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Nanotechnology - Delivering Business Advantage, December 9, 2004, The Grovefield House Hotel, Taplow Common Road, Burnham, Bucks, SL1 8LP UK. "This seminar will discuss current and future applications in all areas of manufacturing from microfluidics, sensing and actuation to processing, photonics and micro-machining. More importantly, it will identify what facilities and means of assistance are already available to help businesses take advantage of these technological advances." Conference Web Site

Second World Congress on Biomimetics, Artificial Muscles & Nano-Bio, December 6-8, 2004, Albuquerque Marriott, Albuquerque, NM, USA.

New Technologies and Smart Textiles for Industry and Fashion: Meeting Future Challenges Through Technology, December 1-2, 2004, The Royal Society, London, UK. Textile technologies that incorporate imaging, health monitoring, communication, sensing capabilities, environmental protection, wearable electronics, bactericidal action, water & stain repellency, scents and therapies, carbon nanotubes. "This 2-day International Conference will bring together a multidisciplinary delegation, to encourage discussion and advance collaborative opportunities. Delegates will acquire an insight into the 'future-world' of the textile industry."

The Impact of Government Funding on Nanotechnology Firms, Tuesday, November 30, 2004, Carnegie Mellon West Coast Campus, Building 23, Moffett Field, CA USA.

Time: 6:30-7:00pm Wine and Cheese
7:00-8:30pm Panel Discussion
8:30-9:00pm Q&A

The Impact of Government Funding on Nanotechnology Firms
Bay Area leaders in the nanotech industry join Congressman Mike Honda to discuss the ways in which government funding and public-private investment will facilitate the research and development and the commercialization of the nanotechnology industry.

The panel will address the effect Honda's recent legislation will have on government investment in nanotech start-ups, the ways in which the funding will facilitate product development and the opportunities and limitations of government funding versus private investment.

The panel discussion is sponsored by the Commonwealth Club Silicon Valley and hosted by Carnegie Mellon University West Coast Campus, Moffett Field. It will take place on Tuesday, November 30 beginning at 6:30 PM with a wine and cheese networking session. The panel discussion immediately follows at 7:00 PM.

Register on-line at and select Special Programs/Innovation Series/Upcoming Speakers or register at

Moderator: Bo Varga of NanoSIG

Congressman Mike Honda,
Dr. Alexei Andreev of Draper, Fisher, Jurvetson
Dr. Larry Dubois, Vice President, Physical Sciences, SRI International
Todd Ewing, Managing Director, San Francisco Center for Economic Development
Michael Pak, CEO, nanoStellar
Bill Rus, President and CEO Venture Analytics

Nanotechnology: Issues for Business, 29-30 November 2004, BSG Conference Centre, London, UK.

Nanotechnology and Smart Materials for Medical Applications: from Medical Diagnostics to Therapy, November 29-30, 2004, Rome, Italy. "The Conference will highlight the potentialities of nanotechnology to revolutionize human health care, with presentations from both the research community and industry. It will have an application oriented profile with particular attention to those applications closer to the market and it will also discuss regulatory and societal aspects of the new technologies."

Designing Nanostructures at the Interface between Biomedical and Physical Systems, November 19-21, 2004, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies, Irvine, California, USA. "The Futures Initiative conference provides an opportunity for researchers from different disciplines to focus on new questions in Nanotechnology. ... Conference attendees are also eligible for Futures grants, which support interdisciplinary research. Invitees travel expenses are paid for by the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative. ... Applications are due May 14, 2004."

SEMI NanoForumTM: New Opportunities–Experienced Voices–Practical Solutions, November 14-17, 2004, Hilton Austin Hotel, Austin, Texas USA. "... bring[s] key decision makers from the top nanotechnology companies together with semiconductor equipment and materials suppliers in a forum that will build the knowledge, relationships, and understanding needed to capitalize on current nanotechnology market opportunities." Intel's Frank Robertson to Keynote.

Project T2: A technology transfer conference, Thursday, November 11, 2004, 8:00am - 6:00pm, Wilshire Grand Hotel, Los Angeles, CA USA. "Discover 35 of the Newest Innovations Spinning out of 16 Top Universities ... Project T2 is the nation's leading showcase of new universities technologies. It is a collaborative project with major universities in California, including Caltech, the Claremont Colleges, UCI, UCLA, UCR, UCSB, UCSD, USC, UCSC, Keck Graduate Institute, Pepperdine University, Cal Poly Pomona, CSU San Bernardino, CSU Fullerton, and others. Corporate leaders, licensing officers, entrepreneurs, and investors from around the country will come together to meet faculty and staff from these research institutions and others for this one day event."

U.S. Energy Sources: The Emerging Technologies, November 11, 2004, Office of Foley & Lardner in the Foundry Building 1055 Thomas Jefferson Street. NW, Washington DC 20007 USA. "an insightful think-tank session on how technologies are shaping the future of U.S. energy production. ...Join us for a frank overview of the challenges and business opportunities ahead." Organized by Jim Hurd, Director of NanoScience Exchange,"

Energy Venture Fair V: Incorporating Clean and Environmental Technologies, 10-11 November 2004, Wyndham Hotel, San Jose, CA, USA. "brings CEOs from 75 handpicked energy technology, product and service companies seeking capital funding together with venture capitalists, corporate investors, and strategic investors who are looking for investment opportunities, strategic alliances and access to emerging technologies."

International symposium on nanotechnology and patenting, 9-11 November 2004, European Patent Office, The Hague, The Netherlands. "Co-organised by The European Patent Institute, the Future Technologies Division of the German Association of Engineers, the Licensing Executives Society, the European Commission and the European Patent Office, the International Symposium on Nanotechnology and Patenting aims to inform stakeholders on the role of the European Patent System in protecting IP and provides the platform to share and make known your views on technical and ethical points."

The International Congress of Nanotechnology and Nano World Expo, November 7-11, 2004, Oakland Convention Center, Oakland, San Francisco, USA. "a forum for scientists, engineers, nanotechnologists, business executives and policy makers to discuss the progress of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, their present and potential industrial applications as well as the societal and environmental impacts of the emerging technology." and

NanoMedicine Summit 2004, October 25-26, 2004, InterContinental Hotel & MBNA Conference Center in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. "a multidisciplinary scientific meeting devoted to exploring innovative strategies for translating recent advances in nanotechnology research into clinical practice and biomedical investigation."

1st Conference on Advanced Nanotechnology: Research, Applications, and Policy, Oct. 21-24, 2004, Crystal City Marriott Hotel (Washington, DC Area).

US-Israel Nanotechnology workshop, sponsored by US National Science Foundation and Ministry of Science and Technology of Israel, October 19-21, 2004, Washington D.C. (at the NSF) USA. "The US-Israel collaboration in nanotechnology is encouraged by both OSTP/White House in US and Israeli government. The workshop will have two parts: 1) Overview presentations on nanotechnology in both countries, 2) A focus on Nanotechnology for Homeland Security, for example chemical and biological detection and protection (including sensors) using nanotechnology." For further information: Joe van Zwaren, Director for Exact Sciences, Ministry of Science and Technology, Jerusalem, ISRAEL, Tel: 972-2-5411140, 972-506 -231 139, Email:

2004 World Technology Summit & Awards, October 7-8, 2004, San Francisco, CA USA. "…the most innovative people and organizations in the science and technology world—as selected by their peers through the annual World Technology Awards program—will come together … to honor each others accomplishments; to explore what is imminent, possible, and important in and around emerging technologies; and to create the relationships that create the future."

NanoCommerce 2004: Partners, products & strategy, October 5 - 7, 2004, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Chicago, IL USA. Full day workshops October 4. "Produced by Small Times Media, the best source of nanotechnology business information, NanoCommerce 2004 is the only show where Fortune 500 executives mix with the most successful and promising startups to form critical business relationships. It's about real products, real partnerships and real business strategy."

Nanowater 2004, September 27, 2004, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. "... to examine how nanotechnology can help address the issues facing the world's water supplies."

3rd Integrated Nanosystems: Design, Synthesis & Applications Conference and Nanotechnology Showcase, September 22-24, 2004, Pasadena, California. "Papers are solicited on the subjects of Devices and Systems; Nanoscale Phenomena, Nanomanufacturing, and General Topics." or

NANOworld, an IEEE Wescon event, Sept. 21-23, 2004, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA USA. "Engineers will have the chance to visit and meet the companies who produce Nanotechnology products and services."

Chips to Hits, Sept. 20-23, 2004, The World Trade Center and Seaport Hotel, Boston, MA USA. Includes keynotes on applications of nanoshells, and nanostructures in biodiagnostics.

Beyond Photolithography: The Promise of Nano-Imprint Lithography, Thursday, September 16, 2004, Hors d'oeuvres and networking at 6:00 PM, program starts at 7:00 PM, Cost: $10 general admission, Location: Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University. For directions and map follow this link. For more info, send mail to Registration: Please register using the following link.

Fourth Annual Symposium on Global Business Issues in Semiconductors and Nanotechnology, September 13 - 15, 2004, The Sagamore, Lake George, New York, USA.

Pacific Rim conference in Nano Science, 7-12 September 2004, Broome, Western Australia. "The conference will highlight developments in the region, including Australia, Japan and China, and provide an opportunity for the world's leading scientists to consider the science underpinning this new technology." "The first Nanotech Hub virtual conference presents over the Internet the Program from the Pacific Rim Conference in Nanoscience, Broome, Western Australia to be held 7-12 September 2004. All lectures including slides and audio from the conference will be available through the Web site."

Molecular Self-Assembly: Biomimetics as a Route to Novel Products and Processes, 2nd Nanoforum Summer School, Sept. 5-10, 2004, University of Cambridge Nanoscience Centre, Cambridge, UK. "Learning from nature we can improve biocompatability, produce more complex electronic circuits, engineer material surfaces to have many different properties, efficiently harvest energy from natural light and provide locomotion and motility to nanoscale objects and mechanisms." For further details contact Dr Mark Morrison,, tel. + 44(0)141 330 2145 and for registration, contact Caroline Russell,, tel. + 44 (0)1786 447520, Conference Organizer, Institute of Nanotechnology

Cambridge Healthtech Institute's 5th Annual BioMEMS & NANOtech World 2004, August 16-17, 2004, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Washington, DC USA. Topics to be covered include applications in systems biology, single-cell analysis, micro and nanodevices for targeted drug delivery, neural prosthesis, minimally-invasive surgical procedures, drug-coated stents, wireless physiological sensors, quantum dots to detect low abundance mRNA, nanoscale chips, molecular imaging, nanowire sensors.

2004 Nano Summit, July 29, 2004, Houston, TX USA. "The event will feature 17 lead investigators from Texas institutions followed by a poster session."

2nd International Symposium on Macro- and Supramolecular Architectures and Materials (MAM-04): Functional and Nano-Systems, 13-17 June 2004, Missoula, MT, USA. "... the objectives of this symposium are in providing an interdisciplinary forum for scientists engaged in the full spectrum of research, development, application, and to discuss the current status and recent developments of these systems with respect to their macro- and supramolecularity."

The Business of Nanotechnology, May 25-26, 2004, The Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA USA. "Pennsylvania is emerging as a nanotech leader, with important research, development and industrial initiatives already under way, supported by an expanding technical, business and financial infrastructure. Now is your opportunity to participate or serve this burgeoning trend by participating in the Business of Nano – Pennsylvania Nanotechnology Conference 2004."

15th Polymer Outreach Program (POP) 2004: Precision Polymers, May 24-25, 2004, Ithaca, NY USA. "Cornell University, site of the new world-class nanotechnology center in Duffield Hall. Topics to include: block copolymers, nanoscale objects used to alter material properties, and the properties and applications of organized systems." For more information, contact Pat Govang of the Cornell Center for Materials Research, Cornell University, 607 Clark Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853. 607-255-8809

BioNEMS Symposium, May 22, 2004, Davidson Conference Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA USA. "A one-day symposium on the biomedical applications of nanoelectromechanical systems (bioNEMS), sponsored by the Center for Interdisciplinary Research of the University of Southern California (USC) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI)."

3rd Annual NanoBusiness Conference, May 17-19, 2004, Marriott Financial Center Hotel, New York, NY USA. "Nanotechnology's Foremost Business Conference"

Foresight Vision Weekend, May 14-16, 2004, Hotel Crowne Plaza Cabaña Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, California. A tutorial on Fundamentals of Nanotechnology will be held on May 14.

Small World Expo networking event, April 26th: 6:30pm -10:00pm, Marriott San Francisco Airport, Burlingame, CA USA. "for companies involved in small technology: nanotechnology, microsystems, MEMS, NEMS, and general miniaturization. The meet & greet receptions will be aimed at connecting companies together, discovering other real and valuable innovations in the field, and establishing partnerships."

Nano-Bio-IT Convergence: Does Nanotechnology Offer the Truly Ultimate Bio-IT Interface?, April 27, 2004, Hotel Crowne Plaza Cabaña Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, CA USA. "Many questions exist about how sensors made with nanotechnology will be built and what kind of new capabilities they will offer. ... Advanced biological-computer interfaces may also be desirable, but questions exist over what is technically possible and commercially feasible within the timeframe of an attractive investment cycle."

MEMS IV - 4th Annual ASME MEMS Technology Seminar April 26-28, 2004, Los Angeles, CA USA. Features two nanotechnology tutorials.

Re-inventing Information Devices, April 26 2004 (7:00 PM-9:00 PM, Registration Time: 6:00 PM), PARC-George E. Pake Auditorium, Palo Alto, CA USA. "Nanotechnology seems set to completely re-invent computing and information devices as we know them, and extend Moore's Law well into the 21st century. Over the long term nearly every component of your personal computer, PDA, mobile phone, television and network will include some form of nanotechnology. How will this transformation occur? What components of the computing infrastructure are likely to be affected first? How can you position yourself to be a player in this re-invention of computing? What must the U.S. do to assure that our lead in information technology is not stolen by other in the nano-infotech era?"

Policy Implications of Converging New Technologies: Nano-, Bio-, Info-, Cognitive, part of the Twenty-Ninth Annual AAAS FORUM ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY, April 22-23, 2004, Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC USA. Includes status of the new technologies; their promise and uncertainties; prospects for intersections among them; social, ethical, and other implications; enhancing humans beyond normal capabilities.

Molecular Engineering Commerce Forum 2004, 19-20 April 2004, The Wyndham San Jose, San Jose, CA, USA. "... will provide an opportunity for executives with insights to assess the real opportunities nanotechnology can offer, explain the reasons for specialization in nanotechnology investment and funding, as well as select the most appropriate business models for technology transfer."

Nanotechnology & Biotechnology—The Next Wave, April 19 2004 (7:00 PM-9:00 PM, Registration Time: 6:00 PM), PARC-George E. Pake Auditorium, Palo Alto, CA USA. "The next phase of biotechnology looks like it will be supercharged by innovations in nanomaterials for drug discovery, theraputics and diagnostics. As homeland security and anti-terrorism becomes big business, how will nano-biotech deliver some of the solutions demanded by this rapidly growing market? How will the emergence of nanotechnology affect the large drug business? What can nanotech companies learn from biotech in terms of market development and partnering between large and small players?"

National Nanotechnology Initiative: From Vision to Commercialization, March 31-April 2, 2004, Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC USA. "Leaders in the initiative will review the program in its entirety, discuss what research and advances the funding has warranted, announce where the proposed funds for fiscal year 2004 will be spent, and how the new allocation of funds will affect already executed research and the timeline for development and commercialization."

Nanotechnology and U.S. Federal Regulation Dialogue Series: Nanotechnology and Intellectual Property, March 30, 2004, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC USA. "The event will explore issues around nanotechnology and intellectual property from a number of perspectives, and will consist of presentations followed by discussion." More information.

Nanotechnology 2004: From Laboratory to Industry, the first Israeli National Nanotechnoolgy Conference, March 22, 2004, Sheraton City-Tower Hotel, Ramat Gan, Israel. "In the presence of Mr. Shimon Perez MK and Minister of Science and Technology Mr. Eliezer (Modi) Zandberg" Conference Web Site

nano tech 2004, March 17-19, 2004, Tokyo International Exhibition Center (Tokyo Big Sight), Tokyo, Japan. "The world's largest nanotechnology trade show and conference... Held in association with more than 10 nanotechnology conferences during Japan's 'nano week,' 30,000 attendees and more than 250 exhibitors from 18 countries are expected."

Nanocomposites 2004, 17-18 March, 2004, Brussels Marriott Hotel, Belgium. "This unique event will reveal groundbreaking developments in the application and commercialisation of nanoclay composites. Leading players in the nanocomposties field will provide in-depth analysis of issues including flame retardancy, exfoliation and dispersion, biodegradation and masterbatch applications."

Nanotech 2004 Conference and Trade Show, March 7-11, 2004, Boston Sheraton Hotel & Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA, USA. "... the world's largest and most comprehensive event in small technologies of its kind. The five-day conference and trade show will profile new research, technologies, companies and initiatives from around the globe. Over 600 technical and business presentations and over 100 exhibiting companies expected."

Imaging and Imagining Nanoscience & Engineering - An International and Interdisciplinary Conference, March 4-7, 2004, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC USA. "This Conference will explore theoretical, pictorial and textual representations of nanoscale science and engineering (NSE) from cross-disciplinary perspectives, including microscopy, molecular modeling, scientific illustration, philosophy, science studies, art theory, and literature studies."

NBIC Convergence 2004, February 25-27, 2004, New York Marriott Financial Center in New York City, NY USA. "Join representatives from the world's scientific and business communities to explore the exciting opportunities technology integration now offers for revolutionary new products that improve human performance."

NanoSIG NanoElectronics & Photonics Forum, February 24, 2004, Fenwick Conference Center, 801 California Street (at Castro), Mountain View CA 94041, USA. "...for researchers, startup companies, joint ventures, and others actively engaged in the development of nanotechnology enabled electronic and photonic devices, integrated platforms, fabrication processes and techniques, and related domains of development..."

International Workshop on Advances in Molecular Electronics: from molecular materials to single-molecule devices, 23-27 February 2004, Max-Planck-Institut PKS, Dresden, Germany. The workshop topics are carbon nanotube-based molecular conductors - physics and applications, realization of single-molecule electronics, DNA-based devices, and organic molecular materials and organic optoelectronics.

2004 Nanotechnology Seminar: Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, a special in-depth seminar at the AAAS Annual Meeting, February 12-13, 2004, Seattle, WA USA. "One focus of this year's seminar is self-assembly, the controllable aggregation of distinct components into new structures and systems, as a strategy for producing useful devices, such as nanosensors. The unique chemistry occurring on nanostructured catalysts is another rapidly emerging area explored in this seminar."

3rdAnnual Nanotechnology Investing Forum, February 2-3, 2004, The Lodge at Rancho Mirage, Rancho Mirage, CA USA. "... will cover the full range of private equity investor issues including an emphasis on deal structures, investing opportunities, the tech transfer process, issues surrounding intellectual property, and the commercialization of nanotechnology."

Nanoparticles and Nanoporous Materials for Environment and Energy Applications, 28-30 January, 2004, Sydney Australia. "... to discuss cutting edge issues and technologies associated with advanced nanomaterials, particularly on nanoparticles and nanoporous materials for sustainable environment and energy applications."

4th WSEAS Int.Conf. on Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2004), January 14-16, 2004, Howard Beach Resort Kenting, Taiwan.

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