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Philly’s got nano

And Penn's Singh Center for Nanotechnology is showcasing the regional strength at its annual nanotech conference Oct. 17–18.

The Singh Center for Nanotechnology. (Courtesy photo)
This is a guest post by Shannon Migdal, the director of marketing for the Singh Center for Nanotechnology. is a media partner of Singh Nanovation 2017.

When people think of technology hubs in the U.S., they tend to think of Silicon Valley or New York City. However, the mid-Atlantic, especially Pennsylvania, is currently the most “nanotechnology dense” area in the country. From the University of Pennsylvania to the government-run Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology in Gaithersburg, Md., mid-Atlantic researchers from academia, government and industry are doing pioneering nanotech work on a daily basis.

Located on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, the Singh Center for Nanotechnology is open to all researchers, acting as a key nanotechnology “makerspace” and networking hub.

As part of the effort to foster innovation and encourage nanotechnology entrepreneurship in the mid-Atlantic region, the Singh Center will be hosting Singh Nanovation 2017: Where Nanotechnology Meets Innovation Oct. 17–18 at 3205 Walnut St. The annual conference is open to everyone from undergrads to CEOs. It’s free but registration is required.


The purpose of the conference is to bring together individuals from academia, government, industry and investment to discuss and showcase the current work being produced at the Singh Center, along with the latest in nanotechnology innovation in medicine, consumer products, industrial products and green technology from researchers representing multiple institutions and companies around the region.

There will also be a strong emphasis on nanotechnology entrepreneurship, which will culminate in an elevator pitch showcase by the winners of our 2017 Seed Grant Competition.

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