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
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
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 www.nanoquebec.ca.
For further information on the NSTI Nanotech 2006 program, please visit
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