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Representatives of HOPE-A attended the Southeast Europe Energy Forum that took place in Thessaloniki on September 6th. This event brought together key policymakers, regulators, top market players, financiers, academics and experts to present and discuss unique insights and observations on up-to-date topics in the dynamic energy field in Greece and the wider region. Attendees had the chance to share and exchange diverse thoughts, ideas and best practices for the exploitation of available energy sources, eco-friendly energy supply which is crucial for economic and social development in SE Europe.

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LTFN and OE-Technologies, HOPE-A members will participate at the IDTechEx Show USA, taking place on 20-21 November at Santa Clara, USA. Visit our booth No V18 and meet our activities!

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HOPE-A members LTFN and OE-Technologies will participate at the 84th International Thesasloniki Fair, taking place on 7-15 September 2019 at Thessaloniki, Greece. You can visit us either in Pavillion 10 (Energy) or Pavillion 12 (Digital Greece).

Tuesday, 23 July 2019 16:02

HELPE - New HOPE-A member

HELLENIC PETROLEUM is a dynamic Group with solid foundations, holding a leading position in the Greek energy sector as well as in the greater area of Southeast Europe. Founded in 1998, and the group activities spanning across the energy value chain and presence in 6 countries.

HELLENIC PETROLEUM has a wide range of activities that among others includes Petrochemicals / Chemicals Production & Trading, Power Generation & Trading, Renewable Energy Sources (RES). Power generation and trading activities are carried out through Elpedison, a JV with EDISON, which owns and operates two CCGT plants in Greece, one 390MW plant in Thessaloniki and a 420MW plant in Thisvi, with a growing presence in the electricity supply business. Moreover, HELLENIC PETROLEUM entered the field of renewable energy sources with a portfolio of 26 MW in operation and over 300MW in various development stages (HELPE Renewable energy sources).

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Saturday, 13 July 2019 15:32


NANOTEXNOLOGY explores the opportunities in the emerging fields of Nanotechnologies, Organic & Printed Electronics and Nanomedicine. NANOTEXNOLOGY 2019 succeeded to bring together over 2,000 researchers, scientists, engineers, business, technical and policy professionals to promote research and industrial collaborations, identify priorities and strengthen the innovation ecosystem.

HOPE-A is an active supporter of the industrial community with the main scope to promote the actions, the innovations, the state-of-the-art products and applications of related industrial entities in the field of Nanotechnologies, Organic & Printed Electronics and Nanomedicine. From small start-ups to SMEs and large companies were all invited to participate in the NANOTEXNOLOGY EXPO, to demonstrate their products and services. Furthermore, to establish communication, interaction and possible collaboration with other stakeholders during the Matchmaking event.

This year the multi-event started on 29th of June 2019 and concluded on the 6th of July 2019. During this special week, many innovative scientific, technological, business and networking parallel events and activities took place.

The 9th International Exhibition on Nanotechnologies, Organic Electronics & Nanomedicine gathered more than 40 exhibitors, where applications, products, and research from more than 60 countries represented.

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The NANOTEXNOLOGY EXPO united innovators to bring Nanotechnology, Organic Electronics & Nanomedicine from lab to market! The fully integrated exhibition enabled the participants to demonstrate and discover state-of-the-art prototypes, technologies and research results from innovative companies, leading research institutes, high-tech clusters, SMEs, EU-projects.

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Furthermore, the promotion of the products and research results was complemented with the participation in the Matchmaking Event and the Business Forum, taking place at the exhibition area. Within the B2B meetings were comprised of more than 150 bilateral meetings and the Business Forum with presentations from companies' representatives.

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The Nanomedicine team of researchers of Nanotechnology Lab of Aristotle University in Thessaloniki - LTFN offered a Special moment at their booth in EXPO where a demonstration of 3D Bioprinting of human organs took place.

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ISFOE19, the 12th International Symposium on Flexible Organic Electronics started on Monday the 1st of July consisting of more than 150 presentations from 32 different countries and covered a plethora of interesting topics such as Novel organic/inorganic and hybrid materials, Graphene, Perovskites, and many others. During the same day, the 2nd International Conference I3D19 on 3D Printing, 3D Bioprinting, Digital, and Additive Manufacturing took place including 120 presentations, following the great success and participation of the previous year.

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On Tuesday the 2nd of July was the first day of NN19, the 16th International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies, including 350 presentations from 50 different countries.

During the fourth day of NANOTEXNOLOGY 2019, inspiring Plenary talks were delivered by three world-class experts, Prof. Mario Leclerc from Laval University, Canada, Prof. Sokrates Pantelides from Vanderbilt University, USA, and Prof. Nicholas Peppas from The University of Texas at Austin, USA. The Plenary Session attendants were informed about cutting-edge updates on Green Chemistry for Green Energy, Novel nanomaterials & Intelligent, Recognitive, Nanoscale Systems for Advanced Therapeutic Agent Targeting and Delivery. Also, a greeting was given from the newly elected rector of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Prof. Nikolaos Papaioannou congratulating on the organization and the polythematic index of this multi-event, while expressed his support to these actions.

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On Thursday 4th of July 2019, during the ΝANOTEXNOLOGY 2019 signed the agreement between Nanotechnology Lab LTFN of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Sabancı University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center (SUNUM) of Istanbul, Turkey for R&D collaboration R&D on Nanotechnology, Nanomedicine, Smart / Advanced Nanomaterials, and Micro-Nano Systems.

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The same day the annual NanoNet General Assembly was realized where partners but also new members of this special network gathered and discussed the activities and development of communication and collaboration between research and business organizations activated in the fields of Nano-Bio-Technologies.

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This year 7 new parallel Special Workshops enriched NANOTEXNOLOGY’s program with more than 130 presentations. On Wednesday the 3rd of July, the Special Workshop Women in Nano Science & Technology took place, with the target to highlight and advance the role and recognition of women working in cutting edge fields of Nano Science and Technology.

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The EU - USA Workshop "Sustainable NanoFabrication & NanoManufacturing " and New Business Development & Commercialization Workshop held on Friday the 5th of July. Through these special workshops the USA and EU academics, researchers, policymakers, industrial stakeholders, and entrepreneurs presented and discussed their ideas and current activities in Nano-Fabrication and Factory of the Future, in order to create a sustainable framework of synergies for common success and growth between EU and USA.

In the frame of this workshop, HOPE-A presented the activities of the field in Nanofabrication through the two European Projects CORNET & Smartline.

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This year ISSON19 Summer Schools gave the opportunity to young researchers and early-career scientists and engineers to participate in a series of lectures that were divided in three complementary schools and cover the significant areas in the N&N field:

  1. Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies
  2. Organic Electronics
  3. Nanomedicine

Furthermore, state-of-the-art techniques, as well as a demonstration-tour in the laboratory facilities for developing and characterizing nanoscale materials was also be included. Top class Experts from Universities, Research Institutions and Industry worldwide shared their knowledge and experience in the format of lecture presentations gathering more than 110 students from 25 different countries!

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Thank you for your contribution to this exciting multi-event and for visiting our Booth! Finally, we want to express our gratitude to all of our sponsors and especially the Group of HELPE that was kindly accepted to support this event as a bronze sponsor!

We wish your participation in NANOTEXNOLOGY 2019 brought you fruitful discussions, networking, and stimuli! We are updating our meeting for next year NANOTEXNOLOGY 2020 so SAVE THE DATE 4-11 July 2020!