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    updated on June 2, 2024

Overview workshops

updated on June 10, 2024

 

WS.I

NANOMEDICINE:
FROM RESEARCH TO CLINIC APPLICATION
 

September 11

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Co-organized with:
Unimore FONDAZIONE DON GNOCCHI VOLTO

WORKSHOP COMMITTEE: 

Giovanni TOSI, Full Professor, University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Secretary of European Technology Platform for Nanomedicine
Marzia BEDONI, Head of Nanomedicine and Biophotonics Unit in Don Gnocchi Foundation

The session will deal with precision approaches for diagnosis and therapy, as well as gene therapy and drug-based RNA/DNA technologies with applications in cancer, neurological diseases, cardiovascular, rare and genetic diseases.
 
 

WS.II

PATHWAYS TO SUSTAINABILITY:
STRATEGIES FOR EFFECTIVE TRANSITIONS

September 11 - 12

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Co-organized with:
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WORKSHOP COMMITTEE

Marzia QUAGLIO, Francesca RISPLENDI & Marco FONTANA, Polytechnic University of Turin
Mauro GATTI, Sapienza University of Rome
Claudia Letizia Maddalena BIANCHI, University of Milan

In recent years, the negative impacts of anthropogenic GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions on the global climate and the rising energy demand have underscored the urgent need to transition significantly from fossil fuel dependence to renewable energy sources. This transition is essential for achieving sustainability and mitigating climate change, in line with UE protocols imposed for climate neutrality under the Green Deal. Advanced technologies and innovative approaches are critical to this energy transition, and this workshop brings together contributions from academia and industry to synergize efforts in driving technological growth towards a sustainable future. While the energy transition is predominantly driven by technological advancements, its broader scope significantly impacts architecture, urban planning and redevelopment, environmental and social sustainability. The workshop "Pathways to Sustainability: Strategies for Effective Transitions" aims to foster interdisciplinary collaboration, share cutting-edge research, and promote innovation in sustainable energy technologies, enhancing our collective understanding and drive towards a sustainable energy future. The workshop will explore novel strategies for energy harvesting such as advances in photovoltaics, harnessing ambient vibrations and thermal gradients. The integration of nanotechnology and flexible electronics opens new frontiers in sustainable power generation, offering promising solutions for various applications, from IoT devices to remote sensors. Hydrogen’s role as an energy carrier for energy storage and utilization will also be discussed, along with challenges in production, storage, and distribution. The integration of hydrogen technologies, such as electrolyzers and fuel cells, into the energy market is set to transform energy generation and consumption, making significant steps towards decarbonization. Sustainable bio-based processes and technologies for converting agricultural and industrial residues into biofuels and high-value products will be emphasized, supporting the circular economy and offering renewable energy solutions. Short-term strategies such as the capture and abatement of pollutants like CO2 are also essential. The rational design and synthesis of advanced nanostructured materials facilitate efficient separation processes, including CO2 capture and resource recovery. Furthermore, the electrochemical reduction of CO2 into value-added products, driven by renewable sources, offers a compelling avenue for CO2 valorization. Developing high-performance electrocatalysts that balance selectivity, stability, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness is key to transforming CO2 into valuable resources, thereby addressing short-to-medium-term emission challenges while promoting long-term sustainability. Decarbonization of urban environments through deep building renovation, urban space regeneration, and the establishment of renewable energy communities will be discussed as essential steps for achieving sustainable cities, in line with EU decarbonization targets. The integration of renewable energy technologies into urban planning and architecture will also be examined. Finally, comprehensive methodologies for evaluating environmental and social impacts are vital for developing sustainable energy systems. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Social Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA) frameworks provide robust approaches for assessing the sustainability of energy technologies.

 
 

WS.III

IPCEIs MICROELECTRONICS:
DEVICES AND SYSTEMS DRIVING THE DIGITAL AND GREEN TRANSITION

September 12

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Co-organized with:
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WORKSHOP COMMITTEE

Andrea PORCARI, AIRI
Cosimo MUSCA, STMicroelectronics

 
Europe is increasingly investing to strengthen our capacity and leadership in the semiconductor value chain, from materials to design, manufacturing and packaging of advanced chips and electronics devices and systems. The 2023 EU Chips Act is leveraging R&I efforts of all EU players in the field, and the two IPCEI (Important Projects of Common Interest) ME and ME/CT (MicroElectronics and Communication Technology) are supporting the transformation. IPCEI ME/CT builds on the first IPCEI ME results and involves 68 projects from 56 companies and an ecosystem of over 600 R&I players. Breakthrough are expected along four lines: sensing, thinking, acting, communicating, toward more efficient, faster, secure and reliable devices . Italy and Austria are key players in all technology fields of IPCEI, such as novel semiconductor materials, sensors, actuators, high performance processors, and artificial intelligence systems. Solutions developed are strategic assets for major industrial value chains, including communications (5G, 6G), autonomous driving, digital technologies, energy generation, distribution and use. The workshop, following the events held in 2020 and 2022, will provide an opportunity for companies, R&I centres, and universities to learn on the achievements and ongoing activities of IPCEI, and network with key players of the field. The first part will include talks from authoritative IPCEI partners. The second part will be a matchmaking session with IPCEI representatives, open to large industries, SMEs, startups, research organizations willing to meet, share and discuss RtoB and BtoB opportunities with IPCEI representatives.
 
 

WS.IV

MATERIALS FOR OUR ENVIRONMENT

September 12

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Co-organized with:
unimi

WORKSHOP COMMITTEE

Claudia Letizia Maddalena BIANCHI, University of Milan
Wenbin CAO, USTB, China
Valentino CAPUCCI,Graniti, Fianders
Senentxu LANCEROS-MENDEZ, Basque Center for Materials, Spain

This workshop is dedicated to showcasing cutting-edge advancements in materials science with a specific focus on air and water remediation. It will feature a series of high-level talks from renowned experts in the field, providing deep insights into the latest research, technologies, and strategies for combating pollution and environmental degradation. The workshop aims to highlight innovative materials and methods that have shown promise in the purification and remediation of air and water, addressing critical issues such as the removal of toxic pollutants, reduction of carbon emissions, and enhancement of water quality in contaminated areas. By bringing together leading scientists, environmental policymakers, and industry stakeholders, the event will foster a rich dialogue on the integration of advanced materials into sustainable environmental practices. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with speakers through comprehensive Q&A sessions, facilitating a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities in environmental remediation. This gathering is an essential platform for those committed to the development and deployment of groundbreaking solutions for air and water quality improvement, setting the stage for collaborative efforts towards a more sustainable and cleaner environment.


 
 

WS.V

SUPERCONDUCTING DEVICES AND TECHNOLOGIES

September 12 - 13

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Co-organized with:
fbk foundation

WORKSHOP COMMITTEE

Massimo BERSANI, FBK

The sessions aim at exploring the development of state-of-the-art superconducting devices, which are becoming increasingly relevant for applications in the growing fields of quantum sensing, quantum computing and quantum simulations. Different types of devices, such as superconducting qubits and superconducting microwave parametric amplifiers, and the related technological challenges and novel approaches will be discussed. Moreover, the present and future applications of superconducting quantum devices to real world applications will be investigated.

 

 

WS.VI

FRONTIERS OF NANOMATERIALS IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING:
FROM HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGIES TO NEUROMORPHIC APPLICATIONS

September 12

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WS.VII

WIDE-BANDGAP SEMICONDUCTORS AND HETEROSTRUCTURES FOR POWER AND RF ELECTRONICS

September 11

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Co-organized with:
IMM

WORKSHOP COMMITTEE

Filippo GIANNAZZO, IMM-CNR
Patrick FIORENZA, IMM-CNR

 

 

 
 

WS.VIII

EXPLORING STRESS AND STRAIN IN THIN FILMS AND SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS

September 12

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Co-organized with:
Roma Tre Sapienza tx

WORKSHOP COMMITTEE

Marco SEBASTIANI, Roma Tre University
Marco ROSSI, Sapienza University of Rome

This workshop aims to provide a platform for researchers and professionals to discuss recent advancements and research findings related to stress and strain in thin films and semiconductor materials. The workshop is divided into two sessions, each featuring four/five scientific research presentations.

 

 
 

WS.IX

TECHNOLOGIES FOR ENERGY TRANSITION

September 11 - 12 - 13

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INFO & CONTACTS

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