WBC-INCO.NET project organizes a brokerage event for participants from Europe and Western Balkan Countries on EU FP7 Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials & New Production Technologies on 18 June 2010, in Çeşme, İzmir, Turkey.
In the frame of the annual Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Conference in Turkey, NANO-TR-VI 2010, which will be held between 15-18 June 2010 at Izmir Cesme Altınyunus Hotel, a brokerage event on the EU FP7 Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials & New Production Technologies, sponsored by WBC-INOC.NET project, will be held on 18 June 2010, Friday, with the participation of researchers from Europe, Turkey and Western Balkan Countries.
An accord has been signed by the government representatives, employers and trade unions to form a Social Council for Textile, Leather, Footwear and Rubber Industries. This is the first ever council in Croatia wherein social dialogue will be carried out at industrial level.
The council will include seven representatives each from the Ministry of Economy, Labour and Enterprise, the Associations of the Textile and Leather Industries within Croatian Employers’ Association (HUP) and the trade unions of textile, leather, footwear and rubber industry workers.
At the WIRE2010 (Week of Innovative Regions in Europe - http://wire.econgresos.com/), held at 15-17th March in Granada, Spain University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology participated in the Category 3, Connecting Research Centres from all over Europe (REGPOT) with the poster presentation No. 49 entitled: : Unlocking the Croatian Textile Research Potentials.
Spiders and silkworms are masters of materials science, but scientists are finally catching up. Silks are among the toughest materials known, stronger and less brittle, pound for pound, than steel. Now scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have unraveled some of their deepest secrets in research that could lead the way to the creation of synthetic materials that duplicate, or even exceed, the extraordinary properties of natural silk.
Markus Buehler, the Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Associate Professor in MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and his team study fundamental properties of materials and how those materials fail. With silk, that meant using computer models that can simulate not just the structures of the molecules but exactly how they move and interact in relation to each other. The models helped the researchers determine the molecular and atomic mechanisms responsible for the material’s remarkable mechanical properties.
On the 24th of February 2010 an opening ceremony of new scientific-research laboratories was held at the Department of Textile Chemistry & Ecology, Savska 16 / 9 in Zagreb.
The opening ceremony was held in the presence of Radovan Fuchs, Minister of Science, Education and Sports, Prof. Aleksa Bjeliš, Rector of the University of Zagreb, Hrvoje Meštrić, Director of the Directorate for Science at the Ministry of Science, Education and Sport and Ante Rezo, Senior advisor for Textil and Leather industry of Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship.
Coordinator of FP7-REGPOT-2008-1-229801: Unlocking the Textile Research Potentials (T-Pot) project Prof. Sandra Bischof Vukušić has expressed the welcome and shortly presented the project activities. Dean of the University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology, Prof. Darko Ujević, held the first speach and presented scientific and educational activities of Faculty of Textile Technology.