Business Execs to Enroll in Nanotech University at Nano-App Summit Program offers introduction to nanotechnology

    CLEVELAND, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Business professionals and entrepreneurs
 wanting to learn the basics of nanotechnology will attend specially designed
 courses at Nanotech University, the educational program track during the Nano-
 App Summit October 17-19 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Summit will be at the Wyndham
 Hotel at Playhouse Square in Downtown Cleveland.
     The Nano-App Summit is focused on nanotechnology applications for today.
 Each day of the three-day summit will feature on a different industry --
 automotive, aerospace, and consumer products. Nanotech University courses will
 be offered concurrently in separate conference rooms, all three days during
 the Nano-App Summit.
     Top instructors from nanotechnology programs at leading universities and
 companies will offer courses for business professional who want to understand
 nanotechnology and how it can be applied to their individual market sectors.
     Nanotech University Curriculum at a glance:
      - Nanotechnology 101- What You Need to Know
        Case Western Reserve University
      - Nanofabrication techniques
        Pennsylvania State University
      - Nano-Characterization Tools and Techniques
        FEI Corporation
      - NanoMaterials and Nanopolymer Basics
        University of Akron
      - Ethical Considerations in Nanotechnology
        Office of Naval Research & Kent State University
      - NanoPhotonics Applications
        Ohio State University and the Center for Multifunctional NanoMaterials
        and Devices (CMPND)
      - Measurement Considerations in Nanoscale Systems
        Keithley Instruments
     Nanotech University is designed for business executives, research and
 development leaders, product and marketing specialists, and venture
 capitalists interested in investing in nanotechnology start-up and portfolio
     "We created Nanotech University so technology professionals can get up to
 speed with nanotechnology basics in a short period of time. Our hope is that
 attendees go forth to lead, advance, and drive nano-initiatives at their own
 companies and organizations," said Chris Mather, Executive Director of the
 Nano-Network and the Lead Organizer for NANO Week 2005.
     "The Nano-App Summit is really the perfect opportunity for anyone wanting
 to become engaged in the nanotechnology industry. From the main industry
 sessions, to Nanotech University and the University Commercialization
 showcase, this conference has something for everyone," said Mark Brandt,
 Founder of the Nano-Network and Managing Director of the Maple Fund.
     The Nano-App Summit is being jointly hosted by ASM International, the
 society for materials engineers and scientists, and by the Nano-Network, the
 Ohio-based nanotechnology educational, networking and advocacy group.
     To register for the Nano-App Summit, please visit
 Advance registration ends October 5.
     About the Nano-Network
     The Nano-Network was formed by scientists, entrepreneurs and financiers to
 improve and expand nanotechnology research and commercialization activities
 and capacities in Northeast Ohio, and throughout the nation. More information
 about the Nano-Network is available at
     About ASM International
     ASM International, The Materials Information Society, is the world's
 leading society for reliable information and data on metals, engineered
 materials and processes. The 37,000-member society is headquartered near
 Cleveland, Ohio.

SOURCE Nano-Network

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