The Co-organizers list is provisional and updated on April 16th, 2021. Others Co-organizers will be added, accordingly to the progress of event organization.

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Today, nanotechnology is among the most important and powerful tools for a fast and sustainable development with an enormous impact in many different fields. The need of exchanging ideas and experiences is behind NanoInnovation, a well-established point of reference for the national and international community active in the field of nanotechnology and related applications.

The main purpose of NanoInnovation 2021 is to present to a wide and broad audience, state-of-the-art research, recent achievements and global trends in nanoscience and nanotechnology, as well as promoting cross-disciplinary interactions highlighting developments in this field of research. The conference aims to bring together leading academics, scientists, researchers and any professional operating in the field of nanotechnology in order to exchange and share ideas, know-how and information.



During the four-day event, plenary sessions, parallel thematic symposia, round tables and different meeting opportunities will update participants on the latest technologies developments and the latest results achieved in research activities. In fact, to meet its goals, NanoInnovation 2021 will host, among others, high-quality scientific sessions where world-renowned speakers will present the most recent results, newest updates and technical developments in the fields of nanotechnology and nano research. 

In addition to the part mainly dedicated to scientific activity, the conference will host satellite and networking events in order to provide opportunities of exchange and discussion among players active in different aspects of nanotechnology and, more generally, industrial technology. The industrial world will contribute actively to this frame and will be also the main protagonist in the exhibition area, where latest product will be presented and illustrated favouring exchange and discussion opportunities.

Thanks to its multi-level structure, NanoInnovation 2021 provides an ideal environment to develop new collaborations and meet experts from different fields of study and research.

It will also provide a proper platform where interdisciplinary researchers, experts and professionals will present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and developments.

The target audience of the event is so inevitably heterogeneous: it wants include students, professors, researchers, companies, associations and representatives of the institutional world.



Nanotechnology represents one of the most advanced fields of science and technology, offering plenty of opportunities and applications. The impact on both science and production technology has grown rapidly in recent time and a further revolution is expected in many sectors including security, food safety and environmental technology. The conference will place special emphasis on nanomaterials and their applications, nano-devices, nano-biotechnology, health and environmental safety, nanomedicine, nanotoxicology, transports, innovative and smart textiles, additive and 3D manufacturing, electronics, micro and nano-systems and much more.


The impact of Nanotechnology is continuously growing, involving a broad range of industrial practices in several fields, including also unexpected applications in agriculture, water treatment and energy storage. Today, it is one of the most innovative, cutting-edge areas of scientific study and it continues to advance at staggering rates.

NanoInnovation has been following the international trends on Nanotechnology hosting all the aspects of the discipline from the classical aspects in materials science to the most innovative applications where the soft matter and the living matter are involved. Moreover, nanotechnology is evolving from being simply one of the KET’s to a discipline underlying a broad spectrum of technology development so that our conference is widening its interest embracing also contiguous fields strictly connected.

As an example, the 2021 edition will focus the attention on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), a scientific method able to provide reliable information on the impact of technological innovation in the real world. In fact, a life cycle analysis is the tool to measure the global impact of a product or service throughout its life cycle, from the resources used to create the product or service, across its use by the user, to its final end of life destination. In principle, assessing nanotechnology and nanoproducts using LCA provides an opportunity for proactive action in order to prevent or minimise potential adverse effects to human health and the environment over the entire life cycle of the nanoproduct.

Nanomedicine, smart textiles, nano devices and environmental issues will be also among the topics investigated and deepened during the conference.



The conference has been conceived as a not traditional forum, having several purposes beyond the classical aspects of scientific dissemination. The exchange of ideas across the strict discipline boundary made by players with different roles, the meeting of technology offer and demand are only a few examples of our purpose. Consequently, NanoInnovation 2021 will dedicate wide space to debate between the main actors of the sector, in order to support also the creation of national and international networks. For this reason, the first day of the conference will be dedicated to plenary sessions of general interest, while the last one will host the debate on the issues imposed by the Open Science & Open Innovation approach. The most important issues of the present situation, including the important results expected from the Recovery Plan, require a strong cooperative effort at both the local and national levels with the building-up of a common understanding about the critical needs. Several aspects, from the roadmap for shared infrastructure to cooperative projects, to the formative requirements for technologists of new generation will be illustrated to participants by the main actors governing the process. The role of NanoInnovation is to provide a forum hosting the dialogue with all the subjects potentially interested aiming to disseminate information and to collect comments, contributions and new ideas.

Considering the particular moment in the EU planning with the change from Horizon 2020 to Horizon EU, this year NanoInnovation will also focus on the new mission areas identified by the new framework programme running from 2021-2027. Horizon Europe will incorporate research and innovation missions to increase the effectiveness of funding by pursuing clearly defined targets. During the event, dedicated special sessions will focus on the opportunity offered by this framework and possible cooperation and exchanges within member states in a perspective of cooperation and collaboration.



Nanotechnology is expected to dominate the development of future technologies with an impressive breakthroughs in many industrial sectors and an increasing impact on our lives. For this reason, update training courses and school will be held during the conference. As for the past editions, the update training course, in collaboration with Ordine degli Ingegneri della Provincia di Roma will be organized for all interested participants. Moreover, also this year schools concerning various issues will be organized.

Thanks to the success achieved last year by the SPM School and the School on Nanotech (delivered online and in attendance), also this year NanoInnovation will host schools and update courses on various topics such as microscopy and nanomedicine. NanoInnovation believes in the importance of training and in the need of sharing and transmitting knowledge at all levels, from student to professional. The participation, completely free, allows exactly the achievement of this goal.

NanoInnovation is a forum where learning in which direction innovations are going.


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