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Nanotechnologie - een begrip zo klein dat je het nauwelijks kunt bevatten

Woensdag 20 november vanaf 19.30 uur zal in het Auditorium van de Hogeschool van Amsterdam, naast het Amstelstation, het startschot gegeven worden voor een serie conferenties over de toekomst.

Initiatiefnemer is The Club of Amsterdam, een internationale denktank die aan de hand van concrete onderwerpen de toekomst weerspiegelt en bespreekbaar maakt:

Hoe willen we ons leven inrichten, op welke manier willen we met elkaar communiceren, hoe willen we dat onze steden er in de toekomst uitzien, welke richting willen we de ontwikkeling van onze cultuur en onze steden opsturen en welke middelen zijn hierbij van belang?

De eerste conferentie staat in het teken van het samenkomen van nanotechnologie, biotechnologie en ICT. Onder leiding van Ineke Malsch zullen Tim Harper - dé internationaal erkende autoriteit op het gebied van nanotechnologie -, Monique A. Schoondorp, Jan Willem van der Kamp en Karel van der Poel het begrip ‘nanotechnologie’ belichten vanuit hun eigen vakgebied, en daarbij ingaan op de volgende vragen:

Hoe beïnvloedt nanotechnologie uw business in de toekomst? Hoe dicht staat nanotechnologie bij u? Wanneer kunt u succes verwachten als u nanotechnologie toe gaat passen?

Wat is ‘nanotechnologie’?

Nanotechnologie is een containerbegrip, en haar toepassing omvat diverse vakgebieden. Hier volgen enkele voorbeelden: 

Door nanotechnologie toe te passen op waterfilters kan op een efficiëntere wijze beter en sneller water worden gefilterd - water is het goud van de toekomst!

Door nanotechnologie toe te passen op computerhardware zal de opslagcapaciteit binnen onafzienbare tijd almaar groter worden - opslagcapaciteit is de sleutel tot digitale toepassingen in de toekomst!

Door nanotechnologie toe te passen op de fabricage van ultralicht metaal kan het gewicht van vliegtuigen met 10% verminderd worden, waardoor minder brandstof nodig is om meer mensen en goederen te vervoeren!

Door nanotechnologie toe te passen op de fabricage van batterijen zal de  capaciteit drastisch toenemen, wat zal leiden tot nooit eerder vertoonde mobiele toepassingen en een significant beter milieu - het milieu is dé voorwaarde voor de toekomst!

U bent van harte welkom!

Datum: woensdag 20 november, van 19:30 tot 22.00 uur / VIP-receptie om 18:00 uur

Waar: Auditorium, Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Weesperzijde 190, Amsterdam (naast het Amstelstation), http://www.clubofamsterdam.com


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Tim Harper

Keynote Speaker

http://www.cmp-cientifica.com

CMP Científica is Europe's largest nanotechnology information provider, working with Global 2000 companies, institutional investors and consulting groups to enable them to make rational business decisions about nanotechnology. Tim Harper is the founder & CEO of CMP Cientifica, and the Co Author of the Nanotechnology Opportunity Report™.

Tim is also the Executive Director of European NanoBusiness Association and an advisor to the US NanoBusiness Alliance. He also contributes a weekly column to the Institute of Physics Nanotechweb site.

Tim also publishes the weekly nanotechnology newsletter TNT Weekly which has been running since 2000, and is joint editor in chief of the X Report.

He chairs EuroFE, a European organisation dedicated to commercialising field emission technologies, and is an expert advisor to the European Commission.

Tim founded CMP Cientifica in 1997, which organises Europe's largest scientific nanotechnology conference, TNT 200x. The company also manages both the Phantoms network, which coordinates European nanoelectronics research, and the NanoSpain network which links the Spanish scientific nanotechnology community.

Before founding CMP Cientifica, Tim was an engineer at the European Space Agency's research and development centre in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. He managed the micro and nanoscale characterisation facility, and has published extensively on analytical techniques and characterization of advanced materials.

Tim lives in Madrid, Spain, with his family, after working in the UK, US, Germany, and the Netherlands. Originally from the UK, he also speaks French, Spanish, and Dutch.


Ineke Malsch

Host

http://www.malsch.demon.nl

Malsch TechnoValuation is a result-oriented consultant on technology and society. How people interact with new technologies is the central them of my work. I deal mainly with micro and nanotechnology, biotechnology and their applications. My customers are mainly Dutch and other European government related organisations in the area of science and technology policy and technical media. I value responsible entrepreneurship. From time to time I put my knowledge and skills at the service of non governmental organisations.


Panel:
Monique A. Schoondorp

    http://www.biomade.nl

Monique Schoondorp (1963) is co-founder of the Biomade Technology institute in Groningen, the first institute in The Netherlands dedicated to the development of molecular nanotechnology. At this moment she is working as Director Funding Acquisitions for Biomade Technology, has started her own company Nonagon knowledge transfer and is partner of the consultancy group Innovation Power. She has been trained as a polymer chemist and after her PhD she developed management skills and extended her scientific experience in the direction of bio-molecular sciences.


Jan Willem van der Kamp

http://www.voeding.tno.nl

After graduation in chemistry at Utrecht University (1970) Jan Willem van der Kamp joined Unilever where he had positions in central research and the van denBergh Foods company. In 1985 became director of the Cereal and Animal Nutrition Research Institute in TNO. Since 1994 he is Program Director Biotechnology in TNO Nutrition and Food Research.

His external positions include President of ICC (International Society for Cereal Science and Technology), Chairman of the Law and Regulation Committee of NIABA, the Dutch Bioindustry Association.
His main hobby is playing the violin, both classic and popular music.

Karel van der Poel

http://www.blue-nova.com

Karel van der Poel has spent his career on finding new technologies and technology products and bringing them to the market. Karel started his current company Blue-Nova in June 2002. Blue-Nova explore's the possibilities of new technology for its customers, specializing in new product and new market strategies. Clients of Blue-Nova are technology research institutes, enterprise software companies and venture capitalists who invest in hi-tech companies. From 1999-2002, Karel was part initial team that started GorillaPark the Pan-European Incubator where he served as Vice President Strategy and Research responsible for GorillaParks investment strategy. From 1997-1999 GorillaPark, Karel served as world wide product manager for Hewlett-Packard company in the OpenView software business unit. Previously he held various research and product management positions PROLIN Software B.V. and Meta Software Inc in Boston USA. Karel is best described as a high-tech entrepreneur, technology evangelist and market strategist. He is motivated by the rate of change that characterizes the technology industry so well.

 

Programma
18:00-19:00 VIP-receptie
19:00-19:30 Intekening
19:30-19:45 Welkomstwoord door host Ineke Malsch, Owner-Director of Malsch TechnoValuation
19:45-20:45 Keynotes by Tim E. Harper, founder & CEO of CMP Cientifica
20:45-21:00 Pauze
21:00-21:45 Paneldiscussie onder leiding van Ineke Malsch met Tim Harper en:
* Monique A. Schoondorp, oprichtster en directeur van Fund Acquisitions, Biomade B.V., het toonaangevende Nederlandse instituut op het gebied van moleculaire nanotechnologie
* Jan Willem van der Kamp, Programme Director Biotechnology, TNO
* Karel van der Poel, founder & CEO, Blue-Nova
21:45-22:00 Open discussion


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