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Nanotechnology Events Summits and Conferences

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Third Annual Nanotechnology Summit Set for April 24th and 25th in Akron, Ohio

Akron, OH -- WHAT: The 2007 Ohio Nanotechnology Summit (ONS) is the largest statewide event involving business, universities and federal research institutions throughout Ohio and the country to discuss cutting-edge and ongoing nanotechnology research and commercialization. The ONS will offer a unique opportunity to get a first-hand perspective on the potential that this exciting technical field holds. The 2007 program will feature four main areas: Nano Materials, Nano Processing, Nano Biomedical and Nano Photonics and Electronics.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Jack Uldrich, internationally-acclaimed nanotechnology consultant and the author of The Next Big Thing is Really Small: How Nanotechnology Will Change the Future of Your Business will demonstrate why nanotechnology is vital to the future of Ohio's economy. He will describe the concrete steps that Ohio's business, political and educational can -- and must -- begin taking today in order to prepare for the sweeping changes that nanotechnology will create tomorrow.

WHY: The goals of this year's summit are to provide an update of Ohio's nanotechnology research and commercialization activities, deliver perspectives from national nanotechnology experts regarding Ohio's efforts, and foster and promote new and existing collaborations leading to increased economic development opportunities. Ohio as a vast support system for nanotechnology research and commercialization activities and is poised to capture a significant portion of the estimated $3 trillion, worldwide, in new products and services by the year 2015.

WHO: CEOs and CTOs; research and development professionals; scientists and engineers; technology transfer officers; investors; state and local government officials; economic development professionals; military representatives; professional and academic administrators; and graduate students.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2007, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: John S. Knight Center 77 East Mill Street Akron, OH 44308 For more information on the summit, please visit:

For more information on Jack Uldrich, please visit


Helsinki Fair Centre, Finland, March 27th thru 29th 2007

NTNE 2007, the largest nanotechnology event in Northern Europe, is expected to bring together 500-600 participants from over 25 countries. The event will provide a great overview of the nanotechnology field: academic speakers will present their latest research and company speakers will introduce their newest product innovations and business models. NTNE 2007 aims to promote open communication between the academic and industrial communities.

Tapani Ryhänen, Head of Nano Sciences studies at Nokia Research Center, is one of the conference's keynote speakers and he intends to discuss nanotechnologies as an enabler for future mobile and ambient intelligence devices.

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