NanotechItaly will highlight how nanotechnologies can contribute to address key challenges indicated by Horizon 2020 and by the Italian National Research Programme .

As in previous editions, leading edge companies, universities, research centres, business and government organizations in EU and worldwide, including several of key nanotech players in Italy, are expected to participate. Some authoritative talks are already confirmed:

Introductory Plenary Lectures

  • Luigi Nicolais, President, National Research Council, Italy
  • Stuart Parkin, IBM Fellow Manager, Magnetoelectronics Almaden Research Center IBM Research and Stanford University, USA
  • Christos Tokamanis, Head of Unit “Nano and Converging Sciences and Technologies”, DG Research, European Commission

Invited Speakers:

  • Sophia Antimisiaris , B.Pharm, PhD, Dept. of Pharmacy, University of Patras , Greece
  • Giovanni Baldi , R&D Manager, Colorobbia , Italy
  • Diego Basset , Director, Nanofab and Interuniversity Coordination of Veneto for Nanotechnology (CIVEN) , Italy
  • Enrico Drioli , Professor, Italian Institute on Membrane Technology (CNR-ITM) , Italy
  • Andrea Ferrari , Professor of Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials and Spectroscopy Group, Engineering Dept, University of Cambridge , UK
  • Inge Genné , Institute for Technological Research (VITO) and Coordinator of the Nano4water network , Belgium
  • Jean-Charles Guibert , Director, Minatec Grenoble , France
  • Sergio Iavicoli , Director, Dept. of Occupational Medicine (formerly ISPESL), Italian Workers Compensation Authority (INAIL)
  • Pekka Kaponen , CEO, Spinverse , Finland
  • Claudio Marinelli , Director, Open Innovation and Academic Relations Cambridge, Nokia Research Center , UK
  • Laura Meda , Istituto ENI Donegani , ENI Spa, Italy
  • Luigi Occhipinti , R&D Manager, STMicroelectronics , Italy
  • Marco Romagnoli , Director of Operations, PhotonIC, APIC Corporation , USA
  • Louis Shenkman , Professor of Medicine, Tel Aviv University and coordinator of the EU project SaveMe , Israel
  • Fabrizio Stocchi , Director, Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Research Centre at the IRCCS San Raffaele , Italy
  • Nava Swersky Sofer , Founder and Co-Chair NanoIsrael , Israel
  • Meni Wanunu , Professor, Nanoscale Biophysics Laboratory, Department of Physics, Northeastern University , Boston, USA
  • Roberto Zocchi , President, Centro Sviluppo Materiali , Italy


Download here the complete NanotechItaly 2012 Flyer

Call for Papers and Call for Workshops:

Open until July 13 th, 2012 the call for papers and call for workshops for scientific and industrial contributions in these areas.

The contributions will be reviewed by the Conference international Scientific Committee, composed of representatives of private and public research and industry.

Calls instructions available on and in particular at the following web pages:

Call for Papers | Call for Workshops