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APCTT in partnership with the National Nanotechnology Centre (NNC) of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysia will organize 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 will facilitate 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 will discuss 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 would facilitate regional cooperation with an objective to harness nanotechnology for sustainable development in member countries. The Meeting would discuss and recommend relevant action plans and strategies for sharing and using testing laboratories and facilities for nanomaterials across the ASEAN region.
Nanotechnology experts and resource persons from Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Viet Nam are expected to attend this event. Resource persons from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand, Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) Singapore, and Korea Nanotechnology Research Society (KoNTRS), Republic of Korea will also join this workshop and consultative meeting.