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October 2010 Issue

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In This Issue: Event News | Innovation & Investment |Chemicals, Materials & Energy |
Electronics & Microsystems | Health Sciences & Biotech/Pharma | Meet with TechConnect

  Event News

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June 13-16, 2011
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  Innovation & Investment:

Venture Capital Activity Declines in Q3 2010 - Compared to prior quarter, total investments and number of deals drop in the US.....Read more


Technology Leaders Have Positive Outlook On Future Economic Growth - DLA Piper Technology Leaders Forecast Survey notes while tech executives are encouraged by future markets, growth in employment and R&D to remain flat...Read more


Nano Investment Company Begins Trading on the OTCQX Market - Nanostart AG is a leading nanotechnology investment company with investments worldwide...Read more

  Chemicals, Materials & Energy

Canon and Toray Join Forces to Create World’s Largest Bio-Based Plastic Part for Office Systems of Energy Company - Largest bio-based exterior plastic part is an industry first...Read more


Shell Gives $25 Million to MIT Energy Initiative - Shell Oil will provide $5M a year to MIT through 2015 to support R&D of sustainable energy technologies...Read more

  Electronics & Microsystems

3M Invests in Printed Electronics Company - Through its New Ventures business, 3M makes investment in Printechnologics GmbH...Read more


Intel to Invest Billions in Next Generation Nanometer Manufacturing - Company announces $6-8 billion in funding to upgrade US factories, including a new fab facility in Oregon...Read more

  Health Sciences & Biotech/Pharma

Banyan Biomarkers Awarded Multi-Million Defense Contract - Department of Defense awards company $26.3 million contract to develop a diagnostic test for traumatic brain injury (TBI)..Read more


Texas Universities Come Together to Develop Novel Nanoparticle for Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment - Rice University, Baylor College, and the University of Texas to develop approach to test the specially engineered nanoparticle...Read more

  Meet with TechConnect

TechConnect will have a Showcase booth at the upcoming NNI Nanotechnology Innovation Summit, taking place December 8-10, at the Gaylord Convention Center, National Harbor, MD. This is a once in a decade gathering of the nation’s top Funding Agencies, Innovators and Investors at the National Nanotechnology Innovation Summit. TechConnect is pleased to be joining the nation’s top nanotech leaders showcasing their successes and discussing strategic insights into nanotechnology challenges and opportunities. To learn more about the NNI Summit and how to participate, visit

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