ANF Summit Summary
July 14, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea
To establish better awareness of the infrastructure available on the micro/nanofabrication and characterization facilities in the ANF community and thus promote a synergistic bridging among ANF members with interdisciplinary integration and communication.
To co-ordinate nanosafety activities in the region through the Asia Nano Safe network, including harmonization of nano safety training, safety-by-design approach to nanotechnology development and translational nano research to the marketplace.
To realise economic value of Nanotechnology Research & Development through commercialising demand driven and technology push initiatives in partnership with the industry for sustainable development of ANF member economies.
Here’s what just some of our ANC 2016 participants have said
I realized that even a seemingly good thing will have its potential risks hidden in its behind, just like an old saying said “every coin has two sides”. I think I will pay much attention on another side of nanotechnology during my future research.
Xiuguo CHEN — China
I had the possibility to broaden my horizons and leave my comfort zone by positioning myself in front of a crowd to present as well as participate actively in a debate.
Isabella WINTER — Austria
ANC provided the very useful information in the field of risk assessments of new technologies and sustainability. These are the subjects that I never think about them before.
Mona ALIBOLANDI — Iran
It gives me a broader perspective on my and also on others’ research work, not technically but on the safety and sustainability impact it could lead to, for our future generations.