A Penn Business-Opportunity Panel Discussion: "Nanotechnology: Small Science, Big Business"

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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@pobox.upenn.edu | 215-573-6604October 15, 2007

WHAT: Penn's Executive Master's in Technology Management

Program has gathered experts in nanotechnology commercialization and technology transfer to discuss nanotechnology ventures and funding. Topics include the role of IP, market pull, funding, university research and collaboration and elements for success of a start-up. Penn's EMTM program is a two-year executive program based in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and co-sponsored by Penn's Wharton School.

WHERE: Wu and Chen Auditorium, Levine Hall, 34th and Walnut streets  on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 26, 2007, 6 p.m.

PANEL: David Hsu of Wharton, panel moderator, an associate editor of

Management Science and an expert in entrepreneurial innovation

Daryl Boudreaux, a partner in NanoHoldings LLC

Vincent Caprio, founder and executive director of the national NanoBusiness Alliance  

Erli Chen, director of Nanotechnology Licensing for Penn's Center for Technology Transfer and former head of the Nanofabrication Group at Harvard University's Center for Nanoscale Systems

Anthony P. Green, vice president of the Technology Commercialization Group:  Life Sciences for Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania and Ben Franklin Director of The Nanotechnology Institute