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Posted: February 11, 2009
First international nanotechnology conference in Israel
(Nanowerk News) NanoIsrael 2009 - the first International Nanotechnology Conference held in Israel - will open on March 30, 2009. The purpose of this two-day conference, held as part of the celebrations of Israel's 60th anniversary, is to showcase Israeli research and innovation in nanotechnology and to bring together a group of world-class experts who are working on the "hottest" technologies in the field.
Among the guests and speakers are Anatoly Chubais, formerly the minister in charge of privatization in Russia and currently Director General of the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies (RUSNANO), Prof. Paul Alivisatos, director of the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Matthew N. Nordan, President of Lux Research Inc., Dr. Sass Somekh, Chairman of Novellus Systems technical advisory board, Dr. Herbert Von Bose, Director of EU Industrial Technologies Strategies and Prof. Charles Lieber, a leading nanoscientist at Harvard University and founder of the nanotechnology startup company Nanosys.
According to Nava Swersky Sofer, Co-Chairperson of the steering committee, who initiated the event, the conference and the accompanying exhibition will balance scientific innovation with business and investment opportunities in the exciting fields of Nanomaterials, Nanoelectronics, Nanophotonics, Nanobio, Nanomedicine, and Energy & The Environment. "As a central showcase for Israelís excellence in the interdisciplinary world of nanotechnology, NanoIsrael 2009 will bring together industry, academia, investors, non-governmental organizations and government representatives to focus on current research, commercial endeavours and future opportunities in nanotechnology. Our speakers are all world-class leaders in the field, some renowned for their success in business and others for their leadership in research and innovation."
"NanoIsrael 2009" will be held at the Inbal Jerusalem Hotel on March 30-31. The event is organized by Kenes Exhibitions (also the organizer of "Biomed Israel"). NanoIsrael 2009 is being held in cooperation with the Israel National Nanotechnology Initiative (INNI) and the nanotechnology centers in Israeli universities, and is supported by the Jerusalem Development Authority and BioJerusalem. The conference will also be supported by key companies, universities and organizations from Israel and abroad.