On 23-26 August the 3rd International summer school for young scientists “Nanotechnology: from fundamental research to innovations” was held in Yaremche, Ivano-Frankivsk region, within the framework of FP7 Nanotwinning project. The School was followed by 2nd International conference “Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials” (NANO-2014) which took place in Lviv on 27-30 August.
Both events united scientists from universities and research institutions of Estonia, Italy, France, the UK, Turkey, Russia and Ukraine etc. The Sumer School comprised in total 50 international participants while the conference was visited by more than 350 scientists working in the sector of nanotechnologies.
Young participants and known scientists shared knowledge on the development of nanotechnology and its implementation in innovations aimed at meeting the needs of society. Both events also contributed to integration of Ukrainian scientists in European scientific and innovative environment by forming strategic alliances with research institutes and universities. On top of this, Ukrainian young scientists received information on possibilities to participate in EU scientific program such as Horizon 2020 COSME.
The event was organized by the Institute of Physics of NAN of Ukraine, Lviv National University, Tartu University (Estonia), European Profiles A.E. (Greece), University of Turin (Italy) and Pierre and Marie Curie University (France).
Background information: the 7th Framework Program (FP 7) for Research and Technological Development is a EU-financed initiative aimed at boosting research in Europe responding to needs in terms of jobs and competitiveness, and to maintain leadership in the global knowledge economy. The Framework Program for Research have two main strategic objectives: to strengthen the scientific and technological base of European industry and to encourage its international competitiveness while promoting research that supports EU policies.