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Nanotechnology consortium's unique model for global collaboration promoted in new interview

Published: 29 January 2020

Ground-breaking research and outreach from the International Consortium of Nanotechnologies (ICoN) has been highlighted by a senior leader at the Lloyd's Register Foundation in a new online interview.

Dr Ruth Boumphrey, Director of Research and Strategic Programmes for the Foundation, discusses ICoN's mission, reach and partnership with Professor Themis Prodromakis in the conversation with the University of Southampton.

The Lloyd's Register Foundation seeks to protect the safety of life and property, and commissioned the Foresight Review of Nanotechnologies in 2014 to address challenges in the emerging technology.

ICoN was awarded a 3m GBP fund from the international call and has forged a global network led within the Zepler Institute for Photonics and Nanoelectronics that has successfully engaged over 200 individuals, 40 companies and 51 PhD students across 16 countries, facilitating world-leading research and delivering outreach activities for promoting STEM amongst youngsters.

The Consortium will soon expand its reach in unrepresented regions of Africa and South America that will allow it to enhance engagement with a diverse range of partners.

Read the full interview on the University of Southampton news section.

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