In 2021 and 2022, MinacNed will host pre-events leading up to the international MicroNanoConference 2022. The symposia are live events in The Netherlands, offering an interesting program with speakers from industry and science, with an opportunity for networking.

The Nano4Society themes will be taken from the international MicroNanoConference. The MinacNed team aims to organize both (deep) tech events and also more high over themes like IP, HR and symposia on collaboration.

Micro Nano Symposium: From Science to Market: Biomedical Production Technology

On November 23, a Micro Nano Symposium will be organised around the 2021 Groeifonds application. The consortium of partners from science and industry responsible for the Growth Fund application (Groeifonds 2021) will celebrate the submission of their application, specifically the focus theme Biomedical Production Technology under the NXTGen High Tech program.

From Science to Market: Biomedical Production Technology
Biomedical production technology fails to keep pace with innovations in the biomedical domain. The (academic) knowledge in the Netherlands is at a very high level in the field of Lab-on-Chip, Organ-on-Chip, Artificial Organs and Cell production technology, but is not (properly) converted into products. The main reason for this is that a multidisciplinary chain is required of suppliers of high-quality specific components in both the technological and biological field. Although the required parties are present in the Netherlands, their production equipment and processes are not yet compatible with each other. These major challenges cannot be solved by a few parties, but a large collaboration is needed to be able to design and functionally qualify products from the existing developed building blocks (e.g., sensors, chips, biomaterials) in order to subsequently achieve upscaling and the growing (world) market.

MinacNed, hDMT, MESA+ and Nano4Society organize a pre-event of the international MicroNano Conference 2022 to address this topic and will present steps that are currently being taken to establish an ecosystem with a unique and first-of-its-kind production chain in the Netherlands.

We look forward to seeing you here. Registration is open, you will find the program and invited speakers on the event page. Read more and register today!

The event is  a live event in Enschede, at location The Gallery.

Partners in event: MinacNed, Nano4Society, hDMT and MESA+ Twente University

For the next months I will join and support the MinacNed community for 2-3 days a week. My focus will be on acquisition of new MinacNed members and of course to be in touch with existing members. For this Aurélie Veltema, Paul Petersen, the board of MinacNed and I will work closely together for MinacNed.

My name is Ingo te Duits, age 60 and living with Ada in Purmerland. I studied Biology in Utrecht (electrophysiology, toxicology/pharmacology) and did an MBA. The last 30 years I did work for VWR International; the last years as ‘Vice President & Managing director the Netherlands and Belgium’.

The FHI I know rather well. For 10 years I was a board member of the branch organization ‘Laboratory Technology’ and currently for Stichting RTA (Foundation for recycling of technological equipment). The last months I have supported the branch organization for Medical Technology at FHI, to establish ‘Stichting GOZ’ (Stichting Gecertificeerd Onderhoud Zorgsector).

So MinacNed was not new for me ….. although …? The last week Aurélie en Paul have introduced me in the MinacNed Association or better said the scientific, technical, commercial, complex, diverse, public and industrial micro-nano eco-system in MinacNed. Al “rather new” and for me (personally) remarkably interesting and on high level comparable with other FHI societies and market trends.

I look forward to getting into contact with you in the coming weeks, in personal or by mail, phone. For now, I have one question for you:  help Aurélie and me to understand your world, your organization and the challenges you face. We will do our best to help grow the community, to continue and have an interesting  and  valuable program of events and to provide members services.

Do not hesitate to mail, phone me or Aurélie with and any questions, ideas, or proposals you may have. In Dutch we would call this an ‘open door remark’, but only with your support and proactiveness we can grow the MinacNed ecosystem.

Ingo te DuitsLooking forward to seeing and meeting you in person.

With best l regards,
Ingo te Duits