Dr. Scott Rickert, president and Chief Executive Office (CEO) of Nanofilm, is scheduled to present at the Nanomanufacturing Summit 2011 & 10th Annual NanoBusiness Conference (two conferences in one), Sept. 25-27, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts. From the Sept. 21, 2011 news item on Digital Journal,
His topic is “Welcome to the Nano Age: Six Signposts to Success”. [sic]
Drawing on his 26 years as a successful nanotechnology business owner, Dr. Rickert’s presentation will discuss how nanotechnology will transform American industry and the U.S. economy. The presentation will explore key trends in nanotechnology research, product commercialization, government relations, manufacturing strength and environmental issues.
I know this is a wild guess but I’m assuming he’s covering similar material to an article he wrote earlier this year for Industry Week, Six Ways I Know Nanotechnology is Here to Stay. I’ve no doubt he’s developed these ideas since he first wrote this in July 2011 but if you want a preview or a summary of what he’s likely discussing you might want to check out the article. To whet your appetite, here is a listing of the six points he made in the article,
- The government is investing 10x as much in nano research as regulation.
- The federal EHS research is taking a responsible stance, not a radical one.
- Nanotechnology works. And works. And works.
- Nanomaterials have been around for millions of years.
- It’s a nanotech world — and growing.
- If they’re shooting at you, you must be doing something right.
I don’t always agree with Rickert’s ideas but he always provides a worthwhile read.