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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
"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
"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
companyıs 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 Chemıs 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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