Nanotech Commercialization Conference
Over 300 People Hear 50+ Speakers at the Fourth Annual Nanotech Commercialization Conference!
Wake Forest Biotech Place
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
April 9-10, 2013
Significant developments in the past year in finance, business and politics have set the stage for groundbreaking advances in nanotechnology commercialization. Don’t miss this conference to learn more and network with the key players in this field.
The Nanotech Commercialization Conference is the preeminent nanotechnology conference to be held in the South this year. Nanotech innovators, cutting edge start-ups, leading researchers, public policy leaders and visionaries will be in attendance.
Over the last decade, the nanotechnology field has turned the corner from science fiction to multi-billion dollar business, rapidly becoming the center of the materials science field, and has made major game-changing innovations in clean energy, electronics and biotechnology.
For the second year, The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association joins the N.C. Department of Commerce and the Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology to co-host the Nanotechnology Commercialization Conference, a groundbreaking event for international nanotechnology stakeholders.
“For several years, North Carolina has been recognized as a top state for nanotechnology research and practical application,” said John Hardin, Executive Director of the Office of Science & Technology in the North Carolina Department of Commerce. “This conference, which focuses on moving nanoscience from the lab to the global market, will both highlight North Carolina’s pioneering role and help participants turn emerging nanotechnologies into skilled, high-wage jobs.”
About the North Carolina Office of Science and Technology: The North Carolina Office of Science and Technology, a division of the North Carolina Department of Commerce, encourages, promotes, and supports scientific, engineering, and industrial research applications in North Carolina. The mission of the Office is to improve the economic well‐being and quality of life of all North Carolinians through advancing science, technology, and innovation. The Office is focused on accelerating North Carolina’s next generation of technology and technology companies. The Office investigates new areas of emerging science and technology and studies the competitiveness of North Carolina industry and research institutions in these fields. The Office also works with the North Carolina General Assembly and the Governor to put into place the infrastructure that keeps North Carolina on the cutting edge of science and technology.
About the NanoBCA: The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association was founded in 2001 as the “NanoBusiness Alliance,” the first nonprofit association focused on the commercialization of nanotechnologies. Through its extensive network of leading start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, research institutions, non-governmental organizations and public-private partnerships, the Association shapes national nanotechnology policy and helps accelerate the commercialization of nanotechnology innovations. The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association is based in Washington, D.C. and Shelton, CT.
About COIN: Established in 2009, COIN is a nonprofit, virtual center of innovation for nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine based in North Carolina. COIN supports those organizations that are most-impacted by the convergence of nano (advanced materials) and bio (life sciences) by ensuring that they have immediate structured access to all relevant resources and a conduit to key regulatory agencies impacting the field. COIN is a premier source of networking opportunities, information, and tailored innovation services that address client needs and catalyze and advance commercialization of nanobiotechnology. Through a network of academic and emerging company researchers, COIN provides access to a myriad of nano-biotechnologies that may be applied across a range of life science sectors. COIN provides a single point of entry to the nanobiotechnology community, connecting key players at the intersection of advanced materials and life sciences.