ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Samuel Zell & Robert H.
Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan Ross
School of Business will host its 5th Annual emerging industry symposium, "The
Business Reality of Micro and Nano Technologies," from March 31 to April 1,
2005. The symposium, presented jointly with the University of Michigan Office
of Technology Transfer and the Michigan Small Tech Association (MISTA), will
offer attendees the opportunity to network with national industry experts and
Michigan-based small tech companies and researchers, in addition to learning
about the issues involved with commercializing micro and nano technologies.
Registration for the event is free.
What: The Business Reality of Micro and Nano Technologies symposium
will attempt to get behind the hype of small tech and examine
real issues, especially as they relate to Michigan-based
companies commercializing products in micro and nano
technology. Nationally recognized speakers and panelists will
also explore the economic forces that come into play as these
new technologies strive to reach the marketplace.
When: Thursday, March 31 from 12:00-5:00 p.m. and
Friday, April 1 from 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Where: Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 3200 Boardwalk, Ann Arbor, MI
Speakers: Keynote addresses by:
* Marlene Bourne, Senior Analyst for MEMS Market and
Technologies, In-Stat/MDR to speak on trends and forces
influencing the marketplace.
* Donn Tice, CEO, Nano-Tex to speak on how nanotechnology
innovation turned the textile industry into a high-tech
Discussions: Panelists include a broad range of corporate officers and
venture capitalists that will address the following topics:
* Michigan-based Small Tech Companies: Real Products in the
* Small Tech Business Models and Strategies
* Small Tech Funding and Investing
* Partnerships: The Key to Innovation
To register for FREE or for more information, visit:
About the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial
The Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
was formed in October 1999. The Institute actively engages the nation's most
successful entrepreneurs and offers an outstanding faculty comprised of both
academic researchers and practitioners in entrepreneurship. The Institute's
mission is to focus the capabilities and resources of the Ross School of
Business at the University of Michigan to provide education, and experience in
entrepreneurship; serve as a catalyst for new venture development; and
contribute research in the field of entrepreneurship. Members of the Advisory
Board include Samuel Zell, Chairman of Equity Group Investments; Michael
Hallman, former COO of Microsoft Corporation; and Eugene Applebaum, Founder of
Arbor Drugs, Inc. For more information, visit the Institute online at
Christian T. Potts Mary Nickson
FitzGerald Communications Samuel Zell and Robert H. Lurie
617-585-2231 Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies
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