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2023 Symposium on User-Facility Network in Asia: Summary Report

9 February 2023

The 2023 Symposium on User-Facility Network in Asia was successfully held in Tokyo Big Sight at Room 609, Conference Tower on 2nd February 2023 via hybrid (online/onsite) event. The main objectives for this symposium are to share information on user-facility activities and advanced nanofab, nanobio and nano characterization technologies in Asia.

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Asia Nano Forum (ANF)

A network organization, founded in May 2004 and now a registered society in Singapore, known as Asia Nano Forum Society, since Oct 2007.

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Promoting responsible development of nanotechnology






To coordinate the cross-sector activities of ANF members for the purpose of facilitating the development of standards in the area of nanotechnology.

User-Facility Network

The purpose of the User-Facility Network working group is to advance exchange and partnership activities of professional engineers/researchers in academia and industry.

Nano Safety & Risk Management

To coordinate nanosafety activities in the region through the Asia Nano Safety Network, including harmonization of nano safety training, safety-by-design approach to nanotechnology development and translation of nano research to the marketplace. To provide a coordinated response for community concerns and engagement on nanotechnology safety and risk management issues.


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.

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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.


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.

Kheng Lee TAN — Singapore

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