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Iran Nanotechnology Exhibition 2008

Source: The Iraninan Nanotechnology Initiative

On Thursday 7th of October, a number of journalists and media men held a meeting with the manager of Iranian Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC), Ali-Mohammad Soltani, on the initiative's activities and The First Iran Nanotechnology Exhibition.

Soltani talked about The First Iran Nanotechnology Exhibition and the initiatives plans for the future. Soltani highlighted nanotechnology as one of the leading technologies of our age and added: "Like most countries around the world, Iran has noticed the importance of this technology and is doing its best to pave the way for its development. To do so a ten-year strategy has been made by the Supreme Cultural Revolution Council."

After five years of its formal inauguration, INIC is now active in the following seven fields:

1-Public Training & Promoting: Certain measures have been taken to promote nanotechnology in schools, universities, and public.

2-Human Resources Development: M.Sc. and Ph.D. courses on nanotechnology have been held in some universities.

3-Providing the Necessary Infrastructures for Developing Nanotechnology (like laboratories network, nanometrology center, Intellectual properties centers and Standardization Committee)

4-Providing the Industry and Enterprises with the Technologies Generated in Universities.

5-Production and Market: helping nanotechnology incorporations working as a network.

6-Internantional Relations: supporting nanotechnology incorporations to cooperate with foreign incorporations and forming Islamic Countries and ECO Members Networks

7-Assessing organizations and ministries related to nanotechnology in order to make short-term plans in the framework of the 10-year strategy for developing nanotechnology.

Manager of Iranian Nanotechnology Initiative talked about The First Iran Nanotechnology Exhibition which is going to be held on 13th to 15th October. He said: "we have three reasons for holding this exhibition: informing people on our achievements, promoting nanotechnology, and introducing organizations working in this field to each other."

More than 100 institutions and organizations will participate in this exhibition.

There would be other events along with the exhibition such as the international symposium in which international organizations and Asian countries explicate their plans. Chairman of International Organization for Standardization of Nanotechnologies will also attend this event.

Festival of Nanotechnology Bests (Top Ten) will be held on October 15th at 7 p.m.

Another event that would take place during the exhibition days is the meeting of 40 members of Iran Nanotechnology Laboratory Network. The main reason for holding this meeting is to enhance the rate of cooperation of theses laboratories. Nanotechnology Incorporations network will also hold a meeting.

At the end Soltani mentioned that a specific pavilion is prepared for introducing nanotechnology to the public. He said: "This pavilion has two sections. The first one is for introducing nanotechnology products and in the second one instructive workshop will be held for students and high school teachers."

2nd International Congress on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
(ICNN2008) - Tabriz University from October 28-30

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