Nano and Giga Challenges in Electronics,
Photonics and Renewable Energy
       14th Canadian Semiconductor
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Symposium and Summer School (Tutorial Lectures)
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, August 10-14, 2009
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          Innovation at the Edges -- August 12-14

Co-chairmen: Rafik loutfy, McMaster University & Karla Teixeira, Arizona Department of Commerce

Innovation at the edges is a summit workshop which invites investors and entrepreneurs looking to develop breakthrough technologies. This workshop is affiliated with the Nano and Giga Challenges in Electronics, Photonics and Renewable Energy symposium (NGC2009) and the 14th Canadian Semiconductor Technology Conference (CSTC 2009). Our forum brings the world's leading scientists, engineers and business experts in advanced information technology and noveol energy systems based on nanotechnology.

Innovation at the edges will help participants answer essential questions such as:

  • Where are the opportunities to commercialize nanotechnology?
  • What are the emerging trends for future research directions?
  • How to move nanotechnology innovation from research lab to market?
  • what are the challenges to moving nanotechnology across borders?

Innovation at the edges will offer participants:

  • Targeted tutorials by leading experts to cut through hype and reveal opportunities and challenges
  • Full access to NGC/CSTC 2009 meeting for learning and networking with the leading scientists
  • A voice to the publishers, media, and key government and regulatory officials

Innovation at the edges will be held at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. Sited adjacent to the Royal Botanical Gardens, McMaster is one of Canada's premier universities and considered a leader in innovation both in research and education.

For more information and registration, please, visit NGC2009 & CSTC2009 meeting website. The workshop fee is 1000 USD or 1200 CAD and it includes also registration at NGC2009 & CSTC2009 meeting and the space at the conference exhibition. For details, please, visit the Exhibition page. Workshop attendees, who do not make presentation and do not require booth at the exhibition, pay regular conference fee as other NGC/CSTC 2009 participants. For conference fee schedule, click here.

                     Invited Speakers

Victor Bykov, NT-MDT, Moscow, Russia
Innovation Instruments Engineering
Stephen Goodnick, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
ASU’s Energy IP Portfolio
Mark Edwards, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Green Solar Energy in Algae
Vladimir Fateev, HEPTI RRC ”Kurchatov Institute”, Moscow, Russia
Nanomaterials and Technologies for Hydrogen Economy
Kazuhito Hashimoto, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Environmental Technologies using TiO2 Nanoparticles and Solar Energy
Brian Haydon, Canadian Standards Association, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
ISO and IEC Standards for Nanotechnologies
Waguih Ishak, Corning, Santa Clara, California, USA
The Impact of Electronics, Photonics, MEMS and Biology on our Future
Raj Jammy, SEMATECH International, Austin, Texas, USA
SEMATECH Emerging technologies: Accelerating Innovations at the Edges
Raouf Loutfy, MER Corporation, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Commercial Prospective for C-MAT
Elena Shembel, Enerize Corporation, Coral Springs, Florida, USA
Non-Destructive Methods for Evaluation Properties Materials and Devices in Renewable Energy
Tetsuo Takehara, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
GENNAI - International Research Base for Energy and Environmental Technology
GovindaSamy TamizhMani, TÜV Rheinland PTL, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Photovoltaics: Testing and Certification
Don Wilford, Ontario Centre of Excellence for Photonics, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ontario’s Photonics Landscape
Yukio Yamaguchi, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Nano-processing and Nano-risks for Future Innovation

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