NanoBCA Recommends: 2021 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop January 11-13

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The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association recommends:
2021 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop: Charting the Path Forward

VIRTUAL EVENT
January 11-13, 2021
Daily runtime: 11AM – 3PM ET

Over the past 20 years, the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) has supported nanotechnology discovery, development, and deployment, and has nurtured the strong ecosystem that exists today. Building on this foundation, nanoscience will underpin a wide range of advanced technologies and enable solutions to challenges into the future. Conversations at this workshop will identify effective mechanisms to advance research and development, strategies for communication, and priority topics to shape future directions.

This event will take place virtually. REGISTER NOW!

DAY 1Outlining the Vision
Time (ET)Agenda
11:00 a.m.Welcome and Program Overview
 
11:15 a.m.Panel – World-Class R&D
Pedro Alvarez, Rice University
Carmen Gomes, Iowa State University
Cherie Kagan, University of Pennsylvania
Kurt Kolasinski, West Chester University
 
12:45 p.m.Break
 
1:15 p.m.Panel – The Nanotechnology Development Pathway
Baratunde Cola, Carbice Corporation
Michael Goergen, P3Nano
Heike E. Riel, IBM Research
Joe Sprengard, Jr., Veelo Technologies
 
2:50 p.m.Day 1 Wrap-Up
 
3:00 p.m.Day 1 Concludes
  
DAY 2Laying the Groundwork
Time (ET)Agenda
11:00 a.m.Welcome
 
11:05 a.m.Keynote Presentation
Sangeeta Bhatia, MIT
 
11:30 a.m.Concurrent Breakout Sessions
 Research & Development
Moderator: Kristin Perssen, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Commercialization
Moderator: Landon Mertz, Cerion Nanomaterials            
Physical & Cyber Infrastructure
Moderator: Jennifer Dionne, Stanford University
Education & Workforce Development
Moderator: Jared Ashcroft, Pasadena City College
Responsible Development
Moderator: Gretchen Mahler, Binghamton University
 
1:00 p.m.Break
 
1:30 p.m.Panel – Synthesizing Breakout Discussions
 
3:00 p.m.Day 2 Concludes
  
DAY 3 Ensuring Success
Time (ET)Agenda
11:00 a.m.Welcome
 
11:05 a.m.Panel – Measuring Impact
Christopher Ober, Cornell University
Julia Phillips, National Science Board
John Joannopoulos, Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies
Michael Russo, SEMI
Paul Weiss, University of California, Los Angeles
 
1:05 p.m.Break 
 
1:35 p.m.Keynote Presentation
Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University
 
2:00 p.m.Closing Discussion
 
2:20 p.m.Day 3 Concludes

NanoBCA Webinar – Tues 12/22 2PM ET

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Date: Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Time: 2:PM – 3:PM ET

2:00-2:05  Opening Remarks
Vincent Caprio
Executive Director, NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA)
vincent@nanobca.org

Biden selects Michael Regan, North Carolina environmental chief, to head EPA
NBC News

McCarthy forges new path as White House climate lead
The Hill

2:05-2:15 EHS Update
Lynn L. Bergeson

Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
NanoBCA EHS Chair
lbergeson@lawbc.com

Final Risk Evaluation for Perchloroethylene Finds 59 Conditions of Use Pose Unreasonable Risks to Workers, ONUs, Consumers, and Bystanders

Recent Federal Developments

2:15-2:30 Legislative Update
Paul Stimers
Partner, K&L Gates
NanoBCA Policy Advisor
paul.stimers@klgates.com

2:30-2:40 Wall Street Update
Scott Livingston
CEO, Livingston Securities
scott@livingstonsecurities.com

2:40-3:00 COVID Update
Sam Brauer, PhD
Founder & Principal, Nanotech Plus
sbrauer@nano-biz.com

3:00 Conclusion

NanoBCA Webinar – Weds 12/9 2PM ET

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Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Time: 2:PM – 3:PM ET

AGENDA
2:00-2:05  Opening Remarks
Vincent Caprio
Executive Director, NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA)
vincent@nanobca.org

Keynote Presentations by Chad Mirkin and Sangeeta Bhatia Will Be Delivered at 2021 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop
January 11-13, 2021

Congress dares Trump to veto defense bill
The Hill

Chuck Yeager, Air Force officer who broke speed of sound, dies at 97
NBC News

2:05-2:15 EHS Update
Lynn L. Bergeson

Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
NanoBCA EHS Chair
lbergeson@lawbc.com

EPA Releases Draft Scope Documents for Risk Evaluations of DIDP and DINP for Public Comment

Recent Federal Developments

2:15-2:25 Wall Street Update
Scott Livingston
CEO, Livingston Securities
scott@livingstonsecurities.com

2:25-2:45 COVID Update
Sam Brauer, PhD
Founder & Principal, Nanotech Plus
sbrauer@nano-biz.com

Pfizer Chairman: We’re not sure if someone can transmit virus after vaccination
The Hill

Exponential growth and epidemics (YouTube video)
3Blue1Brown

CDC COVID Data Tracker

Actual COVID-19 Cases Could Be 6 Times Greater Than Official Figures
Science Alert

2:45-3:00 Q&A

Happy Holidays from NanoBCA!

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NanoBCA Webinar 11/24 2PM ET

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Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (ET)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/314083453

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3112
Access Code: 314-083-453

Please mute your line if you are not speaking.  Thank you.

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AGENDA

2:00  Opening Remarks
Vincent Caprio
Executive Director, NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA)
vincent@nanobca.org

Biden Picks John Kerry to Help Regain Global Leadership on Climate Change
The Wall Street Journal

Nano Matters: Energy Harvesting with Nanotechnology (Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb)
NNCO

Vibrations of coronavirus proteins may play a role in infection
MIT News

Clean Water Act 2020: Law and Regulation Webcast
Thursday, December 3, 2020
1:00pm – 4:25pm ET
Environmental Law Institute

2:00-2:10 EHS Update
Lynn L. Bergeson
Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
NanoBCA EHS Chair
lbergeson@lawbc.com

Recent Federal Developments

2:10-2:20 Legislative Update
Paul Stimers
Partner, K&L Gates
NanoBCA Policy Advisor
paul.stimers@klgates.com

2:20-2:30 Wall Street Update
Scott Livingston
CEO, Livingston Securities
scott@livingstonsecurities.com

2:30-2:50 United States Foreign Policy 2021
Ambassador Christopher Dell (Retired)
Ambassador Dell is a retired career United States Foreign Service officer. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Kosovo from May 2009 through August of 2012. In addition, Mr. Dell served as Ambassador to Angola and Zimbabwe.

2:50-3:00 Q&A

Special Post-November 3rd NanoBCA Webinar 11/11 2PM ET

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We salute all of our Veterans and thank them for their service to America.

 Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EST)
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AGENDA
2:00-2:05  Opening Remarks
Vincent Caprio
Executive Director, NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA)
vincent@nanobca.org

Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Virtual Conference
November 12-13, 2020
Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Director of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and NanoBCA EHS Chair will be speaking on Friday, November 13th on the Risk Governance/Global Challenge panel.

2:05-2:15 Senate Majority Control – Georgia Senate Elections
Governor George Allen
George Allen Strategies, LLC

2:15-2:25 EHS Update Lynn L. Bergeson
Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
NanoBCA EHS Chair
lbergeson@lawbc.com

EPA Finds Carbon Tetrachloride Poses Unreasonable Risks to Workers and Occupational Non-Users
Recent Federal Developments

2:25-2:35 Legislative Update
Paul Stimers
Partner, K&L Gates
NanoBCA Policy Advisor
paul.stimers@klgates.com

2:35-2:55 COVID Update – Pfizer Vaccine Announcement
Sam Brauer, PhD
Founder & Principal, Nanotech Plus
sbrauer@nano-biz.com

3:00  Conclusion

NanoBCA Recommends SNO Virtual Conference Nov 12-13

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The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to recommend the following:

Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Virtual Conference
November 12-13, 2020

Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Director of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and NanoBCA EHS Chair will be speaking on the following Zoom sessions:

Risk Governance/Global Challenge
Friday, November 13, 2020

Session 1B
9:00am – 10:50am

Session 2B
11:00am – 12:50pm

Zoom host: Sally Tinkle/Alba Avila
Chairs: Sally Tinkle, Lynn Bergeson, Ulla Birgitte Vogel, Alba Avila

The Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization (SNO) and the Nanotechnology, Occupational and Environmental Health (NanOEH) Committee have partnered to present the 9th NANO Conference. This conference combines the interests of SNO and NanOEH by offering a program containing sessions that are of interest to both groups.

SNO is a permanent non-profit corporation that provides the infrastructure to carry out its mission of research, education, and responsibility related to both sustainability and nanotechnology. The NanOEH committee focuses on a conference that serves the occupational and environmental health communities involved with nanotechnology. The 9th Nano Conference provides a synergy between SNO and the Committee to provide high quality professional presentations of interest to scientists and engineers focusing on the interaction between technical advances and societal, occupational and environmental impacts as well as sustainability in the field of nanotechnology research.

CLICK HERE FOR AGENDA

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Once again, we hope you will be able to participate.

Special Pre-Election NanoBCA Conference Call – Wednesday 10/28 2PM ET

Posted on October 28th, 2020 | No Comments »

We will be having a special pre-election NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) conference call.

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/858076669

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3122
Access Code: 858-076-669

Please mute your line if you are not speaking.  Thank you.

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AGENDA

2:00-2:05  Opening Remarks
Vincent Caprio
Executive Director, NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA)
vincent@nanobca.org

2:05-2:15  EHS UpdateLynn L. Bergeson
Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
NanoBCA EHS Chair
lbergeson@lawbc.com

EPA Provides Expedited Pathway for Companies to Claim “Long-Lasting” Efficacy for Antiviral Products

Final Rule Intended to Promote Transparency in Developing EPA Regulatory Guidance Documents Will Take Effect in November

Recent Federal Developments

2:15-2:30 Legislative Update
Paul Stimers
Partner, K&L Gates
NanoBCA Policy Advisor
paul.stimers@klgates.com

2:30-2:45 China in Africa – How to Box Clever and Win
Ambassador Christopher Dell (Retired)
Ambassador Dell is a retired career United States Foreign Service officer. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Kosovo from May 2009 through August of 2012. In addition, Mr. Dell served as Ambassador to Angola and Zimbabwe.

2:45-3:00 Q&A

3:00  Conclusion

NanoBCA Requests Your Participation – NNCO Seeks Public Input – NNI 2021 Strategic Planning

Posted on October 23rd, 2020 | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) seeks your participation in regard to the following NNCO request.

AGENCY:
Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP)

ACTION:
Request for information

SUMMARY:
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council (NSCT), seeks public input to inform the development of the 2021 National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Strategic Plan. A restructuring of the NNI is under consideration, and the NSET Subcommittee seeks feedback from the community to help identify effective mechanisms, strategies for communication, and priority topics to shape the future directions.

DATES:
Responses are requested by 11:59 p.m. ET on November 9, 2020. Input received after this date may not be considered.

ADDRESSES:
Responses should be submitted via email to NNIStrategicPlanning@nnco.nano.gov and include “RFI Response: NNI Strategic Planning” in the subject line of the message.

INSTRUCTIONS:
Response to this RFI is voluntary. Respondents need not reply to all questions listed. For all submissions, clearly indicate which questions are being answered. Each individual or organization is required to submit only one response. Submissions should include the name(s) of the person(s) or organization(s) filing the comment. No other personally identifiable information, business proprietary information, or copyrighted information should be included. Submissions should not exceed 10 pages in length using 12 point or larger font and should be in plain text, Microsoft Word, or Adobe PDF format.

In accordance with FAR 15.202(3), responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Federal Government to form a binding contract. Additionally, those submitting responses are solely responsible for all expenses associated with response preparation. Submissions are subject to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) disclosure and may be posted, without change, on a Federal website.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Patrice Pages at info@nnco.nano.gov or 202-517-1041.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS CAN BE FOUND AT THE FOLLOWING LINK:
Request for Information: National Nanotechnology Initiative Strategic Planning
Federal Register

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Once again, the NanoBCA encourages your participation. Thank you.

NanoBCA Conference Call – 10/14 2PM ET

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Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/884775981

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122

Access Code: 884-775-981

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:
https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/766432557  

Please mute your line if you are not speaking.  Thank you.

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AGENDA

2:00-2:05  Opening Remarks
Vincent Caprio
Executive Director, NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA)
vincent@nanobca.org

National Nanotechnology Day was last Friday, October 9th

2:05-2:15  EHS Update
Lynn L. BergesonManaging Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
NanoBCA EHS Chair
lbergeson@lawbc.com

Invaluable Training on the Essentials of TSCA
TSCA Fundamentals
October 19, 21, 26, & 29, 2020

OIRA Memorandum Directs Agencies to Consider Principles of Fairness in Administrative Enforcement and Adjudication

EPA Publishes Final Risk Evaluation for HBCD

Recent Federal Developments

2:15-2:30 Legislative Update
Paul Stimers
Partner, K&L Gates
NanoBCA Policy Advisor
paul.stimers@klgates.com

2:30-2:45 COVID Update
Sam Brauer, PhD
Founder & Principal, Nanotech Plus
sbrauer@nano-biz.com

2:45-2:50 Q&A

2:50  Conclusion