The NCMS has partnered with the National Science Foundation under the National Nanotechnology Initiative to conduct its latest study of commercialization trends in nanotechnology and nanofabrication – previous studies were performed in 2003, 2006 and 2009. The goal of this 2014 study is to document best practices in nano-product development and integration, and identify the challenges organizations (academia, government labs, start-ups or established corporations) face in transitioning nano-scale advances from the lab into sustainable commercial applications.

The 10-15 minute interactive survey may be accessed at until March 15, 2014.

Due to the importance of the subject to our national interests, we want to reach a broad cross-section of industry. We are especially urging all stakeholders and senior executives in commercial organizations involved in the NNI and affiliated organizations to log their opinions about nanotechnology development in the U.S..  Responses are confidential and will only be used in the aggregate.

All collaborating organizations and survey respondents will receive the insightful study results in advance of public release this summer. We may contact selected respondents to amplify key results.

I would appreciate it if you would take the time to complete this survey.


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The Richard Feynman Center for Innovation at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

Job 1)  Transition to Market Program Manager (licensing, software and copyright strategy, regional economic development, and contracts and agreement support)

Job 2) Strategic Sponsored Work Program Manager (administration of interagency work, strategic alliances, and partnerships)

Job 3) Innovation Assets Program Manager (innovation resources and tools, risk management, intellectual property, business models, and the permanent fund)

Live, work, and play in beautiful Northern New Mexico (Santa Fe area). All three opportunities: $114,600 – $198,800; relocation if applicable. Candidates may apply for 1, 2, or all 3 positions, but should include different cover letters addressing each of the requirements noted in the job postings individually.

For more information and to apply, visit the Los Alamos National Laboratory job posting website at:

We encourage individuals interested in continuing our efforts to provide information in regard to emerging technologies to become individual members of the NanoBCA.  Click here to become a NanoBCA Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $100.

Thank you for your participation in the 2014 U.S. Nanotechnology Commercialization Survey


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