The Nano Manufacturing 2014 conference has announced its keynote speaker, Dr. Lisa Friedersdorf, and issued a call for papers with an abstract deadline of August 31.
The conference will be held Wednesday September 24 at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, Gateway University Research Park in Greensboro.
Dr. Lisa Friedersdorf
The event is being organized by the Joint School, Gateway and the North Carolina Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology. JSNN and Gateway are joint initiatives of N.C. A&T and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Dr. Friedersdorf became Deputy Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) in May. She has been involved in nanotechnology for nearly 20 years, with a particular interest in advancing technology commercialization through university-industry-government collaboration. Before joining the NNCO two years ago, she was the Managing Director of the Institute for Nanoscale and Quantum Scientific and Technological Advanced Research (nanoSTAR) at the University of Virginia.
Call for paper and posters
Presentations and posters must be related to the conference. Email your abstract to Elie Azzi; the deadline is August 31.
Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
- WHAT: Nano Manufacturing 2014: A Conference to Move from Innovation to Commercialization.
- DATE: Wednesday September 24.
- LOCATION: Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, 2907 East Lee Street, Gateway University Research Park.
- ORGANIZERS: Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology, JSNN, Gateway.
- SPONSORS: Greensboro Partnership, North Carolina Department of Commerce, North Carolina Office of Science and Technology.
- PURPOSE: “Our primary goal is to bring together Founders, CEOs, Senior Executives, Business Leaders, Economic Development, Education, Government and Nonprofit Organizations to share their vision for the future and the opportunities that Nano Manufacturing enables.”
- FOR MORE INFORMATION: Mr. Elie Azzi (click here for email), 336 285-2802, www.nanomanufacturingconference.org.
The Gateway University Research Park has created space for use as a business incubator for nanobio start-ups. The “NanoBio Launchpad” is located at the park’s south campus in the building next door to the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN).
The 2,500 square foot space contains three offices, eight workstations and a shared laboratory.
From The Business Journal:
“Ideally, Launchpad occupants will be able to benefit from the close proximity to the JSNN and the new Nanomanufacturing Innovation Consortium, through which private-sector nano organizations gain access to the expensive equipment and brainpower at the school. In the best case scenario for Gateway, companies that get started in the Launchpad will grow into traditional space in the research park’s current and future buildings.”
The full Business Journal article is here.
The Launchpad is in the Research Facility One building. The building also contains the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service and East National Technical Support Center; Advaero Technologies, a N.C. A&T nanotech spin-off company; and Gateway’s administrative offices.
The Gateway research park and JSNN both are operated jointly by N.C. A&T and UNC Greensboro.