About us

The Lloyd's Register Foundation International Consortium of Nanotechnologies (ICON) aims to develop a global network of nanotechnologies focussed on addressing the challenges raised in the Foresight Review of Nanotechnologies (2014) to enhance safety.  The global network comprises world-leading academics, industrialists and students.

To date the Programme Management Board have approved the funding of 32 PhD studentships across a range of themes from sensors, smart materials, energy & storage and computing and communications.  The latest funding call opened on 11 June 2018.

We believe that external partners matter and are keen to hear from researchers and those in industry who are interested in our ongoing research and its outcomes. 


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