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Fifteen years ago on December 3rd, the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act authorizing the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) was signed into law by President George W. Bush. I spoke with Mark Modzelewski, Co-Founder of the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA), who said, “Sweet, fifteen years ago we were with President Bush in the Oval Office. Some days it seems like it was yesterday. Other days, well … I miss the early days of our Association (2001-2004). After all these years it is great to realize that we made a difference and the NNI continues on today.”

Dr. Lisa Friedersdorf, Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office(NNCO) commented on the NNI’s 15th Anniversary in the Fall Edition of their Quarterly Newsletter. Click here to read the article What’s Big in Small Science?


We will be discussing this milestone of our nanotechnology community on our next monthly NanoBCA conference call.

Date: Thursday, December 20, 2018

Time: 2PM ET

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
United States: +1 (646) 749-3112 
Access Code: 242-409-781



On June 14th we completed a successful 17th Annual NanoBusiness Conference which featured experts from private industry, representatives from government agencies, and public policy leaders who explored the opportunities and challenges in the ongoing commercialization of nanotechnology-based products and nanomaterials.


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.


We are honored to have been able to witness the signing of the NNI fifteen years ago. Many steps have been taken since that day to advance the commercialization of nanotechnology. The NanoBCA has been at the forefront of this initiative by providing a platform for exploring, promoting, educating and supporting this diverse and promising nanotechnology community. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all of our NanoBCA members for helping to further what was set into motion fifteen years ago. Here’s to the next fifteen!