It took a village to make the SUSNANOFAB and NanoFabNet networking event on Sustainable Nanofabrication for the last 3 days at INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Braga – Portugal. We couldn’t have done it without the organization, all the team members, all participants and sponsors.
The 3-day programme included a panel dedicated to industry, innovation and research, composed of renowned speakers that addressed the hot topics on sustainable nanofabrication and nanomanufacturing; brokerage sessions that explored potential business and technological collaboration opportunities in the nanofabrication and nanomanufacturing ecosystem; a co-creation session that assessed the impact of the proposed actions and stimulate implementation ideas within the “SUSNANOFAB Roadmap for an EU-wide strategy on nanofabrication”; training sessions in Safe and Sustainable by Design and Standardization; and the we witnessed the beginning of a stimulating and promising meeting point for industrial-scale nanofabrication – the NanoFabNet Hub.
This 3-day networking event started and ended with a firm statement: nanofabrication has the potential to address significant socio-economic challenges, and its undeniably vast potential must be optimized.
Moreover, we felt the spirit of sharing, a unique co-creation energy, and a strong will to follow up with concrete actions that will contribute to a robust and sustainable nanofab ecosystem.