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EuroNanoForum 2013 Nanotechnology Innovation: From research to commercialisation – the bridge to Horizon2020

Final Report Summary - ENF 2013 (EuroNanoForum 2013 Nanotechnology Innovation: From research to commercialisation – the bridge to Horizon2020)

Executive Summary:

EuroNanoForum 2013 (ENF 2013), the sixth and latest in this series of bi-ennial conferences, was held in Dublin this year. The very successful growth of this major conference was again sustained. Approximately 1500 delegates from almost 60 countries ensured that ENF2013 was the biggest, best-organised and best-supported such conference to date.

Presentations, workshops, exhibitions, poster displays and competitions over three days demonstrated convincingly the importance of nanotechnology in ensuring that Europe retains a foothold at the very forefront of global manufacturing. Indeed, the importance of nanotechnology and nanosciences as a key enabling technology was a fundamental topic which repeatedly emerged during the course of the three days. The importance of international cooperation, including extending the boundaries of such cooperation well beyond the EU borders, was repeatedly emphasised and highlighted by all key players and was reflected in the committed participation of so many delegates from beyond those borders. The enthusiastic participation of so many delegates in the brokerage sessions demonstrated a very real willingness on the part of those delegates to establish new collaborations.

The event programme featured updates on the latest developments in nanotechnology from many leading research centres and provided practical information on industrial applications from European industrial nanotechnology leaders. Inevitably, due to its timing at the end of the Irish EU presidency, the relevance and importance of Horizon 2020 (Europe’s new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation) was repeatedly addressed. Hopes were expressed that the projected growth of this Programme and the strategic positioning of nanotechnologies within that Programme, would remain as a characteristic of the Industrial Technologies element of the Programme.

Throughout the conference, the need to focus on bringing nanotech products to market has been emphasised. This needs to be matched with a programme of communication to ensure that the public is aware of the contribution and benefits of nanotechnologies and is also reassured that the contribution is safe and contributes to the safety of citizens. The conference has also addressed other areas where nanotechnology can be applied and emphasised how businesses need to move with the times and need to redirect their attention towards transformation into new areas.

One of the key outcomes was the acknowledgement that creating ideas is not enough to drive the European Economy. A network of communication between academia and industry is vital in commercialising new key enabling technologies (KETs). This will bring more nano-product related jobs and patents back to Europe to complement the knowledge-creation here. The need for an integrated strategy for KETs development is vital. Not only is it important to perform the basic research, but an innovative output product must be created. Integration between academia, SMEs and industry will allow these innovations to be commercialised and then produced on a large industrial scale for economic growth and job creation. The emphasis on KETs and public private partnerships within Horizon 2020 is the key strategy for economic growth and job creation.

Finally, the concept of the ‘Valley of Death’ between research and successful commercialisation was repeatedly discussed and debated. Accelerating the time taken to bring potential discoveries to the marketplace is one of the key approaches to try to bridge this ubiquitous pitfall.

Project Context and Objectives:

EuroNanoForum 2013 (ENF2013) took place over 3 days from June 18-20 in Dublin, Ireland. This Forum included Europe’s most prestigious Nanotechnology conference and also show-cased Europe’s largest presentation to date of Nano activities and involvements. The Forum, organised by Enterprise Ireland and Spinverse and funded by the EC's DG Research and Innovation, was held at the Convention Centre Dublin and was the most significant single event of the Irish EU Presidency.

A total of 3 plenary and 15 general conference sessions on Days 1 and 2 were followed by 20 open workshop sessions on 12 topics during Day 3. A number of further pre-arranged closed workshop sessions were also organised to cover related matters. Throughout the three days, Nanotech Europe Exhibition presented over 50 stands, projects and exhibits. The Exhibition Hall was also the venue on Day 1 of the Forum for the NanoNet Ireland Showcase which presented the expertise and services available in Ireland. In addition, almost 300 posters dealing with a broad range of nanotech projects, services and supporting organisations were displayed throughout the Forum around the perimeter of the exhibition area. This area also served as the principle networking and refreshment forum for all delegates on each of the days.

Additional parallel programmes included the finals of the Intel Business Challenge Europe, a Brokerage event, the Magical Materials Exhibition, a Nano Art exhibition and a Nano pub crawl.

Approximately 1500 registrations were received for ENF2013 with visitors travelling from 57 countries in addition to many delegates from Ireland.

A Welcome Reception for all delegates was held in the Forum on the evening of Day 1. A Gala Dinner on the evening of Day 2 was attended by about 900 delegates. Entertainment during the dinner was provided by The Rhythm Corporation with Robbie Harris acting as MC for the event. A video message of encouragement and thanks to all participants was relayed from U2’s The Edge in New York, emphasising the critical importance of research and innovation for bettering the future for millions of the world’s population, notably cancer and other health related sufferers. The particularly promising role of nanotechnology and nanoscience was emphasised.

During the Gala Dinner, the final judging of the 16 leading posters was announced, with the first prize going to Burcu Saner Okan of Sabanci University, Turkey for her poster on Multi-walled nanofiber reinforced self-healing, smart composite material production via triaxial electrospinning technique. The award was presented by Irish NMP National contact point, Dr. Sergio Fernandez-Ceballos of Enterprise Ireland.

Also during the Gala Dinner, 10 project finalists presented 1 minute presentations and video shorts of their projects, prior to the judging of the overall winner by all those present. The prize-winning project was Sonodrugs – Image-Controlled Ultrasound Induced Drug Delivery, represented by Chares Sio, PhD of Philips Research - and awards were presented to all finalists by Herbert von Bose, EU commission’s Director of Industrial Technologies.

On the eve of the Conference launch, a reception was held for the guest speakers in the Science Gallery of Trinity College. The reception was hosted by the CRANN Institute. The reception was followed by dinner for the guest speakers at Dublin Castle. Before the dinner, the guests were warmly welcomed to Ireland and to Dublin by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Naoise O Muiri. Herbert von Bose thanked the Lord Mayor, Enterprise Ireland and Spinverse for their warm hospitality towards all the guests.

The themes of the sessions stemmed from the discussions with the Steering Committee of the Event, European Commission representatives, Event Beneficiaries, and the individual experts identified in each theme. The speakers for each session were chosen in the same process. Based on the advice of the Steering Group, European Commission representatives, event beneficiaries, and the individual experts identified in each theme, the session topics were chosen and speakers to each topic invited. This was an iterative process in which discussion about the topics and the speakers kept on until early June 2013 when all the speakers for the event had confirmed.

The 3 plenaries and 15 parallel sessions were composed into four thematic tracks: Environment, Energy and Transport, Life Sciences, Commercialisation and Cooperation, and Industrial Applications and Nano-engineering. Below the individual sessions with their storyline and agenda are listed. Sessions usually had the form of individual talks followed by questions & answers from the audience. Audiovisual material was incorporated into some of the presentations.

It was determined that speakers are invited to cover four genres: applications and benefits of nanotechnology, scientific state-of-the-art of nano-science, societal issues and innovation & commercialization processes. The topics and speakers chosen, based on the recommendation of the expert groups are listed in the next section of this report. There were in total 96 speakers in the parallel and plenary sessions, including session chairs.

Gender breakdowns of the speakers was that 18/96 speakers were female (18.8 % female, 81.2 % male representation). Country breakdown of speakers was as follows.

Ireland 20 (20.8 %)
Germany 13 (13.5 %)
Finland 10 (10.4 %)
United Kingdom 9 (9.4 %)
Belgium 7 (7.3 %)
France 5 (5.2 %)
Spain 4 (4.2 %)
Switzerland 3 (3.1 %)
The Netherlands 3 (3.1 %)
Italy 2 (2.1 %)
Lithuania 2 (2.1 %)
Poland 2 (2.1 %)
Portugal 2 (2.1 %)
Sweden 2 (2.1 %)
The United States 2 (2.1 %)
Austria 2 (2.1 %)
Brazil 1 (1.0 %)
China 1 (1.0 %)
Czech Republic 1 (1.0 %)
Denmark 1 (1.0 %)
Korea 1 (1.0 %)
New Zealand 1 (1.0 %)
Russia 1 (1.0 %)
Turkey 1 (1.0 %)

EuroNanoForum 2013 featured a number of accompanying programmes to enhance the overall conference and exhibition. These are described in the next section of the report and included:

1. Nanonet Ireland Showcase
2. Magical Materials Exhibition
3. Intel Business Challenge Europe
4. CRANN reception and Speaker Dinner
5. Welcome Reception, Poster Viewing and Organiser’s Dinner
6. Gala Dinner and Awards Schedule

The third day of the event was dedicated to workshops and a brokerage/matchmaking event. The brokerage event was organised by the Enterpise Europe Network in conjunction with the steering committee. The workshop areas were also determined by the Steering Committee of the Event, European Commission representatives, Event Beneficiaries, and the individual experts identified in each theme. Once a workshop theme was agreed, an appropriate workshop organiser was identified, quite often a representative from the international or national advisory committees. The role of the workshop organiser was to select speakers for each workshop session. In each case a member of the steering committee (Liam Brown, Jussi Kajala or Christiane Hepp) supported workshop organisers and reported back to the steering committee. Workshops are described in the next section of this report.

A post-event survey was conducted with attendees. 181 response ere received and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive.

Project Results:

As this was a conference, there were no S &T results/foregrounds

Potential Impact:

Dissemination and Impact

Marketing Plan covering pre-event, event and post-event activities

The marketing plan for EuroNanoForum 2013 was made early in September 2012, the International elements by Spinverse and the national elements by Enterprise Ireland. The marketing plan included the following parts:

1. Giving an overview of the event (date, location, themes, contents)
2. Details on the type of attendees to target and their interests
3. Details of the marketing tools to be used. For these, the categories of Online, Offline and Networks were used:
a. Online tools: Social media, Scientific portals, Online Newspaper, Communities, Personal Email, Partner Newsletter, Press Releases, Event Link on partner site
b. Offline tools: Nano publications, Academic Journals, Articles in relevant magazines, Events, Press Release
c. Networks: Newsletter, Partner news, Private message, Steering group contacts
4. Marketing activities to be used, listed and scheduled
5. Schedule and planned content for the bi-weekly EuroNanoForum 2013 newsletter
6. Direct partner channels and influencers listed
7. Relevant events listed
8. List of proposed advertising, including online ads (Google, LinkedIn), printed advertising and paid newsletter advertising
9. A list of media partner candidates listed and descriptions of the different media partner packages

The marketing plan was updated until the event in June 2013. It functioned as a basis for scheduling and implementing all the marketing activities in relation to the EuroNanoForum 2013.

Graphic Design activities

An Initial conference logo was designed for preliminary promotional purposes during 2012. See Annex 11. This was incorporated into a leaflet design which was distributed at various Events during 2012 and meetings which included NMP Programme Committee meetings and EU Public Private Partnership brokerage meetings in Brussels. The Design was based on the text used for previous conferences e.g.: ENF2013. No defined colour scheme was available.

With the development of the website towards the end of 2012 a review of the Logo was undertaken and a number of iterations created. For simplicity, ease of printing and with reference to the European context and the conference location (Irish national colours are Green White and Orange) the final design was developed. See Annex 12. Two versions were created depending on the medium to be used. The shorter version ENF2013 for website etc and EuroNanoForum2013 for printing material. The newsletter template was designed by a website designer, eCeltic, after the website was created. The newsletter template was to reflect the image and feel of the event website.

In December 2012, the designer made different ENF 2013 banners, including different sizes and types of static and animated versions. He also created the event flyer (A5 size) and two roll-ups. The event flyer was adjusted in March 2013 for printed advertisements (see ANNEX 1 to 3)

From April to June 2013, the conference brochure materials were created in cooperation with the designer. These included the delegate badges and the conference book of 12 pages to be given out to all the delegates (see ANNEX 4 to 6). At the same time, other materials to be used at the event location were designed, such as the walls of the registration desks and the slides to be shown on LED Boards around the venue.

Marketing materials

The majority of the marketing materials were created by Spinverse and their sub-contracted designer Replica Productions and approved by Enterprise Ireland. Specific flyers, presentations and posters were developed by Enterprise Ireland. Marketing materials included the following:

1. Banners and Roll-ups
2. Flyers
3. Media Kit and Press Kit
4. Media partnership presentation, newsletters, marketing emails
5. Stakeholder/conference presentations
6. Posters

Marketing Activities and Results

Website statistics

In 260 days, from the website launch until the 15th of July 2013 over 48.000 visits originated from 27.323 unique visitors. From the top 20 of 660 website referrals, over 2980 visitors were directed to the event website with an average of 4,5 page views per visit.

Promoting the event at other conferences

The EuroNanoForum 2013 was also presented and marketed at various conferences and events related to the field.

Christiane Hepp of Spinverse attended the SENN Conference 2012 (Safety of Engineered Nanoparticles and Nanotechnologies 28 – 31 October 2012, Helsinki, Finland) and promoted ENF 2013 to the event attendees. The conference was also promoted at the event’s final speech by Kai Savolainen, Team Leader at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.

Terhi Marttila of Spinverse attended the ChemBio Finland event and exhibition, presenting the EuroNanoForum 2013 to the exhibitors. This event took place from 20.-21.3.2013 at the Helsinki Exhibition & Convention Centre.

Christiane Hepp attended the ImagineNano 2013 event in Bilbao, Spain to benchmark the event and to market ENF 2013 to the event delegates and exhibitors. A marketing partnership between ENF 2013 and Nanotech Japan originated from this event.

The Enterprise Ireland ENF2013 team of Liam Brown, Sergio Fernandez-Ceballos and Philip Cheasty presented details of the conference at a number of NMP Programme Committee meetings, Nanotechnology member state Higher Level group meetings and NMP NCP meetings in Brussels as well as multiple one to one meetings and group presentations in Ireland.

The FP7 network Ireland promoted the conference during a number of conferences listed on the official calendar of the Irish presidency of the EC. These included 2 other conferences organized By Enterprise Ireland FP7 network, WIRE2013 in Cork and EuroSME2013 in Dublin. Promotional material also supplied for technical conferences allied to the Presidency. These include SETPLan conference in Dublin in May 2013, Sponsored by European Commission and the Future Internet Assembly in Dublin in May 2013.


The EuroNanoForum 2013 newsletter was created and sent bi-weekly by Spinverse, with input from all project partners (European Commission, Enterprise Ireland). The newsletters included topics related to the event proceedings, such as speakers and programme, hot topics, event registration, networking, exhibition, and the calls for best project and the best poster.

The first newsletter was published on 20.12.2012 and the last one before the event on 10.06.2013. In addition to the newsletters prior the event, one newsletter was published after the ENF, on 19.08.2013. This very last one included information about the conference materials availability online, including presentations and photographs.

ENF 2013 Newsletters:

1. Announcing High Profile Speakers (20/12/2012)
2. Calls for Posters & Papers Open (09/01/2013)
3. Connect with International Partners at ENF 2013 (21/01/2013)
4. Avail of the Early Bird Offer (05/02/2013)
5. Graphene Flagship Sails to EuroNanoForum (18/02/2013)
6. Dissemination Opportunities at ENF 2013 (04/03/2013)
7. Conference Programme Fully in Place (13/03/2013)
8. Deadline Extended for Calls (20/03/2013)
9. ENF 2013 Brings Innovation to Your Radar (02/04/2013)
10. Get Your Ticket Now (15/04/2013)
11. Valuable Networking (29/04/2013)
12. Register for Workshops (17/05/2013)
13. Event Programme Finalized - Only 19 Days to Go (30/05/2013)
14. Registration Closes in 3 Days (10/06/2013)

The newsletters were sent to over 5000 recipients and also published on the event website and twitter. In total, the newsletter was opened over 14.300 times and received over 2.800 clicks with a click through rate of 0,196 %, meaning that every fifth person that opened the newsletter also visited the website and accessed in average 10,2 pages per visit.The average opening rate is with 20,8 % and an average click rate of 3,4 % higher than the industry average (15,6% and 2,7%) and reflects the quality of the content and importance of the event.

In addition, Spinverse provided the DG RTD NMP with newsletters, marketing and communications materials to raise awareness among their EU projects and NCPs. Furthermore, newsletters were provided to the media partners for further distribution as well as to over 150 European Technology Platforms, nano-related associations and clusters in Europe.

Enterprise Ireland also included a feature piece on the EuroNanoForum in two of it’s client newsletters, Issue 11 – April 2013 and Issue 13 – July 2013. The first article was titled “Nanotechnology looms high on the horizon” and focused specifically on the EuroNanoForum. The second article was an overview of Enterprise Ireland’s activities throughout the Presidency and included a short piece on the EuroNanoForum, a picture from the event and a link to the highlights video that was created at the event.

Media Partnerships

One important part of the marketing activities for the EuroNanoForum 2013 was the development of media partnerships. Five different media partnership packages were created by Spinverse for international media, with the option to adjust them to the desired level of the possible partners. New partnerships were created from December 2012 until May 2013 by Spinverse.

Media Partnership packages aimed at increased visibility for both parties. They included standard activities such as logo and link exchange on websites, in the conference guide, tickets to the event and a possibility for space on the Media Table at the event for the partner. In turn, the ENF team received publicity in the forms of logo and link exchange on websites; event description and other information published on websites and / or newsletters, mentions in event listings, social media and other published advertisements.

The targeted media were strategic players located in various EU member states, and active especially in the fields of technology, science, business & finance in relation to nanotechnology. Possible partners included both online and offline magazines, newspapers and other media. As the EuroNanoForum 2013 took place in Dublin, an important target group was the UK and Irish media.

Enterprise Ireland has a very active relationship with the Irish national and regional media. Through the PR efforts of the Research & Innovation department, Irish media specialising in Science and Technology are very aware of Enterprise Ireland’s role in this space. During the preparations for EuroNanoForum Enterprise Ireland issued a number of invites to Irish media to attend the event and ensured all major publications in this area were aware of the EuroNanoForum and the significance of this conference being held in Ireland.

In addition to Media Partners, a couple of organisations were listed as partners and sponsors, sharing information about the EuroNanoForum 2013 on their website or their newsletters.

Media partners of EuroNanoForum 2013:

1. Coating International
2. Eureka Network
4. Nano - The magazine for small science
5. NanoPRO
9. Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network
10. Nanotechnology Now
12. Nanotech 2014 Expo Japan
13. NIA - Nanotechnology Industries Association
14. Materials Today
15. Pan European Networks
16. Physics World
17. Silicon Republic

Partners and Sponsors:

2. International Innovation
3. Nanocarriers
4. Nanotech Europe 2013
5. Conference Partners
6. Enterprise Europe Network
7. NanoNet Ireland
8. Intel
9. Intel Business Challenge
10. Nanofutures

Irish Media Partners:

1. The Irish Independent
2. Irish Daily Star
3. Irish Examiner
4. Business & Leadership


The EuroNanoForum 2013 Twitter account (ENF2013) was opened in September 2012 and was used for marketing purposes. All the newsletters were posted on Twitter as links, added by other pieces of news and event information. Also retweets were used for other users’ post related to the EuroNanoForum.
In total, 102 tweets were posted from the ENF2013 account. The event account has 465 followers and was following 975 users, relevant to the nanotechnology community. Followers posted about 477 individual tweets including the keywords EuroNanoForum 2013, #ENF2013 and @ENF2013. In addition, the ENF2013 account was added to 13 lists, reaching out to an additional 5970 users.
Enterprise Ireland also established a twitter account, @EI_EUPresidency, which tweeted about all of Enterprise Irelands activities during the presidency, including the EuroNanoForum. The Enterprise Ireland EU Presidency account had over 300 followers and sent out over 140 tweets, many of the tweets were also retweeted by the corporate Enterprise Ireland account which has over 13,500 followers.


On flickr, impressions from the 3-day event were published. In total over 450 pictures ( and event publications were published (876 views).

Paid Advertising

nano – the magazine for small science

• 3 month banner on the nano magazine website
• 3 newsletters (March, April, May) to +30.000 subscribers
• “Breaking News” item on the homepage of the nano magazine
• Tweets of these activities to +6.000 followers

Coating International

• Print ad

Physics World and Physics World Nanotechnology

• Banner and event announcement on and
• Print ad

MRS bulletin

• Email newsletter to +10.000 contacts in Europe


Advertisement campaigns were launched on LinkedIn, starting in December 2012 and the last one being in June 2013. The campaign targets, results and advertisement titles are presented in the following table:

Campaign Advertisements Dates Target Audience Clicks Impressions

“EuroNanoForum 2013 Largest European Nanotech event, where research meets industry & policy” 12.-28.12.2012 32 088 LinkedIn Members, European Nano-related groups 158 122 714

“EuroNanoForum 2013 Largest European Nanotech event, where research meets industry & policy”

“Calls now Open! EuroNanoForum 2013, 18-20 June at the CCD in Dublin, Ireland ”

“Largest Nanotech Event EuroNanoForum 2013, 18-20 June at the CCD in Dublin, Ireland” 28.1.-27.2.2013 32 088 LinkedIn Members, European Nano-related groups 373 458 125

“EuroNanoForum 2013 Largest European Nanotech event, where research meets industry & policy”

“Largest Nanotech Event EuroNanoForum 2013, 18-20 June at the CCD in Dublin, Ireland”

18.3.-5.4.2013 12 850 688 LinkedIn Members (European & North American industry – senior positions, in technology, research, engineering etc)

191 1 293 295

“EuroNanoForum 2013 - The largest European nanotech event of the year in Dublin, 18-20 June”

“EuroNanoForum 2013 - The largest European nanotech event where business, research and policy meet”

“EuroNanoForum 2013 – in Dublin 18-20 June, 2013. Register now!” 14.4 – 14.5.2013 37 572 LinkedIn Members, European Nano-related groups 303 353 747

“EuroNanoForum 2013 - The largest European nanotech event of the year in Dublin, 18-20 June”

“EuroNanoForum 2013 - The largest European nanotech event where business, research and policy meet”

16.5. – 13.6.2013 37 572 LinkedIn Members, European Nano-related groups 413 652 251

Event Dissemination

Media Webpage, Media Kit and Hot Topics

The Media Page under the EuroNanoForum 2013 event website was updated regularly by Spinverse and Enterprise Ireland to include the Press Releases, the Conference Booklet with the full event programme, all the ENF Newsletters, Media Kit (see Website), information about Media Partnerships and contact information of the organisers responsible for the media contacts. The final Media Kit was created by Spinverse in June 2013 and updated regularly with event content-related Hot Topics and other new information. The Media Kit was created in two formats, one for the web use without content links and one to be sent with content links. Enterprise Ireland also created a modified version of this media kit for Irish Media, which focused more specifically on Irish aspects of the conference, in particular speakers and projects. The Media Kit was available on the event website and the link to it was provided when communicating with media and giving them information about the event. A paper version of the Media Kit was handed out to the journalists attending the event, at the registration desk. 12 separate hot topics that would cover the highlights at ENF 2013 were prepared by Spinverse to promote the event through media partners and nanotechnology-related networks.

Press Releases

Four international press releases were published about the EuroNanoForum 2013 by Spinverse, the complete releases are included in the annex:

1. “Europe’s largest Nanotechnology Conference - EuroNanoForum 2013 – to take place in Dublin” on 14.03.2013 with information about the upcoming event and the importance of nanotechnology
2. “1500 Research and Industry Frontrunners Gather in Dublin at the EuroNanoForum, Europe’s Largest Nanotechnology Conference” on day one of the conference.
3. “ENF2013 Attracts 1500 Delegates -The Largest Event of the Irish Presidency shows the Commercial and Social Importance of Nanotechnology in Europe!” on 28.06.2013 to communicate the event findings after the event.
4. “U2 guitarist The Edge at EuroNanoForum 2013: “We need to dream up the kind of world we want to live in!”,10.07.2013.

In addition, 5 were published locally in Ireland by Enterprise Ireland:

1. Europe’s largest Nanotechnology Conference – EuroNanoForum 2013 – Comes to Dublin. 14.03.2013 with information on the upcoming event and the importance of NanoTechnology. Photos of Enterprise Ireland CEO, Frank Ryan and Intel’s leader of the European NanoTechnology Research Program, Leonard Hobbs, accompanied the release.
2. Spotlight on Innovation and Competitiveness. 21.05.2013 details of the 4 Enterprise Ireland EU Presidency events including EuroNanoForum.
3. Record-breaking 1,500 Delegates Make EuroNanoForum 2013 Europe’s Largest Nanotechnology Event. 18.06.2013. Day one of the Conference, announcing the opening of the conference, accompanied by images of Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn and Enterprise Ireland’s Imelda Lambkin.
4. Image of Minister for Research & Innovation Sean Sherlock, TD, and Imelda Lambkin, Enterprise Ireland with extended caption. 19.06.2013
5. Image of Frank Ryan CEO, Enterprise Ireland and Brendan Cannon, Director of Communications Intel with extended caption. 20.06.2013.

The international press releases were sent directly to the lists of over 550 international journalists on the lists provided by Spinverse and the European Commission and published using seven Europe-wide press release services.

The Irish releases were issued to all National and Regional Print, Broadcast and online media.

List of Websites:

Project Website address:


For further Information, contact:

Dr Liam Brown
National Contact Point/National Delegate, Horizon 2020
Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Materials and Manufacturing

Enterprise Ireland
4500 Atlantic Avenue, Westpark
Shannon, Co. Clare
T: +353-61-777047
F: +353-61-777001

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 319114


Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2012

  • End date

    30 September 2013

Funded under:


  • Overall budget:

    € 953 249,20

  • EU contribution

    € 599 913

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