Conference at NJIT offers tips on ways to commercialize nanotechnology in greater NJ region

12/10/04

Do you want to learn more about opportunities in the greater New Jersey region for commercializing nanotechnology research? Then you won't want to miss "Commercializing Nanotechnology in the Greater Garden State Region: The Next Step," a workshop Dec.14, 2004, at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT).

The event, sponsored by the Greater Garden State Nanotechnology Alliance, of which NJIT is a founding member, will be held in the second floor ballroom of the NJIT Campus Center from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Costs per person range from $50-$95. Sponsors include the New Jersey Tech Council, Engehard Corporation and Princeton University. Supporting organizations along with NJIT include the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology, Rutgers University, Stevens Institute of Technology and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

"The morning will be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about how to take the next step forward in the growing field of nanotechnology," said Judith Sheft, assistant vice president of technology development at NJIT. "We think the information will be especially helpful for technology companies, academics with great ideas, federal laboratory personnel, inventors who are either on or would like to be on the road to production or venture capitalists."

Attendees will be asked to join one of four market sector sessions. One session will focus on the applications market sectors need to use nanotechnology to enable value-added commercial opportunities. Another topic will be whether nanotechnology is available today or is being developed in the Greater Garden State area that may add value to existing applications in market sectors or create new opportunities. Also to be discussed is the next step for small companies to facilitate collaboration leading to commercialization of nanotech-based opportunities.

Keynote speaker for the event is RoseAnn Rosenthal, president and chief executive officer of Ben Franklin Technology Partners. For more information, visit http://www.njtc.org/events/indevt.asp?dbid=453054772 or call 856-787-9700.

The event follows a successful similar meeting held this past October for a similar audience. "The October kick-off conference began the journey," said Sheft. "Now that we have asked the question are you ready, this second event will keep the momentum going by highlighting available and/or future opportunities.

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