Poster Exhibition


Business Pitches

Project Sessions

Modules of the NRW Nano Conference

Over the years, a large number of program modules have been developed for the Nano Conference, which contribute significantly to making the conference a success for participants – from a simple visit to active participation in shaping the content.

These are the program modules that form the Nano Conference:


The core element of the NRW Nano Conference is the scientific programme. A plenary talk, keynote speeches, technical lectures from the Call for Presentations as well as scientific posters from the Call for Posters make up this highlight of the conference.

The conference focuses not only on nanotechnologies but on innovations in materials and applications and this, a novelty as well, in four parallel sessions!

Exhibition with Best Exhibitor Award

The extensive exhibition of the Nano Conference offers visitors a platform to learn about products, services and innovations. The Best Exhibitor Award will be bestowed to the three best exhibitors at the Networking Event on the evening of the first conference day.

Poster Exhibition with Best Poster Award

A selection of nearly 120 posters will be presented to accompany the NRW Nano Conference. Within the framework of the Young Academics Program, the three best posters are assessed by an expert jury from the Advisory Board. The winners are honored during the Award Ceremony on the conference.

Young Academics and Start-up Session

The Poster Exhibition offers especially Young Academics the opportunity to present their research ideas, projects and insights to the international visitors from science and industry. Young Academics with an accepted poster or oral contribution benefit from reduced registration fees.

Directed mainly at all Young Academics, the Start-up Session will give tailor-made advice and best practice examples on how to start a company successfully based on a business idea from the field of key enabling technologies.

Business Pitches

Exhibitors present themselves in a 240 second talk. The business pitches take place during the lunch breaks and prior to the Networking Event on the evening of the first day.

Project Sessions

The Nano Conference devotes special sessions to successful R&D projects stemming from the NRW lead market competitive calls and similar programs. Innovation projects, for example cooperations between companies and research institutions, are decisive for the development of new products. Within NRW, but also with partners from all over Europe, e.g. within the INTERREG program.

Business Matchmaking

Networking of all actors from key enabling technologies along the complete value chains is one of the core goals of the NRW Nano Conference. In order to pave the way for successful networking with other conference participants with whom you share for instance common research project ideas but are so far unfamiliar to you, the Business Speed-Dating of the conference allows short meetings for networking and exchange.