Despite the Covid-19 epidemic situation, the V edition of NanoInnovation has been held regularly from 15 to 18 September 2020. The organizers have structured the event with the purpose of ensuring a wide participation while keeping a strict respect of the rules for health protection and against the epidemic diffusion. To this purpose, the Conference has been structured by granting either the local presence of delegates or the remote participation by teleconferencing, while the exhibition hosted the maximum number of booths allowed by safety rules. As in our tradition, the conference has been hosted by the usual venue, in the Renaissance Cloister by Sangallo at the Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering of Sapienza University of Rome, which has been upgraded to allow the streaming connection from all the conference rooms. This dual channel organization has been really appreciated by the delegates who attended the Conference sessions and the connected events.
This particular edition can praise 1.210 online registered participants and, on the whole, a total amount of more than 3.400 presences, in attendance and remotely, at the different activities carried out during the four days of conference, from the opening plenary sessions to the update training, from the thematic symposia to schools and satellite events.
NanoInnovation 2020 also saw the presence of 26 co-organizers, 9 exhibitors, 15 industrial supporters, 9 institutional and scientific patronages, more than 400 speakers and chairs, 2 plenary sessions, 55 technical thematic symposia, 1 round table, 73 posters in a dedicated session, 1 NEST prize for young researchers, 5 scientific multi-sessions workshops, 1 workshop dedicated to “Open Innovation and Open Science”, 2 schools, 5 satellite events, 1 update training organized in collaboration with Ordine degli Ingegneri della Provincia di Roma, 89 registered participants and 52 meetings successfully organized by APRE and a remotely delegation from Russia, Israel, Poland, Lithuania and Czech Republic, thanks to the support of the Italian Trade Agency (ITA).