WELCOMEAfter the success of NanoItaly 2015 and Nanotechitaly 2015, the promoting Organizations, namely AIRI - Italian Association for Industrial Research and NanoItaly Association, have agreed to organize in 2016 a single joined event, the first edition of NanoInnovation.NanoInnovation will take place on September, 20 - 23 in the Renaissance Cloister by Sangallo at the Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome.NanoInnovation aims to represent the reference national event for the wide and multidisciplinary community involved in the development of nanotechnologies and in their integration with other enabling technologies (KETs) in all application fields. The event represents an unmissable opportunity of meeting among University, Research and Entrepreneurial systems, providing a discussion platform, where researchers, technologists, managers, entrepreneurs and investors can meet and share experiences, opinions and expectations about the growing role of nanotechnology in the KETs evolution toward a sustainable innovation from a social, environmental and economic point of view.NanoInnovation 2016 aims to:• Act as a meeting point among academia, research, industry andbusiness community• Present the state-of-the-art and trends of applied research innanotechnology• Showcase the most important innovations generated by thesetechnologies• Favor the transfer of know-how among various sectors.• Promote a Responsible Research Innovation.NanoInnovation will offer to students, PhDs and young researchers an excellent and unique opportunity of updating on the latest developments of nanotechnology, meeting directly the protagonists. Several participation opportunities will be scheduled, ranging from the presentation of the research results on applicative technologies to the organization of technical-scientific sessions, workshops and satellite events, also with the purpose of presenting new instruments or disseminating projects results.We would like to thank the Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering of Sapienza University of Rome for kindly hosting the conference, the Department of Basic and Applied Sciences for Engineering for logistic and scientific support, the Steering Committee for setting up the program structure, the Session Chairpersons and the Speakers who accepted our invitation to share their expertise. A particular thank is due to the companies and organizations providing sponsorship funds, making possible a free participation. We extend our thanks to all the people that worked hardly to make NanoInnovation a valid informative experience.The NanoInnovation 2016 Organizing CommitteeNanoItaly and NanotechItalyThe new event has been created thanks to the merge of NanoItaly and NanotechItaly, the two most important Italian past events on nanotechnology and related Key Enabling Technologies.Marco ROSSI (chair)• Sapienza University of Rome• NanoItaly Associationmarco.rossi@uniroma1.itGiuseppe GIGLI• CNR - NANOTEC• NanoItaly Associationgiuseppe.gigli@unisalento.itElvio MANTOVANI• AIRIFabrizio PIRRI• Polytechnic University of Turin • NanoItaly Associationfabrizio.pirri@polito.itAndrea PORCARI• AIRIPasquale SANFILIPPO• STMicroelectronics • AIRI1Organizing Committee