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First nanotechnology-based startup accelerator kicks-off with one billion business opportunities everyone can see

Published 10-02-2017

Braga, 02 February  2017 – From the North of Portugal, Nanotechnology is key in this new program designed by INL, CeNTI, with the support of Startup Braga and the University of Minho. Startup Nano has just kicked off and Easy Biopsy, Go Clean, Best Health and Graphenest – the first winners of the initial stage of the programme – are moving into the second stage: acceleration. 2017 also comes with a second edition of Startup Nano. 

StartupNano opens its doors to entrepreneurs around from the world working with nanotechnology-based products. From the North of Portugal, startups...

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Polycrystalline materials in solar cells gain new impulse with findings from INL researchers

Published 28-01-2017


The conversion of sunlight into electricity through solar cells is considered to be a future cornerstone in a renewable energy supply for a sustainable society. The semiconducting compound Cu(In,Ga)Se2, which is deposited as a thin polycrystalline layer onto a metallized glass carrier, has long been known as an excellent light absorber. In the last 5 years, the power conversion efficiency of solar cells based on this material has reached new record values, from ~19.8% in 2011 to 22.6% in 2016, within reach of those of the commercially dominating silicon wafer technology. These recent advances have been ach...

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Nano World Cancer Day 2017 Conference at INL Feb 2nd

Published 27-01-2017


INL will host the 4th edition of the Nano World Cancer Day organized jointly by the European Project ENATRANS and the European Technology Platform for Nanomedicine and taking place simultaneously on February 2nd in 15 different European cities

The Portuguese event is with the collaboration of TecMinho – ThE University-Enterprise Association.

Attendance is free but advanced registration is required.

Please register here:

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INL hosts 3rd NMP-REG Interregional Event

Published 19-01-2017

INL will host the third NMP-REG Interregional Learning Event this January 24th and 25th.

The meeting purpose is to move exchange from discussing challenges to discussing good practices for innovation delivery of NMP to manufacturing. The opening session will shortly go into the project state of the art before examining in depth Good practices proposed by each partner. Within the session, partners will be divided into groups to discuss aspects of the theme, trying to understand their possible relevance to other partners’ policy instruments.


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