From 21 - 23 June 2017 Asst. Prof. Matjaž Spreitzer and Vesna Butinar MSc. from Advanced Materials Department attended the EuroNanoForum 2017 International Conference: Strengthening the competitiveness of European manufacturing industries through nano and advanced materials technologies and open innovation, held in the Mediterranean Conference Center Valletta, Malta.
The EuroNanoForum biannual conference series has grown since 2003 into the most significant European forum offering opportunities for discussions among scientists, industrialists and policy makers, focusing on the use of research results in the various nanotechnology fields and associated industrial sectors. It was organised in close cooperation with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation and the Member State holding the Presidency of the European Union in the respective year. Nanotechnology, being the main topic of the EuroNanoForum, is one of the Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) of the Horizon2020’s (H2020) Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies pillar, offering potential for major breakthroughs in a wide range of materials, technologies and applications. It has a strong role in supporting European competitiveness and Industrial Leadership, but also presents opportunities for the Societal Challenges of health, energy and the environment.