In September – November 2020, the iMNC2020 will host 5 pre-events in the themes of the main conference. Every 2 weeks you can join an online session with keynote experts who will give a talk and answer your questions in a live Q&A session. More information about dates and speakers will follow soon.
iMNC2020 Nano4Agri/Food pre-event October 2020
Nano4Food – Micro and nanotechnology for agriculture and food production
October 7 2020
The second pre-iMNC2020 meeting will take place on October 7 2020 in a virtual conference room. During this session, Prof Karin Schroën (Wageningen University/University of Twente) will invite 2 keynote speakers from industry and science to discuss their own experience in the development and use of micro- and nanotechnology in agriculture and food production.
Both micro- and nanotechnology hold great promises to create more sustainable food production. But how to capitalize on this? Can production on the land be made more efficient through these two technologies, or should we consider vertical farming? And can we make better use of the various ingredients that are available, and possibly go to a situation in which food is designed such that it contributes to a longer healthy life? And if yes, would consumers also accept these innovations?
The keynote from industry is by dr. Marcel Zevenbergen, IMEC. He will be joined by dr. Frans Kampers from Wageningen University, Strategy advisor. The keynote speakers will be interviewed during a Q&A after their talk by Prof Karin Schroën, and will discuss their own experience and their vision on future developments in the field of food.
The program is set up with 2 keynote talks followed by a Q&A session where you can ask your questions direct. You can also send in your questions in advance via email to Aurélie Veltema at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the pre-events in October and November keynotes will be announced in the coming weeks.
Nano4Security – Risk Analysis & Technology Assessment
October 21 or 22 (to be announced)
Nano4health – New technologies in health care
November 5 or 6 (to be announced)
Nano4Energy – Processing in electrochemistry
November 18 or 19 (to be announced)
And on December 3 and 4 we will be meeting each other at the international MicroNanoConference 2020 in virtual conference rooms with excellent keynotes, networking opportunities, exhibitor pitches and poster sessions.
Full access tickets
Tickets for the events will become available soon. You will be able to buy a full access pass for all 5 pre-events and the main conference in December. If you are not able to join one of the sessions, you can view a recording of the session. You will be able to send in your questions for the Q&A in advance, this way you don’t have to miss anything from our expert sessions.
Public Private Collaborations – Lessons learnt in times of pandemic collaboration
How to involve SME’s and address their interests
September 23, 2020
The first pre-iMNC2020 meeting will take place on September 23 2020 in a virtual conference room. During this session, Prof Maarten Honing (Maastricht University) will invite 2 keynote speakers from industry and science to discuss their own experience in collaborating on public-private partnerships in times of COVID-19 pandemic.
What are the lessons learnt from projects where SME’s, scientists and large industry partners work together to find solutions for the medical and societal problems caused by the global pandemic?
The keynote from industry is Ronny van ‘t Oever, Micronit, and the Viralert initiative. He will be joined by Maarten de Zwart from NWO, Coordinator public-private partnership Domain Science. The keynotes, who will be interviewed for a Q&A after their talk by Prof Maarten Honing will discuss their own experience and their vision on future collaborations.
A recording will soon be made available via the iChair platform.