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Canada's largest nanotechnology institute committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is a global leader in discovering and developing smart and functional materials, connected devices, next generation energy systems and, therapeutics and theranostics. These discoveries by our scientists and engineers are fundamentally changing our world and helping solve some of humanity's most pressing issues. Our 285, 000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility meets the highest scientific standards for control of vibration, electromagnetic radiation, temperature and humidity making it a global centre of excellence for nanotechnology and its applications.

Why is nanotechnology important? It is about creating new materials and improving ways of manufacturing products. To be more efficient, better, stronger and cheaper. Also improving the economy, environment and society. To achieve societal impact and a sustainable future, WIN has now mapped its thematic areas with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

  1. Sep. 14, 2021WIN-WatCo first Dutch start-up in the Brainport region
    Sushanta Mitra signing the Chamber of Commerce documents to set up the SLE Enterprises B.V. at Eindhoven

    SLE Enterprises B. V., a new Dutch start-up, has been created based on the breakthrough technology of scalable liquid encapsulation (SLE). This start-up was created with assistance from Brainport Eindhoven's innovative ecosystem. Located in Southeast Brabant in the Netherlands, Brainport Eindhoven consists of high-tech manufacturing industry, an extraordinary design sector, and a unique cooperative model.

  2. July 19, 2021Mathematical models and computer simulations are the new frontiers in COVID-19 drug trials

    Researchers are using computer models to simulate COVID-19 infections on a cellular level – the basic structural level of the human body.

    The models allow for virtual trials of drugs and vaccines, opening the possibility of pre-assessment for drug and vaccine efficacy against the virus.

  3. June 22, 2021Metal catalysts used for environmental sustainability found to degrade and become less effective
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    Some tiny catalysts being considered for industrial-scaled environmental remediation efforts may be unstable during operation

    New research is showing that some tiny catalysts being considered for industrial-scaled environmental remediation efforts may be unstable during operation.

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  1. Oct. 19, 2021WIN Seminar Series: Professor Jason R. Hattrick-Simpers

    The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) is pleased to present a WIN Seminar talk by Professor Jason R. Hattrick-Simpers from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Toronto, and a Research Scientist at CanmetMATERIALS.

    Registration is required. If you have any questions or issues registering, please contact 

  2. Oct. 21, 2021NanoCanada: From Earth to Space Conference
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    Exploring the Enabling Power of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials

    Join global innovators and thought leaders at From Earth to Spacean international conference organized by NanoCanada. From Earth to Space brings together the best of industry and science innovation for a truly experiential conference. Showcase your idea, product, or organization. See, discover, and touch the latest tech advancements.

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