· The successful meeting was a Workshop organized in the framework of the NanoSen-AQM project, which is funded by the Interreg-Sudoe program of the European Union.
· Around a hundred of assistants, mainly researchers but also spin-offs and SMEs presented innovative air sensors, as well as advanced air quality monitoring products and services available in the market.
The European Workshop on low-cost sensors and microsystems for environment monitoring (https://nanosen-aqm.sciencesconf.org) took place in Toulouse on 20-21 May in the framework of the NanoSen-AQM project. The project is financed by the Interreg-Sudoe program of the EU which aim is to foster the transnational cooperation among Southwestern European countries. The workshop was organized by two laboratories of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) sited in Toulouse: Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche et d’Ingénierie des Matériaux (CIRIMAT) and Laboratoire d’Analyse et d’Architecture des Systèmes (LAAS), together with the French Club Microcapteurs Chimiques (CMC2).
The two-days meeting allowed academics, researchers and companies to exchange and discuss with each other their knowledge, know-how and expertise in state-of-the art materials and technologies for environmental microsensors, as well as in sensor-based systems for monitoring air and water quality, from the laboratory to real scenarios. In addition, companies of France (Ethera, EcoLogicSense, Rubix) and Spain (Envira, Kunak, Bettaïr) had the opportunity to exhibit their products and services for environment monitoring.