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INL and Universidade do Minho launch the first Science Communication Course

Published 25-10-2016


Partners in many research projects, the INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory and the University of Minho have joined forces to articulate their scientific activity, and have decided to promote their first Science Communication Course.
The goal is to promote mutual understanding of each others challenges when addressing science communication from different points of view, in order to best serve science and society.

This seminar is intended for scientists looking ways to improve their dialogue with the society, for journalists looking to engage in science journalism and for other com...

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Alliance Nano for Entrepreneurship

Published 19-10-2016

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), the Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials (CeNTI), University of Minho and Startup Braga created an alliance to foster the development of entrepreneurship and businesses, based on nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology is a key enabling technology with applications in all industrial and societal sectors. Even if the nanoscale per se is not visible to the human eye, the effects of the nanoscale governs easily accessible prope...

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INL Summit 2016 - NanoDigest - October 18

Published 17-10-2016

Braga, 17/10/2016 - The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) is dedicating its 2016 annual Summit – NanoDigest - to the fascinating subject of food. Specialists from different areas will gather at INL in Braga this October 18th and 19th to discuss challenges & trends related to the whole food chain, with a special focus on food processing, food additives, food packaging, food quality and monitoring areas.

The opening session, this Tuesday will be attended by the Spanish Secretary of State for Research, Development and Innovation, Carmen Vela, and the Port...

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Delivering Nanotechnologies, advanced Materials and Production to REGional manufacturing

Published 07-10-2016


Nanotechnologies and new materials (NMP) are a cornerstone of EU policy for innovation and advanced manufacturing. As one of the Key Enabling Technologies, the EU believes that NMP can reverse negative growth trends in manufacturing and foster growth and jobs. The statement is clear, but the road from intent to transfer, application and exploitation of NMP in manufacturing is long.

NMP is dealt with in research. However, the common challenge is ensure that innovation actors cooperate to deliver research results to the manufacturing sector, with subsequent benefits for regional growth.


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