3 - 5 September 2024 | Symposium

nanoFabUK Symposium

Date :
03 September 2024 - 05 September 2024
Time :
All Day
Location :
National Graphene Institute
Event Type :

Register here

Book now

Overview of Event

The nanoFabUK symposium will serve as a dynamic learning and networking platform for Research Technical Professionals (RTPs) that manage or work primarily in academic micro/nanofabrication and characterization facilities (cleanrooms) from around the UK. This symposium is open to RTPs at any career level (from apprentices through to managers) and the wider micro/nanofabrication community.   

This event will serve as a nexus for key stakeholders (RTPs, scientists, industry, funding bodies, etc.)to exchange insights, collectively discuss common challenges, and explore emerging trends in micro/nanofabrication. Through a series of talks, exhibitions, host site tours and social activities, participants will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions on a wide range of topics such as facility management, innovative techniques/processes, health and safety (H&S), cleanroom user education/training, financial administration, career development, and industry-academia interactions.

By fostering interdisciplinary dialogue and facilitating networking opportunities, the symposium will help break the current ‘silo working’ culture and cultivate a more vibrant community of expert cleanroom RTPs dedicated to pushing the boundaries of micro/nanofabrication technologies.

Abstract Submission (Deadline Monday 1 July)

If you are interested in giving a presentation at the symposium, please submit an abstract using the link below.

Click here to submit abstract

Topics of interest could include (for guidance only):

  • Facility management
  • Cleanroom operations
  • RTP career development
  • Innovative equipment, techniques and/or processes
  • H&S
  • Cleanroom user education/training
  • Financial administration
  • Industry-Academic interactions



Attendance to the symposium is free (includes catering), however, sponsorships will play a pivotal role in ensuring the success of the event, by providing crucial financial support to enhance its overall impact. Sponsorships will diversify the pool of participants and enable the inclusion of esteemed keynote speakers (UK and overseas), exhibition booths, and the integration of high-quality social activities (e.g. dinner events) that will serve to enrich the programme.

Sponsorship options on offer:

Basic – £275

  • Logo on nanoFabUK website, programme booklet and displayed at the event
  • Overview of sponsor in programme booklet (up to half a page of A4)
  • Invitation to submit an abstract for a talk

*Full – £550

  • All the benefits of basic sponsorship
  • Exhibition area (approx. 2x2m) which includes 1 table (w: 160cm, d: 80cm), 2 chairs and space for banners.

*Due to space limitations (and to avoid crowding), we have a limit of 10 exhibition booths. So if you are interested, please get in touch as soon as possible!

RTPs work very closely with organizations that supply micro/nanofabrication equipment, consumables and/or services, therefore, we are particularly interested in sponsors from this stakeholder group.

Bespoke sponsorship requests

If you have alternative sponsorship ideas or are interested in specific opportunities (e.g. sponsoring a lunch or dinner session), then please contact us for further discussion.

Submit your sponsorship interest using the link below! 

Click here to submit sponsorship interest

Preliminary Schedule


Travel & Accommodation

Participants should make their own travel and accommodation arrangements. The link below shows the location of the venue (NGI), Manchester airport, local railway stations and car parks, as well as hotel suggestions. If you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact the organisers.

Manchester map – Travel & Accommodation Information



nanoFabUK is a national collaborative platform led by Research Technical Professionals (RTPs), designed to support and enhance the UK’s nanofabrication infrastructure. This initiative is led by the universities of: Manchester, Cambridge, Glasgow, Lancaster, Nottingham, Sheffield, Southampton, Swansea, Royal Holloway University of London, University College London and Imperial College London.

nanoFabUK’s vision is to connect nanofabrication RTPs across the country with the purpose of enhancing their expertise and stimulate innovation, through a range of knowledge exchange activities such as symposiums, technical workshops, and industry-led training events. The network will benefit not only RTPs who maintain this infrastructure, but also the academic and industrial end-users who rely on it through enhanced provision of nanofabrication services.

National Graphene Institute

National Graphene Institute (NGI) is a £61M facility housing over 300 users from academia and industry, and with a wealth of national and international partners. NGI’s capabilities include 1500m2 of ISO class 5 & 6 cleanrooms spread over two floors, dedicated to the research and production of novel devices exploiting the properties of graphene and other 2D materials.



Manage tickets