HARRISBURG, Pa., March 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Community and Economic
Development Secretary Dennis Yablonsky today announced that The Business of
Nano: Pennsylvania Nanotechnology Conference 2005 will be held April 18 - 20
at the Westin Convention Center Hotel in Pittsburgh.
"Through Pennsylvania's world-class corporations, universities and federal
laboratories, the Commonwealth is quickly becoming a national leader in the
nanotech revolution," said Secretary Yablonsky. "The 2005 Business of
Nanotechnology Conference is just one example of how the Commonwealth is
positioning itself to be a key player in this wave of development that
promises to create a new generation of research, industry and jobs for
The conference represents the third major gathering on nanotechnology
sponsored by the Commonwealth. Through formal presentations, displays,
detailed documentation and informal meetings, participants will have the
opportunity to learn about the technology, expand business opportunities, and
make new contacts. Conference topics will include nanotechnology manufacturing
and processing, electronics, semi-conductors and instrumentation. Panel
discussions will cover topics regarding emerging nanotech strategies,
capitalization and international nanotechnology.
Nanotechnology involves research and technology development at the atomic,
molecular or macromolecular levels. Researchers work to develop new
technologies in industries such as biopharmaceuticals, therapeutics, advanced
materials, agriculture, chemicals, electronics, energy, defense and
To demonstrate its leadership and commitment to the emerging
nanotechnology industry, the Commonwealth created the Pennsylvania Initiative
for Nanotechnology (PIN). With over $42 million in support to build out
facilities and jump-start nanotechnology related programs, this investment has
directly leveraged over $70 million in private, university and federal awards
for a grand total of $112 million in investments.
These investments will bring the growth of new nanotech businesses,
research and hi-tech, high-paying jobs to the Commonwealth. This initiative
leverages Pennsylvania's clusters of research, corporate and economic assets
and builds upon substantial groundwork already in place.
For more information, please visit http://www.pananoconference.org or call
Lynn Banaszak, Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse at (412) 770-1353.
CONTACT: Neil Weaver
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development