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Techies & Angels
Princeton University’s computer science auditorium
hosts thinkers and scientists, not deep-pocketed investors and
bankers. With an "Emerging Technology Opportunities"
on Friday, January 5, from noon to 6 p.m., Joe Montemarano hopes
to change that. Montemarano is in charge of spurring technology
at the university; he helps to commercialize what the university’s
The conference is free by registration, and the auditorium holds just
200 people. Register by calling Montemarano at 609-258-4454 or E-mail:
"Sharply focused talks will address the fact that there are
markets for this research," says Montemarano, noting that each
talk will be 15 minutes or less. He hopes the conference will bring
together the angel investors, the investment bankers, and the venture
capitalists. "As they consult with each other, they could create
an investment stream for several investment rounds, maybe bringing
in some of the later stage guys earlier in the process than
Mort Collins of DSV Partners is one of the co-chairs, and the
sponsor is Kenyon & Kenyon. The Center for Photonics and
Materials (POEM) is the conference organizer, along with the Princeton
Materials Institute (PMI), the Offices of Technology Licensing at
Princeton University, and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. Topics
to be covered include display technologies, optical communications,
optical components, direct electronics printing, and micro/nano
"This conference emphasizes the fact that we are working with
other entities, like Sarnoff and Lucent, to promote technology and
company formation in New Jersey," says Montemarano. The conference
begins with remarks by university leaders (James Wei, dean of
the school of engineering and applied science; James C. Sturm,
POEM director; Shirley Tilghman, director, Institute for
Genomics; and Will Happer, chairman of the University Research
Board). Jesse I. Treu of Domain Associates, will talk about
perspectives of the life sciences landscape for successful technology
business launches. Karen Liu, a former Princeton University
engineering student who is now an analyst with RHK Telecom Industry
Analysis, will discuss opportunities in the optical market space.
Telling their tech transfer/business success stories will be Greg
Olsen, president and CEO of Sensors Unlimited, and Steve
president of Universal Display Corporation. Then various Princeton
faculty members, in concurrent sessions, will give the scientific
scoop on biotechnology and life science applications and photonics
and optoelectronic applications. At 5 p.m., during the reception,
many of the scientists will present their technologies in a poster
A more typical POEM workshop will be held on Monday and Tuesday,
8 and 9, in the Engineering Quad on the topic "Single Electron
and Coherent Effects Nanoscale Effects in Semiconductor Devices."
James Sturm will reappear for this event, but here he will give
a paper geared for fellow scientists, "Quantum Device Structures
in Silicon-Based Heterostructure." Other presenters will be
Shahidi of IBM on "Extreme Scaling of Silicon-Based Devices,
Doran Smith of the Army Research Lab on the lab’s nano science
program, Jack Hergenrother of Lucent, and Charles Marcus
of Harvard. Cost: $50 including the reception and dinner, $10 for
lunch only. Call Debra Warren at 609-258-4454.
"The January 5 workshop is a whole different animal," says
Montemarano. "Before, we had not tailored presentations to the
investment community. We’re really excited about the response we are
getting. It will be an important convergence of the investment
and Princeton technology."
This is the first business day on which the stamp price
rise takes effect. First class mail will cost a penny more, 34 cents
instead of 33 cents. But if you have a two-ounce letter, the price
will be the same as before — 55 cents. That’s because the second
ounce is now a penny less.
Priority mail will now cost $3.50 up to one pound and $3.95 for two
pounds. Three pounds is $5.15, up to four pounds is $6.35. Delivery
confirmation on priority mail is 40 cents.
The new rate for the minimum weight on an Express Mail package is
$12.25. Up to two pounds is $16.
International air mail is 60 cents for one ounce to Canada and Mexico,
80 cents to any other country. Domestic post cards remain a bargain
at 20 cents. Questions? Call the Princeton post office at
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