SNS FiRe Conference Names NanoXplore a 2016 FiReStarter Company

Strategic News Service (SNS) has selected NanoXplore as a 2016 FiReStarter company to be featured at the 14th annual Future in Review (FiRe) conference. FiRe 2016 will take place September 27-30, 2016, at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley in Park City, Utah.

Described by The Economist as “the best technology conference in the world,” FiRe features global thought leaders in technology and the global economy, including Elon Musk, Craig Venter, Michael Dell, Vint Cerf, Leroy Hood, Patti Grace Smith, Mark Hurd, Paul Jacobs, and many others. FiReStarters are selected based on the strength of their potential in using technology to bring positive change to the world, and are showcased at the FiRe conference, in panels throughout the event, and with ongoing relationships introduced and supported by SNS.

nanoexploreNanoXplore is a Montreal-based advanced materials company, the largest Canadian producer of graphene and one of the largest graphene producers in the world. NanoXplore provides customers with graphene-enhanced polymers, including master batches in pellet form, few layer graphene powders, and custom graphene solutions. NanoXplore’s ability to tailor the final properties of polymers by adding trace amounts of graphene paves the way for engineering plastics in real world products such as electric motors, electronic packaging, and thermal management solutions. Today NanoXplore supports innovators in the plastic, rubber, performance clothing, paint, coating, and energy storage industries, helping to enhance the thermal, electrical, and physical characteristics of customers’ products, while replacing existing harmful and expensive additives.

“I am very pleased to be returning to the FiRe Conference this year,” said Dr. Soroush Nazarpour, President and CEO of NanoXplore. “This event provides opportunities for great conversations, full of challenging ideas that resurface months later to spark new strategies and directions.”

“Graphene is a dramatically important material in its own rite. It also plays a critical role in the SNS Trifecta Proposal, targeted at converting CO2 from smokestacks into this universally-useful chemical. NanoXplore is making direct and important commercialization contributions which, we believe, will not only lead to their own success, but to radical moves forward in reducing climate change. For all of these reasons, we are delighted to have them as a FiReStarter Company in 2016,” said Mark Anderson, FiRe Chair and CEO of the Strategic News Service.

fire-logoFuture in Review is a gathering of world-class thought leaders, convened each year with the goal of providing the most accurate look forward in technology. FiRe is a world leader in exploring how technology drives the world economy and in using technology to solve major social challenges. These goals have been consistently achieved through FiRe’s collaboration across technology-driven industries and through active support from the global FiRe community.

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