Xconomy Launches XSITE 2009; First Annual Xconomy Summit on Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at Boston University
New England‘s Academic and Industry Leaders Discuss Future of Life Sciences, Energy and IT Sectors, Showcase Start-Ups
XSITE 2009 will take place on
Among the list of participating industry, venture capital and academic leaders are:
Start-ups represented include: black silicon developer SiOnyx, industrial robot maker Kiva Systems, and Satori Pharmaceuticals, which is developing a pill to fight Alzheimer’s disease. With these and other participants, XSITE 2009 will focus on how current innovators and innovations in the life sciences, energy/cleantech and IT industries are influencing the business and economic landscape of New England, and the overall competitiveness of the U.S.
“Given the transformative effect of universities, start-ups and large organizations in this region, as well as its entrepreneurial student population, New England is a major force of innovation in fields as diverse as energy, life sciences, robotics, cloud and mobile computing, and transportation,” said
The Summit’s intimate setting will provide a backdrop for high-impact presentations and unique, interactive sessions. In true entrepreneurial form, XSITE will unveil several stealth-mode companies. And a dozen of the region’s most promising emerging firms in IT, life sciences and energy will show their stuff at XSITE Xpo, a rapid-fire session with audience voting on which companies will be the most transformative.
“High-tech and life sciences innovation holds the key to our nation’s economic health and long-term competitiveness,” said
During the afternoon, attendees will participate in breakout sessions on life sciences, energy/cleantech and IT, and hear firsthand how New England’s start-ups, large companies, and individual innovators are creating and driving dynamic change.
Xconomy and Boston University’s Office of Technology Development plan to hold a series of meetings throughout the year to follow up on some of the issues raised at XSITE.
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