Advancing Antimicrobial Nanocoating Technologies Community Day

Part of the MaterialsWeek2024


You are cordially invited to the Advancing Antimicrobial Nanocoating Technologies Community Day, a key event during the Materials Week 2024!  Organized by the Horizon Europe projects  NOVA, RELIANCE, STOP, and SUSAAN, this event is dedicated to the advancement of antimicrobial coating technologies.  This networking opportunity aims to bridge diverse scientific communities, from scientists to industry leaders, in our collective fight against the transmission of disease through surfaces.


Join us as we explore the latest in antimicrobial coating technologies, fostering a safer future!


♠ Our mission

  • Synergy Creation: To cultivate a collaborative ecosystem among projects, industries, and scientific bodies working on antimicrobial coatings.
  • Networking & Alignment: To strengthen connections and harmonize objectives within the antimicrobial coating community.
  • Knowledge Sharing: To share lessons learned, promoting smarter, more effective future endeavors while establishing a shared space for disseminating research, findings, and upcoming events.
  • Awareness & Dialogue: To enhance mutual understanding and foster open discussions on community challenges.


This event is tailored for a diverse  interdisciplinary audience!


♣ Main Topics

Next generation antimicrobial nanomaterials
Moderated by Fotis Katsaros, Research Director at the National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos," this session promises to unravel the complexities and showcase the innovations defining the next generation of antimicrobial solutions. Discover the transformative potential of biobased materials and the precision of nanoparticles in crafting coatings that not only combat pathogens but also prioritize sustainability and safety.

Microbial Frontlines
Dive into the critical battlefield of microbial resistance and mode-of-actions  in our focused session. We'll discuss the complexities of pathogen interactions with antimicrobial surfaces, the growing threat of resistance, and the challenges in efficacy testing. This session aims to arm researchers, industry leaders, and policymakers with the latest insights and strategies to enhance antimicrobial coating effectiveness and stay ahead in the fight against infectious diseases.

Harmonizing Antimicrobial Efficacy with Environmental Integrity and Health
This session addresses the pivotal challenge of optimizing antimicrobial coatings for maximum efficacy while prioritizing environmental health and safety. This dialogue will encompass the intricate interplay between antimicrobial action and its implications for living organisms and ecosystems, highlighted through discussions on life cycle assessments (LCA), life cycle costing (LCC), and social life cycle assessments (S-LCA). Emphasis will be placed on the critical examination of toxicity and ecotoxicity, ensuring the well-being of all life forms. Additionally, we will navigate the intricate regulatory frameworks that govern the deployment of these technologies.

From Lab to Market: Translating Antimicrobial Innovations
This session focuses on the intersection of material’s antimicrobial mechanisms and testing methodologies, aiming to ensure the reliability, efficacy, and functionality of these vital technologies. This session is an essential platform for those committed to setting the benchmark in antimicrobial coating development and application. As antimicrobial coatings continue to play a vital role in public health and safety, the establishment of clear, rigorous standards becomes ever more critical. This session is not just about setting benchmarks; it's about paving the way for innovation that can be trusted and adopted on an european scale.

Detailed session schedules and speaker information will be announced shortly.