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    INL Summit 2015

    November 10 & 11

    Nanotechnology as a key driver for societal development


    International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory
    Braga, Portugal

 SCALE TRAVELS

A cutting edge summit on Nanotechnology as a key driver for societal development

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

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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

Schedule

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

Speakers

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Alan HynesDirector CCAN
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Joaquim MenezesChairman Iberomoldes
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Ricardo RioMayor, Braga City Council
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Emídio GomesPresident, Comissão Coordenação Região Norte (CCDR-N)
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Francisco CondeCouncillor of Economy and Industry
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Christos TokamanisEuropean Commission
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Bruce TidorMIT
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Claudia PasqueroThe Bartlett School of Architecture
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Graham Dodd & Mark BowersDesign Leader of Materials and Making & Materials NY Advanced Technology and Research
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Paul De’AthIndustrial Design, Central Saint Martins
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Carlos OliveiraINVESTBraga
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Lars MonteliusDirector General, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)
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Nearby Accommodation

Visit Melia Braga site

Meliá Braga Hotel & Spa

Carrilho da Silva Pinto – Tenões,
Lote 5, 4715-380 Braga

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Location & Contact

INL- International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory
Email: scaletravels@inl.int
Tel. (351) 253 140 112

Avenida Mestre José Veiga
4715-330 Braga
Portugal

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