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Unique Opportunity to Learn from Leading Companies and Investors Engaged with Nanotechnology for Past Decade

The 8th annual NanoBusiness 2009 conference and exhibition will bring together leaders from across traditional industry sectors-including entrepreneurs, scientists, Fortune 500 companies, investors and policymakers-to explore the opportunities and challenges to the commercialization of nanotechnology innovations that will help revitalize our economy. Planned for September 8-10, 2009, at McCormick Place in Chicago, NanoBusiness 2009 will give conference attendees a unique opportunity to learn from leading companies and investors who have been engaged with nanotechnology for the past decade.

Nanotechnology is the frontier of innovation for almost every sector of our economy. Attendees at NanoBusiness 2009 will:

  • Hear innovation strategies from executives driving nanotech within Fortune 500 companies
  • Engage with CEOs of leading startups bringing the next generation technologies to market
  • Gain insight from leading venture capitalists who have been actively investing in nanotech for a decade
  • Understand the impact of the current economic environment on nanotechnology commercialization
  • Participate in interactive sessions to understand the impact of patent reform, proper stewardship for new chemicals, and key practices for maintaining a safe workplace

With presentations by almost 150 speakers over three days, NanoBusiness 2009 will feature application-focused discussions on new technologies for advanced materials, pharmaceutical and biotech, energy and environment, with a deep dive into water related opportunities. Application panels include:

  • Emerging markets for nanomaterials and nanotechnology segments
  • Breakthroughs in carbon nanotubes
  • The future of nanomaterials
  • Cancer nanotechnology-an opportunity for a new class of diagnostic and therapeutic solutions
  • New pharmaceutical compounds based on soft nanotechnology-novel classes of therapeutics
  • Diagnostics-Improving the efficiency of treatment
  • Green manufacturing and energy efficiency
  • The future of batteries: Competing battery technologies for automotive, electronics, and other applications
  • Printed and flexible electronics: Ready for takeoff?
  • Solar energy: Pure hype or realistic hope?
  • Water and energy
  • Nanoscale discoveries at the frontiers of energy research
  • Commercialization of new technology for water and waste water treatment
  • Investing in water

The conference also provides insightful business and policy discussions to help companies shape their operations, R&D, investment and partnership strategies. These include:

  • Investing in nanotechnology: A ten-year retrospective 1999 through present
  • Lessons learned on building a nanotechnology business
  • Weathering the storm: financing strategies in a challenged environment
  • The economy's effect on nanotech commercialization
  • Leveraging the distressed market
  • Commercializing platform technology: developing & evolving the business model
  • Patent reform: debating who should hear patent cases
  • Adapting your IP strategy to the new economic environment
  • Getting your innovations reviewed/approved by the EPA
  • GoodNanoGuide: how to maintain a safe workplace

To register for NanoBusiness2009, go to

The NanoBusiness Alliance is the industry association for the emerging nanotechnology industry. Through its extensive network of leading startups, Fortune 500 companies, research institutions, non-governmental organizations and public-private partnerships, the Alliance shapes nanotechnology policy and helps accelerate the commercialization of nanotechnology innovations. The NanoBusiness Alliance has offices in Chicago, New York, Connecticut and Washington, DC.

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