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Posted: Aug 09, 2011
Greensboro selected to host global nanotechnology conference
(Nanowerk News) Organizers of a prestigious international nanotechnology commercialization conference coming to Greensboro, N.C. anticipate record attendance at the annual event scheduled for August 28 – 31. The Commercialization of Micro-Nano Systems (COMS) conference is presented by the Micro and Nanotechnology Commercialization Education Foundation (MANCEF). It brings together leaders from around the globe, across many industry sectors, to focus not just on science and technology – but on solutions in Small Tech commercialization.
Greensboro is home to The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN), the host of this year's event. JSNN, together with Gateway University Research Park, is one of the top economic development initiatives in the region. The conference is expected to draw not only scientists and researchers, but also private companies eager to generate new business. Greensboro has emerged in recent years as a leader in the innovative nanotechnology industry, with the JSNN offering skilled faculty and state of the art equipment, like the Carl Zeiss Helium Ion Microscope.
"We are excited to show the world what we are accomplishing here in Greensboro," said Andrew Wooten, Director of Outreach and Commercialization at JSNN and Gateway University Research Park. "Our community has provided incredible support. Now our major focus is to establish additional partnerships with industry leaders and bring desirable knowledge-economy jobs to our region."
The COMS2011 conference will take place at the Grandover Resort and Country Club in Greensboro.