I am fortunate to have been involved in the start up of three Silicon Valley MEMS companies. Knowing what I know, I would say that today there is an abundance of funding available just looking for a great idea and if there is any merit to the following it would make raising money like shooting fish in a barrel.
I have always been told that the best way for a company to grow is to introduce new products and then more new products. It is known that when investors look at putting their $$$ into a technology venture they always want to know what will follow the initial product launch.
Today while sorting out “MEMS News” for MNX I read a story “Got a big idea about nanotechnology? The White House wants it”. It looks like the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is searching for innovation and willing to put up $1.76 billion in 2011. So there the money lies…now bring on the ideas and then get in touch with MEMS and Nanotechnology Exchange (MNX) as they can bring your ideas forward.
It is absolutely a treasure to have an organization with all the tools necessary and willing to build one-off for the advancement of technology. You really need to know that this is out there for you.