Commercialization of Micro, Nano, and
Emerging Technologies

JW Marriott Houston, Houston, TX, USA

August 28 – 31, 2016
August 28 – 30, 2016




Navigating the Commercialization Process

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The transfer of technology from the research lab to the marketplace can be a daunting process. In this free webinar, co-sponsored by ASME and MANCEF, you will learn:
  • how commercialization of emerging technologies will impact many global industries in the next 10-15 years
  • best practices from international entrepreneurs who will share their experiences taking a large number of micro- and nano-based technologies from research through product launch
  • who needs to be involved at each step, tips on how to gain funding, and how to navigate the valley of death
About the Presenters
Janusz Bryzek

Janusz Bryzek is considered one of the pioneers of MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) and the Father of Sensors. He cofounded 11 Silicon Valley MEMS companies: Sensym (now Honeywell), ICSensors (now Elmos/MSI), NovaSensor (now General Electric), Intelligent MicroSensor Technology (now Maxim), Transparent Networks (now Intel), InvenSense (public), LVSI (now Atmel), Jyve (now Fairchild Semiconductor), JB MEMS (active), TSensors Summit (active) and eXo Systems (active).
Bryzek has performed due diligence for top tier venture capitalist firms, including USVP, Mayfield, Benchmark, Morgenthaler and Panorama. He also worked as an advisor or board member for more than 40 startups.In 1989, he was recognized as “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Arthur Young. In 1994, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Sensors and in 2003 by MANCEF. Bryzek has published over 250 papers, wrote sections of 4 books, organized and chaired many international conferences. He authored 26 US patents and several patent applications. He started several sensor standardization efforts, including AAMI Disposable Blood Pressure Transducers, IEEE-1451 Smart Sensor Communication, and Trillion Sensors Initiative.
Janusz Bryzek received his MSEE and Ph.D. from Warsaw University of Technology, Poland. He completed the Executive Management Program at Stanford University.
Robert Mehalso, PhD

Robert Mehalso is internationally recognized for his pioneering and innovative approaches to the commercialization of micro/nano/biosystems – integrating the development of manufacturing approaches, the building of infrastructures, and the delivery of products to the marketplace. This focus has enabled new products in the automotive, medical, and communications industries that include fuel-injection systems, ink-jet printheads, optical and wireless telecommunication devices, the CD ROM, various medical diagnostic devices, and sensing systems. 
Dr. Mehalso founded and built the world’s first corporation dedicated to the commercialization of micro/nano/biosystems and has subsequently been involved in founding over a dozen companies.  He has also been a strategic advisor to over 100 companies on the commercialization and business of micro/nano/biosystems. Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Mehalso co-founded Ardesta, LLC, which was created to accelerate the micro/nanosystems industry by the establishment of a $100 million venture fund, Small Times media operations, and a micro/nano/bio start-up incubator.
Dr. Mehalso holds a B.S. in Ceramic Science from The Pennsylvania State University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and he is a University Fellow of both institutions.