ETPN2018 – PROTECT was presented at the 13th annual event of the European Technology Platform on Nanomedicine held in Berlin (Germany) on May 28-30, 2018. The event brought together the strongest partners of European nanomedicine and healthtech communities to discover, network, design new projects and discuss about the industrial expansion of nanomedicine (http://www.etpn2018.eu/).
MECSPE2018 – The biggest Italian exhibition dedicated to innovations for the manufacturing industry celebrated its 17th edition on 22 – 24 March 2018 in Parma (Italy) with outstanding numbers: 110 000 meter square, 53 000 visitors, 2 260 exhibiting companies. The theme of the event was “The excellence of technology applied to industry”. This year PROTECT was presented at MECSPE with an exhibition stand displayed by the partner Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya as well as the PROTECT Project seminar organised in the frame of the Workshop on Nanotechnology and New Materials Square, coordinated by the partner Project HUB-360. These initiatives have raised strong interest among the stakeholders from different industrial sectors: cosmetic, water treatment, textiles, mattresses, rubber and foams producers, etc. The PROTECT Project seminar included 7 oral presentations from the consortium aimed at providing to visitors information on the project scope and the latest updates of the pilots.
AMiCI – PROTECT project was presented by the coordinator Prof. Tzanko Tzanov during the workshop of the COST Action CA15114 AMiCI held in Tallinn, Estonia, on 16th and 17th November 2017. AMiCI stands for Anti-Microbial Coating Innovations to prevent infectious disease, http://amici.lifescienceopenspace.pl/. This COST action aimes to evaluate the impact of AMC in healthcare.
EPPN – The European Pilot Production Network intends to boost the European competitiveness through the exploitation of the existing European pilot line production facilities across Europe in the area of nanotechnology and advanced material technologies. This project was funded under H2020 scheme CSA – Coordination and support action, pretending to address the gap between technology and manufacturing, https://www.eppnetwork.com/. PROTECT project is part of this network with active participation in relevant activities. Nano-safety responsible partners of Pilot projects is a group which is part of the WG Safe by design and Industrial Innovation of the NanoSafety Cluster (NSC) and part of the EPPN. PROTECT is represented in this group by Dr. Paride Mantecca and Dr. Massimo Perucca.
EuroNanoForum2017 – The 8th European Conference on Nanotechnology took place on June 21-23, 2017 in Valletta, Malta. EuroNanoForum aims to strengthen the competitiveness of European manufacturing industries through nano and advanced materials technologies and open innovation, euronanoforum2017.eu. 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. PROTECT was represented in this event by the coordinator Prof. Tzanko Tzanov (pitch).