International N.I.C.E. RENDEZ-VOUS

An international conference on Bio-inspiration & Biobased approaches

The international N.I.C.E. events are organized with the objective to share new developments in the growing field of bioinspiration & biobased approaches (since 2012) and to propose new solutions to societal and research challenges.

The N.I.C.E. rendez-vous encompasses chemistry, biology, physics, material sciences and gives a multi-disciplinary overview of biomimetic approaches to engineering new materials and systems.

In 2024, these international rendez-vous are endorsed by CNRS through the GDR 2088, by the Materials Research Society (M.R.S.) & European Matérials Research Society (E.-M.R.S.) and supported by several industrial partners and apprenticeship institution. These events are organized into three main sessions: SmartTech, NanoTech and BioTech. Amongst them: nanomaterials, energy storage and conversion, stimuli-responsive materials, adhesive/anti-adhesive materials, functional polymers, biobased chemistry, soft materials as well as applications in energy, environment and sustainability.


The conference takes place every 6 months (Summer and Winter events) in Nice (France) and brings together researchers, managers, manufacturers decision-makers and students with different backgrounds to stimulate international mobility and open innovations. The conference promotes the exchange of ideas, open discussion of current research problems and the development of new ideas and collaborations aimed at finding eco-friendly, green, sustainable solutions to materials challenges that will have a lasting impact for generations.  


  Pr Frédéric GUITTARD – Conference Chair

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