WINTER SCHOOL 2019 – ENGLISH 2018-12-03T12:17:13+00:00


The 2019 NanoGateway Winter School is an initiative to bring together students, researchers and companies from Spain and Portugal working closely in the topic “Nanotechnology for therapy and diagnostics”, a new wave of technologies that will redefine, reshape and eventually transform how we see and how we use medical technologies, therapy and diagnostic methods.

The main goal of this school is to share knowledge on therapy and diagnostic applications of nanotechnology and it will focus in the aspects that are important in the medical context.


  • Provide both theoretical and practical knowledge on the uses of nanotechnology in therapy and diagnostics.
  • Facilitate the transfer of technologies to the market, transforming scientific results into commercially viable solutions, start-ups and spin-offs.
  • Provide a stimulating environment for learning and sharing among the various actors – students, researchers, industrial researchers, entrepreneurs – and building a common language.







Besides traditional lectures and talks the school will have a “hackathon” format, with focus on interactive activities, including brainstorming for concept notes, showcasing team work results and pitchesproven strategies to foster the generation of news ideas, proposal drafts and long term-collaborations.

Who can apply

Researchers from Academia and Industry, entrepreneurs from startup companies, postdoctoral researchers and other professionals working on healthcare or related sectors, students coming from PhD programs/Master’s degrees in nano-sciences and biomedical and health sciences.


To register, please fill out the online registration form.

In case of any doubts and/or any questions please send us an email to info@nanogateway.eu

Admission Criteria

Candidates will be selected through an evaluation of the registration form submitted, with an attempt to obtain a homogeneous geographical distribution with participants from all 8 POCTEP regions. After the geographical distribution, priority will also be given (in decrease order) to PhD students, Masters students, researchers/entrepreneurs, and professionals in a relevant area for the course.
Interested participants should fill out the registration form to attend the event lectures and talks.

For the special “hackathon” afternoon sessions on the 16 and 17 January, due to limited number of vacancies, candidates wishing to participate on those will need to submit a motivation letter.


10:00 – 10:15 |  Welcome

Fernando Domingues, Coordinator of the Nanomedicine PhD Program in Galicia
Manuel Bañobre, Group Leader of the Nanomedicine Research Group at INL

10:15 – 10:30 | nanoGateway: Building Ecosystems for Research and Innovation in Nanotechnology

Sonia Pazos, Department of Business and Strategic Relations at INL

10:30 – 11:00 | Scientific Infrastructures in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Capabilities and External Use

Enrique Carbó, Department of Advanced Electron Microscopy at INL
Marina Brito, Department of Life Sciences at INL
Pieter de Beule, Department of Life Sciences at INL

11:00 – 11:30 | The Scientific Environment: Beyond Research Facilities

Carolina Gallardo, Department of Estate and Service Management – Site Management at INL

11:30 – 12:00 | Coffee Break & Short Talk | Living in Braga

Raquel Ferreira, Department of Human Resources at INL

12:00 – 13:30 | Applying Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Health: Key Research Areas

Nanomedicine : Manuel Bañobre, Group Leader at INL
Medical Devices : Pieter de Beule, Staff Researcher at INL
Nanodevices for Clinics : Elisabete Fernandes, Staff Researcher at INL
Water Quality : Marisa P. Sárria, Research Fellow at INL
Food Quality : Marta Prado, Group Leader at INL
Food Processing : Catarina Gonçalves, Staff Researcher at INL

13:30 – 15:00 | Lunch

15:00 – 15:30 | Transference, IP Management and Acceleration Programs

Ana Vila, Department of Business and Strategic Relations at INL

15:30 – 16:00 | Communication in Science: Tools and Social Media

Inês Costa, Department of Corporate Communication and Marketing at INL

16:00 – 17:30 | Networking Coffee


INL | International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory
Av. José Mestre Veiga
Braga, Portugal


Telephone: +351 253 140 112
Fax: +351 253 140 112
E-mail: info@nanogateway.eu


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