Name of the speaker: Lars Montelius
Position: Director General
Company/Organization: International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory
Nationality: Sweden

The Title of Speech: Nanotechnnology as a key driver for radical innovations

 Biography of the Speaker: Since Sept 1, 2014 Director General for INL, the International Iberian nanotechnology Laboratory located in Braga, Portugal. INL is the only by legal grounds intergovernmental organization in Nanotechnology. LM is also professor in Nanotechnology at Lund University. His nearly 30 years of research work in nanotechnology has centered around lithography and processing applied to various nanodevices. Especially in the field of Nanoimprint Lithography, he and his research group have published several seminal articles.
Recent research focus on exploratory nanotechnology in the life sciences, e.g. in the neurosciences. LM is also the founder of several companies based on nanotechnology and its applications. LM is the President Elect of IUVSTA (the International Union for Vacuum Science, Technique and Applications) of which he will become the President of in Sept 2016. IUVSTA is an international member organization encompassing 32 countries and more than 15000 researchers.
LM is also a member of several European Technology Platforms (EuMaT, NanoFutures).

Abstract of Speech: Nanotechnology is a Key Enabling Technology with promises for making solid contributions to the grand challenges of today, such as sufficient sustainable energy supply, supply of clean water, taking care of the elderly population and making cities ready for the globalization.
At INL, the Internatioal Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, we are implementing a full ecosystem for nanotechnology innovation and science. I will discuss about how nanotechnology could be of importance to bring added value to products and services. I will also review some areas of nanotechnology that recently has been deployed giving rise to radical innovation and business development.