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Emerging Technology PR Firm Antenna Group Builds Base in New Industrial Technologies
San Francisco, CA | October 12, 2005
At a time when demand is growing for clean
technology and nanotechnology is moving from the lab into practical
applications, Antenna Group, Inc. has added six clients to its growing New
Industrials practice, embracing emerging technology companies in nanotech,
cleantech, advanced materials and energy. The additions are Ecology
Coatings, the Foresight Nanotech Institute, HelioVolt, NanoDynamics,
Renewable Ventures and SiGNa Chemistry. All are promising ventures in what
Antenna founder Melody Haller foresees as a technology trend likely to
dominate the next few decades.
As a member of the State of California's Blue Ribbon Task Force on Nanotechnology, Haller is seeing traditional industries being reinvented, powered by advances in tools, information and materials science, and responding to a business environment of increasingly constrained resources. The excitement about both nanotech and cleantech are part of this larger transformation.
"Melody has been doing a fantastic job educating the media and the public about the emergence of entrepreneurial firms who are at the forefront of nanotech and cleantech," said former Clinton technology adviser Tom Kalil. "The rise of these new industrials is critical to economic prosperity and sustainable development, and Melody has been telling their story in a compelling but responsible way."
Charlie Harris, CEO of Harris and Harris, the only publicly held VC fund focused on "tiny tech," has watched several start-ups partner with Antenna Group.
"There seems to be a correlation between companies getting commercial traction and becoming clients of Antenna Group." Harris said.
"It's rewarding to see our strategic early investment grow into a dynamic practice," said Haller. "Each of these companies is pioneering advances to industry and will contribute to society in innovative ways."
Ecology Coatings -- Ecology Coatings is a world leader in the development of
nano-engineered, ultra-violet curable coatings. Driving manufacturing
efficiencies and new coating applications, Ecology Coatings' material
requires no toxic solvents, cures in a few seconds without heat, and adheres
well to metal, polymers and composites. Ecology Coatings is based in Akron,
For more information, visit www.ecologycoatings.com
Foresight Nanotech Institute -- Foresight Nanotech Institute, based in Palo Alto, Calif., is the world's premier think tank and public interest organization focused on nanotechnology. Foresight is actively engaging visionaries, technologists, industrialists and public-interest groups in the effort to craft a technology roadmap for employing nanotechnology to address the challenges facing humanity.
For more information, visit www.foresight.org
HelioVolt Corporation -- HelioVolt Corporation was founded to realize the production of a new generation of highly efficient and long-lasting, thin-film photovoltaic solar-power conversion devices for the power-buildings market. HelioVolt is based in Austin, Texas.
For more information, visit www.heliovolt.com
NanoDynamics Inc. -- NanoDynamics' high-quality nanomaterials and innovative technologies are already making possible revolutionary advances in a wide range of products and industries, including electronics, semiconductors, fuel cells, transportation, energy, biotechnology and consumer products.
For more information, visit www.nanodynamics.com
Renewable Ventures LLC. -- Renewable Ventures fills an innovative niche as a clean energy project VC, offering clients a set of third party financing, management and operational services for photovoltaics and other on-site renewable energy installations. With a superior understanding of renewable energy incentives, clean technologies and the utility business, San Francisco-based Renewable Ventures is the preferred financier for forward-looking business and government facilities.
For more information, visit www.renewableventures.com
SiGNa Chemistry, LLC. -- SiGNa Chemistry is an early stage company developing unique solutions to compelling chemistry problems. Stage 1 of the company¹s new material stabilizes otherwise dangerously volatile alkali metals, saving work-around steps and reducing risks for the pharmaceutical and other industries. It appears to also be useful for environmental remediation, for example, cleaning up oil spills and leaving only benign byproducts. Based in New York, SiGNa Chem¹s product can also be used in supplying hydrogen for hydrogen micro fuel cells.
For more information, visit www.signachem.com
About the Antenna Group:
Antenna Group, Inc. is an independent agency specializing in the full range of public relations services for innovative technology companies. New Industrials clients, in addition to those noted, include AgraQuest, Cambrios Technologies and Solaicx. Antenna also has a strong practice in information technology and business-to-business services. IT clients include Arena Solutions, Azaleos, Eloqua, Commission Junction, the Internet Archive, New Boundary Technologies, Quova, Inc., Nielsen Norman Group and Voxify. WebEx Communications, Inc., the number one provider of software as a service via the Internet, continues as a client since 1998. Based in San Francisco, Antenna Group was founded in 1996 by Melody Kean Haller.
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