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NSTI Announces Three Winners of NSTI Nanotech Venture Awards To Top Early Stage Companies

NSTI Also Honors Individuals in Nanotechnology Community with Inaugural NSTI Fellow Awards at Ceremony in Boston.
Last month, the Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI) announced its Nanotech Venture Award recipients for 2006. The winners were early stage companies that presented at Nanotech Ventures 2006, which featured more than 60 early stage nanotech companies giving 15-minute pitches exclusively to conference attendees and vetting teams comprised of some of the top names in nano business.

“Nanotech Ventures 2006 and its Early Stage Company Review provides an ideal forum for seed to early-stage companies to showcase their technologies, market advantages, and to search for funding and ‘go-to-market” partners,’ said Matthew Laudon, PhD, Executive Director of the Nano Science & Technology Institute. “More than 150 early stage companies submitted their business plans into the event, and about fifty percent were invited to present.”

The goal of the NSTI Nanotech Ventures is to unite early stage public and pre-IPO small-technology products and intellectual property (IP) with industrial users, funding sources, technology providers and the media and analysts community. This venue will be used to promote the global commercial maturation across the nanotechnology landscape, from technology to products.

Dorsey & Whitney, LLP served as a leading sponsor of the Nanotech Ventures and the awards ceremony, which both took place during Nanotech 2006 in Boston.

2006 NSTI Nanotech Venture Award Winners

This year, 3 Nanotech Venture Awards were presented in Boston. They included:

Life Sciences:

Industrial Categories: Pharma, Biotech, Medical Devices
  • Nanopoint, Inc.
    Honolulu HI, US

Physical Sciences:

Industrial Categories: Electronics, Instrumentation, Software, Tools
  • Progressive Cooling Solutions
    Fairfield OH, US

Physical Sciences:

Industrial Categories: Energy, Materials, Chemistry
  • OrionSolar Photovoltaics
    Jerusalem, Israel

Attendees at this year’s Nanotech Ventures included representatives from: Intel Capital, Atomic Venture Partners, Mohr-Davidow Ventures, DuPont Ventures, Motorola, Merck, BASF Ventures, Harris and Harris Group, Cisco Systems, 3i, and many more. Nanotech Ventures ran concurrently with NSTI Nanotech 2006, the largest nanotechnology conference in North America.

2006 NSTI Fellow Awards

This year, the NSTI also honored 11 individuals for their outstanding contributions towards the advancement of the International NSTI Nanotechnology, Microtechnology and Biotechnology Community. The first annual NSTI Fellow Awards is a new tradition to the Nanotech conference, and gives the Institute the opportunity to recognize the time and support given by members of the nanotechnology community.

This year’s NSTI Fellow Award recipients included:

  • Clayton Teague, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, US
  • Mansoor Amiji, Northeastern University, US
  • Xavier Avula, Washington University, St. Louis, US
  • Wolfgang Bacsa, Université Paul Sabatier, France
  • Elena Gaura, Coventry University, UK
  • Steffen Hardt, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
  • Srinivas Iyer, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
  • Anantha Krishnan, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US
  • Nick Quirke, Imperial College, London, UK
  • Gerhard Wachutka, Munich University of Technology, Germany
  • Xing Zhou, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore

To view the program and activities of NSTI Nanotech 2006, go to www.nsti.org/Nanotech2006/program.html.RSS feed of Nano World News

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