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11 February 2011 IoN

Top UK nanotech companies join trade Mission to Tokyo

The IoN is attending Nanotech 2011 in Tokyo
The IoN is attending Nanotech 2011 in Tokyo.
Image Credit: Nanotech 2011.

The Institute of Nanotechnology (IoN) will be in Tokyo next week at Nanotech 2011, the world’s largest nanotechnology trade show, with 50,000 delegates expected.

As part of the International NanoMicroClub (INMC), a Technology Strategy Board funded joint initiative between the IoN and the Nanotechnology KTN, Nanomission Japan 2011 is taking innovative UK companies to Tokyo with the purpose of supporting their entrance into global markets.
Businesses with expertise in electronics, sensors, materials, instrumentation and clean technology will be part of the Mission, including:

  • Mantis Deposition Ltd.
  • Bio Nano Consulting
  • Engrid Consulting Ltd.
  • BHR Group
  • Mode Diagnostics Ltd.
  • Izon Science Ltd
  • Promethean Particles
  • Oxford Advanced Surfaces Group
  • Nanoco Technologies Ltd
  • Ilika Technologies Ltd

Mark Morrison, CEO of the Institute of Nanotechnology, enthused ‘We are delighted to be taking so many young and innovative UK companies to Japan, to what is arguably the most important nanotechnology exhibition and trade show in Asia. Our INMC work in partnership with the NanoKTN, and with support from UKTI, has provided new business opportunities not readily available to companies in their early stages.’

“The INMC aims to help SME’s project themselves into important export markets through research, collaboration and business development. Commercial outcomes from international deals may take time but this only reinforces the need to provide support to SMEs for international business development,” explains Alec Reader, Director of the NanoKTN.

“This sort of framework of support in the early stages can make the difference between success and failure and is crucially important to the UK nanotechnology market.”

Del Stark, Business Development Manager of the Institute of Nanotechnology, who will be in Japan next week, sums up “The NanoMicroClub has been assisting UK nanotechnology companies for over five years as it has provided a networking platform to assist companies in accessing new customers anroutes to market. Our partnership with the NanoKTN allows us to really go global and strengthen our successful formula”

Contact

Del Stark (Business Development Manager)
del.stark@nano.org.uk
Tel +44 (0)141 303 8444

About the IoN

Established in 1997, the Institute of Nanotechnology (IoN) is a membership organisation that works closely with government, industry, and academia to support the responsible development of nanotechnology for the benefit of wider society.

Further information on IoN membership, events, initiatives, and the projects we are delivering can be found at www.nano.org.uk or by contacting our head office on +44 (0)1786 458020 or Glasgow office on +44 (0)141 3038444.

The IoN is a registered Scottish Charity, No. SC025709.

Source: IoN /...

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