Invitation to Events around visit Swiss delegation of Nanotech Experts
- Dear Nanotech friends,
Please find below invitations to two events that we will be holding at SHARE
Boston, the Science & Technology consulate of Switzerland in Cambridge,
Mass. Both events are free and open to the public, but since space is
limited you need to RSVP to me.
The following web site will give you more information:
Please note that the delegation will also visit Chicago and San Francisco.
Hope to see some of you soon!
-- Pascal Marmier
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INTERNATIONAL NANOTECH RECEPTION:
OPPORTUNITIES IN THE US AND SWITZERLAND
MAY 8, 6PM
An evening with Swiss and US Nanotech Experts who are at the crossroad of
university research and startup activity at
The Swiss House
Cambridge, MA 02138
Program starts at 6PM
Described as "leading to the next industrial revolution", nanotechnology is
a field attracting interest from researchers, governments and
businesspersons around the world. We are glad to invite you to participate
in an interactive session with leaders in the field who will share their
insights on the research and commercialization activities in Europe and the
US. About 20 Swiss Nanotechnology experts will participate to this event, as
part of a US Nanotech roadshow.
The panel will feature the following experts:
- Prof. Dr. Hans-Joachim Guentherodt:
"Overview of Research/Commercial Activities in Switzerland." Prof.
Guentherodt heads the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR)
in nanoscience and is responsible for the science of the Top Nano 21 Program
as well as for a research group at the Institute of Physics at the
University of Basel/Switzerland.
- Charles Lieber: "Research and startup activities in Nanoelectronics"
Charles M. Lieber is the Mark Hyman, Jr. Professor of Chemistry at Harvard.
Prof. Lieber has pioneered the development of a broad range of new nanoscale
wires, has made seminal contributions to understanding the fundamental
properties of nanotubes and nanowires, and has led efforts organizing these
materials into functional nanoscale electronics and optoelectronics.
- Christoph Westphal: "The road to commercialization: a case study of a
Christoph H. Westphal is a general partner the Boston office of Polaris
Ventures where he focuses on investment opportunities in medical technology.
Prior to joining Polaris, Christoph was at the Boston and Los Angeles
offices of McKinsey & Co., working with high-growth biotech, pharmaceutical,
materials science, wireless, and e-commerce companies. He is an MD from
Harvard Medical School and holds a PhD in Genetics under Prof. Phil Leder,
After the panelist presentations the audience will have the chance to ask
questions to the panelists. A networking cocktail will follow the
RSVP: The entrance is free, but an RSVP is required at
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ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON NANOTECHNOLOGY WITH SWISS EXPERTS
MAY 9, 7:30AM
We are glad to invite to you to join us for a discussion on nanotechnology
at The Swiss House, 420 Broadway in Cambridge, MA. The goal of the session
is to establish contacts between Swiss and US participants interested in
developing collaborations on the academic or business levels. The program
consists of the following:
7:30 AM Registration and Welcome
8:00 - 8:30 AM Presentation of the Swiss delegation
8:30 - 9:30 AM Roundtable discussions
9:30 - 10:00 AM Networking
Participants will have the opportunity to join 2 out of 4 tables, for a half
an hour each. The four tables will have the following composition:
1) Academia This table will discuss current research activities and the
capabilities offered to researchers on both sides of the Atlantic.
Prof. Dr. Hans Joachim Guntherodt. Head of the Swiss National Center of
Competence in Research (NCCR) in Nanoscience
Prof. Hannes Bleuler, director of the Laboratory for the Conception of
Mechanical Systems at the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)
Prof. Vogel, Director of the laboratory for Chemical Physics and Polymer
Prof Pratsinis, Prof.for Process Engineering, Federal Institute of
Technology in Zurich, ETHZ
Prof Brugger, Assistant Professor, Nanotechnologies, EPFL
2) Technology Transfer - Innovation This discussion will center around the
early results of tech transfer activities in nanotechnology, as well as the
current initiatives to sustain innovation and commercialization in the
Dr. Ulrich Claessen, Director at the CSEM Swiss Center for Electronics and
Prof Alex Dommann, Head of the Department of Systems Technology at the
University of Applied Sciences of Easter Switzerland
Andre Catana, technology transfer office, EPFL Lausanne
Dr. Heinrich Christen, Head of Knowledge Management Systems, Ernst & Young
3) Business and Investments. The participants will discuss their experience
in starting nano- microtech companies and their R&D strategies. Investors
will also share their ideas on the future of nanotechnology.
Roland Simonet, CEO Swiss Precision
Dr. Loris Scandella, CEO, Nanosurf AG, Switzerland www.nanosurf.com Weidmann
Plastics Technology AG
Dr. Martin Schadt, Rolic AG www.rolic.com
Patrick Frey, Venture Valuation, www.venturevaluation.com
Dr. Daniel Richner, HBM Partners AG, www.hbmbioventures.com
4) National Programs and Regional Support. This table will discuss the
potential for R&D cooperation projects with the US offered by the Swiss
national initiative, as well as cantonal programs that promote
Karl Hoehener, Director of TOP NANO 21
Kaspar Baenziger, Manager, National Center of Nanoscale Science, Basel
Peter Räber, Basel Area Business Development
Albert Zwicker, Business Promotion Development St. Gallen
Marc Rudolf, The Zurich Network
For questions and RSVP, please contact pascal@....
PS: PLEASE NOTE NEW PHONE NUMBER!!
DIRECT PHONE: (617) 876-3076 ext. 13
Swiss House - Consulate of Switzerland
Cambridge, MA 02138
Direct: (617) 876-3076 ext. 13
Cell: (617) 331-3989
Web: www.CreativeSwitzerland.com and