Dr. Scott Rickert, President and CEO of Nanofilm,
will address the topic "The Next Wave in Nanotechnology" as part of
the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions, September 25-27,
in Tianjen, China. The event will bring together 1500 leaders from over 80 countries.
Recent estimates predict that in less than a decade more than 15% of goods
worldwide will feature some form of nanotechnology. Dr. Rickert joins a panel
of global technology leaders to explore the latest developments in molecular
engineering and their future impact in a wide range of contexts.
“The World Economic Forum New Champions meeting provides a global stage
for the discussion of nanotechnology’s enormous potential,” commented
Dr. Rickert. “We need to help industry, governments, researchers and opinion
leaders see the possibilities and the pathways for innovation.”
Other members of the panel are Jon Brodd, Chief Executive Officer, Cima Nanotech,
USA; Joon Chung, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Solid Technologies, Republic
of Korea; George Grüner, Founder and Chief Science Officer, Unidym, USA;
Charles O. Holliday Jr, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DuPont, USA; and
moderator Neil Gershenfeld, Director, The Center for Bits and Atoms, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, USA.