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Monday, April 14, 2008

Ohio Entrepreneurial Signature Programs

If you are a budding nano-entrepreneur in the State of Ohio, I strongly suggest contacting one of the Ohio Third Frontier Entrepreneurial Signature Programs (ESP). The ESP's can provide business counseling and are a source of funds for Ohio companies and entrepreneurs.

The state is divided into regions and each region has different technical specialties based on existing institutions. Contact your local region and if your technology isn’t a specialty, they can direct you to the best region for you.

The Northeast Ohio Technology Coalition (NorTech) serving Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Crawford, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Holmes, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, and Wayne counties.

Regional Growth Partnership (RGP) serving Allen, Auglaize, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Lucas, Mercer, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood and Wyandot counties.

TechColumbus serving Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Hocking, Knox, Licking, Logan, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Perry, Pickaway, Ross and Union counties.

West Central
Dayton Development Coalition serving Champaign, Clarke, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Shelby counties.

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber serving Butler, Brown, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland and Warren counties.

Ohio University - Voinovich Center serving Adams, Athens, Belmont, Coshocton, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Muskingham, Noble, Pike, Scioto, Vinton, and Washington counties.

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Reporting from the 2008 Ohio Nanotechnology Summit.

The 2008 Ohio Nanotechnology Summit ran from April 9th to 11th at Great Wolf lodge in Mason Ohio. The striking change between 2008 and 2005 is how far Ohio has come, with the Third Frontier project and the growth of the Ohio Department of Development.

Not only is Ohio’s investment improving but so is the quality of the Nanotechnology Summit. In 2005 the Summit was more of a meet and greet for graduate students presenting posters. in 2008 the Summit has grown up with general managers, business unit presidents and leaders of major technology institutions presenting.

Look for several posting over the next few days.

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Thursday, April 03, 2008


The 2008 Ohio Nanotechnology summit will be held on April 8th through 11th at Great Wolf Lodge in Mason, Ohio. Bring your swim suit and remember that swimsuits are one area where bigger is better.

Topics Include:

Experimental Methods and Modeling
Entrepreneurial Signature Program from the Ohio Department of Development and Pre-Seed Funds
Technology Transfer
Intellectual Property
An Emerging Technology Forum
Sensor Technology

The speakers will include:

Mike Roco -- National Science Foundation

Elliott Liggett -- Lockheed Martin

John Chang -- GrafTech

Asis Banerjie -- Ovation Polymers

Wayne Earley -- PolymerOhio

Dr. Linda Horton -- Oak Ridge National LaboratoryDirector, Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences

Lance Criscuolo -- General Manager Zyvex Performance Materials
David Burton -- General Manager Pyrograf Products

Dr. Sharmila M. Mukhopadhyay -- Director, Center for Nanoscale Multifunctional Materials Wright State University

Carlos Gonzales --Deputy Division Chief, Physical and Chemical Properties Division

George Schatz -- Proffessor Northwestern University

Dr. Melanie Tomczak -- UES Inc.

Dr. Wolf Spendel -- Industry Liaison Miami University, Center for Nanotechnology

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