Posted: April 3, 2008

Ohio Nanotechnology Summit to Focus on Providing Competitive Advantage and Growth for Ohio Companies

(Nanowerk News) The fourth annual 2008 Ohio Nanotechnology Summit (ONS) is the largest statewide event involving business, universities and federal research institutions from throughout Ohio and the country to discuss cutting-edge and ongoing nanotechnology research and commercialization. The ONS will offer a unique opportunity to get a first-hand perspective on the dramatic impact this exciting field can bring to thousands of Ohio companies.
The 2008 program will focus on Nanotechnology Applications for New Markets and New Sales. New for 2008 are the Collaboration Mixers, a unique format that sets up question and answer sessions between companies and universities on specific topics such as Nano-biomaterials for Aerospace, Advanced Energy, Nanomedicine Development and NoBull Innovation. A total of 49 topic tables will be available. Participating organizations include the University of Cincinnati, Wright State University, University of Dayton, Ashland, Blue Ash- based Maverick Corp., Kettering-based National Composite Center and Owens Corning.
Ohio has a vast support system for nanotechnology research and commercialization activities and is poised to capture a significant portion of the estimated $3 trillion, worldwide, in new products and services by the year 2015.
Attendees will include CEOs and CTOs; research and development professionals; scientists and engineers; technology transfer officers; investors; state and local government officials; economic development professionals; military representatives; professional and academic administrators; and graduate students.
Speakers will discuss how nanotechnology will affect industries including medicine, polymers, military and more. This event features leading authorities on nanotechnology. Special guests, Lt. Governor Lee Fisher and Mike Roco of the National Science Foundation, will speak about the impact nanotechnology has on the Ohio economy.
Speakers include experts from University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, Wright State University, Miami University, United States Air Force, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, NASA-Glenn Research Center, Goodyear, Zyvex, The Ohio State University, Ohio University and Georgia Tech.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 10, 2008, 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Friday, April 11, 2008, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Great Wolf Lodge, 2501 Great Wolf Drive, Mason, Ohio 45040
Source: Ohio Nanotechnology Summit
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