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The Commercialization of Nanotechnology


On Thursday, April 10th, the CNF hosted a one-day workshop on "The Commercialization of Nanotechnology." (CNF CoN) The workshop addressed a broad range of issues associated with the commercialization of nanotechnology, including success stories from nanotechnology ventures, an introduction to regional nanotechnology facilities, a primer on intellectual property issues, and an overview of funding opportunities with an emphasis on small business grants and venture capital.


Proceedings in PDF, including Poster Abstracts


Schedule for CNF CoN Workshop
Links are to presentation PDFs.

9-9:15a, Welcome and Overview

    Marcene Sonneborn; SBIR Specialist, Central New York Technology Development Organization (TDO)
    George Malliaras; Lester B. Knight Director, Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility

9:15-9:45, Why the CNF?               Video
    George Malliaras; Lester B. Knight Director, Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility

9:45-10:15, The Kionix Success Story
   
Gregory Galvin; President, Kionix Inc.

10:15-10:30, Coffee Break

10:30-11:00,
The Transonic Success Story
    Cor Drost; President, Transonic Inc.   

11:00-11:30,  Infotonics - Innovating a Pathway to Economic Growth for New York State
    David R. Smith; CEO and President, Infotonics Technology Center

11:30a-12:30p, Lunch

12:45-1:30pm, First Step toward Commercialization: Fund the R&D
    Marcene Sonneborn; SBIR Specialist, Central New York Technology Development Organization (TDO)

1:30-2:00p, Venture Capital Funding Opportunities
    Russell Howard, Managing Partner; High Peaks Venture Partners

2-2:45, * Intellectual Property Issues in Open Innovation and Open Business Model with University Partners
    Alan Paau; Executive Director, Cornell Center for Technology Enterprise & Commercialization, Vice Provost for Technology Transfer & Economic Development
                                 * Dr. Paau prefers that you contact him directly for information on his presentation.

3:00-4:20p, Poster Session & Reception (see proceedings pdf above)




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