NanoSPRINT Organizes the 1st Workshop on Nano Technology Transfer at ENS 2005
The 1st Workshop on Nano Technology Transfer brings a business perspective on technological developments at the nanoscale
Grenoble, FRANCE - October 6, 2005 - NanoSPRINT, an innovative provider of virtual representation solutions for science and technology, is organizing the 1 st Workshop on Nano Technology Transfer in Europe at the European Nano Systems Conference in Paris, on December 15th. Sixteen recognized speakers will share with the audience an executive level perspective on the successful business integration of new technologies. The workshop aims at bringing together research and industry representatives involved in the technology transfer from research institutes towards established companies, as well as experts from areas collateral to the process: patenting, licensing and market analysis.
The workshop will feature four sections covering technology trends but also business and legal issues. The first section is dedicated to the Technology transfer infrastructures: from intellectual property issues to start-up creation , and will emphasize on aspects of the actual process of technology transfer, while the second section, entitled Industry case-studies: low cost fabrication , will focus on hot-embossing, nanoimprint lithography and other innovative production techniques. The third Start-up case studies section will highlight the success-stories of such newcomers as Atomistix, Nanocyl, Nanowater Group and Nanothinx and the last section, on Strategic Perspectives, will bring to light some future challenges, as derived from several nanotechnology trend studies. Each section will end with a panel discussion on the relevance of the topics presented for both the research and business community. In his talk on trends in carbon nanotubes, Cosmin Roman, Chief Scientific Analyst at NanoSPRINT will perform a demonstration of the technology analysis capabilities of the upcoming NanoSPRINT Encyclopedia of Carbon Nanotubes - www.nanosprint.com/nanotubes_encyclopedia.html .
Florin Ciontu, CEO of NanoSPRINT and Chair of the Workshop, stated:
'' We want the Workshop to focus on that fine edge when people decide whether betting on a technology is worth it. Whether on the acquisition or on the inventor's side everyone needs the same things: assessments and forecast. While software-based information products like those developed by NanoSPRINT certainly help, direct interaction remains crucial. We hope the Workshop's format and especially the panel sessions organized at the end of each session will stir up some interactions of real value for our attendees.''
Participants with interests mainly in business issues will have the opportunity to meet potential collaborators for either founding new firms or exploiting the emerging technologies. Post-conference contact with potential partners will be facilitated through full access to the attendees e-mail list, for sharing common interest presentations.
Researchers participating in the workshop will benefit from contact with potential financial contributors to either their start-up plans or innovative research results, based on the same communication infrastructure.
The Workshop on Nanotechnology Transfer is part of the European Nano Systems (ENS) conference, which will take place in Paris , from December 14-16, 2005 . ENS 2005, organized by the TIMA Labs in cooperation with NSTI and NanoSPRINT, will bring together a multidisciplinary group of scientists, engineers and users to discuss issues related to research, education and commercialization of nanosystems. Topics include: nanostructures and materials - properties and characterization (with a focus on carbon nanotubes), nanofabrication and manufacturing, devices, theory and computational tools, and nanoelectronics. Further information can be found at http://tima.imag.fr/conferences/ENS .
NanoSPRINT is an innovative provider of tools for the analysis and visual representation of scientific and technical content. The company was founded in 2004 as a spin-off of TIMA Laboratory, Grenoble, FRANCE. While developing its IP portfolio, the company already generates revenue with its Virtual Communication Suite technology companies.
For more information about NanoSPRINT's products and services please visit: www.nanosprint.com
Editor's note :
Editors are invited to attend the Workshop on Nano Technology Transfer in Europe free of charge. Please contact Mrs. Nathalie Eloisse, NanoSPRINT, at : firstname.lastname@example.org to register and request a pass.