The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) will hold the next in its series of free webinars addressing challenges in commercializing nanotechnology on Thursday, September 22, 2016, from 1 to 2 PM EDT. This webinar will focus on the insurance industry and the challenges of underwriting nanotechnology and other emerging technologies. NNCO Director Dr. Michael Meador will moderate the webinar discussion.

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Free NNCO Webinar: Nanotechnology and the Insurance Industry
Thursday, September 22, 2016, from 1 to 2 PM EDT


Allen Gelwick, Executive Vice President of the Lockton Companies. Mr. Gelwick is a leading insurance expert and has been active in the nanotechnology community for over ten years.

Christie Sayes, Associate Professor of Environmental Science and Toxicology at Baylor University. Dr. Sayes is a subject matter expert in nanomaterial-related toxicology and exposure.

David Swatzell, Managing Partner at Knowtional, a management consulting firm. Mr. Swatzell is a business strategy expert in IT and other high-tech industries. Prior to joining Knowtional, he held various senior positions at Hewlett-Packard and other technology firms.

Madhu Nutakki, Digital Chief Technology Officer, Innovation & Mobile Delivery, at AIG. Mr. Nutakki develops digital strategies from concept to implementation at AIG, one of the world’s largest insurance companies.

Representatives of the insurance industry, the nanotechnology business community, and interested members of the general public, media, academia, industry, NGOs, and Federal, State, and local governments are encouraged to participate.

To engage in a dialogue about insurance and risk issues of interest to the nanotechnology and insurance communities through a free, online format.

Invited speakers will begin the event by providing an overview of their experiences, successes, and challenges in insuring and underwriting products based on nanotechnology and other emerging technologies.

Questions for the panel can be submitted to from now through the end of the webinar at 2 PM on September 22, 2016.

This webinar is free and open to the public with registration on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is now open and will be capped at 500. To register, visit

Marlowe Newman
NNCO Communications Director


NanoBCA strongly recommends that Nanotechnology Community members take the opportunity to comment on the Draft 2016 NNI Strategic Plan.

Draft 2016 NNI Strategic Plan Available for Public Comment
Comments are due by Friday, September 23rd.





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Once again, NanoBCA recommends your participation in the NNCO’s free webinar on Thursday, September 22nd.  Also, please take the time to comment on the Draft 2016 NNI Strategic Plan.