ATLANTA, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A key participant in the upcoming
September 19 and 20, 2005, TechnoBusiness Forum (co-hosted by the Center for
Paper Business and Industry Studies -- CPBIS -- and the Institute of Paper
Science and Technology -- IPST) to be held at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA is
Dr. E. Clayton Teague, Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination
Office (NNCO). This office serves as the secretariat for the National Science
and Technology Council's Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology
Subcommittee that coordinates Federal government efforts in the area of
nanoscale science and technology. The goal of the National Nanotechnology
Initiative is to fully realize the promise of nanotechnology and translate
that promise into improvements in the national economy, national security, and
the quality of life while protecting the public health and the environment.
Dr. Teague will participate in both a leading edge panel session on
nanotechnology and deliver the keynote on Day Two of the TechnoBusiness Forum.
TechnoBusiness -- The term implies a bond between technology and
business -- an interdependence that drives both to achieve more together than
separately. This term is well suited to the forest products industry, where
research and innovation have driven process improvement and new product
development for decades -- but not necessarily as value enhancing as possible
or as needed. The 2005 Forum program is designed around a theme that embraces
Open Innovation and Enhanced Platforms for Innovation and how they
collectively relate to Enterprise Transformation that will generate value
enhancing operating and organization performance improvements now and across
Attendees will participate in open forum discussion panels organized to
highlight the need for and issues around pursuing an open innovation approach
to tomorrow's key industry developmental and improved performance issues. One
core discussion panel -- to be led by Dr. Phil Jones of Imerys and on which
Dr. Teague will participate -- will focus on the role of open innovation in
the development of nanotechnology and how this evolutionary advancement can
help sustain and grow the forest products industry in terms of both scope and
Dr. Jones offers -- "Clayton Teague is intimately involved in open
innovation across US industry and government sponsored R&D, with a focus on
nanotechnology. His key role is in connecting up the diverse range of
activities and enables the adoption of Nanotechnology by industry. We are
honored to have Dr. Teague participate in our Forum and focus his expertise on
the forest products industry."
Dr. Teague adds -- "Nanotechnology is not just the study of small things.
Nanoscale research and development is the study of materials, devices, and
systems that exhibit physical and chemical properties quite different from
those found in larger scale systems. As a scientist who has worked for over
twenty-five years in some of the fields now included in nanotechnology, I
would like to offer my perspective, through this Forum, on how this technology
is developing and offer perspectives on how this technology relates to the
forest products industry."
Dr. Jim McNutt, Executive Director of the Center for Paper Business and
Industry Studies (CPBIS), notes -- "The emergence of new technologies, such as
nanotechnology, will help transform the essence of the forest products
industry enterprises if our industry can embrace a working process to develop
and implement such technologies in a timely, substantive and economical
fashion. The adoption of an open innovation type platform has the true
process potential to help our industry remain both a social and economical
force in today's fast changing world."
For more information on the Forum, please visit
http://www.ipst.gatech.edu , or http://www.cpbis.gatech.edu .
The Institute of Paper Science and Technology integrated its operations
with the Georgia Institute of Technology on July 1, 2003. Prior to that, IPST
was an independent graduate school and research center supported by the paper
industry for almost 75 years. Its graduates have a long history of industry
leadership and can be found in countries around the world.
Today, The Institute of Paper Science and Technology at Georgia Tech --
directed by William "Jim" Frederick Jr. and located in Atlanta, Ga. -- is one
of the nation's leading research institutes specializing in the
multidisciplinary field of paper science and engineering.
The Center for Paper Business and Industry Studies at the Georgia
Institute of Technology is a globally recognized academic research center,
dedicated to the creation and dissemination of business oriented research and
knowledge that is vital to the Paper Industry's future prosperity. It is a
joint venture of Industry, Academe, and the Sloan Foundation.
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and converting industry and co-publisher of Solutions! for People, Processes
and Paper. Through information exchange, trusted content, and networking
opportunities, TAPPI helps members elevate their performance by providing
solutions that lead to better, faster, and more cost effective ways of doing
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