Xerox’s Award for Development & Application of Nanotechnology in Canadian Industry
May 22, 2006

Xerox’s Award for Development & Application of Nanotechnology
in Canadian Industry

  • For Canadian Advanced technology enterprises, academia and government
    in the nanotechnology sector

  • Review conducted by Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC),
    potential for collaboration and global profile

  • Respond by: June 1, 2006

Contact: CATAAlliance
Phone: (613) 236-6550
Email: info@cata.ca

Call to Action:
Submit Nanotechnology nominations to the Xerox Research Centre of Canada by email to Alice Debroy (adebroy@cata.ca)

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Ottawa, May 23, 2006... The Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) is widely
acknowledged to have created the first globally-adopted product based on nanotechnology.
Details of the XRCC triumph can be found at:

http://www.xeroxtechnology.com/ip1.nsf/sedan1?readform&doctype=news07252001

Building on its technology focus, the Xerox’s Award for Development & Application
of Nanotechnology in Canadian Industry is a new award being offered for the
most outstanding technological innovation and corporate leadership in the
application of nanotechnology in a product or process -- leadership that has
significantly expanded the frontiers of Canada's nanotechnology industry.

The Award Selection Committee is made up of members of the staff of Xerox
Research Centre of Canada (XRCC). The purpose of the Award is to advance
innovation and entrepreneurship in nanotechnology development and
commercialization in Canada.

Qualifying Criteria

In judging the nominees , the XRCC Selection Committee is looking for corporate
leadership (or significant potential) in the application of nanotechnology to
products or corporate leadership in expanding the frontiers of Canada’s
Nanotechnology Industry by developing advanced nanotechnology products
and/or nanotechnology-based processes for making products

Extra consideration will be given:

- to companies that can demonstrate international acceptance of significant
world-class nanotechnology products

- and/or the establishment and development of a major nanotechnology-based
effort within an already established company in Canada with products, based
on nanotechnology, in the market or ready to be launched

- or companies that have arisen in the field of nanotechnology and have
product in the market.

- to leadership in promoting the nanotechnology industry in Canada

Next Steps:

Please submit a written resume (to adebroy@cata.ca) of the nominee
company's accomplishments with specific reference to:

  • The technological innovation behind the use of nanotechnology
  • The business application of the nanotechnology innovation
  • Notable Achievements in international recognition
  • Corporate mentorship in spreading nanotechnology expertise to other firms.

The XRCC Selection Committee will review information from all submissions,
to determine the Award winner and potential for collaboration with all candidates.

Celebrate the Winners!

The Xerox Award for Development & Application of Nanotechnology in Canadian
Industry will be presented at the June 20th Annual Gala Dinner of the
Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance, Canada’s largest high-tech
organization, which has spent 30 years helping its members grow their
businesses around the world.