Official Opening of “The Norwegian Micro- and Nanofabrication Facility”, NorFab

Oslo, June 16th 2011

Ole Johan Dahls hus (the new informatics building) at Blindern

The opening of “The National Infrastructure for Micro- and Nanotechnology”, NorFab- was a major event for the micro- and nanotechnology community in Norway.


13:15 Welcome – Bjørn Torger Stokke, board leader of NorFab
13:20 General introduction of NorFab – Kay Gastinger, leader of NorFab
14:00 Opening ceremony by the Minister of Research and Higher Education Tora Aasland
14:15 NorFab in a national perspective – Anders Hanneborg, The Research Council of Norway
14:30 Strategic foundation of NorFab – Rectors and presidents (NTNU, UiO, HiVE, SINTEF)
15:10 Coffee
15:40 Experiences from Myfab – the Swedish Open Access Research Infrastructure – Thomas Swahn, director MyFab
16:00 The importance of NorFab for the users – Stein Ivar Hansen, NCE Micro- and Nanotechnology
16:20 What value does the industry have from NorFab? –  Kristian Hovet, Presens
16:40 NorFab as a vehicle for quality graduate education in nanoscience and related technologies
Jostein Grepstad, the Norwegian PhD Network on Nanotechnology for Microsystems
17:00 Social gathering with champagne and fruitPoster session & Tour at the MiNaLab

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