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Carnegie Mellon University is hosting a panel discussion on the impact of government funding on nanotech firms. The Commonwealth Club Silicon Valley will participate as the event sponsor.

Carnegie Mellon West Innovation Speaker Series

The Impact of Government Funding on Nanotechnology Firms

Sponsored by: Commonwealth Club Silicon Valley
Date: November 30th, 2004
Time: 6:30-9:00 P.M.
Location: Carnegie Mellon West Campus, Moffett Field, Building 23

Some areas the discussion will cover includes: the effect proposed policies will have on government investment in nanotech start-ups, which sectors are positioned to receive the most benefit from the funding, the ways in which the funding will facilitate product development and the opportunities and limitations of government funding versus private investment.


A panel discussion on the impact of government funding on nanotechnology firms.

Moderator: Bo Varga of NanoSIG.

Panelists include:

  • Congressman Mike Honda
  • Michael Pak (CEO, nanoSTellar)
  • Dr Larry Dubois(VP, SRI)
  • Bill Rus (CEO, Venture Analytic)
  • Dr Alexei Andreev (Draper, Fisher, Jurvetson)
  • Todd Ewing (SF Chamber of Commerce)

Deniz Lanyi

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