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Posted: April 23, 2008
Senator John Kerry and Congressman Bart Gordon to Keynote 2008 NanoBusiness Alliance Conference
(Nanowerk News) The NanoBusiness Alliance today announced that Senator John Kerry, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Congressman Bart Gordon, Chairman of the House Committee on Science and Technology, will be delivering keynote addresses at the 2008 NanoBusiness Alliance Conference at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square, New York City on May 5th, 2008. Complete event information can be found online at http://www.nanobusiness2008.com.
Chairman Bart Gordon (D-TN), a champion for American competitiveness, will deliver an opening keynote address. Chairman Gordon has been at the forefront in recognizing the technological challenges and global competitive environment facing America today. He has been a key contributor and proponent of the recently passed America COMPETES Act and recognizes the key role nanotechnology will play in maintaining our competitive edge.
Senator Kerry (D-MA), who is Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, will deliver a luncheon keynote on Monday, May 5th. Kerry, who is also Chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Innovation, has emphasized the important role that small businesses play in ensuring US technological leadership. His belief in the transformational potential of entrepreneurship has led him to be a key champion behind the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and the reauthorization of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research & Development Act in the Senate.
“These keynotes illustrate the importance of a positive policy climate and the federal government’s role in maintaining America’s leadership in nanoscience,” said Sean Murdock, Executive Director of the NanoBusiness Alliance. “We’re lucky and proud to count these two leaders as nanotech proponents.”
Set in the heart of New York City, the 2008 NanoBusiness conference will bring together CEOs of the most promising nanotechnology companies in the industry with leaders in the investment community. These companies are on the frontier of global innovation in sectors such as renewable energy, clean water, advanced materials, healthcare, defense, and electronics. The conference focuses on the commercial aspects of nanotechnology in each of these sectors and provides a forum for capital providers and innovators to meet, build relationships and learn from each other’s perspectives.
“Small startup businesses are the backbone of the nanotechnology community,” added Vincent Caprio, Executive Director of the NY NanoBusiness Alliance and Event Director. “As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Senator Kerry is addressing the needs of our community, and we are fortunate both for his insight and tremendous support.”
Early bird registration discounts are still available through Thursday, April 24th. To register, please visit http://www.nanobusiness2008.com.
About The NanoBusiness Alliance
The NanoBusiness Alliance is the industry association for the emerging nanotechnology industry. Through its extensive network of leading startups, Fortune 500 companies, research institutions, non-governmental organizations and public-private partnerships, the Alliance shapes nanotechnology policy and helps accelerate the commercialization of nanotechnology innovations. The NanoBusiness Alliance has offices in Chicago, New York, Connecticut and Washington, DC. For more information, visit http://www.nanobusiness.org.