Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference 09

Conference Hosts:

Washington Technology Center Logo

Presenting Sponsors:



Session Sponsors:


CH2M Hill

Keynote Sponsors:

Oregon State University

University of Oregon

Breakfast Sponsor:

Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

Break Sponsors:

Life Technologies

Portland State University

Solar Materials Symposium Sponsor:


Conference Reception Sponsor:

Stoel Rives

Opening Reception Sponsor:

Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness PLLC

Presenting Media Sponsor:

Nanotechnology Now

Media Partners:



American Elements



National Nanomanufacturing Network

Simu Tech Group

Perpetua Power


Washington State University Vancouver

University of Washington

Dune Sciences


National Energy Technology Laboratory

Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology


Micro Nano Breakthrough Conference
September 21-23, 2009
Doubletree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center
Portland, Oregon

Presented by:

Oregon Nanoscience and
Microtechnologies Institute
and Washington Technology Center

In these turbulent economic times, one thing remains unchanged: innovation driven productivity advances are the only basis for prosperous, high-wage regional economies, and commercialized scientific research is the best and most durable source of innovation advantage. More than ever before, the Pacific Northwest region needs to gather to advance 'science, commercialization and networking for the micro- and nano-tech innovation economy.

Who should attend:

If you are involved in the transformation from discovery and development to commercialization of products this conference is for you.

  • Scientists
  • Engineers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Venture Capitalists
  • R&D Managers
  • Administrators
  • Product Development Managers
  • Government Officials
  • Policy Makers
  • Non-Government Organization Officials
  • Students
  • Technology transfer specialists
  • Strategic Planners
  • Business Development Managers
  • Product Development Professionals
  • Investors
  • Investment Analysts
  • Proposal Writers
  • Legislators
  • Academicians
  • Legislative Assistants & Analysts
  • Intellectual Property Managers

Presentations on:

  • Advanced MEMS devices and applications
  • Sensors and systems, e.g. for motion control
  • Nanoelectronics and biolectronics
  • Nanoscale patterning and fabrication processes
  • Printed and solution-processed devices and systems
  • Nanomaterial design, synthesis and scale-up
  • Nanomaterials for clean-tech applications
  • Nano-bio technologies
  • Micro-energy and chemical systems
  • Nanoscale imaging and chemical analysis
  • Nanomedicine and cancer therapies
  • Nano-optics and optoelectronic technologies

ATTENTION: Book your Hotel Room by Friday, September 4, 2009 to Receive Special Discount Rate (deadline extended)


Full Day Seminar & Shorts Courses - Monday, Sept 21, 2009:
Long Line

Full Conference Registration includes the Solar Materials Symposium OR one of the Short Courses.

Solar Materials Symposium: 8am - 5pm
Nanotechnology 101: 1pm - 5pm
Nanotechnology Commercialization: 1pm - 5pm
Pacific Northwest Micro-Nanoscale Engineering Workshop:
1pm - 5pm

Closing Plenary Panel:
Long Line

The Changing Face of Technology Transfer and Early Stage Venture Funding
Panel on IP Commercialization Sept. 23rd, 1:30 3:30 pm

To learn more about the panel and panelists and to submit questions, click here.

ONAMI Review of 2006 & 2007 Projects
Long Line

Nanoelectronics, Nanophotonics, Nanomaterials, Nanobiotechnology, and Nanometrology
Thursday, September 24, 2009
University Place Hotel, Portland State University
Click here for full agenda.

For additional information please contact:
John Carruthers, Portland State University, carruthe@pdx.edu


Keynote speakers:

Dr. James B. Roberto
Dr. James B. Roberto
Director, Strategic Capabilities
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Dr. B. Ray Stults
Dr. B. Ray Stults
Associate Laboratory Director Energy Sciences, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Dr. Donald Tomalia
Dr. Donald Tomalia
Director of the National Dendrimer Center, Central Michigan University

Dr. Jud W. Virden, Jr.
Dr. Jud W. Virden, Jr.
Energy Sector Manager
Energy and Environment Directorate
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Rosa Yang
Rosa Yang
Vice President, Innovation
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Solar Materials Symposium speakers:

Nate Lewis
Nate Lewis
George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology

Jessika Trancik
Jessika Trancik
Omidyar Fellow, Santa Fe Institute
Assistant Professor, Engineering Systems Division, MIT