AmCham Adelaide Business School Luncheon
"What is Nanotechnology and Why Should I Care?"
When: Thursday 3 November
Time: 11:45 to 2pm
Where: InterContinental Adelaide
Prof. Wendy J. Umberger, Executive Director, Centre for Global Food & Resources,
The University of Adelaide
Patrick Rechsteiner, General Manager of Retail & Buying, Australian Fashion Labels
Prof. Mark Hutchinson, Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP).
What is nanotechnology and why should I care? Because it’s going to change everything. How can something so small (one nanometer is a billionth of a meter!) possibly have the sort of effect that scientists and futurologists are predicting?
Nanotechnology is helping scientists make our homes, cars, and businesses more energy-efficient through new fuel cells, batteries, and solar panels. It is also helping to find ways to purify drinking water and to detect and clean up environmental waste and damage.
Nanomaterials are being tested for use in food packaging to greatly improve shelf life and safety. Nanosensors to detect food-borne pathogens are also being developed for food packaging. New nanomaterials will be stronger, lighter, and more durable than the materials we use today in buildings, bridges, automobiles, and more.
All of this means change - disruption and business opportunities. How will you profit from these breakthroughs?
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