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2020 Nanoscience Colloquia

2020 Fall term

Thursday, December 10th 2020 at 10:00 in Zoom;

Quantitative analysis of adsorbed nanoparticles and protein binding to individual nanoparticles

Fredrik Höök, Div of Nano och Biophysics, Dept of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology

Important note: the colloquium will be held at 10:00

The meeting link will be sent by e-mail shortly before the colloquium
Nanoscience breadth course

Pre-colloquium discussion at 9:00 with Christelle Prinz

After colloquium discussion with the speaker at 11:00

The articles for the discussion in the nanoscience breadth course have been e-mailed to PhD students within NanoLund.

If you would like to participate in the Nanoscience Breadth course but have not recieved the articles, please contact Jonas Johansson (jonas [dot] johansson [at] ftf [dot] lth [dot] se).


Thursday, November 5th 2020 in Zoom

Pia Michel, BlueYard Capital, Zurich

Talk title: Building bold academic spinouts with venture capital

Please note that there will note be a Nanoscience Breadth Course in connection to this Colloquium

Abstract

Academia is one of the key engines of innovation, but before new knowledge and technologies can leave the lab and develop into products that make a tangible difference for people and the planet, two major transitions need to happen: scientific founders will have to develop into entrepreneurs, and the research project will have to develop into a commercially viable product.
One potential source of funding to finance the product development and growth of academic spinouts is venture capital - a high risk, hopefully high return asset class that provides capital in exchange for an equity stake in the company. However, venture capital is only suitable for a specific subset of companies with scalable business models and high growth potential.
In this colloquium we will cover the early days of starting and financing academic spinouts: from selecting the right co-founders and finding one's role within the company, to understanding what funding sources are available, how venture capital works as an industry and for which companies it is the right source of funding, and finally raising a pre-seed and seed round from private and professional investors.



2020 Spring term

Nanoscience colloquia are on Thursdays at 15:15 (unless otherwise stated).


Friday, Feb 7th 2020 at 10:15 , k-space

Dr. Philippe Caroff, Microsoft Quantum Lab, Delft, The Netherlands

Talk title: Selective Area Epitaxy of Quantum Materials

Abstract of colloquium talk Selective Area Epitaxy of Quantum Materials


This colloquium will be re-scheduled to a new date. Travel restrictions do not permit Abu Sebastian to give the colloquium in March.

Dr. Abu Sebastian, IBM Research – Zurich, Zwitzerland

Brain-inspired Computing using Phase Change Memory Devices

Abstract of colloquium talk Brain-inspired Computing using Phase Change Memory Devices


Thursday, April 23rd 2020 at 15:15,
The meeting will be held online; contact the organizer Christelle Prinz for the link if you would like to participate and have not received the link by e-mail.

Prof. Christine Selhuber-Unkel, University of Kiel, Germany

Responsive and Bioinspired Functional Interfaces


This colloquium will be re-scheduled to a new date. Travel restrictions do not permit Séverine le Gac to give the colloquium in May.

Prof. Séverine le Gac, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands

Organ-on-a-chip Platforms for Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Abstract of colloquium talk Organ-on-a-chip Platforms for Assisted Reproductive Technologies