The National Institute of Chemistry of Slovenia and the Slovenian Business & Research Assocation (SBRA) are pleased to invite you to the "Advanced Materials in Circular Economy" conference.
Advance materials - constituting from materials for energy storage and conversion, biomaterials and biomimetic materials, are showing extraordinary properties in case they are structured and developed at nanolevel. They are widening their paths into real life applications. On the other hand, circular economy is also becoming a reality in the treatment of products after their end use. That is why it is of extreme importance that the close look and investigation is devoted to re-entering the life cycle, reuse, recycle of advanced materials. Only in this case the precious resources will not be wasted.
There is a strong demand for new advanced materials with highly improved or even completely redesigned properties and functionalities such as high energy storage capacity, efficient energy conversion, self healing, self assembly materials that form complex 3D nanostructures. In order to achieve resource efficiency and resource sufficiency we have to tackle resources that are difficult to convert ( e.g. carbon dioxide), sources that are impure (e.g. biomass), challenging to harvest ( e.g. solar and low grade thermal energy).
We strongly believe that Europe needs its position in the world by linking design and production of advanced materials with their path in the circular economy. The objective of the event is therefore to highlight the importance of the advanced materials research and innovation in Europe, especially on the nano level and transfer the knowledge to industry and product development.
In case you may questions regarding the event, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Maja Ferlinc via email@example.com