5th Microfluidics Workshop at INESC-MN, Lisbon, Portugal

The MicroFluidics Association is delighted to invite you to the 5th Workshop on Microfluidics Standards, which will be held on March 26-27th in Lisbon, Portugal. This workshop will be hosted by INESC-MN, and it will be a great and exciting opportunity for stakeholders from all over the world to discuss the future developments towards standardization in microfluidics and meet face-to-face with their peers.


The Workshop

Where: INESC-MN, Rua Alves Redol 9, 1000-029 Lisbon, Portugal (map)

When: March 26-27th, 2019


Workshop co-chairs

Vania Silverio, Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores para os Microsistemas e as Nanotechnologias (INESC-MN), Lisbon, Portugal

Alar Ainla, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Braga, Portugal


Meeting Agenda


Registration fees: 160 €, which covers attendance to the meeting and meals on the agenda.

Registration deadline: March 19, 2019 

                   Bank Transfer Details
                Company: INESC-MN
                VAT number: PT505432978
                Address: Rua Alves Redol 9, 1000-029 Lisboa, Portugal
                IBAN: PT50 0035 2168 00019879730 03
                BIC SWIFT: CGDIPTPL
                In case you need any additional information, contact the service CaixaDireta Empresas by phone (+351) 707 24 24 77 (from 8:00 to 22:00h / every day of the year)

Please remember to register online and make all the necessary travel and hotel arrangements in advance.

Questions regarding your registration may be addressed to   vsilverio_at_inesc-mn.pt

For any other questions or comments, please contact workshop secretary Henne van Heeren at (+31) 78 6300748  or  henne_at_enablingmnt.com


Hotel and Travel Information

INESC-MN is located at the intersection of Rua Alves Redol and Avenida João Crisóstomo, across the street from the Instituto Superior Técnico in the city center of Lisbon.

How to get here:

From the airport: you can take the Metro (Red Line) from the AIRPORT to SALDANHA. Follow the exit to "Av. Duque de Ávila" and then to "Instituto Superior Técnico". This will bring you to the exit at the Arco de Cego garden which is one block from INESC-MN.

The Institute is located about 10-15 minutes from the airport by car. The taxi ride from the airport should cost around €10 including extra charge to transport bags in the luggage compartment.


Lisbon has several events occurring simultaneously, and hotels get full quickly. Please make sure to contact and book your hotel well in advance.

INESC-MN has a contract with the Hotel Holiday Inn Lisbon, Avenida António José de Almeida 28 A, so the workshop atendees may profit from reduced prices until February 26th (Booking Form is required. Please download it, fill it and and send it to Cristina Silva: csilva@grupo-continental.com and CC to vsilverio@inesc-mn.pt).

Other hotels in the premises are: Turin Alameda Hotel, Evolution Lisboa, Olissippo Saldanha, or Hotel A. S. Lisboa.


The tourist office at Lisbon Airport will be pleased to help you find other hotels in Lisbon, phone:  +351 218 450 660

        INESC-MN Visitors Pledge of Privacy

To enter the building where the workshop will be held it is necessary to fill, sign and deliver the “Visitors Pledge of Privacy INESC-MN” document. To harmonize the entrance process and to make sure no one is left out, we ask you to download it now and send the document back to vsilverio@inesc-mn.pt no later than MARCH 19th.


About the MicroFluidics Association

The MicroFluidics Association exists to encourage the development, coordination, and dissemination of engineering knowledge as well as market and technical information on microfluidics. It provides industry stewardship and engages industrial, academic and government stakeholders to advance the interests of the global Microfluidics Industry Supply Chain. The Association promotes the development of this supply chain and positively influences the growth and prosperity of its members by advancing the mutual business interests of its membership. It also stimulates a free and open global marketplace by continuously working on the definition of a common language and definitions of standards supported by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Additionally, the MicroFluidics Association ambitions to foster the education for the purpose of implementing the defined standards and processes, to push forward the global Microfluidics Industry Supply Chain.

In particular we are focused on four technological aspects related to microfluidics:

·          Interfacing and Connectivity

·          Flow control

·          Metrology and Testing

·          Modularity and Sensor Integration


Steering Committee of the MicroFluidics Association

Holger Becker, MicroFluidic ChipShop, Germany

Marko Blom, Micronit, Netherlands

Henne van Heeren, enablingMNT, Netherlands

Lionel Matthys, Fluigent, France

Darwin Reyes, NIST, USA

Alexios Tzannis, IMT, Switzerland

Nicolas Verplanck, CEA-LETI, France


INESC Microsistemas e Nanotecnologias is a private, non-profit Research and Development Institute created in January, 2002 from the former Solid State Technology group of INESC. Since January 2008, INESC MN belongs to the Associated Laboratory - Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IN) - to work on the emerging fields of Nanotechnology, BioNanotechnology and Nanosciences.

INESC MN is dedicated to leading edge research and development in strategic technological areas of micro- and nanotechnologies and the application of these technologies to electronics, microfluidics, MEMS,  biological and biomedical devices. INESC-MN research work shares the laboratory and class 100/10 clean room facilities used for student training. The group’s mission is to provide advanced training to undergraduated, graduated students and researchers at Master, PhD and post-doctoral levels, acting as a bridge between the Technical Engineering School (IST, Lisbon) and industrial partners worldwide. INESC-MN also offers transfer of technology to both Portuguese and international industries through collaborative research, contract research, prototyping and consulting.

About INL

At INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, located in Braga (North of Portugal), scientists and engineers from all over the world work in a highly interdisciplinary environment and strive to make INL a world-wide hub for the deployment of Nanotechnology addressing society’s grand challenges. The INL was founded by the governments of Portugal and Spain under an international legal framework to perform interdisciplinary research, deploy and articulate nanotechnology for the benefit of society. The research programme comprises four strategic areas related to applications of nanotechnology: Food and Environmental monitoring, ICT, Renewable Energy and Health. The full-fledged nanotechnology laboratory enables leading research at the highest international standard. Microfluidics plays a crucial role in INL research, specifically in the areas related to food, environment and health.