An industry focused on minute particles will put on a big event in Durham next month.

The Nanotech Commercialization Conference is set for April 4-5 and will present an international panel of speakers and discuss topics raning from cybersecurity to industrial espionage and nanotech solutions for energy production.

Organizers of the conference are the Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology (COIN), the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) and the North Carolina Office of Science & Technology.

“We are honored to host an event of this caliber in North Carolina, which is attracting nanotech leaders from around the globe. It reflects the growing awareness of and interest in North Carolina’s world-class nanotech cluster,” said Griffith Kundahl, executive director of COIN.

Topics for the conference include:

• Risk vs. Value: Impact of Nanotechnology Environmental, Health, Safety (EHS) on Business Decisions
• Achieving Commercialization Success: How to Sell Nano Products to Large Companies
• Nano Energy Solutions: Perspectives on Solar, Wind and Batteries
• The Current State of Investing in the Nanotechnology Community
• Nanotechnology Industrial Espionage – How to Protect Your Company
• Nanomanufacturing Panel
• Cybersecurity Breakout Session

Speakers include:

• Sally Tinkle, PhD, Acting Director & EHS Coordinator, NNCO
• Richard Ridgley, Chief Scientist at the National Reconnaissance Office
• James M. Hussey, CEO, NanoInk
• Scott Livingston, Chairman & CEO, Livingston Securities
• Scott Rickert, President, Co-Founder & CEO, NanoFilm
• Douglas W. Jamison, Chairman of the Board, CEO & Managing Director, Harris & Harris Group
• Jim Phillips, Chariman & CEO, NanoMech
• Frank M. Torti, MD, MPH, FACP, VP Strategic Programs/Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center & Chair, Department of Cancer Biology, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
• David F. Williams, Ph.D., Professor, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

For conference details, click here.

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