nanoSIG and Nikkei Nanotechnology Hold Nanopartnering Forum - News Item

Silicon Valley-focused nanoSIG and Nikkei Nanotechnology are jointly staging the invitation-only NANO BUSINESS PARTNERING FORUM I in Tokyo, March 17. Twelve North American nano ventures will present business models to 150 top tier Japanese corporations during this specially scheduled forum, which is taking place at the Tokyo International Exhibition Center during Nanotech 2004. The keynote Speaker at the NANO BUSINESS PARTNERING FORUM I will be Dr. Mutsunori Sano, President & CEO, Innovation Engine, Japan.

Bo Varga, Executive Director of nanoSIG, explained, "This FORUM is an unique opportunity for US nano ventures to bring their business models to the attention of the highest quality deal-making business audience in Japan. At the international level, the FORUM will accelerate nano business relationships and transactions between Japanese companies and Silicon Valley firms, as well as other North American nano ventures."

Varga continued," We at nanoSIG have built an extensive nano business networks over the past three years and brought the best foreign nano ventures before a Japanese business audience that is serious about global nano commercialization. The event is further strengthened by the credibility and knowledge base of Nikkei Nanotechnology, which partnered with us to produce this FORUM and support from the Japanese Nano Business Creation Initiative."

The Forum is being managed for the nanoSIG by Silicon Valley Nano Ventures (SVNV), which brings 14+ years of success in building relationships for emerging technology ventures with top tier Japanese businesses. SVNV will also manage the post-forum follow-up in Japan to ensure the success of relationship building and closing transactions. SVNV has a proven track record in relationship building between Silicon Valley emerging technology companies and to tier Japanese businesses. Large corporate clients of SVNV include Analog Devices, Apple, Kawasaki LSI, Hewlett-Packard, Matshusita, Sandisk and Toshiba.

Posted 14th March 2004

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