We have not yet found the philosopher's stone to transmute lead into gold, but we are able to change the properties of the elements so that they behave in radically new ways. Red gold, transparent carbon, magnetic palladium are some of the new ingredients in basket of the 21st alchemist which is full of new materials with exotic names like graphene, quantum dots and fullerenes. The applications of nanotechnology are countless; from more advanced medical treatments for cancer, new materials for ultraclean energy technologies, to quantum computing to bio-nanotechnology. But their best applications have not even imagined. There are also many great business opportunities at the nano scale, an emerging technology able to create a whole new industry; so we do need a new generation of entrepreneurial scientists willing to take the risk of changing the world. We invite you to a journey into the infinitely small to the greatest technological revolution of this century. Join us in this approach to one of the branches with the greatest potential in the scientific field, nanotechnology. Studying matter at the atomic and molecular level, these nano-materials present completely new phenomena and properties when handled. In this conference you will discover all the applications of nanotechnology in areas as diverse as computing, medicine and renewable energy.
Speaker: Javier García Martínez is Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Nanotechnology Molecular Laboratory at the University of Alicante, Spain. He has been published extensively in the areas of nano-materials, catalysis and energy. Latest books: "Nanotechnology for the Energy Challenge" (Wiley-VCH) and "The Chemical Element: Chemistry's Contribution to our Global Future" (Wiley-VCH). Javier is co-founder of Rive Technology in Boston, USA, a clean energy company commercializing advanced catalyst technology. The proprietary technology, invented by Javier during his post-doc at MIT, makes traditional zeolite catalysts more accessible to large hydrocarbon molecules. He was awarded the 2005 Europa Medal, presented to the outstanding European chemist under the age of 35, and received the Silver Medal of the European Young Chemist Award in 2006. In 2007, he received the TR 35 Award from MIT's Technology Review magazine. In 2009, Javier was selected as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, where he is now vice-chair of the Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and member of the Global Young Academy and of the Bureau of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.
Level up your startup: growing your team and staying on target
25/08 Saturday at 15:30
As a business grows, distractions grow as well. As the manager of a startup, you become responsible for more and more people. This talk will help you to identify your goals, set goals for staff, and make sure that they - and you - keep focussed on getting you where you're going.