Nano tech mission to Germany and Austria
A UK-based research and business network for micro and nanotechnologies is taking a delegation of six UK companies and academics specialised in developing materials for use in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine to Austria and Germany.
NanoRegen Mission 2012 is a joint initiative organised by Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN) in partnership with the Berlin-based Science and Innovation Network and Chemistry Innovation KTN. It aims to raise the profiles of UK companies abroad and help foster links with overseas suppliers and potential customers.
“International missions are hugely valuable to UK SMEs and academics,” said Dr Alec Reader, director at the NanoKTN.
“The four day mission will provide a major networking opportunity and platform for the UK delegation to present its work and we are sure it will see the same success we have seen with past missions,” said Dr Reader.
The NanoMissions offer support to UK SMEs that are short on time and money, helping them financially to organise overseas business development opportunities. The NanoKTN offers travel grants of up to 50% of costs to eligible SMEs.
The Mission is being led by Professor Chris Mason, head of the regenerative medicine bioprocess group in the Advanced Centre for Biochemical Engineering at UCL, who will be joined by a UK delegation comprising of The Electrospinning Company, Giltech, Neotherix, Orla Protein Technologies, Pharmidex and University of Oxford.
Each delegate will be given the opportunity to speak at the workshops arranged at the Fraunhofer IZI, Leipzig and the British Embassy, Berlin. The NanoRegen Mission will conclude with attendance at the 3rd TERMIS World Congress.
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