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MINOS Road Show- The full programme of the Roadshow.

First part: UK Road Show (15-16 May 2008)

Second part: Continental Europe Road Show (26-30 May 2008)





First part: UK Road Show (15-16 May 2008)

Wednesday 15th May - morning: 
perial Collage / London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN
The LCN is a new UK-based multidisciplinary research centre, purpose-built to enable work at the forefront of science and technology. The LCN brings together two of the world's leading institutions, namely University College London (UCL) and Imperial College London, with strong capabilities in the underlying disciplines - engineering, physical sciences and biomedicine - which are bridged by nanotechnology. 

Wednesday 15th May - afternoon:
niversity of Cambridge Nanoscience Centre
The Cambridge centre was the first to open in the UK and its head, Prof Mark Welland was recently appointed chief scientist to the Ministry of Defence. The centre is also home to the new Nokia Nanolectronics research centre which launched the 'Morph" phone concept in February this year (http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/news/dp/2008022501).  Cambridge is constantly in the top three universities worldwide, and has global research collaborations. 

Thursday 16th May - morning:
University of Sheffield
, home of the new Kroto Research Institute and Centre for Nanoscience and Technology hosted by Prof Richard Jones who is also chief nanoscience advisor to the EPRSC (the UK national academic funding body). Since its inception, the new Sheffield/Leeds research hub has become one of the UKs fastest growing nanoscience  centres, with an emphasis on polymers and the life sciences. Richard Jones is also the author of one of the best written and most entertaining nanoscience books published so far, Soft Machines

Thursday 16th May - afternoon:
University of Oxford Begbroke Science Park, also home to two Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration (IRC) centres - Quantum Information Processing (QIP) and Bio-nanotechnology. We'll be hosted by Prof Pete Dobson, founder of Oxonica and a number of other nano related spin offs, who has been the director of Begbroke Nano since its inception.

Second part: Continental Europe Road Show (26-30 May 2008)

Monday 26th - afternoon
University of Aarhus iNano hosted by the Director Prof. Flemming Bessenbacher Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNano) at the University of Aarhus and Aalborg University, Denmark. The center constitutes an interdisciplinary research and educational effort with the long-term goal of merging nanoscale biology, chemistry and physics into a new scientific discipline: Nanoscience. The centre has participated in numerous EU projects and heads the NanoFood Consortium. Research at the centre ranges through self assembly to clean energy. 

Tuesday 27th - afternoon
Visit to IDEON Science Park, Lund.
IDEON is one of Europe's largest and most successful science parks hosting a range of high technology companies mostly spun out from the University of Lund, Sweden. As much of Eastern Europe is taking its first steps in technology commercialisation (and the EU has large amounts of funding available for this area) the visit will provide an insight into how to spin out companies and what factors make a successful science park.  

Wednesday 28th May - morning 
The Nanometer Structure Consortium at Lund University hosted by Director of Research Prof Lars Samuelson Lund University has for more than 15 years been hosting a major interdisciplinary research program in Nanoscience, ranging from materials science and quantum physics to applications in the areas of electronics, photonics and the life sciences. This is a centre for the development of nanotechnology and fields of science & applications based on the uniqueness of properties and opportunities offered at this nanometer length scale.

Wednesday 28th May - afternoon
University of Copenhagen Nanoscience Centre hosted by its director Thomas Bjørnholm The centre has 170 researchers and involves over 50 companies. As part of DTU it works closely with Danchip (http://www.danchip.dtu.dk/English.aspx) the national facility for producing components based on micro- and nanostructured materials for the use in research and industrial products.

Thursday 29th May - afternoon
CSEM Neuchatel, Switzerland with Harry Henzelmann, head of Nanoscale Technology & Biochemical Sensing
CSEM activities in nanoscience and nanotechnology are concentrated on the development of strategies and technologies to create structures well below the micron scale, and on (optical) microscopy and spectroscopy at high resolution and sensitivity. A third activity, nanoscale materials, is currently being built up and will be complementary to ongoing work on nanocomposite materials

Friday 30th May - morning
LETI/MINATEC hosted by Bruno Paing, Strategic Marketing Manager MIATEC is a €400m research centre on the site of the CEA in Grenoble, France. Reserach facilities include
- 8,500 sq m of clean rooms in existing CEA-Leti facilities;
- Advanced components: 14,000 sq m of new premises for characterization, photonics and design;
- Smart devices: 5,000 sq m with MINATEC IDEAsLaboratory, an idea generator;
- 1,200 people from CEA and university laboratories working on upstream, fundamental basic and applied technology research.