OKLAHOMA CITY (PRWEB via PR Web Direct )
August 26, 2005 -- The State Chamber announced today the launch of the Oklahoma
Nanotechnology Initiative (ONI) website, www.oknano.com .
The website is part of a statewide initiative to create awareness of the emerging
nanotechnology industry and its potential impact on Oklahoma. The ONI is a project
coordinated by The State Chamber of Oklahoma and funded by the Oklahoma Center
for Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST).
“The role Oklahoma will eventually play in this promising new industry depends
largely on actions taken today,” said Jim Mason, executive director of the Oklahoma
Nanotechnology Initiative and vice president for technology initiatives with
The State Chamber. “Planting the seeds of nanotechnology in Oklahoma is an important
investment in our state's future.”
According to Mason, timing is critical in this endeavor because nanotechnology
is still a relatively new industry with many states beginning to make their mark
with varying initiatives. Through the ONI, Oklahoma has a unique opportunity
to position the state as a leader in the emerging industry.
The ONI website will serve as a clearinghouse of information on nanotechnology
to the academic, financial, industrial and business communities, and as a vehicle
to promote Oklahoma and its resources.
Website features include information on the Oklahoma Nanotechnology Initiative;
the science and practical uses of nanotechnology; information on current Oklahoma
nanotechnology companies; available federal grants; state and national nanotechnology
industry news and samples of Oklahoma nanotech research. The website also contains
information about upcoming events relating to nanotechnology; the ONI Advisory
Board and links to key nanotechnology websites.
The ONI is currently coordinating efforts for the second Oklahoma Nanotechnology
Conference that will be held on November 10th and 11th. At the conference, various
national experts will speak on the emerging field of nanotechnology and existing
Oklahoma nanotechnology companies will be highlighted such as Colossus Nano Batteries,
NanoBioMagnetics and Southwest Nano Technologies.
About The ONI
The Oklahoma Nanotech Initiative (ONI) is a project coordinated by The State
Chamber of Oklahoma and funded by the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of
Science and Technology (OCAST). The ONI was created to bring Oklahoma to the
forefront of the emerging field of nanotechnology, moving towards establishing
the state as a global leader in the technical, industrial and economic arenas.
For more information about nanotechnology or The Oklahoma Nanotech Initiative,
please visit the website at www.oknano.com ,
or contact Jim Mason by e-mail at e-mail protected from spam bots or call (405)
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405.235.3669 ext. 225