On November 4, the NRC's Nanotechnology Research Centre in Edmonton hosted the Lab2Fab Innovation for Life workshop and lab tours presented by CMC Microsystems and NanoCanada. Lab2Fab is a biennial national workshop that convenes leaders in Canada's micro-nano technology innovation community. Day one of the workshop focused on collaboration opportunities, emerging materials, quantum science, and R&D challenges.
The following day, CMC Microsystems and NanoCanada held an event on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnologies for Health. Nanotechnology Research Centre Director General Guillermo Ordorica-Garcia moderated a panel discussion with industry experts on how to support advanced manufacturing for emerging technologies. This led to interesting discussions on the importance of process libraries and local versus global competitiveness factors. Marianna Kulka, Team Lead, was a panelist on a separate discussion about the translation of health research into applications. A key message from that dialogue was the need to be more risk-tolerant and focus on the potential transformative impact of success in health research.
The events that kicked off NANOvember brought together members of the community who share a particular interest in nanotechnology for an important dialogue. The Nanotechnology Research Centre supports that community by giving companies access to top-level R&D infrastructure in support of the NRC's mandate of industrial innovation.
NANOvember is a series of events in November that explore the ecosystem of initiatives, resources, and research enabling innovation and technology for the future of living.