"The fourth edition of Nanochallenge and Polymerchallenge 2008, an International business plan competition on nanotechnology and polymer-based materials, has selected 14 finalist teams among the 40 start-up projects received.... During the Nanochallenge and Polymerchallenge Final Contest, to be held at the University of Padova, the Italian Cluster for Nanotechnology has organized an Investor Session, an open doors day dedicated to investors and business people. They will have the possibility to meet face to face the 14 International start-ups and discuss about funding and partnerships. The event will gather top scientists in the nanotechnology field, international public and private investors and entrepreneurs. Each team will have a slot of 20 minutes to present his innovative and business plan. In the adjacent room, the start-up teams will be available to talk in 1to1 meetings with people interested in understanding the technology and their business project."