Presentation on theme: "Arizona Nanotechnology Cluster 15560 N. Frank Lloyd Wright BL., Suite B4-405 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 Chairman Matt Kim, Co-Chair."— Presentation transcript:
Arizona Nanotechnology Cluster 15560 N. Frank Lloyd Wright BL., Suite B4-405 Scottsdale, AZ 85260 www.aznano.org Chairman Matt Kim, firstname.lastname@example.org Co-Chair Michael J. Berman: email@example.com@firstname.lastname@example.org The Arizona nanotechnology Cluster: Formed in 2003 We are fully non-profit (all volunteer), designated 501c3 We have no membership dues, open to the public We have about 300 members Phoenix 200 members Tucson 100 members Business (80%), Students (10%), Academics (10%) Our Focus Small Businesses and Students (customers) BENEFITS of MEMBERSHIP Over 600 subscribers to our free mailing list Website www.aznano.org (open to public)www.aznano.org We have free monthly seminars in Phoenix & Tucson. Networking mixers with other Tech Organizations K-20 Scholarship program Arizona Nanotechnology Cluster 501C3 Helping Arizona Prepare for the Future Entrepreneurship Expertise Education Education: The general public (whom nanotech impacts) K-20 (future adopters) Expertise Partnerships: Live Locally, Think Globally Leverage and develop a sustainable nanotech infrastructure. Entrepreneurship: Small businesses (where most nanotech is being developed) Nano-engineering in Arizona Arizona NanoTechnology Military Raytheon General Dynamics Honeywell Fort Huachuca (UAV) Thorpe-Seeop (UAV) SDC Materials Bioscience Celgene (Abraxine) TGen Medtronics Advanced MicroArrays Molecular Imaging (AFM) Energy Global Solar (CIGS) SunTech First Solar (CdTe) TUV Rheinland PTL APS –Solana (Solar/Thermal 280MW) Academics Arizona State Univ. Univ. of Arizona Northern Arizona Univ. Maricopa Community Coll. IIT Tech Univ. Advancing Technology Electronics Intel Amkor Freescale On Semiconductor Microchip Advotech Key 1: Local Infrastructure Key 2: Target Audience 1) Small Businesses: that is where a large portion of the Nanotechnology research is being done. 2) Students (K-20): future of nanotechnology Both need direction and support!!!!!!!!! Key 3: Arizona Nanotechnology Cluster Linkages Bioscience, Energy, Electronics, Aerospace Strong Mutual Interest or linkage Networked Alliance: small companies linked to big companies Strategic partnerships with other high-tech clusters Arizona Optics Industry Association Arizona BioIndustry Association Arizona Technology Council Arizona Department of Commerce Established relationships with academic institutions (K-20) Arizona State University University of Arizona Maricopa Community College (largest in the US) Technical colleges (IIT, University of Advancing Technology) International relationships Korea Industrial Complex Corporation (KICOX Gwangju Korea): Memorandum of Understanding Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok Thailand Canadian Consulate Key 4: Membership Companies Seed Funding SBIR is seed funding to develop military and commercial technology (dual use) Small business retains the rights to the technology they develop for the government Technical expertise in pursuing niche markets (i.e. military, high end product, stringent specifications SBIR allows funding of prototype development Allows building of strategic partners and collaborators (business community) Early stage companies like are suited for the SBIRs Better than FFF (Friends, Family and Fools) and VCs Nano-technology takes natures templates for physical solutions to solve mankind’s problems!!! It is at the cutting edge interfaces between various disciplines where Nano brings the biggest “bang for the buck”, (magnifier). Main problem is communication!...... Nano-bio, Nano-medicine, Nano-energy, Etc………….