This report covers the EU funded Research and Innovation MNBS cluster workshop held in Otranto, Italy, from 27th to 28th June 2016. The workshop was held within the “ISOCS-MiNaB-ICT-MNBS” Joint Event on "Sensing for Smart Anything Everywhere: Materials, Technologies, Applications". A brief review gives a snapshot of the current state of MNBS technology and the market for its products.

The objectives of the annual workshop, as in recent years, was to focus on where prototype micro-nano-bio systems and solutions can help resolve society’s big problems and to help steer the developing sector by addressing improved translation of research into products, enhancing the connection to the global market and improving collaboration across the sector and between stake holders.

The main subject areas of the workshop, MNBS applications in healthcare, agriculture, food and the environment and European programmes & initiatives supporting MNBS, are presented in the report with a brief update, to give highlights and messages emerging in each of these sectors relevant to the future.

An important concentration of the workshop was, on defining objectively (or quantifying), the progress made by MNBS projects over the last year, particularly in light of the recommendations of the 2015 workshop in Leuven (Belgium). As a driver for progress the workshop focused strongly on the advances made in exploitation of projects results and drew on the lessons learnt from late stage or completed projects. The role of validation was strongly reinforced and a clear piece of best practice: ensure validation at the earliest possible stage, emerged. Many projects demonstrated the importance of the development of the commercial team in effective exploitation.

Report:

10th Annual Concertation and Consultation Workshop on Micro-Nano-Bio Systems 2016

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