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Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference 2009 -- Sept. 21-23, 2009

In these turbulent economic times, one thing remains unchanged: innovation driven productivity advances are the only basis for prosperous, high-wage regional economies ...

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Date(s): September 21, 2009 (Monday) to September 23, 2009 (Wednesday)
Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Doubletree Lloyd Center, Portland, Oregon
URL: http://www.micronbc.org
Description: Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute and Washington Technology Center present the Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference 2009.

In these turbulent economic times, one thing remains unchanged: innovation driven productivity advances are the only basis for prosperous, high-wage regional economies, and commercialized scientific research is the best and most durable source of innovation advantage. More than ever before, the Pacific Northwest region needs to gather to advance science, commercialization and networking for the micro- and nanotech innovation economy.

Who should attend:

If you are involved in the transformation from discovery and development to commercialization of products this conference is for you.

Scientists
Engineers
Entrepreneurs
Venture Capitalists
R&D; Managers
Administrators
Product Development Managers
Government Officials
Policy Makers
Non-Government Organization Officials
Students
Technology transfer specialists
Strategic Planners
Business Development Managers
Product Development Professionals
Investors
Investment Analysts
Proposal Writers
Legislators
Academicians
Legislative Assistants & Analysts
Intellectual Property Managers

Presentations on:

Advanced MEMS devices and applications
Sensors and systems, e.g. for motion control
Nanoelectronics and biolectronics
Nanoscale patterning and fabrication processes
Printed and solution-processed devices and systems
Nanomaterial design, synthesis and scale-up
Nanomaterials for clean-tech applications
Nano-bio technologies
Micro-energy and chemical systems
Nanoscale imaging and chemical analysis
Nanomedicine and cancer therapies
Nano-optics and optoelectronic technologies

Contact: Robert D.
541.713.1348
skip@onami.us

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Call for proposals for 2009 MNBC Speakers

The sixth annual Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference, the nation’s best regional “small tech” conference, co-hosted by the Washington Technology Center and Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI) will be back for a sixth year after last year’s highly successful event. You are invited to participate!

2009 MNBC Speaker Abstract and Bio Submission

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Prospective authors are invited to submit abstracts to the Sixth Annual Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference. Abstracts (300 word maximum) must be submitted no later thanWednesday, March 31, 2009. Approximately 30 presentation/panelist presentations and 30 posters (on display throughout the conference and at a special 3 hour reception) will be included in the program.

You will be notified no later than Friday, May 29, 2009. If your abstract is accepted, the abstract will be distributed to all conference attendees and posted on the conference website. You will also be required to electronically submit a final abstract and short bio for the conference program, and to prepare/submit PowerPoint or poster presentation materials in accordance with conference specifications.

Topics relevant to micro and nanoscale technologies for which abstracts are especially encouraged:

Advanced MEMS devices and applications
Sensors and systems, e.g. for motion control
Nanoelectronics and biolectronics
Nanoscale patterning and fabrication processes
Printed and solution-processed devices and systems
Nanomaterial design, synthesis and scale-up
Nanomaterials for clean-tech applications
Nano-bio technologies
Micro-energy and chemical systems
Nanoscale imaging and chemical analysis
Nanomedicine and cancer therapies
Nano-optics and optoelectronic technologies

Tentative session format:
Ten presentation sessions will be selected from the above topic list, and will have the following format:

One overview paper covering the state-of-the-art and needed breakthroughs
One cutting-edge research paper (university or national laboratory)
One commercialization/new product development paper (industry or later stage startup company)

Contributors of presentation abstracts will be asked to identify which category they are submitting for.

www.micronbc.org

2009 Conference Manager
Skip Rung, President and Executive Director
ONAMI
Email - skip@onami.us
Telephone - 541.231.4883

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2008 Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference offered excellent networking

Outstanding technical presentations and speeches characterized this annual event held at the Hilton Vancouver Washington September 8-10. The conference concluded with an industry panel addressing how micro/nano companies succeed in making the transition from start-up to growth.

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  • Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference - Sept. 8-10, 2008

    This fifth annual conference has emerged as the premier nanoscience and microtechnologies research and business event in the Pacific Northwest.

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  • Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference examined 'small' innovations

    Dr. Clayton Teague of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, Stan Williams of HP, Holger Neuhaus of the SolarWorld subsidiary Deutsche Cell, and Alan Nelson of VisionGate (a WTC client) were among the highlights of the 2007 Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference, a regional showcase for an audience of more than 300 global nanotechnology leaders.

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    Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI) and Washington Technology Center co-hosted the event in Portland, Oregon on September 10-12, 2007 as part of our efforts to promote regional cooperation around nanotechnology.

    Using a mixture of scientific overview and business talks, the conference covered research and commercialization topics in energy, biofuels, photovoltaics, forest products, green nanotechnology, environmental health & safety, and medical diagnostics, devices and therapeutics.

    Dr. Clayton Teague, Director of the U.S. National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, captivated the audience with an overview of the origins of the nanotechnology boom (see Richard Feynman's 1959 speech "Plenty of Room at the Bottom") and a vision of the not-so-distant future of nanotechnology where large amounts of materials may be created by assembling atoms one by one.

    Stan Williams, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories Senior Fellow & Director of Quantum Science Research, discussed the use of titania as a storage medium for the world’s smallest electronic storage devices developed in HP Labs. HP uses nanoimprinting to produce the ultra-small electrodes to wire the storage elements.

    Holger Neuhaus, Head of Technology for the SolarWorld subsidiary Deutsche Cell, presented a fascinating overview of state-of-the-art silicon solar cell fabrication using screen printing — a technology that accounts for almost 90% of the solar cell market. SolarWorld, an international solar concern based in Germany, has recently acquired a silicon factory in Hillsboro (Oregon) from Japan's Komatsu-Group. SolarWorld is upgrading this facility to become the largest solar factory on the American continent.

    Alan Nelson, CEO of VisionGate, explained the context and potential impact of their technology for cancer cell screening. With research funding through Washington Technology Center, VisionGate and UW researcher Eric Seibel are expecting to break new ground in 3D cell nucleus diffraction analysis which will lead to new capabilities in pharmaceutical drug discovery and cell biology research.

    "The conference was a very good snapshot of research and business activities in Oregon and Washington in the fields of nano and microtechnology," said Dr. Dirk Weiss, Senior Research Scientist at Washington Technology Center. Dr. Weiss, who will co-chair the 2008 Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference, notes that the annual event is a valuable opportunity to make new contacts with experts in the field. At next year's event, Dr. Weiss plans to include a special symposium on nanoscale lithography, drawing together experts from across the Pacific Northwest.

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  • Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference - Sept. 10-12, 2007

    The 2007 Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference in Portland will focus on nanotechnology development.

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  • Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference - Sept. 10-12, 2007

    The 2007 Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference in Portland will focus on nanotechnology development.

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  • 2007 Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference is Sept. 10-12 in Portland

    Save the date for the 4th annual Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference. This regional event, held September 10-12, 2007 at the Doubletree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center in Portland, Oregon, is co-hosted by the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI) and Washington Technology Center (WTC).

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    Building a Micro/Nano Tech Economy

    The conference will bring together leaders to focus on development of micro and nano technology for new products. Attendees will share ideas and findings, build collaborative networks, participate in working groups, exhibit commercial technologies and services, and help set agendas for developing new microproducts.

    Participation Opportunities:
    • Attend the conference to ask questions and share ideas
    • Be a conference sponsor or sponsor a particular session
    • Present a paper in a technical or business session
    • Exhibit business and industry technologies and capabilities
    • Sponsor a session
    • Attend a short course
    • Present a poster paper
    • Host a hospitality suite
    • Join one of the working groups. This is an opportunity to be on a team that will find a direction and follow it

    Who should Attend:

    If you are involved in the transformation from discovery and development to commercialization of products this conference is for you.

    • Scientists
    • Students
    • Engineers
    • Technology transfer specialists
    • Academicians
    • Strategic planners
    • Entrepreneurs
    • Business Development Managers
    • Venture Capitalists
    • Product Development Professionals
    • R&D; Managers
    • Investors
    • Administrators
    • Investment analysts
    • Product Development Managers
    • Proposal writers
    • Government Officials
    • Legislators
    • Policy Makers
    • Legislative assistants & analysts
    • Non-Government Organization Officials
    • Intellectual property managers

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  • www.micronbc.org

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  • 2006 Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference on TVW

    The 2006 Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference, which ran July 24-26, 2006 in Vancouver, Washington, was well received, with strong attendance and a solid program. The regional event also garnered broad coverage by local media before, during and after the event. Check out select sessions on TVW. The station filmed portions of the conference which are viewable in their archives. Washington Technology Center and ONAMI co-hosted the event.

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  • Micro/Nano Breakthrough Conference is July 24-26, 2006 in Vancouver

    There is still time to sign up for the 3rd annual Micro/Nano Breakthrough Conference. This regional event, held July 24 to 26, 2006 at the Hilton Hotel in Vancouver, Washington, is co-hosted by the Washington Technology Center (WTC) and the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI).

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    The Pacific Northwest holds a great deal of promise as a region well-positioned to capitalize on the potential offered by scientific discovery and industry innovation in fields where micro and nano technologies stand to transform industries. To illustrate this, the Micro/Nano Breakthrough Conference has put together a comprehensive program dedicated to exploring the potential for this revolutionary technology.

    Special keynote presenters include Dr. Celia Merzbacher, Executive Director of the President's Council on Science and Technology, and White House liaison to the National Nanotechnology Initiative; Dr. James P. Huang, Senior Manager of Boeing's Phantom Works; and Dr. Meyya Meyyappan, Director for the Center for Nanotechnology and Senior Scientist with NASA Ames Research Center.

    MNBC serves as a showcase for the broad range of innovative new technologies encompassed in micro and nano-scale R&D; and commercialization. Sessions cover everything from electronics to energy to agriculture to aerospace.

    Specific topics include:
    *Advances in Forest and Agricultural Products
    *MEMS Hydraulics and Power Generation
    *How Aerospace is Driving Nanomaterials Development
    *Developing Greener Nanotechnology
    *Environmental, Safety and Health Issues
    *Miniaturization in Health Care Technology
    *Breakthroughs in Materials Science
    *Advanced Energy Systems
    *Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

    Broad topics include:
    *Micro/Nano Basics for Business
    *Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property, and
    *Micro and Nano Science and Technology Driving the Northwest Economy.

    A business and industry trade show will also run throughout the three-day event.

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    Keynote Speakers


    Dr. Celia Merzbacher


    Dr. James P. Huang


    Dr. Meyya Meyyappan

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    Micro/Nano
    Breakthrough Conference

    July 24-26, 2006
    Hilton Hotel, Vancouver, WA

    Cost to attend the conference is $200. Fee includes admittance to all conference sessions, conference meals, breaks, opening reception, and banquet.

    For additional conference details and to register, go to www.micronbc.org.

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  • Nanotechnology in the Pacific Northwest -- July 15, 2005

    July 15, 2005
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Westin Hotel, Seattle, WA

    Washington Technology Center (WTC), Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) and Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI) are co-hosting a daylong forum, Nanotechnology in the Pacific Northwest, during the 15th Annual PNWER Summit this summer in Seattle. This day-long conference is dedicated to exploring regional efforts and development trends around nanotechnology in the Northwest. The Annual Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) summit is the largest regional gathering of elected officials, attracting more than 400 legislators from five U.S. states and western Canada. Come learn about the latest advancements in nanotechnology, opportunities for collaboration and strategic partnerships and local initiatives surrounding this emerging technology.

    Cost to attend the PNWER Conference is $395 before June 11, 2005 and $450 on June 12, 2005. Cost to attend just the Nanotech session is $185 before June 11, 2005. The price increases to $225 on June 12, 2005. Registration fee includes breakfast and opening plenary session by keynote speaker, Governor Christine Gregoire.

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    2005 Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference -- July 25-28, 2005

    Gathering to Build a Micro/Nano Tech Economy
    July 25-28, 2005
    University Place Conference Center, Portland, OR

    The 2005 Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference brings together leaders in research, education, technology development, industry, government, business, and venture capital investments to focus on development of micro and nano technology for new products. The conference attracts nearly 400 attendees to share ideas and findings, build collaborative networks, participate in working groups, exhibit commercial technologies and services, and help set agendas for developing new microproducts.The Micro/Nano Breakfthrough Conference is a collaborative effort of the Microproducts Breakthrough Institute, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnology Initiative (ONAMI), University of Washington (UW), Oregon State University (OSU), Portland State University (PSU), University of Oregon (UO), and Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU). Cost to attend the Micro Nano Conference is $150. Pre-conference courses on July 25, 2005 range between $50 and $100.

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