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See These Fabulous Speakers at Nanotech

Posted on February 27th, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Nanotech Commercialization Conference, April 9-10, 2013, Wake Forest Biotech Place, Winston-Salem, NC $150 registration Fee

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Please Join Us at the 5th Annual

Nanotech Commercialization Conference

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April 9-10, 2013

Wake Forest Biotech Place

Winston-Salem, NC

$150 Registration Fee

The 5th Annual Nanotech Commercialization Conference is the preeminent nanotechnology conference to be held in the South this year.

Nanotech innovators, cutting-edge start-ups, leading researchers, public policy leaders and visionaries will be in attendance.

Featured Speakers Include . . .

Prof. David L. Carrol   Ph.D. Director Nanotechnology & Molecular Materials,  Wake Forest University

David L. Carroll, Ph.D.

Director, Nanotechnology &

Molecular Materials,

Wake Forest University

Prof. Carroll is a is a U.S. physicist and nanotechnologist, Fellow of the Society of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and Director of the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials at Wake Forest University

A complete bio

can be found here.

Scott Livingston

Chairman and CEO of Livingston Securities LLC

Mr. Livingston has been working on emerging technologies at Wall Street firms for over 18 years and has specialized in nanotechnologies since 2002. Mr. Livingston is the creator of the annual “Livingston Nanotechnology Conference,” the largest annual nanotechnology investor conference since 2005.

A complete bio

can be found here.


Jim Phillips

Chairman, CEO


Mr. Phillips is credited with being very instrumental in launching instant messaging, the PDA, Cable Modem, PCS, Fixed Cellular, Time Magazine’s Medical Invention of the Year- the VeinViewer, and iPix, at the time, the world’s largest provider of digital imaging infrastructure for the Internet, in such areas as on-line real estate, auction listings, and classified ads.

A complete bio

can be found here

William P. Moffitt (Bill)  President and CEO, Nanosphere, Inc

William P. Moffitt (Bill)

President and CEO, Nanosphere, Inc

Mr. Moffit has 35 years of experience in the diagnostics and medical device industry, and has spent the last 20 years developing novel technologies into products and solutions that have helped shape the industry.

A complete bio

can be found here.


Sally Tinkle, Ph.D.

Deputy Director,

National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

Dr. Tinkle is the Deputy Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office of the National Science and Technology Council. Her responsibilities include facilitation and coordination of the National Nanotechnology Initiative, especially the environment, health, and safety activities.

A complete bio

can be found here.

Anthony Atala, M.D.

Director, Professor and Chair –

Wake Forest University

Dr. Atala is the Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and the W.H. Boyce Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology at Wake Forest University.  Dr. Atala is a practicing surgeon and a researcher in the area of regenerative medicine.  His current work focuses on growing new human cells, tissues and organs.

A complete bio

can be found here

Scott E. Rickert, Ph.D.

Co-founder, President and CEO, Nanofilm

Dr. Rickert is among the earliest pioneers in the field of nanotechnology. His knowledge and deep experience in nanotechnology commercialization has made him a trusted advisor to a variety of industries, government entities, organizations and policy development groups.

A complete bio

can be found here.

Douglas W. Jamison

Chairman, CEO and Managing Director,

Harris & Harris Group, Inc.

Mr. Jamison has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since January 2009;  He is a Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Nanotechnology Law & Business and Co-Chair of the Advisory Board, Converging Technology Bar Association and a member of the University of Pennsylvania Nano-Bio Interface Ethics Advisory Board.

A complete bio

can be found here.

Lynn L. Bergeson

Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C)

Lynn L. Bergeson is Managing Director of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), a Washington, D.C. law firm focusing on conventional and nanoscale industrial, agricultural, and specialty chemical product regulation and approval matters, environmental health and safety law, chemical product litigation, and associated business counseling and litigation issues

A complete bio

can be found here

To see a complete list of Conference speakers please click here.

To see the agenda, please click here.

8-Hour OEHS Mini Boot Camp

April 8, 2013

Pre-Conference Accelerated Training

Training Tomorrow’s OEHS Professionals Today

Wake Forest Biotech Place

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Official Conference Hotel Accommodations

Winston-Salem Marriott

425 North Cherry Street

Winston-Salem, NC  27101

Toll-free: 800-888-9762

Special Rate:  $124/night

Click Here to Reserve Your Room

Please contact Vincent Caprio with any additional questions in regard to sponsorship or speaking opportunities:


About NanoBCA: The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association, founded in 2001 as the “NanoBusiness Alliance,” is the first nonprofit association focused on the commercialization of nanotechnologies. Through an extensive network of leading start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, research institutions, NGOs and public-private partnerships, the Association shapes national nanotechnology policy and helps accelerate the commercialization of nanotechnology innovations. The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association is based in Washington, D.C. and Shelton, CT.

About COIN: Established in 2009 in North Carolina, the Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology (COIN) is a nonprofit, virtual center of innovation commercialization for nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine. COIN fosters commercialization at the convergence of nano (advanced materials) and bio (life sciences) by providing structured access to relevant resources impacting the field. COIN is a premier source of networking opportunities, information, and tailored innovation services that address client needs and catalyze and advance commercialization of nanobiotechnology.

About The North Carolina Office of Science and Technology: The North Carolina Office of Science and Technology, a division of the North Carolina Department of Commerce, encourages, promotes, and supports scientific, engineering, and industrial research applications in North Carolina.  The mission of the Office is to improve the economic wellbeing and quality of life of all North Carolinians through advancing science, technology, and innovation.  The Office is focused on accelerating North Carolina’s next generation of technology and technology companies. The Office investigates new areas of emerging science and technology and studies the competitiveness of North Carolina industry and research institutions in these fields. The Office also works with the North Carolina General Assembly and the Governor to put into place the infrastructure that keeps North Carolina on the cutting edge of science and technoloy.

Only 2 Weeks Left to Register – Space is Limited

Posted on February 13th, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Water Innovations Alliance Presents The Water 2.0 Conference Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 9am -6pm at 30 Rockefeller Center, New York, NY $250 Registration Fee

The Water Innovations Alliance Presents

The Water 2.0 Conference

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Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

9am – 6pm

30 Rockefeller Center

New York, NY

$250 Registration Fee


Water 2.0 will take place on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at

30 Rockefeller Center in New York City. Water enters the digital era. Big Data Solutions, Information Powered Utilities and Smarter Customers. The Conference will focus on the social/economic benefit of

digitally enabled water solutions.

Space is limited.

To guarantee you spot, register for the conference today.

Featured Speakers Include . . .

Alan G. Hinchman

GE Global Marketing Director – Infrastructure & Head of GE Intelligent Platforms’ Energy, Oil & Gas, Water & Commercial Buildings Offering

Mr. Hinchman is an expert on how to provide digital technology solutions to municipal water infrastructure issues.

A complete bio

can be found here.

Val Nicholas

VP/Creative Director,

NBC News, New York

Mr. Nicholas currently serves as Vice President /Creative Director at NBC News and is one of the leading experts on teaching CEO’s the importance of innovation in business.

A complete bio

can be found here.


Vincent Caprio

Executive Director, Water

Innovations Alliance Foundation

Mr. Caprio is the Executive Director of the ‘Water Innovations Alliance Foundation’ and is one of the foremost advocates for government funding of emerging technologies at both the State and Federal levels. Mr. Caprio has testified before the state legislatures of New York and Connecticut.  Mr. Caprio is the founder of the Water Innovations Alliance Foundation (WIAF) Conferences and has successfully produced 10 WIAF Conferences.

A complete bio

can be found here.

Amanda Brock


Water Standard

Ms. Brock is recognized as a leader and pioneer in water treatment for water-based enhanced oil recovery and produced water treatment/reuse.

A complete bio

can be found here.


Laurent Auguste


Veolia Water North America

Mr. Auguste is president and CEO for Veolia Water Americas, leading Veolia Water’s municipal and industrial business activities in both North and South America. Veolia is the world’s No. 1 water company.

A complete bio

can be found here.

Scott Livingston

CEO, Livingston Securities, LLC

Mr. Livingston has been working on emerging technologies at Wall Street firms for over 18 years. Mr. Livingston has been a keynote speaker on advanced technology investment trends at MIT, the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), Brookhaven National Labs, the Lawrence Berkeley Labs, Hillary Clinton’s Jobs for New York, the US Congress High Tech Caucus, and at conferences on economic development and job creation through investment in advanced technologies in over a dozen states across America.

A complete bio

can be found here.

Marco Annunziata

Chief Economist,

GE Corporate

Mr. Annunziata is the chief economist and executive director of global market insight at General Electric Co., responsible for global economic, financial and market analysis to support GE’s business strategy.

A complete bio

can be found here.

Kevin M. McGovern


The Water Initiative

Mr. McGovern is the Chairman of The Water Initiative® and has founded over 15 companies. The Water Initiative’s mission is to deliver point-of-drinking (POD) water solutions to developing countries around the world.

A complete bio

can be found here.

Ben Armstrong

CEO, WellDone

Ben Armstrong is CEO at WellDone, an organization building technology tools that aim to transform aid projects into lasting utilities, beginning with rural water and sanitation. He previously worked with the Gates Foundation on mobile technology for sanitation and wrote on how mobile media is affecting democracy in Africa. He was a White House Intern and studied at the University of Oxford and Northwestern University.

A complete bio

can be found here.

To see a complete list of Conference speakers please click here.

To see the agenda, please click here.

Please contact Vincent Caprio with any additional questions in regard to sponsorship or speaking opportunities:


The Water Innovations Alliance is an industry association focused on developing new funding, increasing collaboration and raising awareness for cutting-edge water technologies and the problems they solve.

The Alliance serves the entire spectrum of the water sector: corporations, investors, engineering firms, start-ups, NGOs, research centers, municipalities, and others in the field.

The Alliance is located in Washington DC, Cambridge, MA, and Shelton, CT. It is a 501(c)(6) trade organization. To learn more about the Alliance and its membership, contact Vincent Caprio,

NanoBCA 2013 Top Emerging Nanotech Innovators

Posted on February 13th, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The groundhog has told us that spring is only 6 more weeks away. As spring nears we are delighted to introduce this year’s NanoBusiness Commercialization Association’s Top Emerging Nanotech Innovators. The 2013 list includes companies developing innovative nano-enabled products in a wide range of areas, including nanomanufactured products, next generation semiconductors and memory devices, quantum computing, pollution removal, solid-state lighting, cancer therapeutics, nutraceuticals, advanced materials, coatings, water treatment and microscopy. We congratulate each company on their achievements in nanotechnology and look forward to watching their progress in the future.


Adesto – Next generation memory
Senior Management: Narbeh Derhacobian, Co-founder, President & Chief Executive Officer

ABS Materials – Pollutants removal
Senior Management: Dr. Paul Edmiston, Founder & Chief Science Officer
Stephen Spoonamore, Chief Executive Officer

Bridgelux – Solid state lighting for general illumination
Senior Management: Bradley J. Bullington, Chief Executive Officer

Cambrios – Transparent conductors
Senior Management: John LeMoncheck, President & Chief Executive Officer

Cerulean – Targeted delivery cancer therapeutics
Senior Management: Oliver Fetzer, Ph.D., President & Chief Executive Officer

D-Wave Systems – Quantum computing
Senior Management: Vern Brownell, President & Chief Executive Officer

HzO – Waterblock coatings for electronics
Senior Management: Paul S. Clayson, President & Chief Executive Officer

Kovio – Near-field communications
Senior Management: Amir Mashkoori, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board

Kurion – Advanced materials (nuclear waste cleanup)
Senior Management: Ralph DiSibio, Executive Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Mersana – Novel cancer therapies
Senior Management: Nicholas G. Bacopoulos, Ph.D., President & Chief Executive Officer

Molecular Imprints – Next generation lithography
Senior Management: C. Mark Melliar-Smith, Chief Executive Officer

Nanofilm – Coatings
Senior Management: Scott E. Rickert, Ph.D., President, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

NanoInk – Diagnostic testing
Senior Management: James M. Hussey, Chief Executive Officer & Board of Directors member

NanoMech – Advanced materials, nanomanufactured products (TuffTek®, nGlide®, nGuard®, ElementX®)
Senior Management: Jim Phillips, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Ajay P. Malshe, Founder, Executive VP & Chief Technology Officer

Nantero – Carbon nanotube flash memory
Senior Management: Greg Schmergel, Co-founder, President & Chief Executive Officer

Pixelligent Technologies – NanoAdditives for semiconductors, electronics, and industrial applications
Senior Management: Craig Bandes, President & Chief Executive Officer

Produced Water Absorbents – Water treatment
Senior Management: Neil Poxon, Chief Executive Officer

Siluria – Natural gas to fuels and chemicals conversion catalysts
Senior Management: Dr. Alex Tkachenko, President

SiOnyx – Silicon-based photonic devices
Senior Management: Stephen Saylor, President & Chief Executive Officer

Solazyme – Algae-derived biofuels, chemicals, nutraceuticals, and skin care
Senior Management: Jonathan S. Wolfson, Chief Executive Officer

Xradia – 3D X-ray microscopy
Senior Management: Rod Browning, Chief Executive Officer

SoundView Technology Group Managing Partner, Stephen Waite will be presenting our selections and I will be moderating the 2013 Top Emerging Nanotech Innovators panel at our upcoming 5th Annual Nanotech Commercialization Conference, April 9-10th at the Wake Forest Biotech Place in Winston Salem, North Carolina.


Forrester’s top 15 emerging technologies to watch

Study Looks at Particles Used in Food

Harris & Harris Group Notes Solazyme and Mitsui Multi-Year Agreement

The ice and show are melting in the Northeast and we are looking forward to a spring of innovation.

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

Water 2.0 Conference – Tues Feb 26th – 30 Rock NYC

Posted on February 13th, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Our Agenda for the February 26th Water 2.0 Conference is complete.  The conference is located at NBC Headquarters, 30 Rockefeller Center, NYC.


Here is the final Water 2.0 Conference Agenda:

9:00-9:05           Greetings & Introductions
Vincent Caprio, Executive Director, Water Innovations Alliance Foundation

9:05-9:15          Opening Remarks – Overview of the day’s topics
Alan Hinchman, GE Global Marketing Director-Infrastructure & Head of GE Intelligent Platforms’ Energy, Oil & Gas, Water and Commercial Buildings Offering

9:15-9:45          Marco Annunziata, Chief Economist, GE Corporate

9:45-10:15        Upmanu Lall, Alan & Carol Silberstein Professor of Engineering, Columbia University and Director, Columbia University Water Center

10:15-10:45       Water Reuse – Global Perspectives
Ralph Exton, Chief Marketing Officer, Water & Process Technologies, GE Power & Water

10:45-11:15       Mobility + Data + Analytics = Future
Kyle Reissner, Sr. Marketing Manager Automation Software, GE Intelligent Platforms

11:15-11:45       Todd M. Williams, P.E., P.G., President, Cardno Entrix

11:45-12:15       Laurent Auguste, CEO, Veolia Water North America

12:15-1:15        Networking Lunch

1:15-1:45          Amanda Brock, CEO, Water Standard

1:45-2:15          Maximum Creative
Val Nicholas, VP/Creative Director, NBC News, New York

2:15-2:45          Douglas Voigt, AICP, Director of Urban Design & Planning, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP

2:45-3:15          Intelligent Water and Organizational Culture
Terry E. Biederman, P.E., Global Industry Manager- Water, GE Intelligent Platforms

3:15-3:35          Kevin McGovern, CEO, The Water Initiative

3:35-3:55          Ben Armstrong, CEO, WellDone

3:55-4:15          People + Pipes + Policy
Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies

4:15-4:35          Timothy Kim, Senior Loan Officer & founding member of the Renewable Energy & Environmental Finance Division at US Export-Import Bank

4:35-4:55          Scott Livingston, Chairman & CEO, Livingston Securities

4:55-5:15          Bernie Anger, VP & GM, GE Intelligent Platforms

5:15-6:00          Reception

Water 2.0 Hotel information:
The Algonquin Hotel Times Square
Autograph Collection®

59 West 44th Street
New York, New York 10036
(212) 840-6800

Discounted Room Rate: $219

Reserve your rooms at the special discounted rate for WATER 2.0 – A Water Innovations Alliance Conference.

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We look forward to seeing you on February 26th in NYC.


Vincent Caprio
Executive Director
Water Innovations Alliance Foundation