China) Joint Workshop took place, bringing forward the cooperation between the two Associations. The Workshop highlighted the technology and entrepreneurial activities of HOPE-A and IAPE members in Greece and China on Organic Electronics and promoted their interaction.

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In the Workshop on EU Projects on Nanotechnologies & Advanced materials for OPVs and Perovskites, Projects’ Coordinators and Participants gave an overview of the progress on the field bringing updated knowledge to Stakeholders. The New Business development & Commercialization Workshop, realized on Friday 6th of July, aimed at fostering actions on the exploitation and commercialization of scientific research and innovations and informed the audience of opportunities for funding at the European level.

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Parallel to the Conferences and the Summer Schools, EXPO18, the 8th International Exhibition on Nanotechnologies, Organic Electronics & Nanomedicine gathered more than 50 exhibitors, creating a vibrant environment of business interactions, together with the Matchmaking Event, which comprised more than 180 bilateral meetings, and the Business Forum with presentations from companies' representatives.

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Thank you for your contribution to this exciting multi-event and for visiting our Booth! We wish your participation in NANOTEXNOLOGY 2018 brought you fruitful discussions, networking and stimuli!

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Thursday, 12 July 2018 11:18

HOPE-A - KoPEA Collaboration Agreement

KoPEA, the Korean Printed Electronics Association, is now an official partner of HOPE-A. The two Associations signed a Collaboration Agreement on Friday 6th of July, at Porto Palace Hotel in Thessaloniki in the framework of NANOTEXNOLOGY 218, connecting their members with the scope to actively cooperate in common projects and push forward the Printed & Flexible Electronics field. KoPEA coordinates more than 120 entities, encompassing Printed Electronics global leaders, such as SAMSUNG display and LG display.

This is the sixth Collaboration Agreement HOPE-A signs with an international partner, following the MoUs with AFELIM (France), oes (Germany), COPT.NRW (Germany), JAPEC (Japan) and IAPE (China).

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(from the right end) Dr. L. Tourasanidis - A. Hatzopoulos S.A., Mr. V. Matskos - OET Organic Electronic Technologies CEO, Dr. A. J. Chung - KoPEA, Prof. S. Logothetidis HOPE-A President, Dr. V. Karagiozaki - BL-NanoBiomed P.C. CEO, and Dr. A. Laskarakis - Ltfn - Nanotechnology Lab

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018 11:25

HOPE-A - IAPE Joint Workshop Highlights

The HOPE-A – IAPE (Innovation Alliance of Printed Electronics of China) Joint Workshop on Organic Electronics took place on 2nd of July during ISFOE at NANOTEXNOLOGY 2018 and was a success!

HOPE-A and IAPE members presented the current state of technology and their entrepreneurial activities in Greece and China and discussed on upcoming knowledge exchange and collaborations.

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Pictures: a. HOPE-A President Prof. S. Logothetidis and IAPE Vice Secretary Prof. L. Luhai, b. IAPE Vice Secretary Prof. L. Luhai, c. Prof. Z. Cui from Suzhou NanoGrid Technology

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Pictures: d. Dr. L. Tourasanidis from A.Hatzopoulos S.A., e. OET Organic Electronic Technologies CEO Mr. V. Matskos

 

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HOPE-A and its counterpart in China IAPE (Innovation Alliance of Printed Electronics of China) are organizing the HOPE-A – IAPE Joint Workshop on Organic Electronics during ISFOE at NANOTEXNOLOGY 2018 on Monday 2nd of July!

The Workshop will present the current state of technology and entrepreneurial activities of the Associations' members in Greece and China on Organic and Printed Electronics nano-materials, devices, equipment, precision metrology tools, manufacturing processes, integrated systems, products, for applications in Energy, Lighting, Electronics, Automotive, Healthcare, 3D printing, Wearables, IoT, to name but a few. The goal of this Joint Workshop is to promote Networking, Joint Ventures and Business between members of HOPE-A and IAPE. The collaboration between the two Associations makes up for a main driver for the advancement of the Cooperation between Greece and China in Technology, Innovation and Business. Do not miss it!

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HOPE-A together with NAMEC and Nanotechnology Lab LTFN organize the Special Workshop 'EU Projects on Nanotechnologies & Advanced Materials for OPVs and Perovskites' during NANOTEXNOLOGY 2018! Do not miss the state-of-the-art presentations on the latest advances on Organic Electronics!

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