COMS Conferences

Commercialization of Micro, Nano, and Emerging Technologies Conferences (COMS) are now a well-established series of international conferences focused primarily on all issues associated with commercialization. They are hands-on practical conferences that help companies find new markets and customers for their products. Initially, micro-nanotechnologies or small technologies, were the main subjects of conference programs. Since these are now well-established enablers for the manufacture of a whole range of products, COMS is now extended to cover the wider landscape of emergent technologies that will have a commercial impact on the global market.

COMS conferences are 3-4 day events with an accompanying exhibition and an entrepreneurial workshop, known as a boot camp, for small companies, startups and aspiring entrepreneurs.

The main goals of COMS conferences are to:-

  • bring together and provide a forum for leaders from across the world in relevant sectors of industry – from high-tech companies, national labs, universities, regional development and government agencies, investment and consulting groups, market researchers, educators and students – all sharing, learning and creating multi-disciplinary partnerships in an open interactive environment.
  • offer a powerful intimate environment focused on accelerating commercialisation activity among established and emerging micro and nano businesses.
  • provide a Gordon-style environment for networking through all activities throughout the day, including beverage breaks, where the attendees can easily collaborate.
  • facilitate networking and business opportunities with d
  • ecision makers and qualified buyers from every sector.
  • enable science and business professionals to meet, stimulate, create and develop innovative products and systems with commercial potential.
  • give unique opportunities for the presentation of European, North American, Asian and Australian activities in emerging technologies and related subjects.

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 provides delegates 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.

The success of the past 22 annual conferences, held at venues in 21 cities and 11 countries, mainly in America, Europe and Asia and its COMET meetings, demonstrates the value participants from countries and regions around the world have placed on them. 


COMS 2018 – Montreux, Switzerland




COMS2016 – Houston, Texas, USA




COMS 2015 – Krakow, Poland


 COMS 2014 – Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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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))