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November 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

Save the Date!

TechConnect Summit and Expo 2011

June 13-16, 2011
Hynes Convention Center

Boston, MA, US.
Submissions Now Open!
Deadline to Submit IP or Venture: January 21, 2011

Exhibit and Sponsor Opportunities Now Available!


  Innovation & Investment:

UK Announces Bold Plans for “Silicon Roundabout” to Equal Silicon Valley, California - Prime Minister David Cameron announces plans to turn London’s East End into a global center for technology and innovation.....Read more


Government of South Africa Launches The Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) - TIA seeks novel inventions in science and technology for commercialization opportunities...Read more


Australia Provides $80M in New Funding to Innovation Investment Fund - Fund managers (V/C firms) will focus on various sectors, including life sciences, materials, and cleantechnology...Read more


National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Seeks Public Opinion on Its Strategic Plan - White House has posted draft of Strategic Plan for the NNI online; deadline for comments is November 30...Read more

  Chemicals, Materials & Energy

University of South Carolina (USC) Reaches Agreement with DuPont on RAFT Technology - RAFT technology was invented by CSIRO, Australia, in partnership with DuPont...Read more


GoNano Technologies Signs Distribution Agreement with Strem Chemicals - Strem to market and sell GoNano’s Nanospring products to its global customers...Read more

  Electronics & Microsystems

Intel Agrees to Make Chip for Start Up Company - First time Intel has granted access to its advanced production processes...Read more


Fujitsu Develops Optical Switch that Cuts Power Consumption by Half - Solution for ever-increasing network equipment power consumption...Read more

  Health Sciences & Biotech/Pharma

New Test for Oral Cancer to be Developed by UK Researchers, Funded by the NIH - Battery-powered analyzer would read nano-biochips that hold brush biopsies from the mouths of patients..Read more


Toning Down Cancer’s Aggressiveness- The fight against some cancers could depend on using nanotechnology to trick tumor cells into feeling well fed....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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