• Second ICON Conference

    This was held at the Lloyd's Register Foundation offices in London on 11 May. 

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  • How nanotechnology is securing your future

    The original article, written by Dr Themis Prodromakis, appeared in The Conversation on 22 March 2016.

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  • ICON Call Open

    This is an open call for PhD proposals with nanotechnology and safety at their heart.

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Our Mission

The International Consortium of Nanotechnologies (ICoN), led by the University of Southampton, aims to "build capacity and knowledge in the application of nanotechnologies to support safety of life and property".

Societies and communities around the world face major challenges linked to climate change, population growth, energy security and the availability of food and water. In response, innovative technology, in areas such as smart materials, energy storage and generation and big data, is being developed to ensure the critical infrastructure on which modern society relies is able to satisfy growing demands.

ICoN will develop more than 50 new international nanotechnology experts who will have spent their training considering safety issues and advancing knowledge within a specific field related to the themes, such as smart materials, identified in the Foundation's Foresight Review of Nanotechnology.

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