ARC Nanotechnology Network

Thinking Big with Nano

 21-22 November 2018

RMIT University

The Australian Nanotechnology Network and the Australian National Fabrication Facility in partnership with RMIT University present 'Thinking BIG with Nano'. This workshop tailored for early-career researchers and late-stage PhD candidates will showcase research translation in nanotechnology and provide facilitated training in taking ideas from concepts to a viable business.


The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for early career researchers (ECRs) and postgraduate students working on nanotechnology research to interact with industry leader and learn about how to commercialise Nanotechnology. Industry leaders will share experiences in commercialising technologies.


Important Dates

     Early Bird Registration Deadline  - 30th September 2018 - $50

     Standard Registration                                                       - $75


Workshop  Registration

Attendance is open to all staff, postgraduate, and undergraduate students at Australian research institutions, centres, and organisations (Universities, CSIRO, DSTO, ANSTO, industry, etc.). Preference will be given to ECRs, postgraduate students, and ANN members.

There will be no registration fee for attendance at the workshop, however all participants are asked to register for catering purposes. In the event you register and are unable to attend, we ask that you cancel your registration to give others an opportunity to attend.

All registrants will receive a workshop pack with the main program and all abstracts in electronic format and have access to all sessions, morning/afternoon teas, lunches, and BBQ on the first night.


Workshop  Program

Travel Support

Registration costs are minimal and early-bird attendees will be able to apply for travel and carer grants (with up to 40 grants of $400-800 each available). Travel grants will be in the form of reimbursement for airfares, accommodation, or related travel costs up to the awarded amount. Carer grants will be in the form of reimbursement for additional carer costs, travel for accompanying dependent or carers, and any reasonable carer expenses incurred due to event participation.

Wireless Internet

All workshop  participants will have access to wireless internet at the venue. Login procedures will be provided in the workshop pack. Alternatively, participants could also utilise ‘eduroam’ ( ) validated by their home institution login details. It is recommended that users setup ‘eduroam’ at their home institution first for ease of access.


Workshop Chairs and Contacts for Scientific Matters

 Event Co-Chairs:

  • Associate Professor Sharath Sriram, RMIT University
  • Dr Nadia Court, Australian National Fabrication Facility
  • Associate Professor Madhu Bhaskaran, RMIT University

Workshop Secretariat

Nanotechnology Entrepreneurship Workshop for Early Career Researchers  (C/- Liz Micallef)
Research School of Physics and Engineering (Bldg. 60)
The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200
Tel.: (02) 6125 5952; Fax: (02) 6125 3915