Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 14, 2007
The Nano Valley Consortium members represent large and small companies, academics, and government agencies and organizations that work together to identify, develop, manage, and implement nanotechnology projects that benefit both military and commercial markets. Its primary "customer" is ARDEC - the lead Research, Development, and Engineering Center (RDEC) for the Army and it provides the Consortium's interface to the Army.
The Consortium is unique in that it is the only organization of its type focused solely on nanotechnology needs for military and commercial markets. It offers tremendous opportunities for smaller firms to not only collaborate with larger firms, but also to get access to government opportunities. A Consortium is an entity recognized by the Department of Defense and provides the opportunity for the Department to share in commercialization resource needs, costs, and risks with Consortium members. For more information about the Consortium, and becoming a member, go to http://www.NanoVC.org
The National Nanotechnology Manufacturing Center announces the Kick-Off Meeting of its Nano Valley Consortium on October 18th at Flat Creek Lodge in Swainsboro, GA.. It will be a full day meeting and followed by the Center's Fall Symposium on the 19th. Both members and non-members are invited allowing prospective members to learn more about the Consortium. Registration is available online at http://www.NationalNano.org
The Consortium is not intended as a social network, but rather as a project-focused group with specific objectives and measured outcomes. Membership offers the opportunity to work with others for early access to research and/or early transitioning of technology resulting in rapid market entry, leveraged research investment, greater access to facilities and equipment, and broader testing and evaluation capabilities.
The National Nanotechnology Manufacturing Center is a not-for-profit organization committed to the efficient commercialization of nanotechnology through a cost-effective nanomanufacturing infrastructure and well-defined standards and workplace safety procedures. To learn more about Fab or Fabless Manufacturing, please visit http://www.NationalNano.org