2022 Global Summit: Nanotechnology for a Healthier and Sustainable Future

Wednesday 10 August – Thursday 11 August 2022 (Waterloo, ON, EDT)

Venue: Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum Nano Centre 200 University Ave W, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1

Satellite Event: The University of Sydney Nano Institute

Global Summit Program

The International Network for Sustainable Nano (N4SNano) is proud to announce that registration for the Global Summit 2022 on Nanotechnology for a Healthier and Sustainable Future is now open!

This inaugural event will be held at the University of Waterloo on August 10–11 2022 (EST), with the satellite events at the University of Sydney on August 11–12 2022 (AEST). Thanks to the international and hybrid model of this event, we hope you are able to join us from wherever you may be in the world! 

The 2022 Global Summit is focused on UN SDG#3 Good Health and Well-being. It is a small but important step towards achieving the larger ambitious vision of creating a world free of hunger, poverty, and disease where all life can thrive. The Global Summit will raise awareness and support capacity-building for the UN SDGs and their related thematic issues. Nanotechnology is a powerful tool that can be utilized to create a sustainable, healthy, and prosperous future. Through this Global Summit we hope all attendees will appreciate the opportunities that nanotechnology can provide along with understanding its limitations so that they can be addressed. The Global Summit will bring together people from all over the world who are interested in improving global health in terms of nanotechnology, sustainability, digital health, and equity, diversity & inclusion (ED&I).

This Summit is built on the successful International Workshop on Nanotechnology for a Sustainable Future 2020 at the University of Waterloo, which attended over 200 participants spanning 15 countries.

The Global Summit 2022 had a very successful launch event in February 2022 with keynote talks by Professors Dean Ho, Kishor Wasan, Teri Odom, and Christine Allen and panel discussions moderated by distinguished scholars. Building on this momentum, the Global Summit 2022 will be a two-day event with the following sessions:

Session I: Nanomedicine – The topics include but are not limited to nanomaterials and nanoparticles for delivery, nanoelectronics biosensors, nanorobots for biological applications, diagnostic devices, immunotherapy, therapeutics, and theranostics.

Session II: Digital Health & AI Diagnostics – The topics include but are not limited to the digital twins, organ-on-chip, wearable technologies, health management using sensors, machine learning for diagnostics, drug discovery, and medical imaging.

Session III: Agricultural Nanotechnology  – The topics include but are not limited to nanomaterials for pesticides and crop improvement, nanosensors for disease detections in crops and residues of chemicals, sensors for soil monitoring, nanodevices for precision agriculture, and applications of nanotechnology to reduce water consumption in agri sector.

Session IV: Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (ED&I) and Sustainability  – The topics include but are not limited to equitable access to resources that impact positive health outcomes, sustainable practices considering the circular economy, reduction of waste, and nanotechnology sector-specific ED&I initiatives for an inclusive society.


Industry Exhibition

On August 10th & 11th, industry sponsors will be exhibiting in QNC 1501. The exhibition is open to all! Stop by to learn more and grab coffee and cookies.

Program Committee

Program Chairs

Program Committee Members

International Steering Committee

Professor Albert van den Berg

Paul S. Weiss

Professor Dror Fixler

  • Bar-Ilan Institute of Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials (BINA)
  • dror.fixler@biu.ac.il

Dr. Yossi Talyosef

Dr. Samuel Chigome

Professor Pablo Ordejón

  • Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2)
  • pablo.ordejon@icn2.cat

Professor Jose Antonio Garrido

Dr. Margarita M.Navia

Archana Bhaw-Luximon

Professor John Dutcher

Professor Justin Hodgkiss

Associate Professor Nicola Gaston

Professor Andrew Fisher 

Professor Sandrine Heutz

  • Imperial College London

Local Organizing Committee

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Sponsorship / Exhibit

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