On the occasion of the NanoCommons final conference, the whole nanosafety community came together for the NanoWeek 2022, which took place in Limassol, Cyprus from 20-24 June 2022. Led by the NanoCommons project, NanoPAT and other 17 other currently running nanosafety projects joined forces and supported organizing the event.
Projects participating in the NanoWeek2022
The conference theme was “Evolution of nanosafety and materials sustainability as we transition into Horizon Europe”, including the following topics:
- Safe-and-Sustainable-by-Design of (nano-enabled) products & processes
- New modelling methodologies and nanoinformatics approaches
- Data Management – Databases – FAIR data
- Nanomaterials go advanced – emerging challenges and foresight
- Emerging “hot” topics in nanosafety
The Scientific Committee responsible for setting the programme and reviewing the abstracts comprised a group of experts from the H2020 projects that constitute the EU NanoSafety Cluster and was led by the NanoCommons Coordinator, Professor Iseult Lynch. Ioannis Kakogiannos, coordinator of NanoPAT, was part of the Scientific Committee.
The hybrid event was very well visited with 250 attendees from the international nanosafety community interested in the breadth of activities compiled by the conference – from the Young Nanosafety Scientists speed dating (which was a massive highlight for all participants), to the technical sessions, panel discussion and poster session, to the training events, the EU-US CoRs meeting, the NanoInChi meeting and a joint EU NanoSafety Cluster meeting. Next to that, many projects held their consortium meetings on the final day.
One of the highlights of the NanoWeek2022 was the outdoor poster session with food and drinks in the amazing conference location, next to the beach.
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After such a long time in online meetings, it was fantastic to meet so many from the community in person again and have some offline discussions. All-in-all, the conference was wonderful and we made great memories including some midnight-swimming in the sea before going to bed.
Additionally to the overall networking activity, the NanoPAT project was among the many projects represented through 1 poster presentation (Evangelos Papaioannou from Cnano with their novel electroplating technique (poster 52)), 2 oral presentations (Marko Simic from BRAVE presenting the Optofluidic Force Induction as a Process Analytical Technology, and Deven Joshi from TEMASOL showcasing the Transnational Access (TA) projects that NanoPAT is running with NanoCommons on data management solutions for inline/online processes).
It was a great opportunity to meet the project partners to better get to know each other, to have offline discussions on the upcoming developments, and to interact with the nanosafety community on different topics!
Evangelos Papaioannou from Cnano with their novel electroplating technique (poster 52)