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NanoTecNexus Partners with Switzerland Trade & Investment Promotion

Tiny Green Giant: The Business of Nano & Clean Technologies in Switzerland

San Diego, CA | Posted on June 9th, 2010

NanoTecNexus (NTN) announces its collaboration with the Switzerland Trade & Investment Promotion organization as part of our International Alliance Initiative. "We are excited to partner with Swiss thought leaders in nanotech and clean technologies and help catalyze business and investment activities between Swiss and American companies and research institutions", said Adriana Vela, Founder and CEO, NanoTecNexus.

As a first step in the collaboration efforts, NTN will host a free live online webinar featuring an expert panel convened to discuss the latest investment and collaboration opportunities in Switzerland. The webinar invitation and details are as follows:

When: June 21, 2010; 6:00pm-7:00pm Pacific
Cost: Free
Register Here www2.gotomeeting.com/register/663101931

A Leading Edge Panel Discussion and Live Webinar

Join Swiss business drivers for a discussion on the latest in nano and clean technology innovations.


Moderator Aymeric Sallin, founder of NanoDimension, will lead the dialog on topics including:

 Why are American companies investing in R&D in Switzerland and other European countries?
 Latest advances in Swiss nanotechnology and cleantech
 Where is nanotech headed? Where is cleantech headed? How are they impacting larger industry?
 US and European sources of funding

Panelists

Aymeric Sallin, NanoDimension

Aymeric focuses on semiconductor and energy-related investments. He is Founder and Managing Director of NanoDimension, on the Board of Directors of Crocus Technology SA and Selecta Biosciences, and on the Advisory Board of the Physics Department of the Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne.

Christian Huselmann, Swisscleantech
Christian, co-founder of Swisscleantech, is an economist and co-founder and partner of INCH GmbH, specializing in innovation consulting services in the cleantech, medtech and public sectors.

Professor Sotiris Pratsinis, ETH Zurich
Prof. Pratsinis is founder of the Particle Technology Laboratory at ETHZ, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. He holds about a dozen European and U.S. patents licensed to various industries and contributed to the creation of four spin-offs.

Frederic Mauch, BioApply
Frederic is CEO of BioApply, which develops innovative alternatives to petrol based products using biopolymers and is a market leader in the field of biodegradable retail bags.

Samuel Schaer, Buhler PARTEC
Samuel is Managing Director of Buhler PARTEC, which specializes in manufacturing ready-to-use nanoparticle dispersions for industrial applications and provides nanoparticle-based additives for waterborne coatings and fluorocarbon textile finishes.

Host
Mario Brossi, Switzerland Trade & Investment Promotion

Mario is Senior Representative North America for the Swiss government foreign investment agency, which promotes the many advantages of Switzerland as a business location.

The live in-person event is to be held at Hilton Anaheim, 777 Convention Way, Anaheim, CA at 5:30pm. SPACE IS LIMITED. To register visit events.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e2wybhi2fef174c2 or register by phone 323 899 4834 or email

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About NanoTecNexus
NanoTecNexus (NTN), formerly known as NanoBioNexus, is a leading non-profit organization headquartered in San Diego with offices in Tucson AZ, San Jose, CA and Vancouver, WA. NTN is dedicated to catalyzing collaboration and knowledge exchange in the nanotech field by connecting people, technology, industry and investment. NanoTecNexus enables constituents worldwide to keep up-to-date on the developments of cutting-edge nanotechnologies. Nanotechnology involves manipulating matter on an atomic or molecular scale smaller than 100 nanometers (1 nm=1 billionths of a meter) and taking advantage of properties that are present at that scale. Nanotechnology is used in thousands of applications in medicine and health, energy and water, defense and many others.

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