The program for the international MicroNanoConference 2021 is still under construction. The organisation has not yet confirmed all invited speakers.
A concept program for iMNC21 can be downloaded here in PDF. Regular updates will follow.
Program themes iMNC21
From science to market – scale-up in nanotech
Nano4Health & Life Sciences
Scale-up in nanotechnology
Miniturization in nanotechnology
Manufacturing in nanotechnology
And a special session, following the human capital theme of iMNC2020: Life after PhD
Also on the program, more information on these sessions will follow soon.
Company pitch session
Poster pitch session
Poster presentations from young scientists
For iMNC21 it is important to collaborate with organisations that work closely in the themes of the MicroNanoConference. The following organisations will collaborate on specific sessions.
IVAM – session on Microfluidics
PhotonicsNL – (session tba)
TI Coast (session tba)
In close collaboration with the European Enterprise Network, we will offer a B2Match website for 1-to-1 meetings with participants of iMNC21 both on site and online on December 2 and 3, 2021.
Nano4Health session on December 2 and 3, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the importance that health is as fragile as few nanometers. It has become clear that a good health care needs correct diagnostics and effective therapeutics. In the two Nano4Health sessions, we focus on technologies for diagnostic and therapeutic, with experts sharing their research efforts in this direction.
Miniaturisation session December 2, 2021
Advanced nanotechnological devices are getting smaller and smaller. For fabrication, process control and failure analysis, novel techniques are needed to image these miniaturised devices. This session will focus at new techniques to analyse these ever smaller devices.
Miniaturisation session December 3, 2021
Tools for characterizing and manufacturing structures at nanoscales need to become smaller, lower power and more robust to address new applications areas in area like the high-tech industry and healthtech. In this session several examples of these miniaturized devices for nanoscale sensing and inspection will be presented.
Manufacturing session on December 2 and 3, 2021
Current and emerging micro/nano applications require reliable manufacturing techniques for successful market entrance. At the same time, new manufacturing competences fuel the exploration and development of new devices. The manufacturing sessions at iMNC 2021 call attention for the broad field of manufacturing at small length-scale. Specifically, we invite oral and poster presentations for early stage manufacturing process research, as well as for manufacturing scale-up and integration.
Topics include: micro and nano 2D and 3D printing; nanoparticle synthesis and deposition; 2D nanomaterials and devices; manufacturing of/with bio-materials; surface functionalisation and thin films; new processes; manufacturing scale-up; manufacturing process qualification and monitoring.
Session Nano4Agri&Food December 2, 2021
In practically all food products small structural elements such as droplets, bubbles or gelled structures are present. These can be made at very high precision using microfluidic tools. These tools are also instrumental in characterizing ingredient functionality. This session will be devoted to the various options that become available through the use of microfluidic tools, and the up-scaling thereof to create food ingredients with for example controlled release properties directed at creating health effects.
Sensors for food applications
Session Nano4Agri&Food December 3, 2021
Although food is produced at incredibly large scale, quality control is often based on sampling. The use of sensors could help food production, and quality control to achieve a next level that will need to be reached to make food production much more sustainable, and reduce food waste. This session will be dedicated to application of sensors on the field / in the green house, as an integral part of food packaging, or at a personal level e.g. through the use of a smart phone, etc.
December 2, 2021
On the first day of iMNC21 the Scale-up in nanotechnology session will focus on the financial and organisational aspects of a scale-up. Sharing their experience, both speakers from industry and from supporting organisations such as VC and banking will give their perspective on what is required for a company to grow succesfully from start-up to scale-up.
December 3, 2021
On the second day of iMNC21, the Scale-up in nanotechnology session will focus on the technical challenges that companies face once they go from a unique prototype that built the start-up to a scale-up with larger quantity production.
Life after PhD
Session Life after PhD on December 3, 2021
In this session the career paths of scientists who proceeded into a career of science, industry or a combination are interviewed and will share their experience to inspire other young academics to look at their own options for their career. Right after the PhD and also later in life, when experience and networks can lead to an interesting new career path.