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August 1st to 3rd, 2016 Montreal, Quebec, CANADA

ICANM 2016: International Conference & Exhibition on Advanced & Nano Materials

The ICANM2016 organizing committee warmly invite you to attend the ICANM 2016 conference.  ICANM2016 takes place in Montreal, Canada. Montreal is the first North American city to have been designated UNESCO City of Design by the Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity in 2006 .

August 10-12, 2015

ICANM 2015: International Conference & Exhibition on Advanced & Nano Materials


The ICANM2015 organizing committee warmly invite you to attend the ICANM 2015 conference. ICANM2015 takes place in Ottawa, Canada. Nestled on the banks of the majestic Ottawa, Rideau and Gatineau Rivers, Ottawa is one of the most beautiful G8 capitals in the world. Ottawa is also rich in culture and heritage with its many national institutions, parklands, waterways and historic architecture. It provides a spectacular environment for meeting and networking.

The objective of the conference is to explore the innovations and latest accomplishments in the areas of Advanced & Nano Materials. The conference will also focus on the latest developments in processing of different advanced and nano materials.

ICANM 2015 is an opportunity to network with some of the world’s leading scientists, and to experience the vibrant culture and to explore the natural wonders of Ottawa.

April 30, 2014 - Université de Montréal

Invitation à l'innovation - Matériaux et nanotechnologies - Inscriptions gratuites

Participez à cet évènement de maillage qui rassemblera entreprises, chercheurs et organismes subventionnaires qui partagent un objectif commun : l’innovation technologique appuyée par les matériaux de pointe et les nanotechnologies.

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March 31, 2014, Université Laval

L’Observatoire sur les nanotechnologies dans le bioalimentaire et le réseau Ne3LS

L’Observatoire sur les nanotechnologies dans le bioalimentaire et le Réseau Ne3LS sont heureux de vous inviter à leur première rencontre thématique conjointe le 31 mars prochain.

L’Observatoire et le Réseau Ne3LS accueilleront pour l’occasion deux chercheurs de l’Université de Laval.

Cliquer ici pour plus de détails et pour le programme

January 27 to 31, 2014

Science and Trade mission in nanotechnology

AGY Consulting is organizing a science and trade mission to Japan in collaboration with ICS Convention Design, NanoQuébec, NanoOntario, Canadian industrial consortium in nanotechnology (CICN) from January 27th to 31st 2014. This event will be structured around the Nanotech 2014 trade show and exhibition which is the largest nanotech exposition in the world with more than 46,000 visitors in 2013.

For more information, visit the web site.

October 27 to 31, 2013

Materials Science & Technology 2013 MS&T'13, Montréal

Pr Alain Pignolet et Andreas Ruediger are organizing the symposium "Nanostructutred Magnetoelectrics and Multiferroics" which will report the latest results in this exciting and fast moving field of research.

Invited speakers include:

  • James F. Scott, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Manuel Bibes, CNRS/Thales, France
  • K.V. Palkar; IIT-Bombay, India
  • Arthur Ernst, MPI-Halle, Germany
  • Yougyuan (Alex) Zang, McGill, Canada
  • Riad Nechache, INRS-EMT, Canada
  • Ashish Garg, IIT-Kanpur, India
  • Marin Alexe, University of Warwick, UK


Scanning Probe Techniques for Functional Materials

Conférenciers invités :

  • Alexei Gruverman, Lincoln, USA
  • Katrin Domke, Mainz, Germany
  • Lilian Childress, McGill
  • Brian Rodriguez, Dublin, UK
  • Yoichi Miyahara, McGill
  • Zoya Leonenko, Waterloo

For more information, visit the web site.

An interesting initiative lead by the Canadian Space Agency in collaboration with NanoQuebec.

The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) would like to inform you that a Request for Information (RFI)* for Life Sciences Research Systems on the International Space Station has been published. Through this RFI, the CSA is requesting Canadian organizations involved in Life Sciences and/or Space Technology Development and/or Research to provide information about novel systems, instruments or technologies that could supplement International Space Station research capabilities in fields such as textiles and flexible materials, bioanalysis, dosimetry, non-invasive physiological methods, processing of biological samples, cell culture, etc.

The information obtained is intended to inform a further Request for Proposals, leading eventually to funding for development of systems for the International Space Station.

The deadline to send the information in response to the Request and subscribe to the information webinar for Information is March 7, 2013.

A free webinar will be held later on March 19, 2013 (more details to come), in order to further inform participants about the needs in life sciences research in the International Space Station and the technical constraints related to this type of activity. An Internet platform, the open innovation platform “inano”, will also be presented during the webinar. This platform will be available to organizations or enterprises looking for partners in order to complete their solutions.

*Please note that a Request for Information is not a Request for Proposals.

19 septembre à 10 h - REPORTÉ EN NOVEMBRE 2013



Plus de détails : cliquer ici

August 12 to 14, 2013

ICANM 2013: International Conference & Exhibition on Advanced & Nano Materials
Campus of Laval University, Québec City, Québec

The aim of ICANM2013 is to gather researchers, scientists, engineers, practitioners, policy makers, from all over the world to present advances in Advanced & Nano Materials. We are in an era in which there is a continuous progress in Advanced & Nano Materials technologies and ICANM2013 will provide a forum to exchange information, present new technologies and developments, and discuss the future direction, strategies and priorities in the field of materials and nano technology.

For more information, visit the web site.

July 8th to July 12th, 2013

Nanokorea 2013

AGY Consulting, in collaboration with Nano Technology Research Association of KOREA (NTRA), NanoQuébec and the Canadian industrial consortium in nanotechnology (CICN), is organizing trade and science mission to South Korea from July 8th to July 12th 2013. This event will be structured around Nanokorea 2013 tradeshow and exhibition. This event is one of the top 3 Nano Technology exhibitions in the world with more than 300 exhibitors, 12000 professionals, key researchers, investors and visitors from 40 countries.

Registration deadline: May 31st 2013

June 28, 2013

The Montreal student chapter of the Electrochemical Society invites you to its third symposium on June 28th 2013. The deadline for abstract submission is Mai 6th, 2013. For more information:

June 3-5, 2013

Hands-on Summer School on Advanced AFM Techniques


Deadline: May 15th, 2013

This hands-on summer school is intended for graduate students who have a basic understanding of AFM. The focus will be on AFM

techniques to determine properties of both soft and hard materials. Three days of morning lectures and hands-on training in the afternoon with an evening poster session will train and foster a community of practitioners of advanced AFM techniques. The workshop will focus on the latest developments in the field of Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy, measuring mechanical properties (friction, elasticity, yield strength) and the combination of AFM and optical spectroscopy techniques. It will consist of tutorial lectures by leading experts in the field, hands-on experiments in the lab, open discussions and demonstration sessions given by manufacturers of SPM systems.

Registration necessary, limited number of participants for hands-on sections!

Cost: $50

May 16, 2013 de 18:00 à 21:30 (HAE)

Célébrons le Partenariat!


Québec, QC

May 14,2013, de 7 h 30 à 16 h

L’innovation, c’est payant! – 3e édition

À Sherbrooke

Au Club de golf Sherbrooke
1000, rue Musset
Sherbrooke (Québec)  J1J 3X4

May 5 to 8, 2013 - Alberta

Wave 2013: Micro and Nano Product Conference

NanoQuébec is happy to support the Wave 2013 conference «Taking investable technology products to market» dedicated to micro and nanotechnologies. The event will take place May 5 to 8, 2013 at the Château Lake Louise in Lake Louise, Alberta.

The vision of this networking event is to bring together those who form the value chain from materials supply through end product, including distributors and sales representatives, manufacturers, materials producers, equipment suppliers and investors. With 12 keynote speakers from industry (including Corning Inc, Royal Dutch Shell and Lockheed Martin) discussing 6 market areas (including health/medical, cleantech/conventional energy and agriculture/forestry).

For more information, please consult the brochure.

Monday, May 6, 2013

ACFAS 2013, from 6 to 10 May 2013, Laval University, Quebec.

NanoQuébec Sponsor Symposium: Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials for medicine

Skin and orientation: synthesis, use (diagnostic, therapeutic) and evaluation of tolerance/toxicity of nanoparticles for biomedical applications

Call for abstracts for posters aimed at graduate students (2nd and 3rd) and postdoctoral researchers

Submit your abstract before Friday, February 1, 2013!

April 24 and 25, 2013

How to survive and stand out as a research scientist - A toolbox for success in scientific research

At ETS, 1100 Notre-Dame West Montreal

INRS, ETS and Mitacs deliver a unique training: “Scientific Survival Skills” 2013 Summer School

INRS, in collaboration with École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) and Mitacs, organizes the 2013 Survival Skills for Scientists summer school, a unique and innovative workshop that provides students and graduate students in science and engineering with skills essential for a successful and brilliant research career. This year’s edition builds on the success of previous events held at Université de Montreal (2008), McGill (2011) and ÉTS (2012).


November 1-2, 2012

Ne3LS Network International Conférence 2012

Invitation to submit an abstract for presentation for the International Conference on Nanotechnology  Montreal, Canada - November 1-2, 2012.


october 4, 2012

Salon National des PME - Palais des Congrès de Montréal

NanoQuébec will be present at this event.

May 23rd 2012 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

CTT Group in collaboration with NanoQuébec - Nanotechnologies and future textiles

Click here to read the program of the workshop

Feb 20 - 24, 2012

NanoQuebec sponsor of the workshop Hands-on Micro- and Nano-Bioengineering.

Brought to you by the David Juncker Group from February 20th to 24th 2012, the workshop combines lectures, hands-on laboratory work and a keynote presentation. Subscribe before February 12, 2012 (before February 5th for a 20% rebate). Download the presentation poster and visit the workshop website for more information.

January 26, 2012

CelluForce celebrates the inauguration of the world's first NanoCrystalline Cellulose demonstration plant

Click here to read the Press Release

December 2, 2011

Symposium on Advanced Materials for Applications in Energy, Health, Electronics and Photonics

December 1st, 2011

Workshop : Nanotechnologies to increase performance for plastics manufacturing and composite sector
Hôtel & Suites Le Dauphin, Drummondville, Québec


In collaboration with the Consortium de Recherche en Plasturgie et Composite du Québec, NanoQuébec will hold a workshop to give industrials from the plastics manufacturing and composite sector, an overview on usage and performance of nanomaterials.

April 15, 2011

New Funding Competition for Major Central Research Facilities (MRCF) to strengthen the Quebec Nanotechnology Infrastructure (QNI)

NanoQuébec is proud to announce the launch of a new funding program for major central research facilities (MCRF) to strengthen the Quebec Nanotechnology Infrastructure (QNI). This support program is intended to ensure the availability and accessibility of leading-edge infrastructure for the entire nanotech research and industrial community.

More details on this program

April 12, 2011

NanoQuébec launch a new funding to support nanotechnology development in the industry.

This new program is intended to encourage the use of nanotechnology in various Quebec industrial sectors, and to facilitate decision-making on technology directions for new product and process development.

with a $400 000 budget, NanoQuébec will support projects including at least one Quebec university or one college technology transfer centre (CTTC) working with an industrial partner.

More details on this program

June 13-16, 2011

Nanotech Boston, Massachusetts

The Government of Canada and NanoQuébec invite you to TechConnect World 2011.

TechConnect World is an international conference and expo focusing on clean technologies, nanotechnologies, microtechnologies and biotechnologies. Over 5,000 business and technical professionals, researchers, buyers and entrepreneurs from over 70 countries are expected to attend.

To join us on the Canada Pavilion, contact

June 5-8 2011

FCSE 2011 Montreal, Qc, Canada

Fonctional coatings and surface engineering

February 7, 2011

  • Benoit Balmana announced the upcoming NanoQuébec conference, scheduled for October 5 and 6, 2011 in Montreal. More details to come.
  • Benoit Balmana announced the creation of the Quebec Nanotechnology Infrastructure (QNI), a world-class dedicated infrastructure for nanotechnology development (micro/nano fabrication, characterization and chemical synthesis).
  • Clément Gignac, Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, announced the nine winners in NanoQuébec’s latest funding competition for industry-university collaborations.
  • NanoQuébec is celebrating its first decade and has released a summary of its major achievements, 2001-2010.

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