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Hawaii tech to be shown in Silicon Valley

Pacific Business News (Honolulu) - 2:47 PM HAST Monday, May 7, 2007

    Three inventions and two emerging technology companies from Hawaii will be showcased at a technology summit in Santa Clara, Calif., on May 22.The University of Hawaii’s Office of Technology Transfer and Economic Development will present its annual Technology Showcase event in connection with the TechConnect Summit 2007, one of the world’s largest gatherings of technology developers, technology-based ventures and investors. 

    “TechConnect Summit is an ideal venue for the University of Hawaii to showcase its most promising technologies because of its prominence as a premiere technology event and its international audience,” Richard Cox, director of the UH Office of Technology Transfer, said in a statement. “We are excited about presenting new technologies developed in Hawaii, finding new partners to license and commercialize UH inventions, fostering business spin-off opportunities and bringing recognition to UH research and innovation.”

    The UH inventions include:

    •A solar-powered system that produces hydrogen and oxygen gases from water.
    •A technology that detects people through barriers using remote wireless monitoring of heart and breathing rates for use in search and rescue and the military.
    •Unique nanocomposite materials with improved strength and fracture resistance. The material can be used for aircraft, vehicles and resin-based products.

      New Hawaii-based technology companies, Nanopoint and Sopogy, also will be featured at the event.