NSTI Nanotech 2009
business & strategy

Business & Initiatives

Business & Strategy  

Symposium & Topics

Venture & Partnering — TechConnect: TechConnect Summit IP & Venture Program: the world’s largest peer reviewed clean technology venture & partnering forum
Novel Products, Investment & Business: Novel Products, Successes, Licensing & IP, Private Equity
Initiatives, Education & Policy: Global & Regional Initiatives, Education, Policy, Society
Lockheed Martin Special Innovation Symposia Innovations in Carbon Nanotube, High-Efficiency PV Conversion, Energy Storage, and Smart Grid Modeling & Monitoring
 

Track Sessions

 

Monday May 4

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
10:30 Nanotechnology: Global Review
10:30 TechConnect: IP Track - Overview of Clean & Nano IP Landscape
11:00 TechConnect: IP Track - IP Licensing Strategies & Transactions - Creating real value from your technology portfolio
1:30 TechConnect: IP Track - Navigating the IP waters: practice and possibilities in the EU & the US
3:30 CTSI Special Symposium - Commercial Cleantech Innovation
3:00 TechConnect: IP Track, License Your Portfolio - Surviving Due Diligence
4:00 TechConnect: Funding Track - Consortium Funding
4:00 TechConnect: Early Stage Funding in Lean Times
5:00 CTSI Special Symposium - Executives Roundtable Discussion
 

Tuesday May 5

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
10:00 TechConnect Marketplace - Expo Hall: Coffee Break Sponsored by Italian Trade Commission
10:30 TechConnect: Corporate Partnering
10:30 TechConnect: Corporate Partnering
1:30 EHS: Policy, Regulation & Product Safety
2:30 TechConnect Marketplace - Expo Hall: Coffee Break Sponsored by Italian Trade Commission
4:00 POSTERS
 

Wednesday May 6

8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnect
8:30 Keynote Panel: The Future of Energy
10:00 TechConnect Marketplace - Expo Hall: Coffee Break Sponsored by Italian Trade Commission
1:00 TechConnect: Corporate Partnering
1:00 TechConnect: Corporate Partnering
1:30 POSTERS
 

Thursday May 7

8:30 Nanotech Business & Education Initiatives
 

Track Program

 

Monday May 4

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Matthew Laudon, NSTI and Patti Glaza, CTSI
8:00 The Nanotech Revolution in Renewable Energy
D. Arvizu - Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), U.S. Department of Energy, US (bio)
8:30 Nanotechnology and the Obama Administration
T. Kalil, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House, US
9:00 Innovation for a Secure Future
R. Johnson - CTO, Lockheed Martin, US (bio)
9:30 The Next Big Thing is Really Small
R.J. Kumpf - CAO, Bayer Material Science, US (bio)
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10:30 Nanotechnology: Global ReviewRoom 340 AB
 Session chair: Clayton Teague, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, US
10:30 U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative
C. Teague, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, US (bio)
10:50 Funding of Nanotechnology in Germany
G. Bachmann, VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH, DE
11:10 Nanotechnology Initiatives by Department of Information Technology, Government of India
G.V. Ramaraju, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology, Government of India, IN
11:30 (CANCELED) Comprehensive Approach for Nanotechnology R&D and Public Engagement
M. Sekiya, S. Ishizu, S. An, T. Tanabe, M. Ata, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), JP
11:50 Nanoscience and Technology in Ireland
J. Boland, CRANN & Trinity College Dublin, IE
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10:30 TechConnect: IP Track - Overview of Clean & Nano IP LandscapeRoom 350 DE
 Session chair: John Lazarus, Foley & Lardner
- Overview of Clean & Nano IP Landscape Track
L. Radomsky, Foley & Lardner LLP, US (bio)
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11:00 TechConnect: IP Track - IP Licensing Strategies & Transactions - Creating real value from your technology portfolioRoom 350 DE
 Session chair: John Lazarus, Foley & Lardner
- Your technology portfolio is in place and the government incentives are now available, but the question remains – how best to maximize the value of your IP portfolio? This panel will include discussion on moving innovative ideas into the marketplace, balancing the costs of creation within the confines of limited budgets, and a sector analysis from Foley & Lardner's Cleantech Energy Patent Landscape report.  
J. Lazarus, Foley & Lardner LLP, US (bio)
- E. LeFevre, Foley & Lardner LLP, US (bio)
- C. Ives, Boston College, US (bio)
- P. Watson, Redlen Technologies, US
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1:30 TechConnect: IP Track - Navigating the IP waters: practice and possibilities in the EU & the USRoom 350 DE
 Session chair: Christian Kallinger, European Patent Office, DE
- Cleantech & Nanotech at the EPO
V. Veefkind, S. Angelucci, A. Merkt, T. Maxisch, C. Kallinger, European Patent Office, The Hague, NL
- Nanotech patenting in EuropeR. Harrison, 24IP Law Group, DE
- Cleantech/Nanotech Patenting in the USS.J. Hultquist, Intellectual Property/Technology Law, Chapel Hill, US
- Cleantech IP in BusinessTBA, TBA, US
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3:30 CTSI Special Symposium - Commercial Cleantech InnovationRoom 340 AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI
3:30 BrightSource Energy
C. Ricker, Brightsource Energy, Sr. V.P., US
3:50 Great Point Energy
B. Preston, Great Point Energy, Executive Vice President, US
4:10 Tendril Networks Inc.
A. Tuck, Tendril, CEO, US
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3:00 TechConnect: IP Track, License Your Portfolio - Surviving Due DiligenceRoom 350 DE
 Session chair: Leon Radomsky, Foley & Lardner
- Foley's panel on surviving due diligence will include a discussion of determining whether to license and, if so, provide best practices for a company to do so, key concerns and considerations for investors, critical policies and procedures, and understanding the people aspect of due diligence and strengthening vital relationships needed to move forward.
L. Radomsky, Foley & Lardner, US (bio)
- P. Hunter, Foley & Lardner, US (bio)
- D. Boudreaux, NanoHoldings LLC, US (bio)
- T. Haag, Arrowhead Reasearch Corporation, US (bio)
- L. Erceg, Simbol Mining Corp., US (bio)
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4:00 TechConnect: Funding Track - Consortium FundingRoom 330 AB
 Session chair: Skip Rung, ONAMI, Oregon State University, Keith Ritala, University of Washington
- F. Agee, Rice University, US
- L. Besemann, University of Minnesota, US
- S. Smith, Lockheed Martin, US
- A. Schwarzkopf, National Science Foundation, US
- J. Ringo, Washington State University, US
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4:00 TechConnect: Early Stage Funding in Lean TimesRoom 370 AD
 Session chair: Goodwin Procter LLP, US
- Panelists will discuss what CEO's of early stage cleantech, nanotech and energy companies should be doing to enhance their funding prospects, with a particular emphasis on intellectual property protection.
W.R. Haulbrook, Goodwin Procter LLP, US
- B.M. Segal, Nantero, Lockheed Martin Nanosystems, US
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5:00 CTSI Special Symposium - Executives Roundtable DiscussionRoom 340 AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI
- N. Godshall, Altela, CEO, US
- S. Vaughan, Serious Materials, CMO, US
- P. Green, Advent Solar, CEO, US
- T. Saxton, FTL Solar, CEO, US
- C. Ricker, Brightsouce Energy, Sr. V.P., US
- G.C. Evans, GreenHunter, CEO, US
- A. Perlman, Great Point Energy, CEO, US
- A. Tuck, Tendril, CEO, US
 

Tuesday May 5

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Jeff Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, Shushana Castle, Clinton Global Initiative Member/Millennium Water Alliance, US
8:00 Welcome TechConnect World to Houston
J. Moseley, Greater Houston Partnership, US
8:15 Can Uncle Sam Cure What Ails Clean Tech?
P. Dickerson, HaynesBoone, former COO Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, DOE, US (bio)
8:45 Welcome to Houston
B. White, City of Houston, Mayor, US
9:00 Flying into the Future: Continental’s Commitment to the Environment
L. Kellner, Continental Airlines, CEO, US (bio)
9:30 RUSNANO: Driving the Nanotech Industry Growth
A. Chubais, RUSNANO, CEO, RU
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10:00 TechConnect Marketplace - Expo Hall: Coffee Break Sponsored by Italian Trade CommissionExpo Hall
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10:30 TechConnect: Corporate PartneringExpo Hall TechConnect Room A
 Session chair: Saeed Bagheri, University of Waterloo, CA
10:30 (CANCELED) BASF - TechConnect Partnering
M. Mielke, BASF, US
10:50 BP - TechConnect Partnering
I. Dairanieh, BP, US
11:10 Genzyme - TechConnect Partnering
B. Pratt, Genzyme, US
11:30 Medtronic - TechConnect Partnering
S. Audet, Medtronic, US
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10:30 TechConnect: Corporate PartneringExpo Hall TechConnect Room B
 Session chair: Keith Ritala, University of Washington, US
10:30 GlaxoSmithKline - TechConnect Partnering
T. Porter, GlaxoSmithKline, US
10:50 Merck - TechConnect Partnering
Y. Weiss, Merck, US
11:10 Applied Materials - TechConnect Partnering
A. Kamannavar, Applied Materials, US
11:30 Lockheed Martin - TechConnect Partnering
B. Pietras, Lockheed Martin, US
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1:30 EHS: Policy, Regulation & Product SafetyRoom 360 CF
 Session chair: Chinh Pham and William S. Rogers Jr., Greenburg Traurig, US
- S. McNeil, Nanotech Characterization Lab, NCI, US
- Z. Kosim, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, US
- R. Pleus, Intertox, US
- D. Hobson, Nanotox, US
- J. Tsuji, Exponent, US
- D. Callet, Greenberg Traurig, LLC., US
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2:30 TechConnect Marketplace - Expo Hall: Coffee Break Sponsored by Italian Trade CommissionExpo Hall
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4:00 POSTERSExpo Hall
 

Wednesday May 6

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8:00 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech & TechConnectTheater AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
8:00 Energy in the 21st Century: Muir, Patton, and Gandhi
R. James Woolsey, VantagePoint Venture Partners, US (bio)
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8:30 Keynote Panel: The Future of EnergyTheater AB
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI, US
- D. Beneby, Exelon, President, Exelon Power, US
- M. Kapner, Austin Energy, US
- C. Frasier, Shell, VP Americas, US (bio)
- M. Simmons, Simmons & Company, US
- J. Renaud, GE Ecomagination, US
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10:00 TechConnect Marketplace - Expo Hall: Coffee Break Sponsored by Italian Trade CommissionExpo Hall
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1:00 TechConnect: Corporate PartneringExpo Hall TechConnect Room A
 Session chair: Matthias Kuhn, University of Geneva, CH
1:00 Lockheed Martin - TechConnect Partnering
L. Porter, Lockheed Martin, US
1:20 Eastman Kodak - TechConnect Partnering
B. Johnston, Eastman Kodak, US
1:40 Honda - TechConnect Partnering
N. Sugimoto, Honda, US
2:00 Philips - TechConnect Partnering
J. Downes, Philips, US
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1:00 TechConnect: Corporate PartneringExpo Hall TechConnect Room B
 Session chair: Michael Perham, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
1:00 Samsung - TechConnect Partnering
B. Byun, Samsung, US
1:20 Dow Chemical - TechConnect Partnering
S. Hahn, Dow Chemical, US
1:40 Omron - TechConnect Partnering
D. Uchida, Omron, US
2:00 Sanyo - TechConnect Partnering
S. Tanimoto, Sanyo, US
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1:30 POSTERSExpo Hall
 

Thursday May 7

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8:30 Nanotech Business & Education InitiativesRoom 360 CF
 Session chair: Lynn Foster, BPT Pharma, US
8:30 Best Practices in Innovation and Nanotechnology Commercialization
E. Schuler, University of Houton Center for Industrial Partnerships, US
8:50 Innovation Policy in Emerging Domains of Activity: First-Mover Advantage or Curse?
J.L. Woolley, Santa Clara University, US
9:10 Findings from observatoryNANO – the European Observatory on Nanotechnologies
D. Stark, M. Morrison, Institute of Nanotechnology, UK
9:30 A Workforce Assessment of Nanotechnology and Educational Responses: Case Studies of Life Sciences Firms and a Profile of Nanotechnology Credential Programs in the U.S
J. Cleary, A. Fichtner, C. Van Horn, Rutgers University, US
9:50 Graduate Programs on Nanotechnology in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Y.V. Pathak, Sullivan University College of Pharmacy, US
 
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