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NanoBCA Recommends: NNCO Webinar – Weds 2/5 Noon-1PM ET

Posted on February 6th, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

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

2020 Nanotechnology Entrepreneurship Network Webinar Series
Insights from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Date: Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

To register, please visit the following link: 
https://nnco.adobeconnect.com/eziywev1jkn3/event/registration.html

Speakers:

        • Elizabeth Dougherty (USPTO)
        • Craig Morris (USPTO)

Overview:

The Nanotechnology Entrepreneurship Network (NEN) brings new and seasoned entrepreneurs together with the people and resources available to support them. This emerging network provides a forum for sharing best practices for advancing nanotechnology commercialization and the lessons learned along the technology development pathway.

A key stop on the technology development pathway is protecting the underlying intellectual property. Entrepreneurs intending to commercialize an emerging technology, such as a nanomaterial or a nanomaterial-enabled product, need to be cognizant of pertinent intellectual property issues that will impact their business.

In this webinar we will welcome guests Elizabeth Dougherty, Eastern Regional Outreach Director for the USPTO, and Craig Morris, Managing Attorney for Trademark Educational Outreach for the USPTO. Our guests will discuss types of intellectual property, intellectual property strategies, the patent process, and issues related to trademarks.

Please use the login link sent with your registration confirmation email to attend the webinar, or login here.

More information about upcoming webinars is available at www.nano.gov/PublicWebinars

Hope you will be able to participate.

NanoBCA Conference Call – Today 1/22 2PM ET

Posted on February 6th, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

We will be having our monthly NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) conference call today.

Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/818138781

You can also dial in using your phone:
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122
Access Code: 818-138-781

First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check

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

2020 National Science Board Science & Engineering Indicators The State of U.S. Science & Engineering

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

2020 Forecast for U.S. Federal and International Chemical Regulatory Policy

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

2:40-2:45 Q&A

2:45  Conclusion

Looking forward to today’s call.

Join Me and Donate to STEM Education

Posted on January 16th, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Our colleague and education member, Omni Nano, has received a Challenge Grant from a Family Charitable Trust. If Omni Nano raises $25,000 by the end of February, this Trust will also donate $25,000 to Omni Nano (1:1 matching).

Omni Nano provides the digital textbooks and curricula to instruct nanotech courses in the high schools and colleges of our communities. Because of Omni Nano’s work, there are now thousands of students across America and around the world that know more about nanotechnology. Their work to educate young adults in nanotechnology is very important to our community.

Please, join me in supporting Omni Nano by making a donation in the amount with which you are most comfortable. I personally donate every year, and I am proud of our NanoBCA members who continuously donate. There are many ways you can donate to Omni Nano: https://omninano.org/donate-to-stem-education/

You can follow this link to read the Grant Letter: 
https://omninano.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/omni-nano-challenge-grant-announcement-letter-redacted.pdf

Thank you for your support and Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays from NanoBCA!

Posted on December 20th, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

NanoBCA Conference Call – Wednesday 12/18 2PM ET

Posted on December 17th, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

We will be having our monthly NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) conference call on:

Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET 

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/921478389

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (786) 535-3211
Access Code: 921-478-389

First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check

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

Stories from the NNI – 15 Years of Nanotechnology Advances  

To celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the authorization of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office releases a special anniversary episode of the Stories from the NNI podcast series every Monday. In each of these episodes, an expert from academia, government, or industry shares his or her perspectives on key research and development advances in nanotechnology and how the NNI has changed the nanotechnology landscape.

On National Entrepreneurs Day last month, the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) began to build a community around nanotechnology entrepreneurship; for entrepreneurs, would-be entrepreneurs and other interested parties.

The intent of the network is to grow the nanotechnology entrepreneurship community through the sharing of best practices, mentorship and experiences. The first event was a podcast episode featuring Joe Sprengard, CEO of Veelo Technologies. That episode can be found here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcXdwFkISzw 

2:05-2:10  Education Update
Marco Curreli, PhD
Executive Director, Omni Nano
marcocurreli@omninano.org

2:10-2:25 EHS Update
Lynn L. Bergeson

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

Lynn L. Bergeson and Bergeson & Campbell P.C. Earn Accolades from Who’s Who Legal, U.S. News and World Report, and Lexology

EPA Seeks Information on PFAS for Possible Addition to TRI List of Toxic Chemicals

Recent Federal Developments

2:25-2:40 Legislative Update
Paul Stimers
Partner, K&L Gates
NanoBCA Policy Advisor
paul.stimers@klgates.com

2:40-2:45 Q&A

2:45  Conclusion

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Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year! 

National Nanotechnology Day is October 9th

Posted on October 4th, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like share the following information in regard to National Nanotechnology Day.

National Nanotechnology Day is October 9
What are you doing for #NationalNanoDay?

National Nanotechnology Day is an annual celebration featuring a series of community-led events and activities on or around October 9 to help raise awareness of nanotechnology, how it is currently used in products that enrich our daily lives, and the challenges and opportunities it holds for the future. This date, 10/9, pays homage to the nanometer scale, 10-9 meters.

Planning for various events and activities is underway at schools, universities, and various organizations around the country! The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office is promoting the following activities:

100 Billion Nanometer Dash: Will you be running 100 billion nanometers (or 100 meters)? If so, share your pictures and videos using #100BillionNanometers and #NationalNanoDay.

Sizing Up Nano: How do you explain “nano”? (For example, how does a nanometer compare to the diameter of a strand of hair? Or how thick is a sheet of paper in nanometers?) We welcome your thoughts! Tweet your explanations, pictures, and videos using #sizingupnano and #NationalNanoDay.

Visit https://www.nano.gov/nationalnanotechnologyday for more information, or email us at NND@nnco.nano.gov to let us know what activities you are planning for National Nanotechnology Day!  


Nanotechnology Research Center Needs Input

NIOSH is working with RTI International to distribute a survey to companies that manufacture, distribute, fabricate, formulate, use, or provide services related to engineered nanomaterials. The goal of the survey is to assess the impact of NIOSH’s contribution to guidelines and risk mitigation practices for the safe handling of engineered nanomaterials in the workplace. Feedback from this survey will inform NIOSH’s research agenda to enhance relevance and impact on creating guidance to manage nanomaterial workers safety and health. The survey will only take about 20 minutes to complete. If you or someone you know receives an invitation to complete this survey, please know that we look forward to and value your input! If you have any questions, contact Adrienne Eastlake, aeastlake@cdc.gov.


Manufacturing Day is Friday, October 4th

Held annually on the first Friday in October, Manufacturing Day helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers and community leaders.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE


Hope you will be able to participate in National Nanotechnology Day!

NanoBCA Recommends: NNCO Webinar – Tues 7/9 Noon-1PM ET

Posted on July 8th, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to recommend the 2019 Nano EHS Webinar Series offered by the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO). The details for the next webinar are listed below.

Nanotechnology-Related Standards: Availability and Applications
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Noon – 1PM ET

Click here to REGISTER

SPEAKERS
– Dr. Mark Ballentine (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
– Dr. Scott Brown (The Chemours Company)
– Dr. Katherine Tyner (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

MODERATOR
Dr. Ajit Jillavenkatesa (National Institute of Standards and Technology)

OVERVIEW
The development and use of nanotechnology-related standards is critical to ensuring validated measurements and methods to specify nanomaterial-containing products. Standards are also necessary for comparative evaluation and assessment of the EHS effects. This webinar will discuss various existing and ongoing standards efforts and will highlight case studies from industry and government on how these standards are being applied and supporting nanoEHS research and safer product design. This webinar will also discuss how interested stakeholders can engage in these efforts.

December 3, 2018, marked the 15th anniversary of the authorization of the NNI. As part of the NNI’s year-long celebration, the 2019 NanoEHS webinar series focuses on the state of the science in this important area.

Please use the login link sent with your registration confirmation email to attend the webinar, or login here

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We recently completed our 18th Annual NanoBusiness Conference on June 4th in DC. Lisa Friedersdorf, Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office spoke at our event on the topic of Research & Commercialization – 15 Years of Progress with the NNI.

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NanoBCA INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

CLICK HERE to become a NanoBCA INDIVIDUAL MEMBER

Annual Individual Membership fee $250

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, your contribution is tax-deductible.

Features of NanoBCA Individual Membership include:
– Invitation to participate on our monthly NanoBCA conference calls
– Networking Opportunity – access to members who have provided their email addresses for contact from other NanoBCA Members

Our members value the monthly conference calls and annual event.  These are the two major features of NanoBCA membership.

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Hope you will be able to participate on tomorrow’s NNCO public webinar.

NanoBCA Recommends: NNI Stakeholder Workshop Aug 1-2 DC

Posted on July 1st, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to recommend the following National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Stakeholder Workshop.

The Future of the NNI: A Stakeholder Workshop
DATES
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Friday, August 2, 2019

LOCATION
Hilton Washington DC National Mall
480 L’Enfant Plaza
Washington, DC 20024

SCOPE
The NNI has played a pivotal role in fostering and advancing a dynamic nanotechnology ecosystem in support of the initiative’s four goals: advance world-class research, foster commercialization, develop and sustain research infrastructure, and support the responsible development of nanotechnology. Building on this strong foundation, experts from the nanotechnology community will share their perspectives on the key elements required for the nanotechnology enterprise to thrive over the next 15 years.

Click here to view AGENDA

Click here to REGISTER

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact: 2019stakeholderworkshop@nnco.nano.gov.

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UPCOMING EVENT
ELI Summer School Series 2019: Law & Policy of Products Regulation
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Washington DC and via webinar
Register online by Thursday, July 18, 2019

The life cycle of industrial, agricultural, and antimicrobial chemical products, especially those embedded in consumer products, has gained increasing public attention. Regulators are looking at the entire product lifecycle, including post-discard of product at the end of its useful life, as well as toxicity data. Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell P.C. (B&C®), will present chemical product regulations matters including risk communication, minimizing legal liability, and evolving policy matters.

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We recently completed our 18th Annual NanoBusiness Conference on June 4th in DC. Lisa Friedersdorf, Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office spoke at our event on the topic of Research & Commercialization – 15 Years of Progress with the NNI.

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NanoBCA INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP
CLICK HERE to become a NanoBCA INDIVIDUAL MEMBER
Annual Individual Membership fee $250

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, your contribution is tax-deductible.

Features of NanoBCA Individual Membership include:

– Invitation to participate on our monthly NanoBCA conference calls

– Networking Opportunity – access to members who have provided their email addresses for contact from other NanoBCA Members

Our members value the monthly conference calls and annual event.  These are the two major features of NanoBCA membership.

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The NanoBCA was present during the signing of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act on December 3, 2003. The NNI has been at the foundation of our nanotechnology community since day one. As the Executive Director and Founder of the NanoBCA, I will be offering my perspectives on Thursday, August 1st. Hope you will be able to share your views with us in DC!

NanoBCA Conference Call – Thursday 6/20 2PM ET

Posted on June 19th, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

We will be having our monthly NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) conference call:

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019
Time: 2:00-2:45 PM ET

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 
https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/227885461 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122 
Access Code: 227-885-461

First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check: https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check

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

18th Annual NanoBusiness Conference
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
K&L Gates Washington DC

Click here to view CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Click here to view CONFERENCE PHOTOS

Lifetime Achievement Award for Paul Stimers, Partner, K&L Gates

2:05-2:15 Observations from 18th Annual NanoBusiness Conference
Recap of Arthur Herman’s Presentation: Envisioning the Quantum Future
Steve Waite, Author

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

Former EPA Administrators Address Direction of EPA in House Committee Hearing
Recent Federal Developments

2:25-2:40 Legislative Update
Paul Stimers
Partner, K&L Gates
NanoBCA Policy Advisor
paul.stimers@klgates.com

2:40-2:45 Q&A

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Looking forward to our call.

Final Agenda: Water 2.0 Conference 6/5 DC

Posted on June 19th, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Today we are excited to share the Final Agenda for our:

Water 2.0 Conference: Advancing Water Infrastructure Repair
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

REGISTER TODAY $250

CONFERENCE LOCATION
K&L Gates
1601 K Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006-1600

The Water 2.0 Conference: Advancing Water Infrastructure Repair will focus on the use of data analytics, software, cyber security for water utilities and industrial water users. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA.

Speakers for the Water 2.0 Conference Include:

The event opens at 8AM with a Continental Breakfast.  Lunch will be served from Noon-1:PM. The conference will conclude after lunch.

AGENDA

8:00-8:30  Registration & Continental Breakfast
K&L Gates, 1601 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-1600

8:30  Opening Remarks and Introductions
Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair

8:30-9:00  Generation “Next”: Attracting and Retaining the BEST Talent for an Evolving Infrastructure
Kenneth E. Russell, PhD, Consulting Executive and Author

9:00-9:30 Non Revenue Water and the oncoming Infrastructure Crisis in America
Nate Wilson, Water Quality Product Lead, Mueller

9:30-10:00 Reusing Produced Water in the Cheese Industry with MicroEVAP™
Karen Sorber, Executive Chair/CEO, Micronic Technologies

10:00-10:30  At the Edge: The IoT Cyber Security Imperative
Paul Clayson, CEO, AgilePQ

10:30-11:00  Point of Use filtration: How to protect your water while waiting for the infrastructure to be fixed
Bryan Eagle, CEO, Glanris

11:00-11:30  Doing more with less: Simple solution for Corrosion, Scale and Microbial control
Soohyun Julie Koo, President & CEO, IOREX Global Company

11:30-Noon  Water Investing: State of the Union 2019
– Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair
– Jim Hurd, Director, GreenScience Exchange

Noon-1:00  Lunch

1:00  Conclusion

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Questions in regard to the event may be directed to:
Vincent Caprio vincent@water2.org

Click here to see completed Water 2.0 events

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The Water 2.0 Conference Series offers outstanding opportunities to connect with a diverse water-related group of professionals in the heart of Washington DC.  We hope you will be able to join us!