Major Quebec Participation in NSTI Nanotech 2006, Boston

NanoQuebec and its partners will highlight Quebec's nanotechnology


May 03, 2006, 01:00 ET from NANOQUEBEC

    MONTREAL, May 3 /PRNewswire/ - NanoQuebec, a not-for-profit
 organization whose mission is to strengthen innovation in nanotechnologies
 in Quebec and Canada in order to increase sustainable economic development,
 is proud to announce, in partnership with the Ministere du Developpement
 economique, de l'Innovation et de l'Exportation du Quebec (MDEIE) and the
 Quebec Government Office in Boston, a strong Quebec presence at the NSTI
 Nanotech Conference and Trade Show 2006, to be held at Boston's Hynes
 Convention Center from May 7 to 11, 2006.
     "NSTI Nanotech 2006 is a choice platform for publicizing Quebec's
 nanotechnology expertise on both the scientific and business sides, for an
 audience including many investors and partners working within this emerging
 field," says NanoQuebec Director General Robert Nault. "This initiative
 will allow the Quebec representatives to identify interesting investment
 opportunities and lucrative partnerships that will contribute to sustained
 economic growth in Quebec."
     Over 4,000 participants from approximately 50 countries are expected to
 attend this major event, which will include presentations and workshops
 covering all facets of nanotechnology, from science to business
     The event also includes a two-day trade show featuring some 300
 exhibitors, to be held May 8 and 9. Quebec will be well represented, with
 NanoQuebec's booth (No. 409) serving as a focal point for Quebec
 participants and a showcase of Quebec's nanotechnology expertise.
 Representatives of the MDEIE, the Quebec Government Office in Boston,
 Montreal International and Investissement Quebec will be present at the
 booth throughout the event, highlighting Quebec's competitive advantage to
 potential investors. In addition, two Quebec companies, Tekna Plasma (No.
 613) and Raymor Industries (No. 804) will present their technology at the
 trade show.
     An important highlight for the promotion of Quebec's expertise is a key
 session, "Quebec Ventures," where five Quebec companies (CTT Group,
 Nanometrix, Quantiscript, Silk Displays and Tekna Plasma Systems) will
 present their business plans to foreign investors with the aim of securing
 investment commitments.
     Quebec's scientific presence will be provided by five universities:
 Concordia, McGill, Laval, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal and Universite du
 Quebec a Chicoutimi, which will deliver their research findings through
 both presentations and poster sessions.
     A detailed program with complete information on the Quebec delegation's
 activities is available at
     For further information on the NSTI Nanotech 2006 program, please visit
     About NanoQuebec
     NanoQuebec is a not-for-profit organization funded jointly by the
 Quebec and Canadian governments. Its mission is to strengthen innovation in
 nanotechnologies in Quebec and Canada in order to increase sustainable
 economic development.