Today, I am proud to announce that Griffith Kundahl has been named Executive Director of the Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology (COIN), located in Research Triangle Park, NC. COIN is a non-profit commercialization center dedicated to the development and growth of nanobiotechnology related industries. I have known Griff for 10 years as he has been the General Counsel for NanoBusiness since our formation in November 2001. Please join me in a round of applause congratulating Griff on his new position.

Griff will be joining us at our 10th Annual NanoBusiness Conference/Nanomanufacturing Summit 2011, September 25th-27th being held at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA .

I am really excited to hear our 2011 Keynotes. See the rest of our fantastic speaker line-up here

Monday, September 26, 2011
– 8:30-9:00 Senator Scott Brown (R)-MA (Invited)
– 9:00-9:30 Sally Tinkle, PhD, Acting Director & EHS Coordinator, NNCO
– 9:30-10:00 George Thompson, PhD, Government Programs Manager, Intel
– 10:00-10:30 Josh Wolfe, Founding & Managing General Partner, Lux Capital
– 1:15-2:00 Chris Anzalone, PhD, President & CEO, Arrowhead Research
– 4:00-4:30 Scott Livingston, Chairman & CEO, Livingston Securities
– 4:30-5:00 Doug Jamison, CEO & Managing Director, Harris & Harris Group

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
– 8:30-9:00 Scott Rickert, Co-Founder, President & CEO, NanoFilm
– 9:00-9:30 Dr. Mihail C. Roco, Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology, National Science Foundation
– 9:30-10:00 Jim Hussey, CEO, Nanoink
– 10:00-10:30 David Arthur, CEO, SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc.
– 1:15-2:00 Jim Phillips, CEO, NanoMech
– 4:00-4:30 Carrie Freeman, Director, Sustainable Business Innovation, Intel
– 4:30-5:00 William Wescott, Vice President, Innovation-Americas, Veolia Environnement North America Operations LLC (Invited)

Industry/Government $400
$500 after August 26, 2011

University/Academia $200
$250 after August 26, 2011

THE DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2011 – We have sold out our room block for 9 years.
$219 per night
Room block: Nano Conference
Seaport Hotel (connected to the World Trade Center)

Accepted until Friday, August 26, 2011

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Griff and I will see you in September.


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