Archive for December, 2012

Happy Holidays from NanoBusiness

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2012 Nano Christmas Card

Holiday Wishes from Water Innovations Alliance Foundation

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2012 Water Christmas Card

NanoBusiness News – Late Fall Edition

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Today, we are excited to announce our return to North Carolina for the 5th Annual Nanotech Commercialization Conference, April 9-10, 2013, at the Wake Forest Biotech Place in Winston Salem. Save the Dates for next April.
I would like to announce an industry/state liaison position vacancy at the NNCO for a Nanotechnology Policy Analyst. Office in the Washington, DC area needs a full-time staff member to analyze data and policies to encourage research and applications in nanotechnology.

Here is the link to the job posting with the full description.

Please send vita with salary requirements to Faith Wang at References can be supplied later. EOE


Harris & Harris Group Notes Nantero’s Equity Round of Financing
“As an original investor in Nantero, we continue to appreciate and be impressed by the company’s focus on developing value-add relationships with global corporations. We are pleased to continue to support the company through further investment, and we congratulate the company on its round of financing,” said Douglas W. Jamison, CEO of Harris & Harris Group. Nantero’s press release may be accessed at

The Americanization of Nanomanufacturing
by Scott E. Rickert, CEO, Nanofilm Ltd.
Industry Week – November 15, 2012

Xanofi Announces First Commercial XanoShear Nanofiber Machine

NanoProfessor Joins Novel Innovation Plaza STEM Experiential Initiative

Nanotechnology conference to be held in Winston-Salem

TearLab and MiniFAB celebrate the 1,000,000th TearLab Osmolarity Test Card

Enhancing New Areas of Content on InterNano, the National Nanomanufacturing Network Welcomes New Contributing Editors

The Next Silicon Valley Newsletter
Volume III, Issue No. 5, November 22, 2012

7 Amazing Ways Nanotechnology Is Changing The World

Get your calendars out and Save the Dates, April 9-10th for North Carolina.

Vincent Caprio “Serving the Nanotechnology Community for Over a Decade”
Executive Director
NanoBusiness Commercialization Association

Water Innovations Alliance Foundation News – Late Fall Edition

Posted on December 26th, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Today, we are excited to announce Water 2.0 – Water Innovations Alliance Conference being held on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City. Save the Date for next February!  This conference will be dealing with Big Data Solutions, Information Powered Utilities and Smarter Customers. The Conference will focus on the social/economic benefit of digitally enabled water solutions.

The Water Innovations Alliance Foundation had a very informative monthly conference call on November 14th.  Jim Hurd of the GreenScience Exchange, who is working with the Foundation as Associate Director, was introduced.  Then, Paul Stimers, WIAF Public Policy Advisor and Partner at the law firm of K&L Gates in Washington, DC, spoke about the political environment for water technologies and water infrastructure in Washington one week after the U.S. elections.

Next, Kevin Brophy, Venture Capitalist with Meidlinger Partners, the most active early stage water investor in the United States, spoke eloquently about the opportunities and the realities of investing in water technologies this year, 2012.  He reviewed the size of investment and the stage of development that Meidlinger looks for before it writes a check. Kevin’s presentation, “2012 Water Investment Opportunities” can be obtained by emailing

A robust Q&A period then ensued, with brainstorming in regard to who the leading start-ups are and the challenges facing this sector today – one being the fairly long time to grow a company and the usually slow ramps up to major revenues that start-up water technology companies face today.

I would like to share with you my recent article that was posted on Our Water Counts.  There are numerous contributors to the Our Water Counts website with relevant information in regard to solving our water infrastructure problems.

Here is the link to my article:

Will Any Disaster Wake America up to its Water Problem?


General Electric Pitches an Industrial Internet

Smart Water Measures May Save Utilities $12.5 Billion

Study Finds Americans Willing To Pay More For Water

The Water-Energy Nexus: Utilities

Advanced GE wastewater treatment technology installed at Utah membrane bioreactor plant

Google grants $23M to nonprofits in new award program$23m-to-nonprofits-in-new-award-program/


Individual Water Innovations Alliance Foundation Membership is available.  For more information, please visit

Save the Date – February 26th – at 30 Rock in NYC.


Vincent Caprio
Executive Director
Water Innovations Alliance Foundation