Institute of Nanotechnology Newsletter

Wednesday 15th September 2010

The IoN has been successful in winning several prestigious Framework Programme 7 (FP7) contracts.

Find out all the recent news from our FP7 project involvement here.

€2.7 million invested to develop low cost metal inks for printing industry

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The IoN is a partner in the CLIP project, launched in June 2010, which aims to develop low cost inks for printed electronics applications The €2.7 million project will enable small and medium sized EU based businesses to address the growing potential of printed electronics.

CLIP website >>

3rd NanoCharm Workshop - Non-Destructive Real Time Process Control

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Technical University of Berlin, Germany
13 - 15 October 2010

The scope of the workshop is to identify and discuss new developments and demands in the community, on the application of ellipsometry and polarimetry for the characterization of a large variety of nanomaterials and related devices.

Further Information and Free Registration >>

Nanomaterials for Sustainable Energy


Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India
EU-India Workshop 1-2 November 2010
EICOON School 3 - 4 November 2010

This event will provide a unique opportunity for those involved in nanomaterials research (including funding and policy) in Europe and India to identify synergies and mutual needs to push forward progress to address the important issue of sustainability and the advancement in energy technologies, providing benefits for both regions.

Further Information and Registration >>

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In this issue


FREE webinar

Thursday September 23rd 2010: 15:00 BST

"Nanotechnology and REACH Readiness"

The webinar will:

  • give an insight into the current policies related to the registration of dossiers for nanomaterials;
  • discuss references, guidance documents, and nanomaterial characterization;
  • provide an opportunity for the discussion of REACH impacting the supply chain and international trade

This webinar is free for both members and non-members.

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NanoCode Project moves into national consultation phase - Online survey now open!

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Online survey open to collect perspectives, opinions, wishes and intentions regarding the The European Code of Conduct for Responsible Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies Research (CoC) from all of those with an interest in its development and implementation.

Further input to the survey is welcome and the online questionnaire for UK-based respondees may be viewed and completed here.

Those outside the UK who are interested in participating in the survey should contact Richard Moore, Institute of Nanotechnology at for their relevant survey link.

Further information about the NanoCode Project >>

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Briefing No.3 - Nano-Enabled Insulation Materials and Briefing No.2 - Photocatalysts for Water Treatment are now available for download. Briefings will be released monthly and are freely available on the observatoryNano website.

Initiation of a European nanotechnology company survey, based on patent and publication data in addition to desk analysis and extensive expert engagement, to actively support the European Commission innovation strategies.

Nanometer business tool available soon. The tool aids companies developing nano-enabled products to address Corporate Social Responsibility issues.

More Information >>

Analysis continues within many other aspects of the project including societal issues, regulations & standardisation, and environment, health & safety. All project output can be readily accessed from the observatoryNano website.

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Project website now fully operational - register as a NanoSustain user to access project output as it becomes available.

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ICPC Nanonet

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Free DVDs of the 2nd Annual Workshop in Beijing are now being issued

The ICPC Nanonet Project, which creates networking tools for nano scientists and researchers across the globe, is now issuing DVDs of the 2nd Annual Workshop which took place in Beijing this year. Get your free copy of the workshop >>

Nanotechnology for a Knowledge Society - webinar slides now available for free download

Two webinars have now been held discussing Nanotechnology for a Knowledge Society, organised by Ineke Malsch at Malsch TechnoValuation.NL and supported by the Nano Rights and Peace project and Nanopodium NL.

View the slides >>

The Nano Archive

The archive now hosts over 7,000 items and over 1,000 full texts! More and more scientists are requesting a depositorís account so that their own research can be archived. If you would like a depositor's account, please contact

See what the NanoArchive has to offer >>

Register for free to be an ICPC Nanonet member >>

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The NANO-TV project is moving into its final stages with work being completed on the 14 Video News Releases (VNR); these will be available from over the coming months.

The IoN is also completing work on the Nano Education Tree, to be hosted on the IoN homepage. It will feature details of the many projects interviewed during the NANO-TV project in addition to introductory information on the applications of nanotechnology and issues surrounding its development. The Tree is aimed at the general public and will therefore providing an exciting new educational resource for all visitors to

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