INL Summit 2015
November 10 & 11
Nanotechnology as a key driver for societal development
International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory
Obtain access to unique expertise and take away new solutions and concepts to your day-to-day business and societal challenges.
Formal and informal networking: network, discuss and debate strategies with your counterparts and experts and promote new business relationships.
Photo credit: Urban Algae Folly by ecoLogicStudio
THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF NANOTECHNOLOGY
You’d never see it, but nanoscale technology is already embedded in the landscape of our everyday life. So much so that we’re now on the doorstep of a surge, in which new players are about to enter the stage. With the help of science and collective society, those new players will support our efforts to turn scientific know-how into beneficial products and services even further. To do that new tools and models are needed to accelerate and streamline the innovative potential with leaders from several professions. So this year leaders from the creative industry have come to join us and become strategic partners, to turn imagination into power.
JOIN US TO DEBATE
What are society’s drivers of change, and how can they be augmented by nanotechnology?
How do we engage the private sector in development?
What will nanotechnology offer to added-value manufacturing and how can new value chains boost innovation?
How should we set up financial instruments/funds that speed up the diffusion of innovation?
Is there a connection between nanotechnology and sustainable urban development?
How do we configure creative spaces and how do we make sense of science in a specific context?
How can we fully exploit INL´s international status for cross-border collaboration?
Who Should Attend
- Industry Representatives
- Industrial Associations
- Regional Governmental Institutions
- Academics & Researchers
- Architects & Engineers
- Professionals Interested
Moderators: Lars Montelius (INL) & Carlos Oliveira (INVESTBraga)
10:30 - 11:00 REGISTER
11:00 - 11:30 OPENING SESSION Lars Montelius, Director General, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, INL and Manuel Heitor, former Portuguese Secretary of State for the ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education
11:30 - 12:00 THE NANOTECHNOLOGY ROADMAP Christos Tokamanis, European Commission
12:00 - 12:30 INL IN THE REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE Ricardo Rio, Braga City Council, Emídio Gomes, President, Comissão Coordenação Região Norte (CCDR-N), Francisco Conde, Councillor of Economy and Industry, Galicia
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 13:50 THE INNOVATION SOCIETY Jose Carlos Caldeira, President Portugal Innovation Agency
13:50 - 14:10 INDUSTRIAL RENAISSANCE Joaquim Menezes, Chairman Iberomoldes
14:10 - 14:30 TURNING KETs INTO PRODUCTS THROUGH VALUE CHAINS BASED OPEN INNOVATION Alan Hynes, Director CCAN
14:30 - 15:00 COFFEE BREAK
15:00 - 16:20 INL CORE RESEARCH & INNOVATION ACTIVITIES
16:20 - 16:40 DESIGN OF THE INL: THE STORY BEHIND ITS SHAPE Kenneth Filar, Perkins+Will in San Francisco
16:40 - 17:00 COFFEE BREAK
17:00 - 17:20 MIT.nano: A HUB FOR NANOSCALE RESEARCH AT MIT CAMPUS Bruce Tidor, MIT
17:20 - 17:40 THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND NANOTECHNOLOGY: TURNING NANO INTO MACRO Graham Dodd - Design Leader of Materials and Making and Mark Bowers - Materials NY Advanced Technology and Research: ARUP
17:40 - 18:00 THE VALUE OF DESIGN Paul De’Ath, Industrial Design, Central Saint Martins, UAL
18:00 - 18:20 THE CITY AND NANOTECHNOLOGY: TRANSCALAR METABOLISM Claudia Pasquero, the Bartlett School of Architecture and ecoLogicStudio, London
18:20 - 18:50 WRAP–UP SESSION AND CONCLUSIONS
19:00 BUS TO THE CITY CENTRE
19:30 DINNER AT GNRation
21:00 - 22:30 * PANEL DISCUSSIONS: SCALE TRAVELS #1 — PERSPECTIVES ON THE JUNCTION BETWEEN SCIENCE AND MEDIA ARTS/CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
SCALE TRAVELS is an initiative to formulate a collaborative program between INL, GNRation and Braga Municipality. It aims to explore and develop the relationship between nanotechnology, the creative industry/media art and local development.
GNRation, Praça Conde de Agrolongo, Braga.
10:00 – 13:00 THE INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE: A DISCUSSION ON STRATEGIES FOR INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION
10:00 – 13:00 TOUR OF INL, HANDS-ON SCIENCE: DIALOG WITH INL RESEARCHERS — FUTURE COLLABORATIONS
Parallel sessions at INL, participation only by invitation.
* The events marked with an asterisk will take place at Braga City Centre, all the other activities will take place at INL