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NIF 2008 : 7th Annual Nanotech Investing Forum


When Feb 5, 2008 - Feb 6, 2008
Where Indian Wells
Submission Deadline TBD
Categories    life sciences   nanotechnology

Call For Papers

Leveraging Nanotech-Enabled Applications and Advanced Materials for Business and Investment Opportunities

This forum brings together the leaders who are building, leveraging, and financing the global economy's nanotech-enabled applications and advanced materials.

Seven years ago, the IBF Nanotech Forum pioneered bringing together investors, corporations, star researchers and business professionals to focus on commercialization, business and core investment opportunities. Over the years, IBF's Nanotech Forum has become renowned for its unsurpassed networking and relationship-building opportunities.

Industrial Verticals:

For our 2008 forum, the event has been carefully structured to focus on how nanotech and advanced materials are being leveraged as enabling technologies in five leading industry verticals:

*Advanced Materials



*Clean Energy

*Life Sciences

These industrial categories were voted by IBF's Board of Directors and past attendees as being the leading industry verticals for which nanotechnology and advanced materials are the enabling technologies, resulting in companies and deals attractive to investors.

You will hear from those capitalizing on next-generation trends in nanotechnology and advanced materials. The sessions will feature in-depth, content-rich discussions�?? hearing from those who exemplify best practices in innovation, funding, business strategies, and corporate integration.

Nano-Corporate Partnering Showcase: Selected early-stage companies seeking corporate partners will present. Presentations will be moderated & critiqued by panel of industry experts and venture capitalists.

Candidate submissions are being accepted at this time.

This conference will enable you to:

* Determine the best nanotech and advanced materials opportunities and develop your strategies
* Understand how nano-enabled technologies & advanced materials are poised to make a dramatic impact on commercial applications
* Hear from and share ideas with the dealmakers and corporate leaders in nanotechnology & advanced materials.

Audience profile:

This conference unites venture capitalists, private equity investors, corporate investors, institutional investors, technology transfer experts, licensing executives, new business development executives, university, government and corporate research scientists, emerging growth nanotechnology companies, government funding agencies and corporations integrating nano-enabled technologies.


please contact: Sandra Helsel, IBF Program Director by at Phone: (520) 325-4636 or email:

Hotel Information: Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa, Palm Springs, CA. To receive the group discount rate of $225 per night call: (800) 446-9875 and refer to IBF or by clicking here! Click reservations and use code: tecteca for a Single or Double occupancy room.

To register for the conference, please either use the link above or contact Cathy Fenn, IBF's Registrar, at (516) 765-9005 ext. 210 or

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