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2 November, 2006 - 08:48 By Staff Reporter

CIR prepares 'greatest' Oxbridge Micro and Nano tech exhibition

High powered speakers have been lined up to deliver key messages on the region’s unique ability in High Value Manufacturing – a capability that can bring a global trade spin-off to East of England companies – at two HVM showcases in Cambridge and Oxford in December.

These exciting end-of-year Expos & Symposia in Cambridge and Oxford are organised by Cambridge Investment Research Ld and feature Sir Digby Jones, Dr Hermann Hauser, Prof Mike Gregory, Prof Pete Dobson, Sir Robin Saxby and Lord Oxburgh.

Cutting-edge companies and technologies will be showcased. Both events address micro & nanotech HVM.

Due to sponsorship and larger venues, organiser CIR we can now offer cheaper all-day exhibition & conference delegate tickets, for example, two tickets for one at £195. Academics (Full-time) two for one at £145. Also this year there are a number of full time student tickets at £35. There remain a few exhibition stand positions at academic and business rates.

Dr Justin Hayward, the mastermind of these HVM summits, says: “Treat it as an inspirational offsite day! The aim is to stage the greatest exhibition of users and developers of Micro and Nano technology products ever seen in Oxford and Cambridge.”

Cambridge stages the first of the two events from 10 am to 6pm on Monday, December 11 at West Road Concert Hall. Keynote speakers will be Sir Digby Jones, Dr Hermann Hauser, Prof Mike Gregory CBE (Chair) and Lord Oxburgh.

Participants and exhibitors include Hitachi Europe, NPL, Toshiba, Sensopad, Sphere Medical, NPL, Thomas Swan, Plastic Logic, Cambridge Broadband, Quiet Revolution, CDP, CDT, Elumin8, Pelikon, Carl Zeiss, Owlstone, FEI, Cametrics, ixPressia, Briton EMS, XJTAG, Inkjet Research Centre, among others.

The Oxford event is being held at Said Business School on Wednesday, December 13 10am-6pm) with keynote speakers Richard Lambert – new director-general of the CBI, Sir Robin Saxby President IET, Prof Pete Dobson (Chair) and Prof Hugh Clare (CEO MNT Forum).

Participants and exhibitors include Malvern Instruments, Nanosight, NPL, Oxonica plc, CCLRC, Oxford Engineering, INNOS, Oxford Biosensors, Oxford Catalysts plc, QinetiQ Nanomaterials, Elumin8, among others.

The focus of both events is ‘Growth through enabling High Value Manufacturing production with Micro and Nanotechnologies and their uses & importance in day-to-day life.

Key sectors and processes that will be covered embrace: Electronics; instrumentation; devices; sensors; energy; materials; machinery; measurement; fabrication; engineering; manufacturing.

Participants will be potential and actual users of micro and nano technologies, technology suppliers, manufacturers, commercialisation, research and development project teams.

The HVM MNT Series is sponsored by SEEDA, Deloitte, Smith & Nephew, IfM, Briton EMS, MAS SE, Marks & Clerk, UKTI, NPL, Amadeus, Close Brothers, Carbon Trust, NESTA, and the MNT Forum.

• For more details or to book your place, access, Tel: 01223 303500.

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