The seventh edition of NanoInnovation was hybrid and took place on 19-23 Sept. 2022 at the Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering of the Sapienza University of Rome. The conference programme covered different fields and topics related to the application of micro-nanotechnologies and other enabling technologies in key innovation sectors, including 3D manufacturing, electronics, energy and environment, aerospace, healthcare, agrifood and cultural heritage. Aspects related to sustainability, safety and ethics of innovation will be an underlying theme of all the conference.
Under the title “Real time nano characterization related technologies”, the EU H2020 project CHALLENGES (sister project of NanoPAT), organised the CHALLENGES Training School on 21-23 September. The school was dedicated to PhD students and postdoc young scientists, (mainly) from European Institutions, companies and industry.
The School programme included 2 days of frontal lessons and 1 day of training (i.e., lessons, visits and practical demonstrations) at the Laboratory for Nanotechnologies and Nanosciences of Sapienza (SNN-Lab) of the interdepartmental research center on nanotechnologies applied to engineering (CNIS) and at the ATOM (Open Infrastructure for Advanced Tomography and Microscopies) Research Center, the School covered following topics:
- Nanomaterials production in industrial environment
- Conventional strain characterization methods in materials science and in the industrial environment
- Innovative plasmonic techniques for strain characterization
- Multiscale simulation and modelling
The NMBP-08 projects were invited to join the Symposium of the CHALLENGES Training School on 23 Sept. 2022, where NanoPAT’s coordinator, Ioannis Kakogiannos (from IRIS) presented the project showing the actual status of our developments and together with the representatives of the sister projects, they were warmly discussing in the closing Round Table about what would help to move further with the projects in near future, how to boost collaboration between the sister projects and how each project has overcome (is overcoming) the side effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. It was a very nice opportunity to interact with the sister projects and NanoPAT is already looking forward to further collaborations!
NanoInnovation 2022 at the Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering of the Sapienza University of Rome
Round Table of the CHALLENGES Training School
Ioannis during the NanoPAT pitch presentation