EEN Micro & Nanotechnology
Sector Group
Elevator Pitch Event
Catania, November 29th, 2013

Location: National Research Council (CNR), Via Gaifami 18, Catania


During the SME week coordinated by the European Commission, on the 29th of November 2013 Consorzio Catania Ricerche, in collaboration with partners EENSicily, Confindustria Sicilia, Consorzio Arca and Mondimpresa, will organize an Elevator Pitch Event in Catania, at the National Research Council (CNR) building, in via Gaifami 18.

The objective of this event is to allow SMEs and other stakeholders to present by a short and simple summary their organization and their sector of interests to the members of the “Micro & Nanotechnology Sector Group”.

The “Micro & Nanotechnology Sector Group” works in the framework of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), aimed at helping small and medium companies to make the most of the business opportunities in the European Union.

In particular, EEN helps in:

• finding international business partners
• sourcing new technologies
• receiving EU funding or finance.



  Registration of participants
  Welcome speeches

Renato Bernardini
- President of "Consorzio Catania Ricerche", University of Catania
Corrado Spinella
- President of "Distretto tecnologico Micro e Nanosistemi", CNR-IMM
Francesco Cappello - EEN Head of Unit, Consorzio Catania Ricerche
Elevator Pitch Session

Sabrina Conoci, STMicroelectronics Srl Italia & Distretto Sicilia Micro e Nanosistemi – Project: Iπποκράτης (HIPPOCRATES)
Development of Micro e Nano-Technologies and Advanced Systems for Healthcare

Luigi Occhipinti, STMicroelectronics Srl Italia & Distretto Sicilia Micro e Nanosistemi – Project: PlastIC
Heterogeneous integration electronics technologies for smart disposables

Salvatore Lombardo, CNR-IMM - Project: Energetic
Materials for photovoltaic systems

Jaroslav Sobotka, BIC Plzen, Partner of Enterprise Europe Network Czech Republic
Micro & Nanotechnology Clusters Catalogue

Hakan Sehlin, Acreo Swedish ICT AB
Electronics, optics and communication technologies

Antonino Scandurra and Giuseppe Francesco Indelli, Consorzio Catania Ricerche
Research Activities of Laboratorio Superfici ed Interfasi (SUPERLAB)

Silvia Scalese and Giuseppe Suriani, CNR-IMM / UOS Catania
Innovative applications of nanotechnology to water treatment - Project: (Water)

Anne Marie Vieux, Member of the Micro & Nano Sector Group-France
Presentation of the 9th Micro & Nanotechnologies brokerage event during Micronora-25/26 September 2014

Bruno Andò, DIEEI - Engineering Faculty University of Catania
Energy Harvesting and Advanced Sensing Solutions

Alfio Pappalardo, INFN Laboratori Nazionali del Sud
Sensors for radioactive waste monitoring, in storage sites and in the environment. Nuclear decommissioning: problems, solutions, opportunities
  Bilateral meetings between Local Key Actors and MNT SG Members
  Company Visits:
Hi‐tech Etna Valley - STMicrolectronics, National Research Council (CNR), Consorzio Catania Ricerche.


Members of the “EEN Micro & Nanotechnology Sector Group”
attending the event:


Francesco Cappello - Italy (Catania) IT00215 Consorzio Catania Ricerche (B.R.I.D.G.€conomies)
Katia Costa - Italy (Torino) IT00566 Unioncamere Piemonte (ALPS)
Ulrich Dammeyer ns - Nbank (Germany)
Carsten Domann - Berlin Partner fürWirtschaft und TechnologieGmbH (Germany)
Emile Dupont - Ph.D. Euresearch Head Office (Switzerland)
Juergen Gerber - Germany (Kaiserslautern) DE00348 Innovations-Management Gmbh (EU-Netz RLP_SAAR)
Stefan Gundersen - Norway (Oslo) NO00347 INNOVASJON NORGE (INNOWAY)
Cinzia Morisco - Italy (Milano) IT00349 Innovhub Stazioni Sperimentali per l’Industria (INNOVHUB SSI) (SIMPLER)
Håkan Sehlin - Sweden (Norrköping) SE00004 ACREO SWEDISH ICT AB (SweNet)
Mike Snape - United Kingdom (Manchester) UK00147 Chamberlink Ltd (NWESSBI)
Jaroslav Sobotka - Czech Republic (Plzen) CZ00078 Bic Plzen, Spolecnost S Rucenim Omezenym (BISONet)
Anne Marie Vieux - France (Besancon) FR00164 Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Région Franche-Comté (REGIE)
Emilien Watelet - Belgium (Charleroi) BE00320 Heracles (Wallonie-Europe)

Internationalization of SMEs is of great importance, especially in light of the new possibilities offered by the 2020 EU Horizon programme.

In order to participate at the Elevator Pitch Event and to favour the selection of possible partners, you are invited to register by submitting the application form that you will find below.