Paula Vilarinho is currently coordinating The Emerging Technology / Nanotechnologies program of UT-Austin | Portugal CoLab program

Nanotechnology and nanoscience have joined the academic areas supported by the UT Austin|Portugal Program. Professor Paula Vilarinho is currently coordinating The Emerging Technology / Nanotechnologies program together with UT Austin, USA, Professor Brian Korgel, within UT-Austin | Portugal CoLab program. The main idea of the UT-Austin|Portugal program in Nanotechnology and Nanoscience is to advance a collaborative vision in nanotechnology research, education, and training, as well as to explore common interests in technology commercialization. Of special interest is promoting the transfer of new nanotechnologies to industry in Portugal and nurturing the formation of new companies located in Portugal to exploit the latest scientific and technological advances.

The kick off meeting took place in January, at the University of Aveiro and brought together researchers in emerging technologies from UT Austin and five Portuguese universities to share detailed presentation of R&D activities at their institutions and to discuss possible areas of collaboration.

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