Program ID: Innovation Anthology #456
Program Date: 02/14/2012
Program Category: Awards and Competitions, Nanotechnology
New VenturePrize Category Highlights Nanotechnology
The 2012 TEC VenturePrize Business Plan Competition is underway.
And this year to celebrate its tenth anniversary, there’s an additional category. That’s the all new, Nano VenturePrize.
Dan Djukich is director of nanoAlberta which along with Alberta Innovates Technology Futures is sponsoring the Nano VenturePrize.
DAN DJUKICH: What we’re really looking for is companies, they don’t necessarily even have to even be nanotechnology based companies, It’s really sub-micron activities, doing something novel or unique with materials or the devices you’re developing. You could be a company that is an actual startup or a spinoff. It could be one that is already incorporating nanotechnologies in its product. And what we’re really driving towards is helping you to develop a solid business plan and attract the private funding required to actually get out into the marketplace and succeed.
Dan Djukich says first place for the Nano VenturePrize is $125,00 dollars in cash and in-kind and there’s a second prize worth $50,000.
The deadline for business plan submissions is February 24th.
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