NSTI Adds CleanTech 2007 to Nanotech Event to California May 20-24. California Governor Schwarzenegger’s Budget Highlights Nano, Cleantech Convergence
Nano Science and Technology Institute will launch Cleantech 2007, a multi-disciplinary and multi-sector conference on global sustainability and clean technologies, as part of the upcoming Nanotech 2007 Conference and Expo, May 20-24, 2007, in Santa Clara, California.NSTI invites speakers from a wide range of clean technology sciences and commercial productization sectors to submit proposals to speak at CleanTech 2007.
Speaking Proposals for CleanTech 2007 should address advancements in clean technologies and/or clean business processes for major economic sectors, including: Agriculture; Automotive; Construction; Chemical; Energy; Manufacturing; Semiconductors; and Transportation.
NSTI’s Cleantech Follows Lead of Governor Schwarzenegger
NSTI debuts CleanTech 2007, as California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has set strong budget and policy goals to encourage Californians to embrace available cleantech technologies, and move forward with aggressive cleantech R&D and adoption in the future. The Governor’s 2007 budget also highlights where California researchers and policymakers agree there is a clear convergence between “clean technologies” and “nanotechnology.”
During his budget address last month, Governor Schwarzenegger said he embraces the cleantech industry “with great passion and great enthusiasm,” adding that laws and incentives that encourage emerging technology areas such as cleantech “prove we can do both&emdash;grow business and be good for the environment. There is no downside; it’s all upside.”
Governor Schwarzenegger looks to make California a leader in cleantech with a wide array of spending and policy initiatives. Among them:
- a $3.2 billion incentive program to encourage homeowners and businesses to use solar panels;
- a “global warming initiative” which aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 200 tons;
- a $30 million infusion for the Helios Project, University of California’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory initiative aimed at making the next-generation of super-efficient solar panels; and
- funding for an “Energy Biosciences Institute” to research converting biomass materials into fuels, and maximizing oil extraction from existing wells.
“With so much attention from scientists and policymakers now focused in California on the convergence between nanotechnology and cleantech, the timing is right for NSTI to expand out focus and bring to our community these exciting new areas of opportunity,” said Matthew Laudon, co-chair of CleanTech and Executive Director of NSTI.
“Clean and sustainable technologies reflect the ability for innovators to bring together new perspectives and new technologies to improve today’s products and manufacturing processes. CleanTech 2007 wants to showcase these leading-edge products, as well as the innovators and their mindsets.”
NSTI’s CleanTech 2007 Agenda. Propose a Paper:
The following clean technology and sustainable industry topics are in highest demand for CleanTech 2007 submissions:
BioEnergy: Bio Energy: Biodiesel; Biofuels; Bio Biomass
Non-Bio Renewable Energy: Geothermal; Hydro; Photovoltaics; Solar Thermal; Wave; and Wind
Clean Technologies: Clean Burning Fuels; Electric Vehicles; Fuel Cells; Hybrid Electric; Hydrogen; Zero Emissions; Pollution Reduction
Business & Policy: Licensing and IP; Early Stage Investment; Public Sector Investment; Government Funding Initiatives; Government and Industrial Policies; Global and Regional Initiatives;
Novel Cleantech Product Development: Novel Cleantech Business Practices; Education in Cleantech
Environmental: Bioremediation; Desalination; Phytoremediation; Recycling; Smart Fertilizers; Waste; Water Purification; Water Treatment
CleanTech 2007 is being organized by the Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI), the producer of the world’s leading nanotechnology conference series, Nanotech 2007. Last year’s Nanotech 2006 4-day event held in Boston, Massachusetts in May, drew more than 3,000 attendees, a record number of nano-professionals attending a single event.
Submission abstracts for CleanTech are due by February 2, 2007. Submissions can be made at http://www.nsti.org/Nanotech2007/Cleantech2007/participate/, and will be selected based on relevance, maturity or potential impact of the underlying technology described.