The Swiss NanoConvention will bring together leaders from science and industry in the field of «nano», key figures in innovation and technology, entrepreneurs, investors, administrators and politicians. The goal is to enable the efficient development, financing and regulation of innovative technologies. This requires, first and foremost, accurate choices based on the most up-to-date information. Supporting decision makers in that crucial aspect, the Swiss NanoConvention 2011 will be a platform for connecting people, networking, debating and exchanging ideas or even generating new ones. Key players will be able to gather the best available information on the potential of one of the key emerging technologies of the 21st century, and its opportunities for innovative technologies, products and services.
High-level speakers, both national and international, will provide insights into current trends and share with you their views and opinions about future developments in the nano arena. In the past these included IBM researcher Don Eigler, Harvard's George Whitesides, Nestlés CTO Werner Bauer, the German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk, the visionary solar pioneer Betrand Piccard, and many more. In short: The Swiss NanoConvention is the prime showcase for nanotechnology in Switzerland, jointly organized by the «who-is-who» in the Swiss nano scene. It is the venue for meeting the great minds in nanoscience and -technology.
Key topics include pressing issues such as securing a sustainable energy supply and a clean environment the area of «Cleantech» , providing novel nanomedical applications and diagnostics as well as innovative functional materials and their numerous industrial applications. Another focus will be the potential risks associated with free nanoparticles, and how society sees and handles these issues. The two-day program will feature plenary talks, topical sessions, discussion platforms and ample opportunities for in-depth and informal networking.