Converging Technologies for 21st Century Security

Converging Technologies for 21st Century Security

Wednesday 25th November 2009, Royal College of Physicians, London

Organised crime, terrorism, civil conflict, and natural disasters are sadly commonplace in global society and have developed increasingly complex dimensions. To counter such threats, civil security and emergency response teams are looking towards new technologies that offer more sensitive, rapid, and accurate detection methods, that provide the means to neutralise or effectively deal with the outcomes of such incidents and that provide greater protection to personnel.

The Institute of Nanotechnology (IoN) through its role in the EU-funded observatoryNANO project, is investigating the role that nanotechnology and other technologies can play in addressing such complex security issues. The conference on ‘Converging Technologies for 21st Century Security’ brings experts from across the world to present their latest R&D in:

-detection of hazardous materials,

-responding to crisis events,

-protection measures for personnel and infrastructure,

-identification of personnel and goods.

This IoN conference is targeted towards governmental agencies, industrial groups, and technology start-ups with a keen interest in addressing security challenges.

For more information please contact Carrie Smith at the Institute of Nanotechnology:
+44(0)141 303 8444 or email:

Nanotechnology is a complex and rapidly changing field, which is often difficult to assess in terms of opportunities, challenges and risks. The observatoryNANO project is funded by the European Commission (EC) under the seventh Framework Programme (FP7) to address this. It aims to provide the EC and other policy and decision makers with reliable information regarding the development of nanotechnology and its potential impacts on society.

source: IoN-Institute of Nanotechnology,


~ by vascoteixeira on May 22, 2009.

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