Washington Leaders to Hear Benefits of Nanotechnology and the National Nanotechnology Initiative at Nano Impact Summit Convened by the Nano Science & Technology Institute
September 14, 2005 02:48 PM US Eastern Timezone
In alignment with the U.S. government initiatives in nanotechnology, the Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI) is presenting this elite one-day showcase of top businesses demonstrating nanotech-based commercial and product maturity, leading the wave of nanotech's impact on society and economies.WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 14, 2005--In alignment with the U.S. government initiatives in nanotechnology, the Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI) is presenting this elite one-day showcase of top businesses demonstrating nanotech-based commercial and product maturity, leading the wave of nanotech's impact on society and economies.
The Summit will be held October 19th and features executives and industry leaders speaking on products including: Electronics, Memory, Storage, Displays, Personal Care, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Instrumentation, Defense and Consumer Products. This special program has been organized to run in conjunction with the NSTI Nanotechnology Course Series, and will take place at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia.
Special presentations at the Nano Impact Summit include:
-- Dr. Margaret L. Blohm, General Electric Company (NYSE:GE): Dr. Blohm will talk about GE Global Research's current activities in nanotech research development and its proprietary technologies that could impact multiple industries, ranging from energy to electronics.
-- Dr. Patrick T. Spicer, Proctor & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG): Dr. Spicer will provide an overview of P&G's interest in nanotechnology, along with several commercial examples of nano in their current product lines. He will also speak to P&G's research in nanostructured fluids and its successes in university partnerships.
-- Dr. E. Clayton Teague, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO): The NNCO is the point of contact on federal Nanotechnology activities for government organizations, academia, industry, professional societies, foreign organizations, and others to exchange technical and programmatic information. Dr. Teague will give Summit attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest developments and activities of the NNCO, and how these actions are impacting nanoscale research, development, and commercialization.
-- Dr. H. Kumar Wickramasinghe, IBM (NYSE:IBM): Dr. Wickramasinghe of IBM's Almaden Research Center will discuss several of its latest nanoscale research and production projects, touching upon IBM's role in the invention and practical uses of nanotechnology, and its pioneering work in improving nanoscale tools and memory devices.
-- Motorola (MOT): Motorola Labs will present on the commercialization of its new CNT Nano Emmisive Display (NED) technology. This breakthrough could create large, flat panel displays with outstanding quality, a longer operating life, as well as bring down costs of other current offerings.
-- Executives from Altair Nanotechnologies (NASDAQ:ALTI), Hybrid Plastics, Inc. (Private), Molecular Imprints, Inc. (Private), Nanophase Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:NANX), and Nantero (Private) will also give presentations to Summit attendees.
In addition to Government funding and legislative agencies, the Summit is open to registrants from public/private corporations, venture capitalists, the investment community, licensing executives and economic and technology developers. Admission to the Nano Impact Summit is by advance registration as attendance is limited. To register or find more information, please visit http://www.nsti.org/NanoImpact2005/. To register for the NSTI Fall 2005 Nanotechnology Courses, please visit http://www.nsti.org/courses/.
The Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI) is chartered with the promotion and integration of nano and other advanced technologies through education, technology and business development. NSTI accomplishes this mission through its offerings of consulting services, continuing education programs, scientific and business publishing and community outreach. NSTI produces the annual Nanotech conference and trade show, the most comprehensive international nanotechnology convention in the world. NSTI also produces BioNano and Stem Cell Strategies conferences. 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.