According to a press release (14 November 2001), the partners in the Texas Nanotechnology Initiative (TNI) will host a conference on "NanoVentures 2002: the path to the commercialization of nanotechnology" from 6 to 8 March 2002. The conference will provide two full days of speakers and panels focusing on the current state of nanotechnology and related opportunities for investment.
TNI and its co-hosts, Austin Ventures, STARTech Foundation, and Vortex Partners, and conference partners Jackson Walker, L.L.P. and Zyvex Corporation will present sessions on the areas of Molecular Electronics, Materials, Optical/Wireless, NanoStorage, Biotech, and Fabrication and Assembly. In addition to members of the venture finance community, participants will include technology companies, lawyers, and government and university representatives specializing in nanotechnology ventures. The conference will also introduce attendees to a network of service providers and investors who are currently working in nanotechnology.