Nanotechnology leaders convene in Vancouver

VANCOUVER – Hundreds of industry leaders, researchers, academics, entrepreneurs, investors and tech transfer professionals will convene July 24-26 to discuss issues and opportunities inherent in commercializing small-tech innovation throughout our region.

The 2006 Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference (MNBC), co-presented by the Washington Technology Center and the Oregon Nanoscience & Microtechnologies Institute, takes place at the Vancouver Hilton. Washington State University Vancouver will co-sponsor the vendor showcase at the conference with the Office of Research and Washington State University’s main campus located in Pullman. Presenters at the conference include three researchers from Washington State University.

The purpose of the MNBC conference is to bring together industry leaders involved in the transformation (from discovery and development to commercialization) of products to focus on development of micro and nano technology for new products. Attendees will share ideas and findings, build collaborative networks, participate in working groups, exhibit commercial technologies and services and help set agendas for developing new microproducts.

WSU Vancouver is the only four-year research university in southwest Washington, and boasts faculty who are engaged in a wide range of research activities that contribute to a worldwide database of knowledge, enhance student education and provide opportunities for economic growth and development in Southwest Washington. The research contributes to the product, process and policy development that drives the local economy and helps to expand professional service functions in new and innovative ways.

WSU Vancouver offers 14 bachelor’s and nine master’s degrees in more than 35 fields of study. The campus is located at 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave., east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205. WSU Vancouver’s web site address is

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