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Fifth Annual Emerging Industry Symposium
The Business Reality of Micro and Nano Technologies
March 31- April 1, 2005
Four Points Sheraton, Ann Arbor

Presented by University of Michigan's Office of Technology Transfer, and the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies; and the Michigan Small Tech Association (MISTA)

Registration FREE. Registration is closed at this time, please register on-site. There is currently a wait-list for the lab tour.

Program Thursday, March 31(12-5 p.m.)
Program Friday, April 1 (7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Participant Bios
Poster Session Participants
Activities & Articles
Directions

Program 

Thursday, March 31

12:00 p.m.
Registration


12:45 p.m.
Small Tech 101 - An introductory presentation on how micro electronics and nano technologies are changing the business world.


Welcome
John Bedz, Director, Michigan Small Tech Association (MISTA), and Joe Giachino, Director of External Programs, Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSystems (WIMS), an NSF Engineering Research Center at the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan

Micro Systems and MEMS - An Overview
Kensall D. Wise, Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, and Director, Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSystems (WIMS), an NSF Engineering Research Center

Nanotechnology - An Overview
Khalil Najafi, Professor, Director Solid State Electronics Lab of WIMS, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan

1:45 p.m.
Break


2:00 p.m.
Michigan-based Small Tech Companies: Real Products in the Marketplace

These  companies will discuss real products coming into the marketplace and how these products effect/benefit consumers.
Ryan Hayes, Ph.D., Director of Business Development, Dendritic Nanotechnologies
Michael McCorquodale, Ph.D., CEO and CTO, Mobius Microsystems
Maria Thompson, Co-founder, President and CEO, T/J Technologies, Inc.
John Bedz, Director, Michigan Small Tech Association (moderator)

3:00 p.m.
Lab Tours - University of Michigan Solid State Electronics Laboratory (Registration required. Meet in the lobby area at 3 p.m. Departure at 3:15 p.m.)
The SSE Lab is capable in micro and nano technologies research, integrated circuits, and semiconductor process control and manufacturing. Learn how companies can utilize this Lab for research and product development.

Poster Session
Showcasing Michigan-based Microsystems, MEMS and nanotechnology companies and researchers.

4:45 p.m.
Conclusion of Day One


Friday, April 1

7:30 a.m.
Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking 


8:15 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Ken Nisbet, Director, Office of Technology Transfer at the University of Michigan

8:25 a.m.

Trends and Forces Influencing the Marketplace
Marlene Bourne, Vice President Research and Principal Analyst, Small Times Media, and former Analyst, In-Stat/MDR

Ms. Bourne will present on the broader market segments of the Small Tech industry, current market applications, and market trends. She will also provide perspective on future market expectations.

9:10 a.m.
Small Tech Business Models and Strategies
Comprised of a cross section of firms, from privately owned to corporate subsidiaries, this panel will address go-go-market strategies and how to capture value.
Sarah Audet, Ph.D., Director, Sensor Discovery Engineering, Medtronic, Inc.
David J. Monk, Ph.D., Sensor Development Engineering Manager, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
Nader Najafi, Ph.D., President and CEO, Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc. 
Jayson D. Pankin, New Venture Creation Specialist, Delphi Technologies, Inc.

John T. Santini, Jr., Ph.D., President and Chief Scientific Officer, MicroCHIPS, Inc.
Thomas C. Kinnear, Executive Director, Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan (moderator) 


10:10 a.m. 
Refreshment Break / Poster Session
Showcasing Michigan-based Microsystems, MEMS and Nanotechology companies and researchers.

10:30 a.m.
Nanotechnology Innovation: Turning the Textile Industry into a High-Tech Wonder
Donn Tice, CEO, Nano-Tex

Nano-Tex's current growth efforts are focused on worldwide expansion. Mr. Tice will present on market selection, strategic partnerships, business models, funding, and university research relationships, which all play a role in Nano-Tex's growth strategy.

11:15 a.m.
Small Tech Funding and Investing
This panel will discuss venture funding in the Small Tech space. 
Daryl Boudreaux, Partner for Technology Transfer, Nanoholdings, LLC
Craig Gomulka, Director, Draper Triangle Ventures
Michael Janse, Associate, ARCH Venture Partners
Chris Rizik, Co-founder, Ardesta, LLC
David J. Brophy, Ph.D., Director, Center for Venture Capital & Private Equity Finance, Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan (moderator)

12:15 p.m.
Refreshment Break / Box Lunch / Poster Session

12:40 p.m.
SmallTimes Annual National Micro and Nano Technology Rankings: Michigan's Performance
Patti Glaza, CEO, SmallTimes Media, LLC

Small Tech Industry Pioneer Award Presentation
Introduction by Stephen Director, Dean, College of Engineering at the University of Michigan

Award Recipient: Kensall D. Wise, Professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, and Director, Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSystems, an NSF Engineering Research Center


1:00 p.m.
Partnerships: The Key to Innovation

These Michigan-based business leaders will discuss the creation of win/win business partnerships with suppliers, distributors, government and corporate partners, vital for a small firm to commercialize products or license technologies.
Tim Patterson, Business Unit Manager, Noble Polymers
Steve Swanson, Chairman and CEO, Nanocerox
Curt Volkmann, Strategy and Alliances, Dow Ventures
Jeff Williams, President and CEO, HandyLab
Matt Roush, Editor, Great Lakes IT Report (moderator)

2:00 p.m.
Conclusion

 




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