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Nano4Society Nanotechnology: Technology of the future for health, energy, food and safety


Over the past 10 years nanotechnology has seen dramatic developments. After the discovery and development of innovative nanomaterials, nanodevices and nanosystems, today industry has picked up this disruptive breakthrough technology and nano-innovations are commercialized big-scale. The moment has come to tackle the big societal challenges in the fields of health, energy, agro/food and security using the fantastic available nano-toolbox in a joint effort with all stakeholders. In this KNAW-forum activity international experts will present their vision on how with the help of nanotechnology the world will have a sustainable future in 2050.


  • Albert van den Berg, scientific director MESA+ Institute - Welcome and introduction
  • Prof.dr. Adrian Ionescu, professor EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne) -director of Nanoelectronic Devices Laboratory of EPFL - Electronic (nano)technologies for enabling sustainable artificial intelligence at the edge (Lezing in het Engels)
  • Dr. Adriënne Sips, Research coordinator nanotechnologie en advanced materials,RIVM, Centrum voor Veiligheid, Stoffen en Producten - Nanotechnologie, kunnen we het nog beter maken? (Talk in Dutch)
  • Karin Schroen, Universiteit Wageningen, Laboratorium voor Levensmiddelenproceskunde - Nanotechnologie voor voeding, waar is dat goed voor? (Talk in Dutch)
  • Mark Huijben, Universiteit Twente, Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage  - Nano4Energy (Talk in Dutch)

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