[ASC-list] NSW: What are the issues about small technologies? Free forum at ICONN
niall at scienceinpublic.com.au
Sun Feb 21 04:41:00 UTC 2010
Dear ASC NSW members - now with more details.
FREE NANOTECHNOLOGY FORUM
Presented by the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science & Research
For ICONN: Australia's International Conference on Nanoscience and
What are the big issues about small technologies?
James O'Loghlin from the ABC's New Inventors hosts a speculative
discussion on how nanotechnology products are developed and reach the
Our panel of experts will discuss the development of a nanotechnology
product from research and development, through to risk and safety
assessment for regulatory approval, then to commercialisation and
finally reaching the consumer, examining the different issues that can
arise at each stage.
Matt Trau, from the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and
Nanotechnology at UQ, has an invention incorporating nanotechnology.
Our panel will explore how his invention might become a product and
* Brian Priestly from the Australian Centre for Human Health
Risk Assessment will help us through the regulatory hurdles
* Stuart Hazell, former CEO of PanBio, will guide us through the
'Valley of (commercial) Death'.
* Tricia Greenway from the Consumer Health Forum will ground our
thinking and remind us what the public really wants.
* Dr Kristin Alford from Bridge8 and
* Tom Faunce from the Australian National University will prod
and nudge our panellist on communication, the law and other issues.
Come and hear an informative discussion about how new technologies reach
you, and how the public might be more involved in influencing which
technologies we adopt.
Date: Tuesday 23 February, 6pm-8pm
Venue: Bayside Auditorium A, Level 1, Sydney Convention Centre Darling
Enquiries: 1800 631 276
This forum is part of the 2010 International Conference on Nanoscience
and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2010)
For more information about ICONN visit -
For media contact me.
Science in Public
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ph +61 (3) 9398 1416 or 0417 131 977
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