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"Bilateral EU-US Cooperation in Nanotechnology" workshop

Jun 1, 2011

Budapest, Hungary

The BILAT-USA consortium organised a half-day workshop on the EuroNanoForum conference in Budapest, on June 1.

The aim of the "Bilateral EU-US Cooperation in Nanotechnology" workshop was to enhance the collaboration between the U.S. and the EU in the field of nanotechnology and to foster future collaborations. Speakers gave an overview of trans-atlantic collaboration in nano-reserach, U.S. reseacrhers presented their research and best practice examples were shown by EU-funded projects with U.S partners.


9:00-9:30            Registration

9:30-9:35            Welcome (Prof. Norbert Kroó, Chair of the EURONANOFORUM International Advisory Committee)

9:35-9:50            Significance of EU-US cooperation in science and technology (Mark A. Canning, Head of Environment, Science and Technology HUB Office, US Embassy Budapest) (presentation

9:50-10:00            Future vistas of transatlantic cooperation in the field of nanotechnology (George Katalagarianakis, EC DG Research and Innovation) (presentation)

10:00-10:10            How the BILAT-USA and Link2US FP7 projects can support EU-US cooperation? (Dr. Dóra Groó, TETALAP, representing the BILAT-USA consortium) (presentation)

10:10-10:20            EU-US cooperation in nanotechnology (Dr. Anna Gergely, Director, EHS Regulatory, Steptoe & Johnson LLP) (presentation)

10:20-10:40            International aspects of nanotechnology research (Prof. Norbert Kroó, Hungarian Academy of Sciences) (presentation)

10:40-11:10            Coffee break

11:10-11:45            Best practice examples

-          EU funded projects with US participation: NanoReTox and ModNanoTox )Eva Valsami-Jones, The Natural History Museum London) (presentation)

-          EU-US industrial cooperation (Dr. Norbert Babcsán, Director, Bay-LOGI) (presentation)      

11:45-12:15            Presentation of US research results in the field of nanotechnology (Prof. Lajos P. Balogh, Dept. of Pharm. Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA) (presentation)

12:15-12:30            US-EU collaboration possibilities in the field of nanotechnology (Katalin Kálai, TETALAP, representative of the BILAT-USA consortium) (presentation)

12:30-13:00            Discussion



BILAT-USA (Grant Agreement no: 244434) and Link2US (Grant Agreement no: 244371) Projects are co-funded by the European Union’s Capacities Programme on International Cooperation under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Cooperation.