Israeli Companies to Participate in 5th Annual NanoBusiness 2006 Conference & Exhibition

NanoBusiness 2006
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 30, 2006--The NanoBusiness Alliance, the world's leading nanotechnology trade association, today announced that Israeli academic institutions, researchers, companies and start-ups will explore collaborative opportunities and meet potential investors when an Israeli delegation attends NanoBusiness 2006 and other events May 15-19 in Albany and New York City. The America-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Empire State Development and the Government of Israel Economic Mission and other leading business organizations and academic institutions in Israel and New York are sponsoring a two-day conference and business exchange to facilitate the exploration of research and commercial relationships between US and Israeli companies.

"Our goal is to provide a forum for industry and academic leaders to explore collaboration, introduce Israeli and US companies to resources and projects in the development stages," said Ronny Bassan, Executive Vice President of the America Israel Chamber of Commerce, "and discuss challenges and opportunities facing the nanocommunity."

“Our goal is to provide a forum for industry and academic leaders to explore collaboration, introduce Israeli and US companies to resources and projects in the development stages”

"Israel is a recognized leader in research, innovation and entrepreneurship, known for advances in diverse disciplines and its excellent academic infrastructure, and we're proud to welcome this illustrious Israeli delegation to NanoBusiness 2006," said Vincent Caprio, Vice President and Event Director, NanoBusiness Alliance. "We look forward to continuing our dialog on cooperation between our nations to further the commercialization of nanotechnology."

Following meetings at the Center of Excellence in Nanoelectronics and the Center for Advanced Technology in Nanomaterials and Nanoelectronics in Albany, the delegation will attend NanoBusiness 2006, being held at the Marriott Marquis in New York City from May 17 - 19, which features comprehensive corporate presentations, in-depth panels, executive keynotes, and educational sessions. Advances and Applications from Israel will be presented on Thursday, May 18, in panels and keynotes composed of Israeli and American investors, academics and industrialists.

Additional presentations will be made by Nobel Laureate Horst Stormer, Professor of Physics and Professor of Applied Physics, Columbia University; Prof. Avi Ulman, Bar-Ilan Institute for Nanotechnology; Prof. Mel Horwich, Polytechnic University; Dr. Rafi Gidron, Prologue Israel; Dr. Yaakov (Kobi) Benenson, Harvard University; Charles E. Harris, Chairman & CEO, Harris & Harris Group, Inc.; and Harvey Krueger, Vice Chairman, Lehman Brothers.

For NanoBusiness 2006 conference information, please visit http://www.nanobusiness2006.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.

Contacts

NanoBusiness Alliance Press Contact:
Schwartz Public Relations
Steven Wright-Mark, 212-677-8700 ext. 29
steven@schwartzpr.com
or
Israeli Press Contact:
America Israel Chamber of Commerce
Ronny Bassan, 212-819-0430

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