• ICON Distinguished Lecture Series

    We are delighted that Shaun Fitzgerald, Director of the Royal Institution, will be giving our next distinguished lecture on 2 December.

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  • First ICON graduate

    Congratulations to our first ICON graduate - Dr Theresa Schoetz

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  • ICON Summer School

    The very successful ICON Summer School 2019 was held at the Lloyd's Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk in Singapore from 1 to 5 July.

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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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Our Mission

The International Consortium of Nanotechnologies (ICoN), a global network led by the University of Southampton, is building 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.

With ICON's support over 50 new international nanotechnology experts are spending their training considering safety issues and advancing knowledge across a range of themes, from sensors,  smart materials, energy & storage and computing and communications, as identified in the Foundation's Foresight Review of Nanotechnology (2014).

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