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Invitation to Events around visit Swiss delegation of Nanotech Experts

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  • Pascal Marmier
    Dear Nanotech friends, Please find below invitations to two events that we will be holding at SHARE Boston, the Science & Technology consulate of Switzerland
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 29, 2002
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      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

      -- INVITATION --
      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
      420 Broadway
      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
      nanotech startup"

      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,
      Harvard University.

      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

      -- INVITATION --
      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.

      Swiss Participants:
      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
      Membrans, EPFL
      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

      Swiss Participants:
      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.

      Swiss Participants:
      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
      nanotechnology activities

      Swiss participants.
      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@....

      DIRECT PHONE: (617) 876-3076 ext. 13

      Pascal Marmier
      Swiss House - Consulate of Switzerland
      420 Broadway
      Cambridge, MA 02138
      Direct: (617) 876-3076 ext. 13
      Cell: (617) 331-3989
      EMail: pascal@...

      Web: www.CreativeSwitzerland.com and
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