NanoBusiness Alliance to Participate at Minatec Crossroads in Grenoble, France

Minatec Crossroads Conferences 2006
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 22, 2006--Continuing in its tradition of involvement in annual international nanotechnology tours, the NanoBusiness Alliance today announced that it has been invited by Minatec, the $500 million center for innovation in micro- and nanotechnology in Grenoble, France's Silicon Valley, to the Minatec Crossroads Conferences, May 29 through June 1, 2006, in celebration of the momentous inauguration of Minatec.

Members of the Alliance will join an illustrious international group at Minatec Crossroads, which features more than ten world-class micro-nano events. Conferences will highlight presentations from internationally renowned speakers such as Intel (Paolo Gargini), Motorola, TSMC and Soitec. The NanoBusiness Alliance is also working with AEPI (the Grenoble-Isere Economic Development Agency) and Minatec to create customized events geared for Alliance members.

“and we're honored to have been invited to participate in Minatec's inauguration at the Minatec Crossroads conferences.”

"Grenoble is one of the world's foremost centers of innovation in nanotechnology," said Vincent Caprio, Vice President, NanoBusiness Alliance, "and we're honored to have been invited to participate in Minatec's inauguration at the Minatec Crossroads conferences."

About Minatec

The Minatec center will bring together nearly 4,000 people in the center of Grenoble's scientific research community. It includes research platforms, an industrial development complex, training facilities as well as an infrastructure for conferences and other events.

Minatec was launched at the instigation of the CEA and the Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG). The site was already home to CEA-Leti, Europe's top centre for applied research in microelectronics and microtechnology, and its considerable resources.

Minatec is also at the heart of the MINALOGIC world-class competitive cluster project, specifically dedicated to nanotechnology. Its aim is to build an international center for micro-smart-devices by pooling the micro and nanotechnology, and software resources available in its firms, research centers and universities. Partnerships, collaborations and direct involvement in the competitive cluster can entitle participants tax breaks, government loans, and grants and subsidies from state research and innovation agencies.

For additional Minatec conference information, please contact Sharon Rehbinder, AEPI North America, Phone: 310-473-2818 sharon@france.com and visit http://www.minatec.com

About The NanoBusiness Alliance

The NanoBusiness Alliance is the industry association for the emerging nanotechnology industry. Through its extensive network of leading startups, Fortune 500 companies, research institutions, non-governmental organizations and public-private partnerships, the Alliance shapes nanotechnology policy and helps accelerate the commercialization of nanotechnology innovations. The NanoBusiness Alliance has offices in New York, Chicago, Connecticut and Washington, DC. For more information, visit http://www.nanobusiness.org.

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