The event, NanoTech's Role in Advancing Pennsylvania's Economy, is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m., June 5th at the University. Its aim is promote collaborative nanotechnology research, education, technology transfer, entrepreneurship, and commercialization within the Commonwealth. Additionally, organizers hope the event will publicize and promote the state’s leadership in nanotechnology R&D, workforce education, and growth of technology businesses as well as explore viable nano-based strategies, programs, and resources to assist economic development in Pennsylvania via education, job creation and retention at all levels.
Attendees will hear about applications, needs and plans, regulatory challenges and opportunities, get an overview of promising new technologies coming from PA universities and businesses that can impact business and regional economies and learn where new or established companies can look for financial and business support.
The event is presented by Carnegie Mellon University, Drexel Nanotechnology Institute (DNI), Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Lehigh University Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (CAMN), PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), Penn State Materials Research Institute (MRI), Penn State Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization (CNEU), University of Pennsylvania Nano/Bio Interface Center (NBIC), and the University of Pittsburgh Petersen Institute of NanoScience and Engineering (PINSE).
Registration price is $50 per person prior to June 5, 2012, $70 at the door. More information on the event, a complete schedule, registration materials and sponsorship levels is online at http://www.harrisburgu.edu/
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