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The international MicroNanoConference is the MinacNed conference for and by members. We are organizing this conference together with a group of members from both industry and science. These enthusiastic volunteers bring their own background and network to set up a program for the iMNC21.

From surveys we have taken after past iMNC events we have learned that participants see great value in the networking opportunities at the iMNC. An online platform offers fewer networking opportunities, therefore the organization has focused on an event in the Jaarbeurs, Utrecht.

With that in mind, this year’s iMNC21 location had been reserved, an international group of speakers had been invited and a fantastic program was set up that addresses both technical themes and more societal themes. However, for a successful event we not only need a well-organized and substantive program, but above all we also need the commitment and support of participants and exhibitors.

In these times of great uncertainty due to the Covid-19 measures, it turns out to be extremely difficult to get sufficient certainty in time to organize a conference with a large (international) participation.

As a result, we saw two risks arising. There was a risk (due to insufficient participants and sponsors) that the costs would be higher than the income. There was an equally great risk for participants and for exhibitors who invest in an event that would not offer sufficient networking opportunities to achieve the objectives. As MinacNed and the entire team organizing the iMNC21, we must avoid these risks. That is why the MinacNed board has unfortunately had to decide to cancel the iMNC21 conference this year.

The board of MinacNed would like to thank all members, OC and PC committee members and all those involved who have already committed themselves to the preparations for their contributions and also apologize because these preparations will unfortunately not lead to the iMNC21.

The team is currently working out whether the lecture program that has been put together for iMNC21 can be presented in a different way. This could be organized either in small local events or online. It is not yet clear in what form and on what dates these events will take place. We will keep you informed.

iMNC21 cancelled – explantation from MinacNed board (pdf)

As we are returning from summer holidays and planning for the second half of 2021, the iMNC21 team looks forward to greet more exhibitors who will present on December 2 and 3, 2021 in Utrecht.

The scientific program has a nice balance between speakers from industry and science on various topic ranging from Nano4Health in diagnostics, Nano4AgriFood to miniaturization and manufacturing in nanotechnology amongst the themes.

Business floor opportunities

Next to the keynote and invited speakers in the conference program, themes, there is room for networking and discussion on the business floor where participants can check demonstrations and meet with technical teams from the sponsors over a cup of coffee.

A pitch session for exhibitors will give all attendees a quick overview of who is presenting at iMNC21 and will make it easier to find the right connection for your next project.

Startup corner

At the iMNC21 we welcome startup companies who will receive a discount price, to make sure that all companies have the opportunity to present at iMNC21. Join Alex Kostenko from Photosynthetic, the Pitch Award winner of the iMNC2020 at the conference this year.

iMNC21 exhibitor benefits

As an exhibitor, you will also have a prominent place on the iMNC21 event website and in the matchmaking program from B2Match. Visibility and expanding your network are important goals that we help our exhibitors to achieve in the months leading up to the conference and at the event.

Will your company join companies like JEOL, Lionix International, MASER Engineering and Bronkhorst at the conference in December? Sign up for your booth today, to make sure you have a spot.

Read more about the exhibitor opportunities here or  download the sponsor brochure direct (pdf).

The first MinacNed members have registered as an exhibitor for the international MicroNanoConference 2021 on December 2-3, 2021.

iMNC21 theme
From science to market – scale-up in nanotech

First sponsors include Bronkhorst High-Tech, a leading company in the field low flow fluidics handling technology. Also Lionix International BV, a leading global provider of customized microsystem solutions in scalable production volumes. And earlier we announced Maser Engineering BV, an independent engineering service company that offers Reliability Test and Failure Analysis Services to the semiconductor and electronic systems industry.

Also this year a start-up corner with PhotoSynthetic, with CEO Alexander Kostenko who won the Best Company PItch Award at the online iMNC2020. and part of the start-up corner is PhotoSynthetic. Photosynthetic is developing a 3D lithography technology allowing to 3D print objects with feature sizes of less than a micron and print speeds of 1-10mm3 / minute.

Are you considering to join the iMNC21 as an exhibitor, then here is what the International MicroNanoConference 2021 offers you:

  • Excellent program with speakers from industry and academia
  • Company exhibitor booths
  • Exhibitor pitches
  • Poster presentations and poster pitches
  • Networking opportunities (B2Match)
  • Informal networking during the evening program with conference dinner
  • 2018 and 2019: up to 400 national and international attendees

Read more about exhibitor opportunties and download the flyer at www.micronanoconference.org/exhibitor-info-imnc21/

Read more about MinacNed members and sponsors:

Bronkhorst High-Tech
Lionix International BV
Maser Engineering BV
PhotoSynthetic