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1 / Improve the professional skills of researchers
We will organize specialized scientific conferences, colloquia and meetings to promote, through innovation and entrepreneurship, a network of excellence (NOE) in the various fields of knowledge in nanoscience and nanotechnology, focusing on the main social challenges as detailed in the European H2020 program. Through this network, research papers will reach a higher impact and the knowledge transfer to market will be highly stimulated. We will create a wide network of researchers and a unique job pool specific for nanoscience and nanotechnology that will help scientists and research groups find each other and connect effortlessly.
2 / Encourage and strengthen the education of students
We will offer advising to the students in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, helping them obtain high-quality educational resources and introducing them to the world of scientific research and technological entrepreneurship. Upon the possibility to access to a exclusive group of research and industry professionals with years of experience, students will be able to acquire experiences and counseling of great value. Acting as a network of excellence, we will help them obtain more training and working opportunities. Performing a complete follow-up of the undergraduate and master’s students, starting from the very first bachelor promotions, we will have first-hand data of their interests and evolution.
3 / Promote direct collaboration between entities
We will create a taxonomic database of the research and innovation fabric in nanoscience and nanotechnology by analyzing the relationships between universities, research centers and companies (large industries, spin-offs and start-ups) and the traits of their research units. With access to platforms such as this one, R&D managers will be able to reinforce and expand collaborations in large projects. This would promote the connectivity of the growing excellence cluster of researchers and centers in nanoscience and nanotechnology, especially the Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) initiatives.
4 / Disseminate and debate nanoscience
We will participate in the task of disseminating science among the society by promoting and organizing informative seminars in relation to key enabling technologies KETs in schools and communicating the progresses and potentials of nanoscience and nanotechnology. We shall encourage the public to systematically participate in the process of debating what kind of science it wants, and which should be its goals and limits, for instance in the 4.0 industrial revolution that will integrate nanoscience and artificial intelligence or in nanotechnological tools used for genetic engineering. We will also perform strategic communication by putting together studies and reports which identify the areas with greatest market potential, in order to assist public and private investments. Priorities will be set on the investment in those key areas that address the new social challenges and respect the ethical limits and wills of the society.
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