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Nanotech 2006 Trade Show & Conference Prepares for Its 9th Annual Showing From May 7-11 in Boston

The World's Largest Nanotechnology Trade Show Will Share Space With the Inaugural TechConnect Summit Which Brings Investors and Innovators Together. Both Events at the Hynes Convention Center Expected to Draw More than 3,000 Attendees.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 5, 2006--The Nano Science & Technology Institute (www.NSTI.org) today announced today the upcoming commencement of Nanotech 2006 and the inaugural TechConnect Summit. The 9th annual Nanotech 2006 show is the largest nanotechnology conference in the world and expects to draw more than 3,000 scientists, corporate leaders, university professors and researchers, and investors. Running concurrently this year is the inaugural TechConnect Summit, the first conference of its kind designed to unite members of the investment and technology sectors with the goal of driving technology development and commercialization. Both shows will be held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Nanotech 2006 will run from May 7-11 and TechConnect Summit will be held on May 8-9.

"Nanotech 2006 has become one of the largest nanotechnology communities in the world and we're excited to bring this kind of community-building to the first-ever TechConnect Summit," said Matthew Laudon, executive director of NSTI. "Attendees of both events will be able to view the latest technology developments and attend sessions and speeches about the vital role emerging technologies play in driving change in the world around us."

As part of Nanotech 2006, NSTI will hold its first ever NSTI Nanotechnology Excellence Awards program at the NSTI National Awards Reception on May 9 at the Museum of Science. As part of the awards ceremony, NSTI will donate all proceeds to the museum's Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Network). Larry Bell, the museum's senior vice president for research, development and production, will be the featured speaker.

"This year's conferences will showcase some of the most compelling technologies and innovations in nanotechnology and beyond," said Michael Pratt, TechConnect board member and director of corporate business development in the Office of Technology Development at Boston University. "With an outstanding program line up this, we're excited to see the continued growth of Nanotech 2006 and the first conference of its kind in TechConnect aimed at bringing investors and innovators of all disciplines of technology together."

The TechConnect 2006 Summit runs concurrently with Nanotech 2006, Clean & Controlled Environments (in conjunction with Vicon Publishing's Controlled Environments) and BioNano 2006.

For more information about attending or viewing the line-up of featured speakers and sessions for Nanotech 2006 please visit: http://www.nsti.org/Nanotech2006/. For information about the TechConnect Summit please visit: http://www.techconnect.org/Summit2006/.

About NSTI:

The Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI; www.nsti.org) is chartered with the advancement and integration of nano and other advanced technologies through education, collaboration and research services. NSTI accomplishes this mission through its offerings of continuing education programs, conventions, scientific and business publishing and custom research services. NSTI produces the annual Nanotech 2006 conference and trade show. Nanotech 2006, celebrating its 9th year, is expected to attract more than 3,000 industrial, academic, business and governmental attendees from around the world. It is the largest gathering of the nanotechnology industry in the U.S. The event is a unique gathering of the scientific and business community working on the development and commercialization of nano and small-scale technology. NSTI was founded in 1997 as a result of the merger between various scientific societies, and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts with additional offices in California and Switzerland.

About TechConnect Summit:

TechConnect is a global technology outreach organization, dedicated to bringing together the world's most promising IP and start-up companies across all industries and technology focus areas. TechConnect is founded upon the application of the academic Peer-Review process towards the evaluation of emerging technologies and early stage venture companies. With extensive knowledge in industry, academia, and business development, TechConnect brings only the best ideas and companies to its audience through publications, events, and outreach activities. The annual TechConnect Summit provides the largest global snapshot of peer reviewed emerging technologies, IP and early stage companies based on their market impact and positioning.


TechConnect Advisory Board:
Boston University                 Merck
Massachusetts TTC                 Cisco
University of California          Motorola
Rice University                   DaimlerChrysler
Yale University                   Goodrich
University of Minnesota           University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Illinois            University of California San Diego
Northwestern University           Analog Devices, Inc.
IBM                               Intel
Chevron                           Imperial College-London
University of Geneva              Ford Motor Company
Cabot Corporation                 Georgia Tech
Lockheed Martin                   Honeywell
Novartis                          BASF
Sanyo                             ExxonMobil
Washington University             University of Florida
New York University               


 
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