INASCON (International NAnoscience Student CONference) is an annual conference organised by students for students. It aimes at students who have completed at least two years of study in a nanoscience or nanotechnology related university program.

The conference will consist of:

  • Talks by invited speakers
  • Workshops / group activities
  • Talks and poster presentations by the attending students
  • Social activities

Thanks to its format, the conference offers participants several opportunities, including:

  • Discover potential locations for internships at other universities
  • Find inspiration for your Bachelor, Master or PhD project
  • Meet and network with students from across the world
  • Create contacts with nanotechnology companies for possible internships or jobs

The aim of the conference is to focus on students. This is in contrast to most conferences where usually the more established researchers are placed in the spotlight. A key criterion for future innovation in the field of nanotechnology will be teamwork between Universities. To facilitate this teamwork, we feel that it is essential for students to begin networking as early as possible.

Another key function of this conference is that it will be an eye opener to different research fields within nanotechnology, so the students are not limited in their choice of research by the projects at their University. A natural consequence of learning more about research at other Universities would be exchange of students, where the student could bring skills learned abroad back to their University, contributing to a greater basis of knowledge and techniques that are essential for groundbreaking discoveries. In addition, it cannot be denied that the nanotechnology landscape will be characterized by interdisciplinary research projects. Therefore the conference gives aims not on special research fields but tries to give a broad overview of the on-going work in scientific areas.

Supported in 2015 by
Swiss Nanoscience Institute
Nachwuchsförderung Uni Basel
Kontaktgruppe für Forschungsfragen (KGF)
i-net innovation networks switzerland
QSIT - Quantum Science and Technology
Studentische Körperschaft der Universität Basel
Kommission für Technologie und Innovation
swiss mnt network
European Physical Society (EPS)