24th-25th September 2013, 7th Annual Concertation and Consultation Workshop on Micro-Nano-Bio Convergence Systems, MNBS 2013 (Ireland)

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The 7th MNBS annual workshop has been organised by the European Commission in collaboration with the Irish Tyndall National Institute on the 24-25th of September 2013 in Cork (Ireland). For the first time, this event was held in conjunction with the EPoSS (the European Technology Platform on Smart Systems Integration) General Assembly and Annual Forum which lasted from the 25th to the 26th of September 2013. Several essential European actors in the fields of micro and nano-systems have attended to this workshop: industries, research centres, consumers. The main purposes were to improve the sharing of information between stakeholders, to identify the possible synergies and collaborations in the field of micro and nano-systems and to gather the demand and the offer. In the frame of this workshop, the results of MST-food related, EC-funded projects such as FoodMicroSystems have been disseminated to a large informed public.

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On the 24th of September 2013, a session gathering industrial key actors of the food sector and  micro/nanotechnologies was organised in  order to support the commercial exploitation of the EU-funded projects. The European  Commission has also introduced the perspective  provided by the Horizon 2020 program in terms of SME instruments and Pre-    Commercial-Procurement. Patric Salomon (enablingMNT) has presented the FoodMicroSystems roadmaps and results, and introduced  the opportunities in the food sector.
The presentation is available here

The day after, a second presentation related to FoodMicroSystems was given by Patric Salomon within the working group meeting of the  combined MNBS/EPoSS event. The purpose was to generate interest within EPoSS community to address food as an application area of  future EPoSS activities, and possibly to include this in their Strategic Research Agenda. The opportunities and constraints of the food industry, and in a wider sense of the supply chain “from the agricultural field to the consumer’s plate”, were discussed and this was seen as a significant and very relevant application field for Smart Systems
The presentation is available here<