NanotechItaly 2012


NanotechItaly 2013 – 6th edition
Venice, 27-29 November 2013


Nanotechnologies, in connection with the other EU Key Enabling Technologies (KETs), are recognized as the drivers to address the challenges indicated by Horizon 2020 and also by the Italian National Research Programme.

The three day event, organized by AIRI/Nanotec IT, Veneto Nanotech, the National Research Council (CNR) and the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), will highlight how nanotechnologies can contribute to answer these challenges and promote competitiveness and responsible innovation in a variety of strategic sectors that will shape future growth.


The leading themes will be:

Advanced materials for improved use of resources

Industrial manufacturing, processes and production; multifunctional, lightweight materials; multisector sustainable solutions

Surface technologies, CNT, grafene, nanodiamonds and other carbon based nanomaterials; nanocomposites; nanoporous materials and aereogels; nano-cyristalline metals, metal oxides; nanofibers; nanometrology, etc.

Health Care

Improving the lifelong health and wellbeing of all

In vitro and in vivo diagnostics; therapeutics and theranostic; personalised medicine; biostructures; biosensors, etc. Focus on cancer and ageing society (degenerative and cardiovascular diseases, regenerative medicine)

Intelligent and connected world

Developing next generation nanodevices and nanosystems

Nanoelectronics, organic electronics; magneto-electronics; magnetic storage and memory devices,  MEMS/NEMS, nanophotonics, nano-robotics; etc.

Energy and environment

Greener products and processes for a sustainable development

Energy storage, saving, conversion and production;  (environmental) sensing; site remediation, water treatment and purification, etc.

Made in Italy & Cultural Heritage

Nanotechnology to support national leading hedge sectors, reshape traditional productions, preserve the cultural heritage

Conservation of cultural heritage; safety & quality of food and other bio-based products; textiles, fashion & luxury goods; mechatronics, etc.

Safety, ethics and societal impacts

Risk management; nanotoxicology; regulation & standards, ethical and societal issues, etc.


The Conference will offer

  • The latest developments at world level of nanotechnologies across these key industrial sectors
  • A comprehensive picture of nanotechnologies activities in Italy
  • Innovation and business practices
  • Governance and policy actions
  • Matchmaking and networking opportunities