• ICON Distinguished Lecture Series

    A huge thank you to Dr Hayaatun Sillem, CEO of the Royal Academy of Engineering, who gave the inaugural ICON Distinguished Lecture on 1 November.

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  • 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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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.

With ICON's support currently more than 30 new international nanotechnology experts are spending 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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