EuroNanoForum, organized by the Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, brings together current and future world experts in this field, which is seen as the solution to today’s major challenges: from sustainability to economic growth
In 1994, the then Prime Minister Cavaco Silva commissioned Harvard University economist and professor Michael Porter to write the famous Porter report. He warned that the Portuguese economy must be reindustrialized . Porter called for a paradigm shift, predicting that it should stop competing in more ambitious markets (such as Europe) based on low wages and the exploitation of natural resources. Almost thirty years later, this problem was more or less the same and affected the entire continent. In order to get around, the Old World must study the atom, the nanometer scale. This is what we will discuss today and tomorrow. European Nano Forum, This is Europe’s largest social forum, organized by the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) under the auspices of the Portuguese presidency of the European Council, focusing on nanotechnology and advanced materials science, innovation and business.
Held in a digital format, the conference will convene international experts who will discuss the role of nanotechnology and the potential for manipulating materials at the atomic level to obtain new properties and solve major problems today, such as sustainable energy production and construction, thereby boosting the economy. “Europe has always been lost and industrialized. INL’s Director of Communications and Marketing Jorge Fiens said that this approach must be transformed through nanotechnology.
Stakeholders will also discuss how to make the production process more sustainable and achieve the goals set by the “European Green Agreement”, which were proposed in 2019, and call for Europe to become the first carbon neutral continent by 2050. Health and so-called personalized and tailor-made drugs.
A good example of this “magic” occurring when the scope is reduced and passed to the basic components of matter is carbon and the different materials it produces: it is located in the tip of a pencil, diamond or diamond. Graphene. And in each case, they have very different properties. Or in another way, we can think of milk. After “rearrangement”, milk becomes butter.
More than 2,100 people from 140 countries/regions registered to participate in the conference. Although it is a virtual conference, there will also be an exhibition area where companies participate and display scientific posters.