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Discovery 2006 – Ontario Centres of Excellence
Toronto, February 7, 2006

Canadian NanoBusiness Alliance (CNBA)

Posted on February 03, 2006

The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) promotes the economic development of Ontario through directed research, commercialization of technology and training for highly qualified personnel. OCE Centres systematically integrate and manage connections from university to marketplace to ensure the successful application of innovative science and technology to profitable new businesses.

OCE is staging Discovery 2006 - the premier innovation networking event of the year with over 1,000 participants from business, academia, government and the financial community who have already registered. Feature speakers include Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty; Tom Brzustowski, former President of NSERC and now RBC Professor in the Commercialization of Innovations; and Leonard Brody, author of Innovation Nation.

Of particular interest to CNBA members, Discovery 2006 will also feature a nanotechnology session with the following panellists:

Nanotechnology – The Next Industrial Revolution

Dr. Mamdouh Shoukri (Moderator)
VP Research & International Affairs, McMaster University
Director, Ontario Centres of Excellence

Dr. Uri Sagman, MD, FRCP(C)
Executive Director, Canadian NanoBusiness Alliance

Dr. Meyya Meyyappan
Director, NASA Center of Nanotechnology
Senior Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center

Dr. Doug Perovic
Chair, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Toronto

Matthew Norden
VP Research, Lux Research

Discovery 2006 is a one-day event and will take place as follows:

Discovery 2006 - Ontario Centres of Excellence
Tuesday, February 7, 2006
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
222 Bremner Boulevard, South Building
Toronto, Ontario
(416) 585-8000

Spaces are limited. For more information or to register on-line, please contact:
Discovery 2006 - Ontario Centres of Excellence


About The Canadian NanoBusiness Alliance:
The Canadian NanoBusiness Alliance (CNBA) is involved in developing major nanotechnology initiatives throughout the world. With an extensive network of nanotechnology leaders in business, science, finance and politics, the CNBA offers leadership and know-how for establishing commercial-oriented nanotechnology programs. With its headquarters in Canada, CNBA is committed to establishing nanotechnology activity in Canada and promoting Canadian capabilities worldwide.

For more information, please visit

Neil Gordon P.Eng, MBA
President, Canadian NanoBusiness Alliance
407 St. Laurent Boulevard, Suite 500
Montréal, Québec, Canada H2Y 2Y5
Tel: (514) 351-7878 ext 299
Cell: (514) 813-7936
Fax: (514) 351-7545

Dr. Uri Sagman, MD, FRCP(C)
Executive Director
Canadian NanoBusiness Alliance
446 Spadina Road, Suite 310
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5P 3M2
Tel: 416-351-0208
Cell: 416-436-6640
Fax: 416-351-0410

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