Science and Industry explore connections – Successful HEPTech event covers nanotechnology
In autumn 2016 the technology transfer network of high-energy physics HEPTech of CERN organized an academia-industry matching event on the topic of nanotechnology together with GSI on the FAIR/GSI campus. The 70 participants from eleven countries were for the first time given opportunity to exchange information in talks and discussions about potential collaboration in the application of nanotechnology in high-energy physics.
Research in nanomaterials and nanotechnology is quickly evolving worldwide and new discoveries are frequently reported in applications including nanoelectronics, sensor technologies, robotics, as well as in the energy and healthcare sector. GSI's contribution to the event highlighted the unique possibilities of heavy ions to modify materials' properties and to produce micro- and nanostructures. Examples are microfluidic systems and polymeric single-pore membranes for biosensor applications, as well as model systems for ion channels in biomembranes. Numerous other partners from science and industry reported about their results and offers during the event.
The event was organized by HEPTech and GSI in cooperation with Enterprise Europe Network Hessen. It was also supported by the transnational network NANORA.