Special SNF Workshop: "Prototype to Product"
mtang at snf.stanford.edu
Mon Sep 12 08:42:19 PDT 2005
SNF is pleased to host a one-day workshop, entitled "Prototype to
Product", to be held here on Thursday, Oct. 20. This workshop is free
to SNF labmembers and members of the Stanford/SLAC community (students,
staff, and faculty). For more information, see:
As you probably know, many SNF labmembers, academic as well as
industrial, have successfully turned their research devices into real
products (for example, Matrix, T-RAM, and many others.) However, as
will be discussed in this workshop, there's a lot of work involved in
turning what's in your lab notebook into a production-worthy process.
Among the questions to be covered:
*How much is this all going to cost?
*What is involved in tech transfer? (Who has intellectual property
rights? What about co-licensing or co-development?)
*How mature should: 1. the prototype be? 2. the business model be?
(Do you need money in hand?)
*What are the most important & deciding technology issues?
-MEMS versus IC equipment?
-Compatibility of specialized equipment or processes?
We'll hear from companies who serve as manufacturing partners, as well
as former labmembers who have undergone this process. Again, this
workshop is free to labmembers and Stanford members -- but space is
limited, so preregistration is encouraged.
Hope to see you there!
Your SNF staff
Mary X. Tang, Ph.D.
Stanford Nanofabrication Facility
CIS Room 136, Mail Code 4070
Stanford, CA 94305
mtang at stanford.edu
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