On Thursday, November 3, 2016, the Massachusetts Association of Technology Transfer Offices (MATTO) is showcasing start-ups emerging from Massachusetts research institutions, hospitals and universities. Prof. Ahmed Busnaina, the director of Northeastern's NSF Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing was given the honor of presenting NanoOPS, a nanoscale offset printing system that was developed at Northeastern by a team of researchers in partnership with Massachusetts-based firms. Busnaina is one of five Northeastern-affiliated individuals who will pitch to the audience of angel investors, venture capitalists, corporate investors, and family offices.
In addition to NanoOPS, the other presenting companies include: 3DFortify; AMProtection; Arammu; Articulate Biosciences; BioNet Sonar; Blustream Corporation; Cyta Therapeutics; Diopter Corporation; Felsuma; Genoverde Biosciences; Giaran; Harmonus; HydroGlyde Coatings; Invitrometrix; KnipBio; LayerBio; NeuroFieldz; Solchroma Technologies; and Treaty, LLC. This list includes spin-offs from Boston University; Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Clark University; Harvard University; MIT; Northeastern University; Tufts University; UMass Amherst; UMass Lowell and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
The aim of the showcase is to give exposure to companies that have already achieved some traction from grant funding or early seed investment. The presenting companies have already secured approximately $19 million in grant, convertible debt and equity funding, and NanoOPS is available for testing and use corporate, academic, and government researchers.
- 1:00 – 1:30 Registration, Dessert Bar, Networking;
- 1:30 – 1:45 Welcome;
- 1:45 – 2:45 Company Pitch Presentations – Session 1: Life Sciences & Physicial Sciences (2 tracks);
- 2:45 – 3:15 Coffee Break;
- 3:15 – 4:30 Company Pitch Presentations – Session 2;
- 4:30 – 6:30 Networking Reception.
Registration is $100 and can be done online. Additional information on NanoOPS can be found at www.nanomanufacturing.us.