March 26th, 2013
WHAT: A financial agreement and two letters of intent will be signed by representatives from the University of Missouri; the city of Columbia; Nanova, Inc., a company based on research from MU; and Wujin, a technology industrial district in China. Officials from Nanova will sign an investment agreement to support commercialization of new technology, providing an important investment in the regional economy.
WHO: Speakers include:
- Columba Mayor Bob McDavid
- Bin Zhou, director of the Wujin District in China
- MU Deputy Chancellor Mike Middleton
- Hao Li, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at MU
WHEN: 10:15 – 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 26
10:15 a.m. – Introductions and welcome
10:30 a.m. – Presentations by Zhou, McDavid, and Middleton
10:50 a.m. – Letters of intent with city of Columbia and MU signed
11 a.m. – Presentation by Li
11:30 a.m. – Signature of financial agreement
A private luncheon will follow the ceremony at noon.
WHERE: Mark Twain Ballroom, Room N201
Memorial Union, MU Campus
NOTE: Nanova, Inc, is a company based on the research of Hao Li and Qingsong Yu, both associate professors of mechanical and aerospace engineering; and Meng Chen, chief scientist from Nanova. Currently, the scientists are working on a dental instrument that can disinfect and clean cavities for fillings in less than 30 seconds with no side effects.