Swiss NanoConvention Online, 24–25 June 2021
Swiss NanoConvention Online, 24–25 June 2021
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The Swiss NanoConvention brings together Swiss and international leaders from science and industry in the field of «nano», key figures in innovation and technology, entrepreneurs, investors, administrators and politicians. The Swiss NanoConvention is a platform for connecting people, networking, debating and exchanging ideas – or even generating new ones. Key players are able to gather the best available information on the potential, but also on the risks of one of the key emerging technologies of the 21st century, and its opportunities for innovative technologies, products and services.

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 of the conference include Nano for information and communication technologies, life sciences, optics, energy and materials for a sustainable development. The two-day program will feature plenary talks, topical sessions, discussion platforms, poster sessions, ample opportunities for in-depth and informal networking and a brand new feature: the digital Job Fair.

The youtube stream of the public lecture will start a few minutes before 4:15 pm on Friday 25 June, from our youtube channel.


The Startup Award goes to:

anavo medical 

Poster Awards go to:

Mehdi Ramezani (SNI & Univ. of Basel), Sami Bolat (Empa) and Oliver Erni (HEIA-FR)

Image Awards go to:

Nadine Leisgang (Univ. of Basel), Evgeniia Gilshtein (Empa) and Filippos Kapsalidis (ETH Zurich)

PhD Awards of 2021 go to:

David Hälg( ETH Zurich), Thomas Karg (Univ. of Basel), Omar Rifaie (AMI), Luca Nela (EPFL) and Nadine Leisgang (Univ. of Basel)

PhD Awards of 2020 go to:

Kazuhiro Morimoto (EPFL), Claire Meyer (Univ. of Basel), Shantanu Mishra (Empa), Katharina Kaiser (IBM) and Daniel Najer (Univ.of Basel)

Keynote speakers are:

Topical Sessions

  • Nano for Climate
  • Nano for Healthy Aging
  • Nano for Photonics and Quantum Communication
  • Nano for Quantum Computing
  • Nanoengineered Inorganic Materials
  • Nanoengineered Organic Materials
  • Nanotechnologies for Health
  • Nanotechnology for Antimicrobial Resistance AMR

Applied Sessions

  • Advanced Manufacturing at the Nanoscale
  • Nanoanalytics and Imaging for Quality Products
  • Nano-Innovations
  • Nanotechnology Startup Contest (Swiss MNT)

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Organized by:

Platinum Sponsor:

Invited speakers are:

  • Beck-Schimmer, Beatrice – Univ. of Zurich & Univ. Hospital Zurich
  • Bernard, André – matriq AG
  • Berner, Simon – Medicoat AG
  • Camp, Grayson – IOB & Univ. Basel
  • Diaz, Ana – PSI
  • Egli, Adrian – Univ. of Basel & Univ. Hospital Basel
  • Emine, Ҫağın – Heidelberg Instruments Nano AG
  • Goetzinger, Stephan – Max Planck Institute
  • Gozzo, Fabia – Excelsus Structural Solutions AG
  • Guyot-Sionnest, Philippe – The University of Chicago
  • Hagemeister, Michael – Hitachi ABB Power Grids
  • Hepp, Edgar – Exaddon AG
  • Herrmann, Inge – Empa & ETH Zurich
  • Jeurgens, Lars – Empa
  • Kasas, Sandor – EPFL & IML
  • Klinovaja, Jelena – Univ. of Basel
  • Lodahl, Peter – Niels Bohr Institute
  • Maayan, Galia – Technion
  • McKendry, Rachel – London Centre for Nanotechnology
  • Montenegro, Javier – Univ. of Santiago de Compostela
  • Mougel, Victor – ETH Zurich
  • Novák, Petr – TU Braunschweig
  • Powalla, Michael – ZSW
  • Radu, Iuliana – Imec
  • Santiso-Quinones, Gustavo – Eldico Scientific AG
  • Stahlberg, Henning – EPFL
  • Studart, André – ETH Zurich
  • Tiwari, Ayodhya – Empa
  • Wegmann, Susanne – DZNE
  • Wink, Marianne – FNHW
  • Wootton, James – IBM Research
  • Zbinden, Hugo – Univ. of Geneva
  • Zumbühl, Andreas – Acthera Therapeutics AG

Join the competition for the Swiss Nanotechnology PhD Award! You can find more information here.

Join the competition for the Image Award! You can find more information here.

Join the competition for the Swiss Nanotechnology Start-Up Prize! You can find more information here.