EL.B.A. NanoForums

On February 1995 the Board of Trustees of the Fondazione EL.B.A. decided to establish a permanent series of “International EL.B.A. NanoForum on Nanoscale Science and Technology” in close cooperation with leading Organizations within Europe, Russia, USA and Japan through ad hoc bilateral agreements. The EL.B.A. NanoForum I was held in Tokyo (Japan) on May 11 1995 with great success in cooperation with University of Tokyo and  ERATO inititates the series with great anticipation world-wide. Subsequent a very close cooperation was made with leading multinational companies (STM, ABB, Fiat, Elsag-Bailey, Montedison, Alenia Spazio) and the Scientific and Technological Park of the Elba Island – Polo Nazionale Bioelttronica leading to a series of workshops wth emphasis on potential industrial applications  grouped in the International EL.B.A. NanoForum II during 1996 and III during 1997 at Marciana in the Elba Island.

In December 1998 upon invitation of the Russian Government, namely the Kurchatov Institute and the Russian Academy of Sciences, the International EL.B.A. NanoForum IV was held in Moscow on the areas of Organic Nanoelectronics and Protein Nanocrystallography in close cooperation of leading multinantional companies. In successive years a close cooperation with USA was initiated leading to the International ELBA NanoForum in April 10 1999  with the Foresight Institute (California, USA) which has been organized in Rome on Nanotechnologies and has  been the first seminar on such topics to have been held between USA and Europe. Some of the aspects of application of nanotechnologies in bioelectronics, biosensors, drug design and material sciences have been discussed at the conference. Around 150 researchers and scientisist coming from important research centers and universities of 18 countries have taken place in the meeting. Representatives of large companies and international corporations like ABB, IBM, Xerox and Volkswagen have expressed interest in the application aspects of nanotechnologies. The conference was preceeded by a satellite meeting on “Advanced Neural Sensors“, held in Marciana Marina (Livorno) and by a Tutorial meeting on “Nanofabrication and Nanomanipulation” held in Rome and has been followed  by International ELBA NanoForum V on  “Nanotechnology and Industrial Development” held in Milan at the Montedison headquarters in Foro Bonaparte. Selected contributions have been plublished in the international journal “Nanotechnology“. The events received a high level of coverage by national mass media, due also to the high scientific level of participants. In September 2000 the Fondazione El.B.A. organised, in collaboration with the prestigious Max Planck Society (Mainz, Germany) the International ELBA NanoForum VI, leading to a series of four yearly  Conferences on Nanotechnologies entitled “EL.B.A. – Max Planck Forum on Nanoscale Science and Technology”. Typically more than 120 researchers and scientisist coming from important research centers and universities of over 15 countries have taken place in these meetings. Some of the aspects of application of nanotechnologies in bioelectronics, biosensors, drug design and material sciences have been discussed at the conference. An interesting round table entitled “Industrial Development” was held at the end of the conference, and it has seen the participation of important international groups in the field of industry, such as: IBM, ABB, NOKIA, Biomedical SORIN and others. The convention has had an anticipation in the Tutorial Satellite meeting on “Molecular Electronics, Manufacturing and Biotechnology” held in Rome during the morning of the 27th September. Thanks also to the authority of the participants, the meeting gained also  national and international interest , with participation of Nobel Prize winners. The Fondazione EL.B.A. has then assembled  on the Fondazione EL.B.A web site the proceedings of all these events and has also prepared  a CD-Rom containing the proceedings of the Conferences and a selection of the most significant published articles of the Conference’s main speakers. Following earlier successful EL.B.A. Forum in 1999 (with Foresight Institute) & 2000 (with Max Planck Society) in Rome the Fondazione El.B.A organisers have decided to launch a new more focussed format for the EL.B.A.- Max Planck Forum on Nanotechnologies 2001. Free discussion unconstrained did take place on specific scientific and technological questions relevant for Nanoscale Science (first part) and Technology (second part) being raised by the chairmen of the Forum, Professor Claudio Nicolini and Professor Wolfgang Knoll. The round table (30 speakers) has been held in Porto Conte, Sardinia, from the 13th to the 15th September 2001. The success of such meeting has brougth the Fondazionee Elba and the Max Plank Society to organize others yearly EL.B.A.-Max Planck Foerum on Nanoscale Science and Technology being held successfully in Portoconte (2001, 2003, 2004) and in Mainz (Germany) on 25-28 September 2002 with the participation of over 140 scientists selected world-wide. Since then the International EL.B.A. NanoForum have continued with a frequency of at least of one per year with a wide range of leading international Institutions and Universities as can be seen from the attached list , establishing a strong link with the newly established Nanoworld Institute which see also the active participation of Fondazione EL.B.A. and many national and multinational companies.

High Tech EL.B.A. Initiatives Six Months later

EL.B.A. NanoForum XL

Central NWI Laboratory and Headquarter in Pradalunga Bergamo 14 September 2015

Largo Radaelli 7 Pradalunga Bergamo

Nanoworld Institute Reorganization in High Tech European Consortia and Worldwide Initiatives within ELBA umbrella

EL.B.A. NanoForum XXXIX

Central Laboratory and NWI Headquarter in Pradalunga Bergamo 21 March 2015

Largo Radaelli 7 Pradalunga Bergamo

High Tech Initiatives in Europe

EL.B.A. NanoForum XXXVIII

Central Laboratory and NWI Headquarter in Pradalunga Bergamo 24 January 2015

Largo Radaelli 7 Pradalunga Bergamo

From Biotechnology to optoelectronics at the crossing of Italy and Russian Federation

EL.B.A. NanoForum XXXVII

Central Laboratory and NWI Headquarter in Pradalunga Bergamo 29 September 2014

Largo Radaelli 7 Pradalunga Bergamo

Structural Nanoproteomics

EL.B.A. NanoForum XXXVI

Laboratories of Biophysics and Nanobiotechnology
at Department Experimental Medicine Genova University
25 September 2014

Laboratories of Biophysics and Nanobiotechnology
at Department Experimental Medicine Genova University

From Organic Nanochenistry and Nanobiotechnolog to Nanoelectronics

EL.B.A. NanoForum XXXV

Laboratories of Biophysics and Nanobiotechnology
DIMES Genova University
12 March 2014

Laboratories of Biophysics and Nanobiotechnology
DIMES Genova University

From Nanogenomics, Nanomaterials and ….

EL.B.A. NanoForum XXXIV

Laboratories of Biophysics and Nanobiotechnology
DIMES Genova University
26 February 2014

Laboratories of Biophysics and Nanobiotechnology
DIMES Genova University

New Trends in Nanobiotechnology

EL.B.A. NanoForum XXXIII

Laboratories of Biophysics and Nanobiotechnology
DIMES Genova University
26 April 2013

DIMES Genova University

Nanoscale Protein Technology at ESRF

EL.B.A. NanoForum XXXII

European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
Nanoworld Institute
27 October 2012

European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
Conference Room 500 Central Building Grenoble, France

Scientific Workshop on Nanobiotechnology

EL.B.A. NanoForum XXXI

European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
Nanoworld Institute
15 June 2012

European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
Conference Room 500 Central Building Grenoble, France

From Nanotechnology and Biotechnology to Nanobioelectronics

EL.B.A. NanoForum XXX

Marburg University
Genoa University
Moscow University
Nanoworld Institute
26 April 2012

Aula Multimediale at second floor Corso Europa 30
Universita’ di Genova, Genova, Italy

Nanomedicina

EL.B.A. NanoForum XXIX

Istituto Superiore di Sanità
Genoa University
Nanoworld Institute
17 April 2012

Aula Marotta , Istituto Superiore Sanita’
Viale Regina Elena 299 Rome, Italy

Nanoproteomics for medicine

EL.B.A. NanoForum XXVIII

Arizona State University
Genoa University
Nanoworld Institute
6 April 2012

Biodesign Institute
Arizona State University, Tempe (Phoenix) USA

Nanobiomaterials

6th Genova-Marburg  Forum

1st Genova-Marburg-Moscow Forum

EL.B.A. NanoForum XXVII

Marburg University
Genoa University
Moscow University
Fondazione Piantoni
MICROTEK
6-7 September 2011

Marburg

Il problema energetico in Italia e nel mondo

4th Piantoni Forum
EL.B.A. NanoForum XXVI

NanoWorld Institute
Fondazione Piantoni
14 May 2011

Bergamo

Biophysics  and nanobiotechnology

EL.B.A. NanoForum XXV

NanoWorld Institute
Fondazione Piantoni
10 May 2011

Genoa

Rhodopsin and Nanodevices

6th Genova-Marburg  Forum

EL.B.A. NanoForum XXIV

Marburg University
CIRSDNNOB –  University of Genoa
NanoWorld Institute
Fondazione Piantoni
MICROTEK
28 September 2010
Brixen
Energie alternative: realtà o mito ?

3th PIANTONI FORUM

EL.B.A. NanoForum XXIII

CIRSDNNOB –  University of Genoa
Fondazione Piantoni
25 September 2010
Bergamo
Nanotechnology an functional proteomics
2nd International NWI-HIP ForumEL.B.A. NanoForum XXII
CIRSDNNOB –  University of Genoa
Nanoworld Institute
Harvard UNIVERSITY Institute of Proteomics
Fondazione Piantoni
5 October  2009
Genoa
Nanotechnology and biolectronics
EL.B.A. NanoForum XXI
Marburg University
CIRSDNNOB –  University of Genoa
Fondazione Piantoni
6-8 May 2009
Genoa
At the crossing of Nanotechnology and Biotechnology
EL.B.A. NanoForum XX
Marburg University
CIRSDNNOB –  University of Genoa
Fondazione Piantoni Onlus (Bergamo)
University of Padua
15-17 September 2008
Padua
Nanobiotechnology and Biomedicine
EL.B.A. NanoForum XIX
Marburg University
CIRSDNNOB –  University of Genoa
Fondazione Piantoni Onlus (Bergamo)
4-6 March 2008
Genoa
Devices and processes for energy compatible with environment
EL.B.A. NanoForum XVIII
Fondazione Piantoni Onlus (Bergamo)
CIRSDNNOB-Nanoworld Institute, Univ of Genoa
University of Padova and Sassari
International Doctorate Nanobiotechnology, Genoa and Marburg Universities
21-22 September 2007
Brixen
Proteome: Technology and Applications
EL.B.A. NanoForum XVII
Fondazione Piantoni Onlus (Bergamo)
NWI-HIP-MIUR
16-21 July 2007
Portoconte
Atomic Structures of Enzymes
EL.B.A. NanoForum XVI
Fondazione Piantoni Onlus (Bergamo)
NWI-ESRF-MIUR
16-19 April 2007
Genoa
Nanobiotechnology
EL.B.A. NanoForum XV
NWI-MIUR-MARBURG University
BRISTOL University
2-3 October 2006
Brixen
Thermophilic versus Mesophilic Enzymes
EL.B.A. NanoForum XIV
CNR-MIUR 26-27 June 2006
Naples
Nanoscale Methods
EL.B.A. NanoForum XIII
NWI-MIUR-MARBURG University
BRISTOL University
CAMBRIDGE University – ESRF
5-6 September 2005
Brixen
Organic Nanoscale Science and Technology
EL.B.A. NanoForum XII
NWI-MIUR-MARBURG University
BRISTOL University
CAMBRIDGE University
16-17 September 2004
Brixen
Synchrotron Radiation on Nanobiosciences
EL.B.A. NanoForum XI
MAX PLANCK  – ESRF 28 August – 5 September 2004
Portoconte
Nanoscale Science and Technology 2003
EL.B.A. NanoForum X
MAX PLANCK  – ESRF September 2004
Portoconte
Nanoscale Science and Technology 2002
EL.B.A. NanoForum IX
MAX PLANCK Mainz
Germany
September 2002
Nanoscale Science and Technology 2001
EL.B.A. NanoForum VIII
MAX PLANCK
Portoconte
Sardinia Italy
September 2001
Nanoscale Science and Technology 2000
Review Press
EL.B.A. NanoForum VII
MAX PLANCK Rome
Italy
September 2000
Inauguration: Centro Gestionale ACEA di Valleranello in Via delle Testuggini snc. Rome
Italy
September 2000
Nanotechnology and Industrial Development
EL.B.A. NanoForum VI
Milan
Italy
17 April 1999
Nanotechnology
Review Press
EL.B.A. NanoForum V
Rome
Italy
April 1999
Organic Nanoelectronics and Protein Nanotechnology
EL.B.A. NanoForum IV
Polo Nazionale Biolettronica, FIAT, ABB
STM, Russian Academy of Science
Moscow
Russia
December 1998
Sensors and Actuators Manufacturing
EL.B.A. NanoForum III
Polo Nazionale Bioelettronica, ABB, Microtech, STM Marciana
Italy
July 1997
Neural Hardware and its application
EL.B.A. NanoForum II

Polo Nazionale Bioelettronica, ST Microeletronics
Elsag-Bailey, Alenia Spazio

Marciana
Italy
July 1996
Protein based Nanotechnology
EL.B.A. NanoForum I

RIKEN

TOKYO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Tokio
Japan
11 May 1995