You are welcome to join us in Curitiba for the NMP-DeLA Workshop on Nanotechnology for Water and Energy. Please find below information about the programme, registration, hotel and transport.
Dates: 28-29 May 2015
Workshop venue: the Historic Building of the University of Parana in Curitiba, Brazil at Praça Santos Andrade: http://www.ufpr.br/portalufpr/
Registration is free of charge, but participants must cover their own travel and subsistence costs.
The Hotel DAN INN is next to the workshop venue:
Other hotels next to the workshop:
There is an executive bus from-to the airport which is cheap and convenient and will leave you very close to the hotels. You can buy tickets outside the main lobby of the airport, groundfloor, or in the bus. R$ 12. It runs every 15-20 min.
There is also public transportation. You will see a glass tube station outside the airport and it will leave you exactly in front of the Dan Inn Hotel at Praça do Círculo Militar. R$ 3,30.
Taxis from the airport to downtown cost about R$ 80.
Check the weather, because Curitiba can contain the four seasons in a single day.
The purpose of this survey is to collect evidence on the opportunities and obstacles concerning NMP development and commercialisation in Latin America for the roadmap on deployment of nanotechnology, materials and production technologies for health, water and energy to be published by the NMP-DeLA project by the summer of 2015.
By commercialisation we refer to the movement of nanotechnology from the research stage to industrial deployment. As NMP’s development is science-driven and in rather early phase it is very important to gain the viewpoint of researchers and companies to the deployment of NMP. Your input is valuable and we thank you for taking your time to answer this survey. The survey is available in English, Portuguese and Spanish and will remain open throughout April 2015.
If you are working in a research / academic organization, please complete the survey following this link:
If you are working in a company, please complete the survey following this link:
Mapping of Advanced Materials Deployment for Societal Challenges: Health, Energy, Water Report Now Available
The objective of Work Package 2 is to pool knowledge on the deployment of advanced materials to meet social challenges of specific regions (in healthcare, clean energy and environment). Here, local expertise and expertise from different levels of knowledge carriers will be brought together for further analysis. A scheme will be developed to evaluate projects and initiatives that have the described objectives and to assess those projects’ impacts on social indicator developments. This goes along with a review of scientific outputs in the field of “AM for society” publications. By involving experts and local stakeholders (including NGOs and civil society), a participatory process will be implemented to identify good practices (especially with regard to involvement of local knowledge innovation capacity) and to identify niches for future collaborations and engagement. Quantitative and qualitative results will be analyzed with regard to policy preferences (as flexible as possible) and feed into tailor-made recommendations and policy briefs and fact sheets for WP3 and WP4 events.
Materials from the NMP-DeLA Workshops and Summerschool in Monterrey, Mexico and Santiago de Chile are available now.
The NanoMonterrey International Conference, Workshop and Summer School has taken place at the Hotel Camino Real, in Monterrey city, Nuevo Leon State, Mexico, from the 10th to 13th November 2014. The International Congress of Nanotechnology has taken place at Foundation Chile, Santiago, Chile on 3 December 2014.
Participate in 2015 annual conference of the EU-SPRI Forum, “Innovation policies for economic and social transitions: Developing strategies for knowledge, practice and institutions”, to be held 10-12 June 2015 in Helsinki, Finland.
A key objective of the conference is to enable research and innovation policy scholars to exchange views across their usual disciplinary boundaries and engage with policy makers. The theme of the conference addresses the role of innovation policies in supporting broader economic and societal transformation, a theme well timed in the European context but one that allows us to integrate in a novel way also other world regions, such as emerging economies and developing countries struggling to solve economic modernization and pressing social challenges.
Call for papers:
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