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IET and IoN announce joint activity

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institute of Nanotechnology (IoN) have announced that they are to create a joint Microsystems and Nanotechnology (MNT) Network to share knowledge and promote the understanding and application of nanotechnology.

Pictured: Dr. Jim Darwent (Chairman, IoN Advisory Group and Vice President, Corporate Research, Unilever) [far left] and Ros Creamer (Manager, Professional Networks, IET) [far right] oversee the signing by Ottilia Saxl (CEO, IoN) and Robin McGill (CEO, IET).

The Network will develop both virtual activities and live events, and will draw on the strengths and skills of both organisations and their members.

The IET already operates a Microsystems and Nanotechnology Network and is looking to revitalise its activities in the nanotechnology space; and the IoN firmly believes that by uniting its extensive network of members with those of the IET, a substantial community of interest will be created, accelerating the progress of nano and micro technologies to the benefit of UK plc.

A joint IET – IoN Executive Team consisting of experts in the field from both industry and academia has been established that will outline the scope of the MNT Network, set its objectives and develop the programme for the future.

Robin McGill, chief executive of the IET said: “This is an exciting joint initiative in a fast growing and very important area of technology. Both organisations will retain their independence but by working together we will be able to create a global community who can not only share knowledge but stage dynamic and important events.”

Ottilia Saxl, chief executive officer of the IoN said: “By bringing together the members of the IET and IoN that share a common interest in nano and micro technologies, we will create a group of highly qualified individuals who will not only learn about leading edge developments in this fast growing field, but will also contribute to them.”

Story posted: 18th January 2008


The Institution of Engineering and Technology
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is one of the world’s leading professional societies for the engineering and technology community. The IET has more than 150,000 members in 127 countries and has offices in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. The Institution provides a global knowledge network to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and ideas and promotes the positive role of Science, Engineering and Technology in the world.

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The Institute of Nanotechnology
Founded by Ottilia Saxl in 1994, the Institute of Nanotechnology (IoN) was one of the world's first nanotechnology information providers and is now a global leader. The IoN works closely with governments, universities, researchers, and companies worldwide on developing and promoting all aspects of nanotechnology. It also serves as a key organizer of international scientific events, conferences, and educational courses designed to encourage nanotechnology takeup by industry, as well as stimulating interest in less developed countries.

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