Latest news: Twente and Wageningen University students win prizes at international conference ECCE 2013
Twente and Wageningen University students win prizes at international conference ECCE 2013
Vic van Dijk and Sami Sahin both won a prize with their poster presentation on the ninth European Congress of Chemical Engineering (ECCE9, The Hague). This international congress on April 24th, 2013 attracted about 1800 visitors, 750 of these presented their work with a poster. Both PhD’s research is supported by the NanoNexNL consortium, a micro and nanotechnology consortium of the Government of the Netherlands and 130 partners.
Micro and nanotechnology will make a significant contribution to resolving major societal questions such as keeping an ageing society healthy and keeping our environment liveable in a changing climate. The basis for being able to provide this contribution lies in the creation of an open, dynamic and sustainable ecosystem for research and innovation with which the Netherlands can continue to play its leading role in the world, and can extend this role further, in micro and nanotechnology. This ecosystem is created by initiating and guiding research projects within the themes.
NanoNextNL is a consortium of more than one hundred companies, universities, knowledge institutes and university medical centres, which is aimed at research into micro and nanotechnology. The total sum involved for NanoNextNL is 250 million euros, half of which is contributed by the collaboration of more than one hundred businesses, universities, knowledge institutes and university medical centres and the other half by the Government of the Netherlands.