International Conference on Nanotechnology for Safe and Sustainable Development and Consultative Meeting on proposed Nanosafety Networking Platform

Co-organizer Description: 
Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation
Event Date: 
2 May 2017 to 4 May 2017
Event Location: 
Putrajaya, Malaysia
Events Description: 


APCTT in partnership with the National Nanotechnology Centre (NNC) of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysia organised an International Conference on Nanotechnology for Safe and Sustainable Development, and Consultative Meeting on proposed Nanosafety Networking Platform from 2 to 4 May 2017 in Putrajaya, Malaysia. This Conference facilitated knowledge sharing between key stakeholders (e.g. policy makers, R&D institutions, technology promotion agencies and the private sector) involved in the innovation, commercialization and application of nanotechnologies in countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The conference discussed key aspects of nanotechnology development such as enabling policy mechanisms, regulatory frameworks, R&D and innovation, research commercialization, technology transfer and safety issues. The conference facilitated regional cooperation with an objective to harness nanotechnology for sustainable development in member countries; and discussed and recommended relevant action plans and strategies for sharing and using testing laboratories and facilities for nanomaterials across the ASEAN region.

Experts and resource persons from Indonesia,  Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam presented on nanotechnology policies, innovation strategies, research commercialization, technology transfer, safety and risk governance. Presentations were also made by APCTT highlighting the need and mechanisms for promoting regional cooperation to harness the potential of nanotechnology by the countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The conference was attended by more than seventy participants representing diverse stakeholder groups such as policy makers, researchers, industry and nanotechnology promotion organizations.







Nanotechnology for Sustainable Development, Global challenges and opportunities, Ms. Michiko Enomoto

Policy Initiatives and Strategies for Promoting Nanotechnology in Korea, Prof. Ki-Bum Kim

Development of Nanotechnology in Pakistan, Mr. Fazal Abbas Maken

Fostering Innovation and Commercialization of Green Nanotechnology for Market Leadership and Competitiveness, Dr. G. Louis Hornyak

Role of Standardisation In Support Of Responsible Nanotechnology Development & Commercialisation, Mr. Nor Faezah Mohamad Arif

South – South Cooperation for Strengthening Nanotechnology R&D Management- An overview of APCTT’s programme, Dr. Satyabrata Sahu

New and Emerging Strategies for R&D in Nanotechnology in Korea: Nano-Innovation of Korea 2025, Dr. Ki-Bum Kim

Nanotechnology Business Incubation for Commercial Products – Strategy and Best Practices, Mr. Agus Haryono

IPR Protection, Technology Transfer and Competitive Intelligence for Nanotechnology-Based Businesses, Dr. G. Louis Hornyak

Promoting Technology-based Business Cooperation in Nanotechnology – The Role of APCTT-ESCAP, Dr. Krishnan S Raghavan

Environmentally safe nanotechnologies – from innovation to commercialisation, Dr. Michael Riediker

Policy frameworks for nanotechnology to address health and safety concerns – Risk assessment and safety compliance, Ms. Rawiwan Maniratanachote, Ph.D

Green Nanotechnology R & D And Innovation Strategies For Low-Cost And Affordable Solutions- The Philippine Initiatives,Ms. Blessie A. Basilia, PhD

Current status of nanotechnology development in Vietnam, Dr. Tran Dai Lam

Managing occupational safety and health risks of nanotechnology, Dr. Michael Riediker

Risk assessment and safety compliance of nanotechnology-based products – Regulatory mechanisms, guidelines and good practices, Ms. Rawiwan Maniratanachote, Ph.D

Development of National Nanotechnology Standards for Safe Consumer Products, Mr. Agus Haryono

Strategy for Nanotechnology-related Environmental, Health and Safety Research, Dr. Leo Bey Fen

Malaysia’s National Project to Gather Primary Safety Data for Nano-Based Products In The Local Market, Mohd Helme Mohd Helan

Characteriation, Testing, And Quality Control Of Nanotechnology-Based Products: The Philippines’ Capabilities, Blessie A. Basilia, PhD

Environmental risk assessment of nanomaterials and nanotech-based products, Ms Isnazunita Ismail