from the Institutional-innovation dept.
According to an article in the Houston Business Journal ("Nanotech funding foundation to be established in Bayou City", by Jennifer Darwin, 12 April 2002), "A unique endeavor is under way to fund nanotechnology research in Texas, and help turn the Lone Star State into the worldwide center for nanotechnology activity. NanoTex is being established as a foundation designed to fund nanotech research at Texas-based institutions. The Houston-based organization is still in the early launch phase, so its legal structure is not complete and fund-raising has not yet started."
"We truly have an opportunity in Texas to create something that would be the Silicon Valley of the 21st century," says Conrad Masterson, who developed the concept. "It's an area where we have a unique leadership advantage worldwide."