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Welcome to the 8th International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Africa!

19 - 22 April 2020

Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

AIM AND SCOPE

The conference provides an opportunity for scientists and engineers to showcase their research on an international platform. It also provides a venue for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to discuss collaborative research and business developments. A panel of international experts will discuss and address possible avenues to bridge the gap between research and development. Conference attendees will receive a copy of the proceedings that contains all accepted papers.

This symposium will include, emerging research related to nanotechnology and other interesting topics. This symposium will also address venture investments, which takes results, from laboratory to product.

CONFERENCE FORMAT

The scientific program will feature plenary presentations, invited talks, panel discussions and oral and poster presentations, an insightful exhibition and numerous other contributions. The scientific programme will be published on the website.

TOPICS


• Synthesis and characterisation of nanomaterials
• Nanomaterials for water applications: detection, treatment,   preservation
• Commercialisation and Industrialisation of nanotechnology
• Nanotechnology education
• Nano-biotechnology and -biomedicine 


• Fabrication of nanosystems for sensing, diagnostics, imaging,   magnetic and electronic applications
• Modelling of nanosystems
• Nanotechnology and the 4th Industrial Revolution
• Toxicity, risk assessment and regulations of nanomaterials
• Nanomaterials for energy applications 

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION EXTENDED TO
30 NOVEMBER 2019!

Both oral and poster presentations will be considered.  The plenary lectures, invited talks and contributed papers will be published in the conference proceedings, with planned publications in peer reviewed journals.

Presentations will be allocated to the below mentioned topics for easy accesability.


Please download the abstract template below and send to info@nic.ac.za.  


Acceptance notifications will be sent out by 09 December 2019.

REGISTRATION

The Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre is conveniently situated 10 min drive to the O.R. Tambo International Airport and offers a variety of fantastic accommodation for all budgets.

Category

Registration*
Student registration**
Accompanying person

Early Bird Registration
Until 15 Des 2019

R 8000 ($ 500)
R 5000 ($ 350)
R 5000 ($ 350)

Late Registration
From 16 Des 2019

R 9000 ($ 600)
R 6000 ($ 400)
R 6000 ($ 400)

*The Registration fee covers the welcome reception, an abstract book, refreshments, lunches and the banquet.  **To qualify for the Student Registration fee, proof of student ID is required.

CONFERENCE VENUE

The Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre is conveniently situated 10 min drive to the O.R. Tambo International Airport and offers a variety of fantastic accommodation for all budgets.

A free shuttle service will be available between the OR Tambo International Airport and Birchwood Hotel.

Room Category
(Costing is per night)

ValuStay Sharing B&B
Birchwood B&B
Silverbirch B&B

Cost until
29 February 2020

R 1620 ($ 100)
R 1600 ($ 100)
R 1700 ($ 110)

Cost from
01 March 2020

R 1620 ($ 100)
R 1770 ($ 110)
R 2220 ($ 140)

For further information on the different room types and suit prices, please visit the hotel website: www.birchwoodhotel.co.za.

Please contact the hotel directly for booking arrangements.  Please note that costing is subject to change without prior notice.

OPTIONAL EXTRA EXCURSIONS

The optional excursions will be held on 23 April 2020 and are arranged by Evergrowing Shuttle (http://www.evergrowingshuttle.co.za).  The various excursion options are listed below.  Please feel free to contact Evergrowing Shuttle directly to make your booking.

SOWETO AND THE APARTHEID MUSEUM

Enjoy a tour of iconic Soweto, with a visit to the Apartheid museum    R950

Enjoy a tour of iconic Soweto, the apartheid museum including a traditional lunch    R1350

Tours include Diepkloof/Barangwath Hospital/Soweto Tower/Kliptown/Reginah Mundi Church/Mandela House/Hector Memorial

SOWETO AND JOHANNESBURG CITY TOUR

Experience the iconic Soweto and tour of the City of Johannesburg    R950

Tour includes Constitution Hill/Mandela Bridge/Top of Africa/Mabonong/Hillbrow/Diepkloof/ Barangwath Hospital/Soweto Tower/Kliptown/Reginah Mnudi Church/ Mandela House/Hector Memorial

LION AND SAFARI PARK /
LESEDI VILLIAGE

Marvel at the wonder of lions roaming next to your tour vehicle and experience the magic of a traditional villiage.

Experience both the Lion and Safari Park and Lesedi Village    R1850

Lion and Safari Park Only    R1200

Lesedi Village Only    R1350

STERKFONTEIN CAVES / CRADLE OF HUMAN KIND / MAROPENG

Tour the cradle of human kind, where life itself began, see Mrs. Ples and all the beauty the Sterkfontein caves has to offer    R1300

EXHIBITION AND SPONSORSHIP

A technical exhibition will be held during the conference.  There are also a variety of sponsorship packages available. 

EXHIBITION AND SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

PLATINUM

R60 000
  • *Logo on abstract book
  • *Logo on conference webpage
  • *One full page colour advertisement in conference program
  • *Two delegate registration
  • *1 (3x3 m) exhibition stall
  • *Company banner displayed in venue (registration area)
  • *Company literature in conference bags

GOLD

R40 000
  • *Logo on abstract book
  • *Logo on conference webpage
  • -


  • *Two delegate registration
  • *1 (3x3 m) exhibition stall
  • *Company banner displayed in venue (registration area)
  • -

SILVER

R25 000
  • *Logo on abstract book
  • *Logo on conference webpage
  • *One full page B/W advertisement in conference program
  • *Two delegate registration
  • -
  • -

  • -

BRONZE

R20 000
  • *Logo on abstract book
  • *Logo on conference webpage
  • *One full page B/W advertisement in conference program
  • -
  • -
  • -

  • -

EXTENDED

R20 000
per month
  • -
  • -
  • -


  • *One delegate registration
  • *1 (3x3 m) exhibition stall
  • -

  • -

LUNCH

Exclusive display of banners in the lunch venue

R 15 000
per day

CONFERENCE DINNER

Exclusive display of banners at the conference dinner

R 30 000
21/04/2020

COCKTAIL FUNCTION

Exclusive display of banners at the cocktail function

R 20 000
19/04/2020

TEA SESSION

Exclusive display of banners in the tea area

R 20 000
per day

CONFERENCE SESSION

Banner display in conference venue (not exclusive)

R 10 000
per day

POSTER SESSION

Banner display during poster session (not exclusive)

R 15 000
all 3 days

CONFERENCE BAGS

Company logo to appear on conference bag



R 15 000

CONFERENCE NAME TAGS

Company logo to appear on delegate name tags



R 10 000

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

*Full page colour advert in program
*Company logo on program
*Banner display in main conference area 

R 25 000

CONFERENCE BAG INSERTS

The inclusion of a single company supplied, branded item, into the conference bag.


R 5 000

Register as a sponsor / exhibitor

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

The executive organising committee is made up of a variety of Mintek staff, with local teams, working toward ensuring the best possible conference experience.  Please direct any enquiries to the DST/Mintek Nanotechnology Innovation Centre (NIC)'s office (info@nic.ac.za).

               Chief Patron 
               Patron
               Chair 
               Sectretary 
               Treasurer 
               Members 

Dr. Molefi Motuku (Mintek CEO)
Dr. Makhapa Makhafola
Dr. Keneiloe Sikhwivhilu
Dr. Lucky Sikhwivhilu
Dr. Amanda Skepu
Dr. Jones Papo
Dr. Gebhu Ndlovu           

CONTACT THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE