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Tracy Becker
Operations Manager
National Nanotechnology Manufacturing Center

The Innovation Enterprise 2010 Conference, to be held in Macon GA in November will bring together inventors, prototype makers, manufacturers and the military to find solutions for the military and commercial markets. The organizer of the conference, the National Nanotechnology Manufacturing Center (NNMC), has a government OTA contract to find and develop high-tech solutions for the military, and will use this conference to show attendees how they can work with the NNMC to develop inventions into production. Working under the NNMC's OTA contract eliminates most of the management normally associated with government contracts.

October 19th, 2010

Upcoming Conference Brings Inventors and Companies Together to Develop Solutions for the Military

The Innovation Enterprise 2010 Conference is to be held in Macon, GA from November 15 - 17, 2010. The conference will highlight a unique opportunity for inventors, prototype makers and manufacturers to work together to develop much-needed high-tech solutions for the military.

The focus is primarily on nanotechnology-related and other high-tech solutions.

Traditionally, working with the government often meant long delays plus a considerable amount of time and money devoted to management of the government contract. However the NNMC works with both the government and the private sector to significantly reduce the paperwork and time normally associated with developing solutions for the military. This frees the inventors and companies to concentrate on what they do best.

This entire program, along with current case studies, will be presented during the conference.

The Conference is all about making contacts that lead to contracts.
Senior Executives from the Army's ARDEC (Armament Research Development Engineering Center) personnel will be at the conference to assess inventions for application in the military.

There are several well-known personalities speaking at the conference. These include Congressman Jim Marshall, Radio Show Host Martha Zoller and Inventor / Author Ron Docie, Sr.

Barbara Machak, an Army Senior Executive Service (SES) appointee is a Tier 1 Executive Director with ARDEC and is the VIP speaker at the conference.
Commercial technology seekers are also encouraged to come to the conference because the military has technologies that it wants to share with the commercial sector.

It has been shown that in many cases, the same technology can be used in both the military and commercial sectors. In what is known as the "Dual Use" program, the military is able to increase the effectiveness of its R&D budget by encouraging development with the commercial sector. Inventors will be given VIP treatment with the opportunity to showcase their inventions in the Poster Gallery that will run concurrently with the conference. Service Providers will also be able to showcase their capabilities in the Poster Gallery.

The Innovation Enterprise 2010 Conference will be held at the Macon Marriott City Center from November 15 - 17, 2010. Special discount hotel accommodation is available for all attendees.

For more information, please visit the conference website at or contact Tracy Becker on (478) 289-2346.

About the National Nano Manufacturing Center (NNMC)

The National Nanotechnology Manufacturing Center is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the development of a robust, sustainable, domestic nano-manufacturing infrastructure by leveraging existing manufacturing capabilities and supporting the creation of new capabilities when necessary. The Center pursues commercial as well as government projects, especially those in support of the warfighter and National Security.

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