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WHAT: "Exceeding Expectations: Cleantech Entrepreneur Roundtable"
WHO: Presented by the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE), CNSE's Energy and Environmental Technology Applications Center (E2TAC), and CNSE's Incubators for Collaborating and Leveraging Energy and Nanotechnology (iCLEAN)
WHERE: CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex - NanoFab South Auditorium
255 Fuller Road, Albany
WHEN: Friday, November 16 - 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
The challenges and opportunities associated with New York's growing clean energy industry will be the topic of discussion as the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany hosts "Exceeding Expectations: Cleantech Entrepreneur Roundtable" on Friday, November 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. at CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex.
The event is part of CNSE's fifth annual celebration of NANOvember, a unique month-long event designed to showcase the growing impact of nanotechnology on society and the global leadership of CNSE and New York State in this exciting field. It is free and open to the public and will be followed by a networking reception for all attendees.
The interactive Cleantech Entrepreneur Roundtable will feature a mix of investors and successful entrepreneurs who will assess the current state of the cleantech industry and take part in an engaging question and answer session. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Pradeep Haldar, CNSE Vice President for Clean Energy Programs, and includes Mark Austin, Bright Capital Venture Partner, Chandler Reed Managing Director and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Entrepreneur-In-Residence; Michael Shimazu, NYSERDA Senior Project Manager, Innovation and Business Development; Rob Day, Black Coral Capital Partner; Jeffrey Seul, Holland & Knight Partner and Angel Investor; Dr. Yash Puri, Magnolia Solar Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; and Robert Schwartz, Schwartz Heslin Group Managing Director, among others.
Reporters/photographers wishing to cover the event should park in the circle between the NanoFab South and North Rotundas.
About UAlbany NanoCollege
The UAlbany CNSE is the first college in the world dedicated to education, research, development and deployment in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience and nanoeconomics. With more than $14 billion in high-tech investments, CNSE represents the world’s most advanced university-driven research enterprise, offering students a one-of-a-kind academic experience and providing over 300 corporate partners with access to an unmatched ecosystem for leading-edge R&D and commercialization of nanoelectronics and nanotechnology innovations. CNSE’s footprint spans upstate New York, including its Albany NanoTech Complex, an 800,000-square-foot megaplex with the only fully-integrated, 300mm wafer, computer chip pilot prototyping and demonstration line within 85,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms. More than 2,700 scientists, researchers, engineers, students and faculty work here, from companies including IBM, Intel, GlobalFoundries, SEMATECH, Samsung, TSMC, Toshiba, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, ASML and Novellus Systems. An expansion now underway, part of which will house the world’s first Global 450mm Consortium, will add nearly 500,000 square feet of next-generation infrastructure, an additional 50,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms, and more than 1,000 scientists, researchers and engineers from CNSE and global corporations. In addition, CNSE’s Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon provides a prototyping and demonstration line for next-generation CIGS thin-film solar cells. CNSE’s Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center of Excellence (STC) in Rochester offers state-of-the-art capabilities for MEMS fabrication and packaging. CNSE also co-founded and manages operations at the Computer Chip Commercialization Center at SUNYIT in Utica and is a co-founder of the Nanotechnology Innovation and Commercialization Excelerator in Syracuse. For information, visit www.cnse.albany.edu.
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