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Posted: May 11, 2012

Presentations now available from NanoEntrepreneurs London Workshop

(Nanowerk News) On 1st May 2012, 40 delegates came together from academia and industry at Eversheds in the City of London to hear about the positive developments in nanotechnology and actively help businesses to further develop and launch commercially viable applications.
Case study presentations from 3 nanotechnology companies outlined and addressed some of the key challenges being faced and how they are being overcome:
  • Providing Tools for Nanotechnology Researchers New Lessons At Every Turn - Jeremy Warren, CEO, NanoSight
  • Perspectives on Entrepreneurship in Nanomaterials My Mistakes So Far - Dr Eric Mayes, CEO, Endomagnetics Ltd
  • The Challenges of Commercialising Medical Nanosensors and Strategies on How to Succeed - Dr Victor Higgs, CEO, Applied Nanodetectors
  • Complementing the case studies were presentations from investors, tax advisors and business service providers who are key enablers in the commercialisation process:
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) - Dr Alec Reader, Director, NanoKTN
  • UK & EU Funding Update - Dr James Johnstone, NanoKTN
  • Would you Trust your Commercial Success to the Cloud - Bruce Hallas, Managing Director, Marmalade Box
  • The Finance Escalator - Myth or Reality? - Nigel Walker, Access to Finance, Technology Strategy Board
  • R&D Tax Credits - Richard Lewis, Director, Pronovotech
  • Venture Funding and Tax Efficient Schemes for Investors - Enrico D'Angelo, Investment Director, Parkwalk Advisors
  • Licensing Intellectual Property - Elliott Eames, Solicitor (Intellectual Property), Eversheds
  • Barriers and Solutions to Effective Commercialisation (an FP7 NanoCom Study) - Dr James Johnstone, NanoCOM
  • You may also wish to join the NanoEntrepreneurs group on the NanoKTN's _connect platform: https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/nanoentrepeneurs - this will ensure you are kept up to date with activities in this area. To join, simply login to your account, visit the group's page and click on the 'join this group' button.
    Source: NanoKTN
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