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March 2012 Issue

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In This Issue: Event News | Innovation & Investment | Chemicals & Materials | Electronics & Microsystems | Health Sciences & Biotech/Pharma | Energy & Cleantech| TechConnectNews

Event News

TechConnect Summit and Expo 2012

June 18-21,
Santa Clara, CA, US

How To Participate!

line Submit Venture!
Deadline April 21! line Showcase Your Innovation! Deadline May 1! line Register to Attend!
Early Bird Rate Through April 26! line

TechConnect World 2012 Corporate Partners Include:
Applied Materials
Bayer MaterialScience
General Electric
Johnson Controls
Lockheed Martin
PPG Industries

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Innovation & Investment:

CTSI Utility Technology Challenge Names 25 Semifinalists, Now One Step Closer to $100K Demonstration Funds - The 25 semi-finalists are recognized for exceptional promise in the areas of: pollution monitoring and reduction, HVAC, transportation, distributed generation, building and energy efficiency, energy storage, natural gas, smart grid, and transmission and distribution...Read more


Microsoft and Nokia to Invest $23+ US Million in New Mobile Application Development Program in Finland - Finland’s Aalto University will house the AppCampus Program for the two technology giants. Grant applications open this May...Read more


Don’t Miss Your Chance to Present at TechConnect Venture Forum 2012! Accepting Submissions for Conference Consideration Through April 21st! - The annual Venture Forum is ideal for start up companies to present market advantages and search for corporate partners and funders...Read more


  Chemicals & Materials

Accolades Continue for Boeing's 787 Dreamliner - Innovations in 787 Dreamliner include use of composite materials and fuel-efficient engines, making it the world's most technologically advanced commercial aircraft...Read more


MesoCoat Completes Major Milestone: Cladding Inside Diameter of Steel Pipe with Anti-Corrosion and Wear Resistent Alloys - MesoCoat, a nanotechnology materials science company, was selected to present at the 2011 TechConnect-Nanotech Venture Forum in Boston...Read more


  Electronics & Microsystems

Using Femtosecond Lasers, Harvard Researchers Make Advances in Nanoscale Metal Lithography - Harvard's novel fab process allows for lithography at three dimensions and at a high resolution for creation of metamaterials...Read more


Applied Materials and A*Star's Institute of Microelectronics-SG, to Drive Advanced 3D Packaging with World-Class R&D Lab in Singapore - Joint R&D Centre is first dedicated facility of its kind focused on developing next-generation packaging technologies to feed the explosive growth of mobile devices...Read more

  Health Sciences & Biotech/Pharma

Nanotube Technology Leading to Fast, Lower-Cost Medical Diagnostics - Researchers at Oregon State University have tapped into the extraordinary power of carbon "nanotubes" to increase the speed of biological sensors...Read more


Could Bugs Hold the Key to More Eco-Friendly Detergents? - Fraunhofer-DE Researchers Studying Bugs and Fungi to Engineer Novel Surfactants...Read more

  Energy & Cleantech

New Sky Energy, past TechConnect World Venture Presenter, Wins Imagine H2O's Early Revenue Track Prize - Start up company was selected as one of nine finalists in Imagine H20's 2012 Water Innovation Competition...Read more


Australia and Korea Universities Come Together to Develop Next-Generation Solar Cells - The University of Queensland and Yonsei University are combining their expertise in areas of polymer patterning and materials science...Read more


  TechConnect News

Submissions Now Open! Ventures Due April 21! Innovation Showcase Deadline May 1! Register to Attend! Early Bird Rate Through April 26! TechConnect 2012! June 18-21, Santa Clara, CA,


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