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Posted: February 26, 2008

Australian Nano Business Forum and Taiwanese Partner Announce Major International Collaboration

(Nanowerk News) The Australian Nano Business Forum (ANBF) in Melbourne and the Taiwan Nanotechnology Industry Development Association (TANIDA) in Taipei, Taiwan jointly announced the signing of a major international collaboration between both countries last night. The collaboration will provide significant opportunities for Australian companies to develop or exploit nanotechnologies for major markets in Asia, or leverage developments into Australian markets.
The announcement was made at the International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN) (www.ausnano.net.icon2008/) a major nanotechnology event currently being held in Melbourne with more than 750 international and local attendees. Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), ANBF and TANIDA recognize that it is in the mutual interests of both countries to collaborate in the development of economic growth in Taiwan and Australia through the commercial application of nanotechnology. Accordingly, ANBF and TANIDA will collaborate on defining and implementing a range of activities, projects and information exchange that will facilitate the uptake of nanotechnologies in both new and existing businesses in Taiwan and Australia.
The CEO of ANBF, Ms Tina Rankovic, observed that “Taiwan is a significant trading partner for Australia and has a number of similarities such as its population base. Within Asia, Taiwan has developed a leadership position in the commercialisation of new technologies, including nanotechnology.”
The relationship between ANBF and TANIDA was forged during Taiwan Nano 2007 – one of the premier trade exhibitions in nanotechnology in Asia each year.
About Australian Nano Business Forum (ANBF)
The Australian Nano Business Forum was formed in early 2006, following the 2nd National Nanotechnology Conference in Melbourne in September 2005. The ANBF is the peak national body representing and promoting Australian industries and companies involved in nanotechnology. The ANBF provides a collective voice for member organisations engaged in this emerging technology, as well as facilitating links between other key stakeholders such as government, funding, regulatory and research entities. For more information visit: www.anbf.com.au
About Taiwan Nanotechnology Industry Development Association (TANIDA)
The TANIDA, founded in 2004 in Taiwan, is a non-profit organisation that aims to facilitate the integration of R&D efforts at universities, research institutions and industry to accelerate the commercialisation of nanotechnology and to meet industries’ needs of developing high value-added products. For more information visit: www.tanida.org.tw
Source: Australian Nano Business Forum
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