The Workshop on Enabling Nanofabrication for Rapid Innovation is the second in a series of topical meetings with the goal of exploring emerging issues to North American Engineering Technological Communities.
A critical challenge to our nation is the ability to ensure a strong advanced manufacturing base, which enables industry to develop advanced, robust, high value devices and services. There has been an identified emergent industry driven need for a manufacturing base that enables much more precision at an accelerated path over a wider range of materials and form factors than currently planned by established incrementally improving industries such as the semiconductor industry. Although some of the science, engineering, and manufacturing infrastructure of established industries can be leveraged by these "businesses of the future"; the semiconductor model and mandate of very large fabrication facilities to manufacture microchips at extremely low prices in massive quantities does not always translate to that of emergent businesses. In particular, the development of nanoscale structures by emerging small to medium scale enterprises is key to enabling innovation in nanotechnology.
Because of the increased attention being drawn to our workshop and the prospect for our meeting to impact the process and goals of the manufacturing community, we are interested in seeking high-profile sponsors. Through sponsorship, we seek to improve the quality of the meeting, accommodate special guests, and provide exceptional food and beverage (especially wine!) support - all with a goal of making the meeting successful and memorable for all attendees. Please work with us to find appropriate levels of support that meet the needs and interests of your organization.
Deadlines: The signed contract and full payment must be received by the listed deadlines to ensure the ability of the Workshop Organizers to complete the terms of the contract. 1August 1, 2013.