NSTI Announces Nanotechnology Excellence Awards
April 03, 2006 12:40 PM US Eastern Timezone
Largest US-based nanotech conference program, Nanotech 2006, to honor winners at fund raising event hosted By NSTI and Museum of Science, Boston.CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 3, 2006--The Nano Science & Technology Institute (www.NSTI.org) today announced the inaugural Nanotechnology Excellence Awards, the largest technology awards program in the U.S. and a key component of this year's Nanotech 2006 event. The awards program is dedicated to recognizing significant achievements from the world of research and industry in multiple sectors, including electronics, life sciences, materials and energy. The NSTI Nanotechnology Excellence Award winners will be announced at a fund raising event co-hosted by the Museum of Science on Tuesday, May 9 (See today's release titled, "Nano Science and Technology Institute and Museum of Science To Host National Awards Banquet and Fund Raiser").
"Innovation within the nanotechnology community is taking place on a daily basis and each development brings with it the potential to radically transform the world around us," said Matthew Laudon, executive director for NSTI. "As the largest NanoTech event in the country, this year's awards program is dedicated to recognizing all of these outstanding achievements from both the academic and business communities and ultimately helping inspire further innovation in the years ahead."
The NSTI Nanotechnology Excellence Awards program was created to recognize outstanding participants in the nanotechnology community for both scientific and entrepreneurial excellence. Winners of this award will be determined through an expert peer review process consisting of academia, government, corporate and investment experts in nanotechnology and its related fields. The Nanotechnology Excellence Awards program consists of two tracks, the first for research papers and the second for intellectual property (IP) and early stage companies. For each track, awards will be presented for achievements in four distinct categories including electronics and microsystems, life science and medicine, materials and technology, and consumer and energy.
The Nanotech 2006 show is scheduled for May 7-11 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston and will feature more than 300 exhibitors and attract more than 3,000 attendees. The award winners will be announced at a fund-raising event taking place on the evening of May 9 at the convention center and co-hosted by the Museum of Science, Boston. For more information about specific details on the NSTI Nanotechnology Excellence Awards, please visit http://www.nsti.org/leadership/awards/.
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.