By the Blouin News Science & Health staff

FEATURE: Israel as a nanotech superpower

by in Research.

A working visit to Bar Ilan University's lab. Source: U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv/flickr

A working visit to Bar Ilan University’s lab. Source: U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv/flickr

More than 1,200 participants from around the world will converge on Tel-Aviv on Monday and Tuesday to take part in NanoIsrael 2016. It will be the 5th bi-annual International Nanotechnology Conference & Exhibition and will connect cutting-edge researchers with entrepreneurs, investors, and government officials. The conference aims to facilitate real results, with some 400 nanotech projects available for industrial application to be presented.

“In the European Union, they say that by 2025, there won’t be a single field that doesn’t have nano, and that’s also the direction that we are seeing,” said Rafi Koriat, who is in charge of cooperation with industry and academia at the Israel National Nanotechnology Institute (INNI). Therefore, NanoIsrael 2016 will cover all of the broad categories of nanotechnology R&D: biotechnology, materials, photonics and telecoms, defense and aerospace, and medicine, as well as semiconductors and other emerging industrial sectors. Many projects will seek or already have international collaborations.

Despite Israel’s small population and its modest budget for nanotechnology…

… the rest of this article lives on Blouin News. Read it here.