Nano|Net network and its members Nanotechnology Lab LTFN, OET and HOPE-A association, participated in the IDTechEx USA 2019 Show with the latest emerging technologies which took place at Santa Clara!

In the exhibition area at the booth V18, LTFN presented the innovations, activities and vision in the fields of Flexible & Printed Electronics, 3D Printing & 3D Bioprinting, Digital and Additive Manufacturing, In-line Precision,Metrology & Quality Control of Processes & Open Innovation for manufacturing of OPVs and OLEDs, while OET demonstrated innovative products for Energy and Lighting in Automotive, Buildings, Wearables, Smart Packaging and IoT.


LTFN & HOPE-A will attend the event that focuses on Artificial Intelligence and Digital Innovation Hubs for European Industry beyond 2020.

The digitalization of the European Industry aims to help companies, researchers and public authorities to develop the new technologies. The main target is to create strategic partnerships and strong networks in order to boost investment opportunities. The new industrial revolution, driven by new-generation information technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, big data, and data analytics, robotics and 3D printing.

You can find more info here.

As our society is moving forward, we have to deal with even more complicated and demanding challenges, introduce, embrace and apply all the state-of-the-art applications that have a great impact in today’s and tomorrow’s life. Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence are two of the hottest topics especially for the Industry of tomorrow. Industrial IoT improves efficiency, monitoring, and productivity! According to several types of research, the use of this technology in industrial settings could add $14.2tr. to the global economy of 2030!

Prof. S. Logothetidis Director of Nanotechnology Lab LTFN & President of HOPE-A Association attended the IoT Solutions World Congress, the largest IoT event in the world which held on 29-31 October in Barcelona in order to explore all the new trends, new ideas, solutions and get connected with industry stakeholders to establish new partnerships.


The Zero defect manufacturing workshop was held on 24 October in Brussels and brought together key stakeholders to shape the future landscape of European manufacturing.

During this workshop, Prof. St.Logothetidis Director of Nanotechnology Lab LTFN gave a presentation as the coordinator of the EU project Smartline. This project aims to create intelligent and zero-defect manufacturing processes, in order to avoid failures, to increase the reliability and safety of manufacturing systems and reach the zero-defect quality of products.


Nano|Net together with LTFN, OET, and HOPE-A participated in the Workshop on “Smart Bioelectronic and Wearable Systems” that took place on 22-23 October in Brussels. This two - day EC workshop presented topics covering smart systems across Key Digital technologies. Great emphasis was given on bio-electronics, bio-photonics, and flexible and wearable electronics. This event also highlighted the role of Bioelectronics and Flexible & Wearable Electronics in the context of the Digital R&I Agenda, such as Edge Computing, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, and Cybersecurity.

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Dr. Ria Pechlivani, R&D&I manager of OET, presented a wearable kit with integrated flexible printed organic electronic products for energy, lighting and IoT interaction. Furthermore, in the properly formed exhibition area, running and completed EU-funded projects had the chance to present their results via demonstrators and visuals. LTFN is the coordinator and both OET and HOPE-A are partners of the consortium of the two EU projects Smartline and CORNET.

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Image on the left: On the left Prof. Logothetidis Director of Nanotechnology Lab LTFN & President of HOPE-A Association and on the right Dr. Argiris Laskarakis Head of Organic Electronics Group Nanotechnology Lab LTFN. Image on the right: On the left Dr. Ria Pechlivani, R&D&I manager of OET and on the right Dr. Argiris Laskarakis Head of Organic Electronics Group Nanotechnology Lab LTFN.

Smartline is the project that will create intelligent and zero-defect manufacturing processes by developing robust and non-destructive in-line metrology tools and process control platform to achieve the reliable and closed-loop manufacturing of Organic Electronic devices (OPVs and OLEDs for lighting) by Roll-to-Roll Printing and Organic Vapour Phase Deposition (OVPD) pilot lines. More information available here. CORNET is the project that will develop a unique EU Open Innovation Environment (OIE) covering the triangle of manufacturing, modeling, and experimentation in order to optimize the Organic/Large Area Electronic (OE) materials, materials' behavior and nano-devices (OPVs, PPVs, OLEDs) manufacturing processes. More information available here.

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LTFN will participate at the 45th International Conference on Micro & Nano Engineering (MNE 2019) taking place on 23-26 September 2019, in Rhodes, Greece. You can find more info here.

NANOTEXNOLOGY 2019 concluded successfully on the 6th of July 2018, after an exciting week of innovative scientific, technological, business and networking parallel events. Nano|Net together with the Nanotechnology Lab LTFN, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, HOPE-A and the Horizon 2020 Projects, Smartline and CORNET co-organized this year’s multi-event. Thank you all for visiting our booth and meeting us!
This year NANOTEXNOLOGY 2019 comprised more than 650 exciting presentations from 56 Countries providing an overview of the latest advances and future prospects in Nanotechnologies, Organic Electronics & Photonics, 3D Printing & Bioprinting, and Nanomedicine.
The starting point of this year’s NANOTEXNOLOGY were the ISSON19 Summer Schools commenced on Saturday 29th of June. ISSON19 comprised fascinating lectures and demonstrations of state-of-the-art techniques on Nanosciences & Nanotechnologies, Organic Electronics and Nanomedicine gathering more than 110 students from 25 different countries and 60 poster presentations!

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Coming next, ISFOE19, the International Symposium on Flexible Organic Electronics started on Monday 1st of July consisting of more than 150 presentations from 32 different countries, to be followed by NN19, the International Conference on Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, which began on Tuesday 2nd of July encompassing 380 presentations from 50 different countries. During the same day, the I3D19 - Workshop on 3D Printing, 3D Bioprinting, Digital, and Additive Manufacturing commenced, gathering 120 presentations from 25 countries.

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During the fourth day of NANOTEXNOLOGY, inspiring Plenary talks were delivered by three world-class experts, Prof. M. Leclerc from Laval University, Canada, Prof. S. Pantelides from Vanderbilt University, USA, and Prof. Nicholas Peppas from the University of Texas at Austin, USA. The Plenary Session attendants were informed on the recent advances in the preparation of less toxic and expensive conjugated polymers and their utilization in plastic solar cells, design & study of novel 2D dimensional materials and the recent accomplishments on the engineering of intelligent, recognitive nanoscale systems for Advanced Therapeutic Agent Targeting & Delivery.

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Also, a greeting was given by the newly elected rector of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Prof. Nikolaos Papaioannou, congratulating the organization and the polythematic index of the NANOTEXNOLOGY multi-event, while expressed his support to these actions.

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This year 7 new parallel Special Workshops enriched NANOTEXNOLOGY’s program with more than 130 presentations.

In the workshop on Open Innovation and Standardization for materials characterization, materials modeling and materials process and manufacturing, Projects’ Coordinators and Participants gave an overview of the combined efforts that take place to promote and progress in the state-of-the-art Scientific and Research fields of Nanotechnology and Organic Electronics through the adoption of an Open Innovation environment which is an open framework process that can accelerate innovation through collaboration between expert stakeholders from academic, research and industrial communities.

Also, Representatives from EU funded R&D Projects participated in the workshop on EU projects, by presenting their latest advances and outcomes of their R&D activities and provided the attendants with new information in European and International level in Nanotechnologies, Organic Electronics, and Nanomedicine.

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 In the Special Workshop Women in Nano Science & Technology, women in research delivered remarkable presentations presented their work with the target to highlight and advance the role and recognition of women working in cutting edge fields of Nano Science and Technology.

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In the Workshop on In-line & Real-time Metrology and Quality Control for Nano-Manufacturing, presenters revealed the huge potentiality of in-line and real-time metrology methods (tools, measurement/analysis methodologies, protocols, integration concepts) to revolutionize the digital manufacturing of advanced materials, devices, components, processes and products based on Organic & Printed Electronics.

On Thursday 4th of July 2019, an agreement between the Nanotechnology Lab LTFN of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Sabancı University Nanotechnology Research and Application Center (SUNUM) of Istanbul, Turkey was signed bringing forward the cooperation between the two organizations.

On the same day, the annual Nano|Net General Assembly took place, where partners and also new members of this special network were gathered and had discussions on the related activities, communication policies and collaborations between research and business organizations involved in the fields of Nano-Bio-Technologies.

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Parallel to the Conferences and the Summer Schools, EXPO19, the 9th International Exhibition on Nanotechnologies, Organic Electronics & Nanomedicine gathered more than 40 exhibitors, creating a vibrant environment of business interactions, together with the Matchmaking Event, which comprised more than 150 bilateral meetings, and the Business Forum with presentations from companies' representatives.

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Thank you for your contribution to this exciting multi-event! We wish your participation in NANOTEXNOLOGY 2019 brought you fruitful discussions, networking and stimuli!


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