The Commercialization of Micro-, Nano-, and Emerging Technologies (COMS) conference is MANCEF’s annual flagship event. The COMS conference moves every year and is tuned to the commercialization ecosystem of the host city/country.

Why Attend COMS?

COMS focuses primarily on entrepreneurship and marketable solutions, not just science and technology. It is a hands on, practical meeting to assist you in bringing your products to market, finding new customers, or the perfect development partner.

COMS will provide you with the latest information on technology transfer, manufacturing processes, facilities, infrastructure, investment, applications and markets, as well as covering regulatory issues, social implications, education and workforce development. Meet with decision makers & qualified buyers from every sector in an atmosphere designed for business development.


COMS2016 – Houston, Texas, USA

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COMS 2015 – Krakow, Poland

September 13-16…please visit the COMS 2015 website for the latest information.


 COMS 2014 – Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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COMS 2014 was in Salt Lake City from October 12-15. Our partners at the University of Utah helped to make this a great conference.

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COMS 2013 – Enschede, The Netherlands

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 COMS 2012 – Tønsberg, Norway

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 COMS 2011 – Greensboro, NC, USA

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 COMS 2010 – Albuquerque, NM, USA

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 COMS 2009 – Copenhagen, Denmark

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COMS 2008 – Jalisco, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, 31 August-04 September

COMS 2007 – Melbourne, Australia

Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne, Australia, 2-6 September

COMS 2006 – St. Petersburg, FL, USA

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COMS 2005 – Baden Baden, Germany

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COMS 2004 – Edmonton, Canada

Edmonton, Canada, 29 August-2 September

COMS 2003 – Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 8-11 September

COMS 2002 – Michigan, USA

Marriot Hotel, Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA, 8-12 September

COMS 2001 – Oxford, UK

Keeble College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 2-6 September

COMS 2000 – Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 5-8 September

COMS 1999 – Dortmund, Germany

Dortmund, Germany, 7-10 July

COMS 1998 – San Diego, USA

San Diego, USA, 13-17 September

COMS 1996 – Kona, Hawaii

Kona, Hawaii , (SEMI) USA, 6-11 Oct

COMS 1994 – Alberta, Canada

COMS 1994 – workshop at Banff, Alberta, Canada, 11-16 September
(Sponsored by Engineering Foundation and ASME, (USA))