Nanotech 2006 and NSTI Bring on New Director of Publications for Launch of Nano World News
Jennifer brings more than seven years of research, survey and editorial management experience to the NSTI. Before joining the NSTI, Jennifer was a Project Manager with the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC), a state economic development organization focused on technology-based enterprise growth and expansion in the Commonwealth. Her work focused on MTC's flagship publication, the annual Index of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy report. The Index tracks the performance of the Massachusetts Innovation Economy and other leading states (including California and New York) using more than fifteen economic indicators, ranging from high-tech employment and wages to tracking venture capital flows and components of early stage innovation (including technology licenses and royalties, invention disclosures and patent applications). For the Index project, Jennifer conducted primary data collection and analysis, and collaborated and managed an Advisory Committee comprised of leaders from business, academia, and government.
Jennifer also assisted in the development of MTC's Massachusetts Nanotechnology Initiative (MNI), an initiative that works to promote nanotechnology-related research, development, and business formation in the Commonwealth. Ms. Rocha's work on the Massachusetts Nanotechnology Initiative included co-organizing the state's first Nanotechnology in Massachusetts Venture Forum in November of 2003 held at MIT, and serving as a Co-Editor on the Nanotechnology in Massachusetts report, which was released in February 2004.
The Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI) is chartered with the promotion and integration of nano and other advanced technologies through education, technology and business development. NSTI accomplishes this mission through its offerings of consulting services, continuing education programs, scientific and business publishing and community outreach. NSTI produces the annual Nanotech conference and trade show, the most comprehensive international nanotechnology convention in the world. NSTI also produces BioNano and Stem Cell Strategies conferences. NSTI was founded in 1997 as a result of the merger between various scientific societies, and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts with additional offices in California and Switzerland.