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Posted: January 25, 2008

IBF's 2008 Nanotech Apps and Advanced Materials Investment Forum Highlights Commercialization Trends

(Nanowerk News) Nanotechnology-enabled energy technologies, printable electronics and nanobiotechnology are just three of the many panel topics to be presented at the IBF's 2008 Nano Applications and Advanced Materials Forum that will take place February 5-6 at the Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa at Indian Wells, California. Now in its 7th year, IBF's Nanotech Forum has become renowned for its unsurpassed networking and relationship building opportunities. The panels, comprised of leaders in their respective industry verticals, will discuss nanotech-enabled technologies in industry verticals that include advanced materials, clean energy, clean tech, life sciences/nanobiotechnology, print electronics and MEMS.
The program will offer a number of keynotes as well, including addresses from luminaries such as Steve Jurvetson of Draper Fisher Jurveston who will speak about "Synthetic Biology - Biology as Nanotech Muse," Tim Harper of Cientifica discussing "Nanotech 10 Years On," Josh Wolf of Lux Capital giving a "Controversial & Contrarian VC View" and Ron Pernick of Clean Edge keynoting "Clean-Tech: The Implications and Investment Opportunities for Nanotech and Advanced Materials."
Alexei Andreev, Conference Chair explained, "Since Harris & Harris Group, Inc., was one of the first firms to recognize nanotechnology as an exciting and promising investment opportunity, it was with great enthusiasm that I accepted the honor of chairing the 7th Annual Nanotech Forum. This event, produced by the International Business Forum, has become a fixture in the nanotechnology calendar, as it brings together business visionaries, including venture capitalists, corporate business development executives, private equity investors, investment bankers, institutional investors and emerging growth companies."
The two-day conference has assembled an outstanding group of presenters who are on the forefront of nanotechnology. Other speakers include:
--Steve Jurvetson, General Partner of Draper Fisher Jurvetson; -- Ira Ehrenpreis, General Partner of Technology Partners; -- Bart Schachter, Managing Director, Blueprint Ventures; -- Katie Szczepaniak Rice, Director Nanotech/Cleantech Research, Epic Ventures; -- Martin Lagod, Managing Director, Firelake Capital; -- Steve Rutt, Vice-Chair, Nanotechnology Team, Foley & Lardner; -- Naoki 'Nick' Sugimoto, Principal, Honda Strategic Venturing -- Robert Pavey, General Partner, Morganthaler Ventures; -- Michael Knapp, CEO, Cambrios Technologies Corporation -- Jay Kipper, Director, Advanced Energy Consortium of UTAustin -- Bryant Fong, Managing Director of Burrill & Company For the latest agenda, please visit http://www.ibfconferences.com/.
To register, contact IBF (Cathy Fenn) at (516) 765-9005, Ext. 210 or e-mail: cathy@ibfconferences.com. Don't forget to use discount code S-PRNT2 to receive your special discount of $200 off the general registration rate of $1,695. IBF Conferences
Web site: http://www.ibforum.com/
Source: IBF