Next week, at Nanotech Northern Europe in Copenhagen, Anthony Kongats, CEO
for Australia-based CAP-XX
Ltd., will share lessons learned while developing his company's nano-structured
supercapacitors from government laboratory to today's deployment in space-constrained
electronics devices worldwide.
Anthony Kongats founded CAP-XX in 1997 to commercialize the supercapacitor
technology spawned by joint research done at the Australian government's premier
science and research organization - CSIRO - and Kongats' own electronics company,
Energy Storage Systems.
Kongats will share his commercialization challenges and his perspective on
the global investment environment for nanotechnology. CAP-XX is the only publicly-listed
nanotechnology company being profiled.
CAP-XX chose the Alternative Investment Markets (AIM) in London which had supported
similar internationally-focused technology companies and other nanotechnology
start-ups such as Oxonica.
Kongats will discuss start-up challenges such as attracting venture funding,
readying a technology for production, building a patent portfolio, selling a
new concept into a new market, preparing for a public offering and ramping manufacturing
capacity to meet demand.
Nanotech Northern Europe, Europe's annual nanotechnology conference organized
by Spinverse, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 23 - 25: www.nanotech.net/content/conference
Thursday, September 25 at 11:30 am, Kongats will present during the "Analyst
Perspectives" section of "Investing in nanotechnology," a full-day
session on the business and investment potential of nanotechnology.