National Nanotechnology Initiative & Washington Leaders Meeting to Assess Benefits and Products of Nanotechnology at Nano Impact Summit
October 17, 2005 06:00 PM US Eastern Timezone
The Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI) and government organizations in alignment with the U.S. government initiatives in nanotechnology are presenting a high-level one-day showcase of top businesses demonstrating nanotech-based commercial and product maturity. The exhibiting firms are leading the wave of nanotech's impact on society and economies.WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 17, 2005--The Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI) and government organizations in alignment with the U.S. government initiatives in nanotechnology are presenting a high-level one-day showcase of top businesses demonstrating nanotech-based commercial and product maturity. The exhibiting firms are leading the wave of nanotech's impact on society and economies.
The October 19th Summit features executives and industry leaders speaking on products including: Pharmaceuticals, Memory, Storage, Personal Care, Electronics, Displays, Medical Devices, Instrumentation, Defense and Consumer Products. This inclusive one-day program will take place at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia.
Highlighted presentations at the Nano Impact Summit include:
-- National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), Dr. E. Clayton Teague: 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.
-- Motorola (MOT), Dr. Kenneth Dean: Motorola Labs will speak on the commercialization of its new CNT Nano Emissive Display (NED) technology. This breakthrough could create large, flat panel displays with outstanding quality, a longer operating life, as well as slash costs of current offerings.
-- General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), Dr. Margaret L. Blohm: Dr. Blohm will present a session 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.
-- Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG), Dr. Patrick T. Spicer: 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.
-- IBM (NYSE:IBM), Dr. H. Kumar Wickramasinghe: 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.
-- 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 briefings to Summit attendees.
The Summit is open to registrants from public/private corporations, venture capitalists, the investment community, licensing executives and economic and technology developers. Attendees from government funding and legislative agencies will also be on hand. Admission to the Nano Impact Summit is available at the door or online in advance. To register or find more information, please visit http://www.nsti.org/NanoImpact2005/.
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 membership 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 the semi-annual Nanotech Venture, Nanotech Industrial Impact Workshop, Nano Impact Summit and the Nanotech Course Series in the US and Europe. 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.