Emente was founded by Professor Hugh Clare to help industry
deal with the bewildering growth of Microsystems Technology and
Nanotechnology (MNT). The company is devoted to enabling industry
generate business pull for MNT.
Hugh Clare has worked at the micro and nano scale during the
greater part of his career. A founder member of the Microsystems and
Nanotechnology Manufacturing Association (MMA), and its first Chairman,
he was the architect of the DTI funded network of open access
facilities. As the Director of the MNT Network, and the Chairman of the
Executive Panel he oversaw the creation of the open access network.
Almost £250 million was raised from central and local
government funding as well as industry and academia to create the
This now represents a £700 million resource for the
benefit of UK industry, as well as being a very important resource in
the global MNT supply chain.
Hugh Clare stresses the importance of keeping abreast of the
development of technology, and holds a number of prestigious positions
in the field of science and engineering. He was recently appointed as
the Royal Academy of Engineering Professor in Integrated System Design
at the University of Liverpool.