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Nanotech 2003, the nanotechnology conference and trade show
2003 Nanodevelopment Conference
in collaboration with
2003 Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show
February 23-27, 2003
Grand Hyatt San Francisco , California, U.S.A.
Conference Technical Program

The NSTI provides the World’s Leading Event on Nanotechnology, Nanotech 2003. Nanotech 2003 is the largest and most well respected multidisciplinary nanotechnology event worldwide with the strongest content, caliber of participants, number of attendees and industrial participation. The Nanotech 2003 Conference and Tradeshow will take place at the San Francisco Grand Hyatt, February 23-27 with multiple parallel oral and poster technology sessions business and investment sessions, as well as a full industrial tradeshow.

Nanodevelopment Highlights

Keynote Presentations

  • Sandeep Malhotra
    Vice President of Nanotechnology, Ardesta
    Joseph Schumpeter ... Meet Dr. Feynman
    • The Nanotechnology frontier: A gale of creative destruction
    • Commercializing Science: From lab to fab
    • Global Dimension: Are current investment/business models appropriate?
    • Inflection Points: What disruptions can one expect?
    • 2002 to 2020: Foresight

Program Highlights

  • Rod MacGregor, Pete Von Behrens, Andrei Szilagyi, NanoMuscle at the Nano-Frontier, Antenna Group
  • William N. Hulsey, III Patent Databases and Analytical Tools for Nanotechnology Research, Design and Development Hughes & Luce, LLP & University of Texas
  • Dave Welsh, Blasting Through the Hype: Real Opportunities in MEMS, Partech International
  • Zvi Yaniv, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology:Two New Exciting Fields for Future Display Applications, Applied Nanotech, Inc.
  • Lynn Foster, Panel Session, Nano Business and Research Futures
  • R. Oliver, D.A. Graham, D. Sutton and A. Parkin Strategic Perspectives in 'Small Technology, ICI plc
  • Neal D. Shinn, The DOE Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Sandia National Laboratories
  • K. Charles Janac, Using Nanotechnology to Develop the Next Generation of Sensors, Nanomix
  • Guy della Cioppa, Commercial applications of the Dip Pen NanolithographyTM (DPN) method of nanoprinting and nanofabrication. NanoInk, Inc.
  • Tapesh Yadav, Marc Barella and Karl Pfaffenbach Commercial scale manufacturing of nanotechnology building blocks, NanoProducts Corp.

Panel Session: Nanotechnology, From Lab to Liquidity

Well over $4B annually is now being invested worldwide in nanotechnology research by governments and major corporations. This investment is creating a rich body of nanotechnology, much of which is ripe for commercialization. Scientists can be the initiators of a chain of innovation and entrepreneurship which takes new discoveries from science to technology to product to business. The current economic environment presents special and daunting challenges in this journey. This panel will bring together a scientist-turned-entrepreneur, a non-scientist entrepreneur, a product developer, an angel investor and two venture capitalists. The group will provide knowledgeable insights into and practical advice about the realities of taking the long and winding road from the lab to liquidity. The panel will kick off with questions from the moderator, but the bulk of the session will involve questions from the audience.

  • Scientist-turned-entrepreneur: Tapesh Yadav, Founder, Chairman & CEO, NanoProducts Corporation
  • Product Developer: Ted Khoury, Director, Product Development, Zyvex
  • Angel Investor: Jack Gottsman, President & CEO, The Clarity Group (bio
  • attached).
  • Venture Capitalist: Bryan Roberts, Partner, Venrock
  • Venture Capitalist: Jennifer Fonstad, Partner, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

  • Scott Mize, Co-founder, AngstroVision and Chairman of the Advisory Board, Nanotechnology Opportunity Report

The Nanotech 2003 Development Track - Roadmap for Industry

The theme for the Nanotech 2003 Development Track conference is the Roadmap for Industry. The track is designed to compliment the research, development scientific and academic sessions in the various technical session tracks featured at Nanotech 2003. This track is specifically designed to help companies gain a better understanding of the current competitive and business development environment for nantechnology. Nanotechnology has the potential to radically and abruptly impact a company's market position therefore we will also be looking for presentations that articulate advantages of planning for the future of nanotechnology, microtechnology and biotechnology today. The intended audience is business, operations and technology managers from nano-based companies as well as general industry and crossover scientists from our technical program. Overall, the Nanotech 2003 Development Track will discuss the nano revolution by providing an overview of the nanotechnology industry segments, products, funding, business case studies and technology platform discussions.

The topics of interest cover all industries poised to benefit from the advancements in nanotechnology.

  • Semiconductors: Molecular Electronics, Nano-Photonics, Memory
  • Microsystems: MEMS, Communications, Optical, Fluidics, RF
  • Energy: Fuel Cells, Biomimetics, Membranes, Carbon Systems
  • Materials: Compounds, Powders, Polymers, Nanostructures, Nanosystems
  • Biotechnology: Delivery, Lab-on-Chip, Proteomics, Genomics
  • Medical: Rational Drug Design, Human Responses, Molecular Medicine

Who Should Attend

  • Research and Development Professionals
  • Government Leaders
  • Business Leaders
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Investors
  • Professionals from industry looking to adopt nanotechnology applications into their value chains
  • NanoDevelopment Topics and Application Areas

    The major areas of activity in the development of nanodevelopment solicited and expected at this conference include but are not limited to:

  • Investment
  • Venture Capital
  • Start-Up
  • Public Policy
  • International Perspective
  • Intellectual Property
  • Legal
  • Emerging Markets
  • Advances in Applications
  • Commercialization of nano and micro technologies
  • Technological Issues
  • Problems and promise of working at the micro and nano level
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  • Confirmed Sponsors and Exhibitors:

  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • ASME Nanotechnology Institute
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
  • Ibero-American Science and Technology Education Consortium
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • Institute of Physics Publishing
  • UC-Davis, Department of Applied Science
  • Computational Publications
  • Applied Computational Research Society
  • Nano Science and Technology Institute
  • Accelrys, Inc.
  • ANSYS, Inc.
  • CFD Research Corporation
  • COMSOL, Inc.
  • Corning Intellisense Corp.
  • Coventor, Inc.
  • Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc.
  • Larta
  • Naval Research Laboratory
  • Motorola, Inc.
  • NanoBusiness Alliance
  • San Francisco Consulting Group
  • Swiss Nanotechnology Initiative
  • Belgian Nanotechnology Initiative
  • Veeco Metrology Group
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