On November 6-13, four WIN members visited Israel as part of an NanoOntario delegation. Dr. Marc Aucoin, Dr. Frank Gu, Dr. Michael Tam and Alain Francq (Managing Director, Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN)) participated in the NanoIsrael Conference and visited four top Nano Institutes as part of WIN’s mandate for international collaboration.
The Nano Israel conference in Tel Aviv drew top researchers from around the world, including newly appointed Nobel Prize Laureate, Dr. Andre Geim, who presented on the “Magic of Graphene” and Dr. Mauro Ferrari, WIN International Scientific Advisory Board members, who presented on "New Frontiers in NanoMedicine". The importance of nanotechnology was driven home when president Shimon Peres took the stage to address the necessity of innovation and investment in nanotechnology for the betterment of society.
Other highlights were Interim NanoOntario Director, Walter Stewart, presenting on Nanotechnology in Canada and discussions with Industry representatives, including from Vive Nano (Toronto), Siborg Systems (Waterloo) and Solstice Power (Toronto) were also part of the Ontario delegation.
The WIN delegation then travelled to Haifa, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv to meet with the County’s top nanotechnology institutes.
Tel Aviv University – November 9, 2010
- Center for Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Technion Institute of Technology – November 10, 2010
- Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute (RBNI)
Hebrew University of Jerusalem – November 11, 2010
- Harvey M. Krueger Family Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
- School of Pharmacy and Institute for Drug Research
- Yissum Research Development Company
Weizmann Institute of Science – November 12, 1020
- Kimmel Center for Nanoscale Science
- Yeda Research and Development Co. Ltd