A Nano "Think and Do" Tank
Assisting start-ups with government agencies, investors, corporations, universities and national
"Nanotechnology, US Manufacturing and Job Retention/Creation"
Washington, DC - April 1st, 2004
Presented by the NanoScience Exchange in conjunction with Foley and Lardner
Randy Goodall, Sematech
Mike Fancher, Albany Nanotech
Zvi Yaniv, Applied Nanotech, Inc.
Phil Bond, UnderSecretary for Technology, Dept of Commerce
Professor Richard Smalley, Rice University
Eric Werwa, Congressman Mike Honda (D-CA)
Mark Modzelewski, NanoBusiness Alliance
Steve Maebius of Foley and Lardner
Will nanotechnology create many new jobs, as many Senators and Congressmen have talked about - but will those jobs be lost to overseas competitors?
Will the U.S. lead in I.P. development but let the manufacturing of those technologies go outside its borders?
Zvi Yaniv, CEO of Applied Nanotechnologies, has said after his thirty year experience in the flat panel industry that "The U.S. makes noise, the Japanese make products."
Is there the political will to move in a timely fashion in Congress?