Nanotechnology: Technology of the future for health, energy, food and safety

26 November 2019 from 19:00 to 21:00 hrs
MESA+ Institute, NanoLab Building, Hallenweg 15, 7522 NH Enschede
Add event:

International experts will present their vision on how with the help of nanotechnology the world will have a sustainable future in 2050.

Over the past 10 years nanotechnology has seen dramatic developments. After the discovery and development of innovative nanomaterials, nanodevices and nanosystems ,today industry has picked up this disruptive breakthrough technology and nano-innovations are commercialized big-scale. The moment has come to tackle the big societal challenges in the fields of health, energy, agro/food and security using the fantastic available nano-toolbox in a joint effort with all stakeholders.


  • Albert van den Berg, wetenschappelijk directeur MESA+ instituut voor Nanotechnologie, Universiteit Twente – Welcome and introduction
  • Adrien Ionescu, professor EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale Lausanne) – Electronic (nano)technologies for enabling sustainable artificial intelligence at the edge
  • Adrienne Sips, Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu, Research Coördinator Nanotechnologie – Nanotechnologie, kunnen we het nog beter maken? (Talk in Dutch)
  • Karin Schroen, Universiteit Wageningen, Afdeling Agrotechnologie en Voedingswetenschappen – Nanotechnologie voor voeding, waar is dat goed voor? (Talk in Dutch)
  • Mark Huijben, Universiteit Twente, Inorganic, Materials, Science group, Nanomaterials for Energy Conversion and Storage – Nano4Energy (Talk in Dutch)


MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology