A trade exhibition will be held during the conference and prospective exhibitors should contact organizers for further information. Opportunities for sponsorship are available, if interested, please contact the conference chairs.
The exhibition will be located on the Plaza Level Foyer of the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, situated outside the rooms P1-P5.
Download the floor plan of the ICONN Trade Exhibition in PDF format
The Australian Government is developing options for the establishment of a coordinated national nanotechnology strategy.
The Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council1 (PMSEIC) received a report from a Working Group on the industrial opportunities of nanotechnology in March 2005. The Report found that:
The Report recommended that:
In response to the Report, the Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources, Mr Ian Macfarlane, approved the establishment in July 2005 of the National Nanotechnology Strategy Taskforce within the Department to develop options for a coordinated, national strategy on nanotechnology by 30 June 2006. The Taskforce is supported by a Reference Group from industry, science and community interests.
The Taskforce has undertaken a series of consultations and surveys with industry, science and the general community, as well as other Australian Government portfolios and the State and Territory governments. Its findings to date are consistent with the conclusions of the PMSEIC Report.
Leading the search for green energy Dyesol, an Australian-based nanotechnology and renewable energy company, is the industrial research hub for the world’s network of researchers into Dye Solar Cell technology. Dyesol researches, develops and manufactures Dye Solar Cell (DSC) materials, components and research and manufacturing equipment. Through Dyesol’s website and online store, the DSC research community has access to the widest available range of DSC components and materials including nanoparticulate pastes and dyes, as well as equipment specifically designed to research and manufacture DSC.
While researching nanotechnology for 20 years in a number of fields such as electrochromics and structured electronic films, the Dyesol team has spent the last ten years developing its extensive patent suite, working closely with the Swiss Federal Institute and DSC’s inventor Professor Michael Graetzel (Chairman of the Dyesol Technology Advisory Board) and other leading researchers worldwide.
DSC is based on nanotechnology and biomimetic processes and is the most advanced 3rd generation solar technology. In DSC. the dyed titania nanoparticulate electrode mimics photosynthesis in plants. Just like trees, DSC thrives in variable light conditions while other technologies struggle.
Dyesol (DYE) is a public company, considered one of the most successful IPO's in the past year.
The Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is Australias first fully integrated research institute to take a multidisciplinary approach to understanding and exploiting nanostructures, the genetic basis of cell activity, and opportunities at the interface between bioengineering and nanotechnology. This will lead to new products and devices for improving human health and quality of life.
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