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NanoBusiness News Fall 2012 – Manufacturing Day October 5th

Posted on September 28th, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you a number of important stories from our Nanotechnology Community. I have had a very busy week in Los Angeles at UCLA for the California Nanotechnology Industry Network Workshop and then to Arkansas for the 4th Annual Nanotechnology for Health Care Conference.

Manufacturing Day is October 5th and we encourage all of you in the Nanotechnology Community to participate and see manufacturing in action across America.  This fabulous event is being organized by the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA) and there are over 180 Manufacturing Day events planned in our country. Please join us in this American Manufacturing Celebration.

NANO NEWS
Combating Questions of Nanotechnology Safety
Shedding light on the sunscreen nano-scare.
Sep. 6, 2012
by Scott E. Rickert

Forget Social Media, Google Venture Fund Likes Biotech and Nanotech
CNBC.com | September 20, 2012

Cuba to hold international seminar on nanoscience
English.news.cn
Havana, September 14, 2012
Dr. David Reisner attends the seminar as a representative of U.S. and NanoBusiness

Buying a Piece of Innovation
New York Times
By Evelyn M. Rusli
Published: September 4, 2012

NanoProfessor Education Program Implemented at Southern Connecticut State University
azonano.com | September 24, 2012

We are looking forward to a robust 4th quarter for our Nanotechnology Community.

Regards,

Vincent Caprio “Serving the Nanotechnology Community for Over a Decade”
Executive Director
NanoBusiness Commercialization Association
203-733-1949
vincent@nanobca.org
www.nanobca.org
www.vincentcaprio.org

NanoBusiness Recommends NNCO Interactive Webinar – Thurs. 9/20 12:15pm-1pm

Posted on September 28th, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I encourage all of you in our Nanotechnology Community to participate in this important Webinar. Your influence counts – use it!

NNCO Announces Interactive Webinar: Public Engagement through Nano.gov
Public encouraged to submit questions and suggestions to guide future of Nano.gov

WHAT: The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) will hold a webinar on September 20th to provide an open forum to answer questions and hear suggestions related to the National Nanotechnology Initiative’s (NNI) public website, Nano.gov. Serving as the primary mechanism for public engagement, Nano.gov was redesigned in April 2011. The NNCO is seeking public comment and recommendations on potential updates to, improvements on, and opportunities for public engagement through Nano.gov. The webinar will be streamed live online with an NNCO moderator, four expert panelists, and you – the audience and members of the public.

WHO/THE PUBLIC’S ROLE: Audience participation is vital to the success of this event. In an effort to serve our various communities of interest and stakeholder groups, the NNCO has chosen to host this webinar. You, as a viewer and Nano.gov user, can help improve Nano.gov by addressing the following questions:

1. How is Nano.gov useful to you and your stakeholders/colleagues/peers?

2. What do you like on Nano.gov? Which pages are most useful to you? Why?

3. What would you like to see improved? Are there pages you don’t understand? Confusing information? Poor layout? Difficult to use?

4. Are there pages that you feel are missing from Nano.gov? What other types of pages would you like to see? What information would you like to find on Nano.gov that isn’t currently there?

5. Are there similar websites that present information in a way that you find more useful, exciting, attractive or user-friendly?

HOW: After brief comments by the panelists, we will begin the public Q&A segment of the webinar. The NNCO will begin accepting questions and comments via email (webinar@nnco.nano.gov) and Twitter (@NNInanonews) 24 hours prior to the event, until the close of the webinar at 1pm on September 20. These will be read and addressed during the live event. The NNCO reserves the right to group similar questions and to address only those questions and comments germane to the topic.

WHEN: The webinar will be live on Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 12:15pm-1pm.

WHERE: To register for and participate in the webinar, please visit http://nano.gov/node/873.

WHO ELSE/THE PANELISTS: The four panelists and the moderator chosen for the webinar are subject matter experts on different areas of public engagement and web design. They are:

MODERATOR:
Marlowe Epstein- Newman, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) – Marlowe is the Communications Director at NNCO and was the Project Manager for the first Nano.gov redesign in 2011. She manages the content on Nano.gov as well as the NNI’s social media presence.

PANELISTS:
Carl Batt, Cornell University – Carl is a Food Science professor with ties to the National Science Foundation as a regularly consulted expert. Carl recently collaborated with the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network and Walt Disney World to create a permanent nanotechnology exhibit at Epcot Center.

Josh Chamot, National Science Foundation (NSF) – Josh is a public affairs specialist for NSF’s Office of Legislative and Public Affairs. As a seasoned public affairs professional, he provides a unique perspective on media, public relations, and outreach tactics from a Federal Government perspective. Josh works in a variety of media to bring science stories to the public.

Mary Ann Latko, American Industrial Hygiene Association – Mary Ann is a Managing Director at AIHA. She represents workers across manufacturing sectors and is well-versed in environment, health, and safety (EHS) and regulatory issues, often working closely with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

Nazhin Beiramee, OMNI Studios – Nazhin is a web designer who has worked on Nano.gov as well as other .govs including the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Cancer Institute.

Please take the time to participate in this very important Webinar.

Regards,

Vincent Caprio “Serving the Nanotechnology Community for Over a Decade”
Executive Director
NanoBusiness Commercialization Association
203-733-1949
vincent@nanobca.org
www.nanobca.org
www.vincentcaprio.org

Why Americans are Not Talking about the Water Infrastructure Crisis

Posted on September 14th, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Written by Vincent Caprio

The U.S. water infrastructure is aged and decaying. In fact, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Water Innovations Alliance foundation rate the U.S. water infrastructure at a “D-.”  The EPA estimates repairing and updating the water infrastructure at $365 billion. Many pipes were installed prior to World War II and now lead to, on average, 700 water main breaks a day.

Why is this important and critical to address? Say an average community has 55,000 residents and hosts technology and light and heavy industry companies of varying sizes as well as thousands of residential households. The typical family household uses 163,000 gallons per year (156 gallons/per person/per day).  If you factor in the upwards of 3.3 billion gallons of water used by the industrial community, then you can see the impact a safe, secure and efficient water infrastructure has on our economy and future.  Not to mention the billions used for agriculture and food production.

An updated water infrastructure has a tremendous bearing on America’s economy and competitiveness, our health and safety, energy use and home land security. What might this cost?

What if we could target spending efficiently and effectively to upgrade our water infrastructure for greatest impact? And concurrently, we could also lower the more than 4% of our nation’s energy that the U.S. water systems use?  What if we could make them safe from terrorist threats and ensure compliance with the Safe Drinking water Act, protecting our health, environment, property and jobs?

Estimates from the ASCE to upgrade our water infrastructure at upwards of $365 billion.  Others say a “smart water system” can improve the infrastructure for approximately $250 billion.

Water is fundamental to almost everything we do.  Yet why is no one talking about this?  Why are legislators not proposing bills at the local, regional and national level? While the summer drought impacting over 60% of the country is not an infrastructure issue it will radically affect food and energy prices.  Economists at Wells Fargo estimate it might be a $50 billion event as it blends into everything over the next four quarters.

Upgrading our water infrastructure could benefit the U.S. by saving $4.95 million in drinking water and wastewater, reducing water operation costs by 15.4% overall, reduce current water leakage and loss by 26%, save 21.7% in energy consumption to produce drinking water and a savings of 48% in water usage and 34.5% annual savings in energy use over the next two years.

Why doesn’t anyone care? In September, 2011, Hurricane Irene swept through New England causing millions of dollars of damage to our energy transmission infrastructure.  Communities were without power for weeks.  This caused alarm and raised awareness to another infrastructure issue—energy delivery.  Many utilities are now addressing the issue, with plans to upgrade their transmission and distribution systems to be safer and delivery energy more efficiently.

After the hurricane passed, your water still worked (you may have waited a few days for hot water), but you had drinking water throughout the emergency.  Many people think clean, dependable, reliable drinking water is a birthright, and because the pipes (as old as they may be) are 20 feet underground are working and will continue to work just fine. Water main breaks are rare in most communities, so the system must be working just fine.

Water infrastructure is a looming crisis and one that needs to be addresses for our economic health homeland security health and livelihood.  Not addressing it now is an accident waiting to happen.

NanoBusiness Recommends California Nanotechnology Industry Network Workshop 9/25 UCLA

Posted on September 14th, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I will be joining my colleague, Griffith Kundahl, as a speaker at the upcoming California Nanotechnology Industry Network (CalNIN) workshop, “Challenges and Opportunities for Businesses Engaged in Nanotechnology http://www.calnin.org/other/CalNIN_Workshop/.” The workshop, scheduled for September 25, 2012, is organized by B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) and CalNIN, and is hosted by the UCLA Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (UC CEIN). The workshop will be held at the California NanoSystems Institute Building at UCLA in Los Angeles, CA.

SPEAKERS
To provide important information on the nanotechnology industry and its impact in California, we have selected an impressive lineup of speakers. Speakers will discuss matters regarding federal programs that support nanotechnology in California, business development, regulatory challenges, perspectives from existing California-based nanotechnology businesses, and opportunities for future collaboration.

– Sally Tinkle, Ph.D., Keynote Speaker, Deputy Director, NNCO, National Nanotechnology Initiative
– Wayne Nastri, Senior Vice President,, mCapitol Management, Former EPA Region 9 Administrator
– Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Principal, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
– Vincent Caprio, Executive Director, NanoBusiness Commercialization Association
– Griffith Kundahl, Executive Director, Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology (COIN)
– Andre Nel, Ph.D., Director, UC Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology
– Kathleen M. Roberts, Vice President, B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C.
– Mark Bunger, Research Director, Lux Research
– Seth Coe-Sullivan, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, QD Vision, Inc.
– Raymond David, Ph.D., Manager of Toxicology for Industrial Chemicals, BASF Corporation
– Steven Oldenburg, Ph.D., President, nanoComposix, Inc.
– Barbara Herr Harthorn, Ph.D., Director, Center for Nanotechnology in Society, UCSB
– Hughes Metras Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, CEA-LETI, France
– Vijendra Sahi, Vice President of Government Affairs, Nanosys, Inc.

PROGRAM
Dr. Sally Tinkle (Deputy Director, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office) will provide the Keynote presentation and provide attendees with current information on the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), its programs, research, and funding opportunities. Panel discussions will provide attendees with key information regarding programs to support nanotechnology business development; regulatory challenges for nanotechnology in California; challenges for nanotechnology businesses; the pros and cons of being a California nanotech business; and opportunities for collaboration to advance nanotechnology in California. Individual presentations and panel discussions at this one-day workshop will address the following topics:

– Future benefits and opportunities afforded by nanotechnology
– Federal programs to advance nanotechnology
– Regulatory challenges for nanotechnology in California
– Environmental measurement of nanomaterials
– Availability of venture capital
– Public perception of nanomaterials
– Weighing the pros and cons of being a California nanotech business
– Opportunities for collaboration to advance nanotechnology in California

REGISTRATION
We strongly encourage students, educators, government employees, and businesses with an interest in nanotechnology to attend this event. This workshop will bring stakeholders together to discuss the current state of the nanotechnology industry in California and identify opportunities and pitfalls for the continued expansion of this key technology sector.

Registration is open and space is limited. You may register online by visiting the workshop homepage and using our secure form at http://www.calnin.org/registration/coben09252012. The general registration fee is $150 and student registration is $75. If you will be registering under the discounted student rate, please first contact Jake Vandevort at 410-255-2773 or jvandevort@bc-cm.com.

HOSTED BY
This workshop is being hosted by the University of California Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology http://www.cein.ucla.edu/

VENUE
California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) Building http://www1.cnsi.ucla.edu/
UCLA

570 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

DIRECTIONS & PARKING
Please visit the CNSI website http://cnsi.ctrl.ucla.edu/file-sharing/publicview/facilities/DirectionsCNSI.pdf for directions to the event.

LODGING
Several hotels are conveniently located in the Westwood vicinity. View our hotel listing http://www.calnin.org/other/CalNIN_Workshop/calnin-workshop-nearby-hotels for more contact information.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Sponsorship opportunities for the workshop are now available for purchase. For additional information, please visit our sponsorship page http://www.calnin.org/other/CalNIN_Workshop/sponsorship.

WORKSHOP PARTNERS
California NanoSystems Institute
http://www1.cnsi.ucla.edu/

Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology (COIN)
http://nanobiotech.org/

Lux Research
http://www.luxresearchinc.com/

NanoBusiness Commercialization Association
http://www.nanobca.org/

Nanotechnology Industries Association
http://www.nanotechia.org/

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For additional information please go online http://www.calnin.org/other/CalNIN_Workshop or contact Jake Vandevort at 410-255-2773 or jvandevort@bc-cm.com.
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NANO NEWS
Researchers develop all-optical photonic nanowire switch
http://www.theengineer.co.uk/sectors/electronics/news/researchers-develop-all-optical-photonic-nanowire-switch/1013834.article

NanoInk are Named Finalists in the Chicago Innovation Awards
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=25531&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Engineering Research Centers awarded $55.5M to innovate in nanotechnology and engineering
http://www.nanowerk.com/news2/newsid=26668.php

Looking forward to seeing you in sunny California on the campus of UCLA at this important workshop.

Regards,

Vincent Caprio “Serving the Nanotechnology Community for Over a Decade”
Executive Director
NanoBusiness Commercialization Association
203-733-1949
vincent@nanobca.org
www.nanobca.org
www.vincentcaprio.org

NanoBusiness Announced Top 2012 Nanotech Innovators at Boston Conference Sept 4-6th

Posted on September 7th, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Top Nanotech Innovators of 2012 were discussed in depth at our 11th Annual NanoBusiness/Nanomanufacturing Summit http://www.internano.org/nmsummit/ September 4-6th at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA. This discussion was part of our program on Thursday, September 6th.

This list was created to recognize those companies that are using nanotech to create novel and, in some cases, game-changing technologies. Nanotech is enabling more powerful computer chips, microprocessors, flash memory, and computing devices such as quantum computers, broadband communications systems, solid-state lighting for general illumination, high-performance materials and coatings for transportation, aerospace and various consumer products, synthetic biofuels, nutraceuticals, high-density batteries for transportation and the grid, and targeted-delivery therapeutics for cancer and other life-threatening diseases. As companies continue to innovate at ever-smaller scales, the years ahead promise to be a time of accelerating nanotech commercialization in the global economy.

The NanoBCA’s list of top nanotech innovators is broken into two groups of 20 companies to reflect the contributions of both large corporations and emerging enterprises. The NanoBCA’s top nanotech innovators for 2012 are:

NanoBCA TOP LARGE CORPORATION NANOTECH INNOVATORS
Amgen – Cancer vaccines
Apple – Computer chips
BASF – Advanced materials
Bayer – Targeted delivery therapeutics
Behr – Advanced building materials
DMS – Semiconductor equipment
DuPont – Advanced materials, photovoltaics
Evonik – Advanced materials, photovoltaics
GE – Advanced diagnostics
General Motors – High strength composites
Hewlett Packard – Memristors
IBM – Quantum computing
Intel – Microprocessors
LG Electronics – Advanced materials
L’Oreal – Skin care
Lockheed Martin – EMI-ESD coatings
Mitsubishi – Advanced materials
Nanophase – Nanomaterials solutions for large corporations
Novartis – Reformulations and targeted delivery therapeutics
Pfizer – Reformulations and targeted delivery therapeutics
Samsung – High performance computer chips

NanoBCA TOP EMERGING NANOTECH INNOVATORS
ABS Materials – Pollutants removal
Bridgelux – Solid state lighting for general illumination
Cambrios – Transparent conductors
Cerulean – Targeted delivery cancer therapeutics
D-Wave Systems – Quantum computing
HzO – Waterblock coatings for electronics
Kovio – Near-field communications
Kurion – Advanced materials (nuclear waste cleanup)
Metabolon – Advanced diagnostics
Mersana – Novel cancer therapies
Molecular Imprints – Next generation lithography
Nanofilm – Coatings
NanoInk – Diagnostic testing
NanoMech – Advanced materials
Nanosys – Solid-state lighting, energy storage
Nantero – Carbon nanotube flash memory
Pixelligent Technologies – NanoAdditives for semiconductors, electronics,and industrial applications
Produced Water Absorbents – Water treatment
Siluria – Natural gas to fuels and chemicals conversion catalysts
SiOnyx – Silicon-based photonic devices
Solazyme – Algae-derived biofuels, chemicals, nutraceuticals, and skin care

NANO NEWS
Article in Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal Highlights Cambrios’ Touch-Screen Technology
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/print-edition/2012/08/24/cambrios-poised-for-explosion-of.html

Upcoming Nanotechnology Conference:
California Nano Industry Network (CalNIN) Workshop
Challenges and Opportunities for Businesses Engaged in Nanotechnology
http://www.calnin.org/other/CalNIN_Workshop/
September 25, 2012

Located at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)
http://www1.cnsi.ucla.edu/
UCLA
570 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Registration $150
http://www.calnin.org/registration/coben09252012

For additional information, contact Jake Vandevort at jvandevort@bc-cm.com.

Regards,

Vincent Caprio “Serving the Nanotechnology Community for Over a Decade”
Executive Director
NanoBusiness Commercialization Association
203-733-1949
vincent@nanobca.org
www.nanobca.org
www.vincentcaprio.org

Final Agenda – Water Innovations Alliance Conference – Sept 5-6 – Boston MA

Posted on September 7th, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Water Innovations Alliance Conference is designed to improve awareness and collaboration between large companies, engineering firms, universities, utilities, start-ups, NGOs and governments by educating attendees on new water technologies, innovations and prospects.

Whether the developments are in materials, IT, engineering, financing or public policy, the conference will shine a spotlight on all advancements and provide best practices across the spectrum of the water field.

REGISTER TODAY $400
Click here to register now!
http://www.waterinnovations.org/register.php

A few Hotel Rooms are available at the room block rate of $209 per night. To reserve a room, please contact me at vince@waterinnovation.org.

The conference will include the following presentations:

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH
Lunch & Opening Greeting
– Vincent Caprio, COO, Water Innovations Alliance
– F. Mark Modzelewski, Executive Director, Water Innovations Alliance Foundation

Luncheon Keynote: FBI, Special Agent – Intellectual Property Protection

Keynote: Alan Hinchman, Global Industry Manager-Water, GE Intelligent Platforms

Keynote: Doug McCall, Director, Marketing & Business Development, N. American Water, Sensus

Barriers to Implementing a Smart Water System – Technical, Regulatory & Fiscal
– Vincent Caprio, COO, Water Innovations Alliance
– F. Mark Modzelewski, Executive Director, Water Innovations Alliance Foundation

Keynote: Stephen Spoonamore, CEO, ABSMaterials

Keynote: Scott Livingston, Chairman & CEO, Livingston Securities

Reception: Showcase Area

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH
Registration Opens
– Continental Breakfast served in the Showcase Area

Opening Remarks
– Vincent Caprio, COO, Water Innovations Alliance
– F. Mark Modzelewski, Executive Director, Water Innovations Alliance Foundation

Keynote: Kevin McGovern, CEO, The Water Initiative

Keynote: Paul Gagliardo, Manager Innovation Development, American Water

Break

DC Update Keynote: The Honorable Kelly H. Carnes, President & CEO, TechVision21

Keynote: Dr. Narasimha M. Rao, Division Vice President, Nalco

Water Journalism and the Making of … Water Citizen News
– Cat Shrier, Ph.D., P.G. President & Founder, Watercat Consulting LLC

Lunch

Luncheon Keynote: Sally Gutierrez, Director ORD National Risk Management Research Lab, EPA

Intellectual Property – Hot Topics and Evolving Strategies
– Clifton McCann, Partner, Venable LLP
– Lars Genieser, Ph.D., Associate, Venable LLP
– Paul Gagliardo, Manager Innovation Development, American Water

Debate: The Pros & Cons of Hydraulic Fracturing
– Moderator: Cat Shrier, Ph.D., P.G. President & Founder, Watercat Consulting LLC
– Con: John Rumpler, Senior Attorney, Environment America

Why No One Is Taking the Gloal Water Crisis Seriously in the US – And How to Change It
– F. Mark Modzelewski, Executive Director, Water Innovations Alliance Foundation

Closing Remarks
– Vincent Caprio, COO, Water Innovations Alliance
– F. Mark Modzelewski, Executive Director, Water Innovations Alliance Foundation

Reception: Showcase Area

To see the online program, click here
http://www.waterinnovations.org/agenda.php

I hope to see you in Boston next week.

Regards,

Vincent Caprio
Chief Operating Officer
Water Innovations Alliance
vince@waterinnovations.org
www.waterinnovations.org

NanoBusiness Conference Announces Agenda – Sept 4-6th – Boston

Posted on September 7th, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Our 2012 Agenda will feature over 50 Speakers from our Nanotechnology Community. The 11th Annual NanoBusiness Conference/Nanomanufacturing Summit takes place September 4-6th and returns to the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA

REGISTER TODAY $400
http://www.internano.org/nmsummit/registration

HOTEL
To reserve your hotel, please email vincent@nanobca.org

Our 2012 Agenda http://www.internano.org/nmsummit/2012/program will feature over 50 Speakers:

– Robert C. Pohanka, Ph.D., Director, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO)
– Dmitry Akhanov, President & CEO, RUSNANO
– Josh Wolfe, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Lux Capital Management
– Dr. Mihail C. Roco, Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology, National Science Foundation
– Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
– Sally Tinkle, Ph.D., Deputy Director & EHS Coordinator, NNCO
– Charles Geraci, Ph.D., Coordinator, Nanotechnology Research Center, NIOSH
– Paul S. Clayson, President & CEO, HzO, Inc.
– J. Steven Rutt, Partner and Chair, Nanotechnology Industry Team, Foley & Lardner LLP
– Mick Sawka, Director of Business Development, Office of Technology Development, Harvard University
– James C. De Vellis, Senior Counsel, Electronics Practice Group, Foley & Lardner LLP
– Bob Predmore, P.E., Senior Vice-President, Nano-PM
– Dr. Jeffrey Morse, Managing Director, National Nanomanufacturing Network
– Ahmed Busnaina, Ph.D., Director, NSF Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN), Northeastern University
– James Watkins, Ph.D., Director, NSF Center for Hierarchical Manufacturing (CHM), UMass Amherst
– Liang Pan, Ph.D., NSF Center for Scalable and Integrated Nanomanufacturing (SINAM), UC Berkeley
– Vladimir Bulovic, Ph.D., Director, Microsystems Technology Laboratories, MIT
– LG Almeda, Intellectual Property Attorney, Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
– Stephen R. Waite, Managing Partner, SoundView Technology Group
– David E. Burnett, President and Co-Founder, nanoScience Engineering Corporation
– Lloyd Whitman, Deputy Director, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, NIST
– Eric Martin, Technical Director, Center for Nanoscale Systems, Harvard University
– Joey Mead, Ph.D., Co-Director, Nanomanufacturing Center of Excellence, UMass Lowell
– Mostafa Analoui, Ph.D., Head of Healthcare & Life Sciences, Livingston Securities
– George Hinkal, Ph.D., Office of Cancer Nanotechnology Research, National Cancer Institute
– Fern O’Brian, Partner, Thompson Hine LLP
– Scott Livingston, Chairman & CEO, Livingston Securities
– Doug Jamison, Chairman of the Board, CEO & Managing Director, Harris & Harris Group
– Jim Phillips, Chairman/CEO, NanoMech
– David J. Arthur, CEO, SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc.
– Jess A. Jankowski, President & CEO, Nanophase
– Griffith Kundahl, Executive Director, Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology
– Anthony Green, Ph.D., Vice President, Technology Commercialization Group-Life Sciences, Ben Franklin Technology Partners/SEP
– Robert D. “Skip” Rung, President & Executive Director, ONAMI
– Jim Mason, Executive Director, Oklahoma Nanotechnology Initiative (The ONI)
– Anthony Vicari, Research Associate, Lux Research
– Eeva Viinikka, Ph.D., Programme Director, National Nanotechnology Cluster Programme, Culminatum Innovation Ltd Oy
– Joe Piche, CEO, Eikos
– Graeme Ossey, Research & Marketing Manager, Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology
– Paul Ashton, Ph.D., President & Chief Executive Officer, pSivida Inc.
– Subhas Malghan, Ph.D., FDA, Deputy Director in the Office of Science and Eng Lab, Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)
– Anil Diwan, Ph.D., Chairman and President, Nanoviricides, Inc

Upcoming Nanotechnology Conference:

California Nano Industry Network (CalNIN) Workshop
Challenges and Opportunities for Businesses Engaged in Nanotechnology
http://www.calnin.org/other/CalNIN_Workshop/
September 25, 2012

Located at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI)
http://www1.cnsi.ucla.edu/
UCLA
570 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Registration $150
http://www.calnin.org/registration/coben09252012

For additional information, contact Jake Vandevort at jvandevort@bc-cm.com.

Enjoy the last month of summer with you and your family. I will see you after Labor Day in Boston.

Regards,

Vincent Caprio “Serving the Nanotechnology Community for Over a Decade”
Executive Director
NanoBusiness Commercialization Association
203-733-1949
vincent@nanobca.org
www.nanobca.org
www.vincentcaprio.org

Keynote Announcement – Water Innovations Alliance Conference – Sept 5-6 – Boston

Posted on September 7th, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Today we are proud to announce our Keynote Speakers for the 4th Annual Water Innovations Alliance Conference http://www.waterinnovations.org/event.php September 5-6th at the Seaport World Trade Center http://www.seaportboston.com/meetings-and-events/overview.aspx in Boston, MA.

Our 2012 Keynote Lineup is the following:

– Alan Hinchman, Global Industry Manager-Water, GE Intelligent Platforms
– Kevin McGovern, CEO, The Water Initiative
– Paul Gagliardo, Manager Innovation Development, American Water
– Sally Gutierrez, Director ORD National Risk Management Research Lab, EPA
– Doug McCall, Director, Marketing & Business Development, N. American Water, Sensus
– Stephen Spoonamore, CEO, ABSMaterials
– Scott Livingston, Chairman & CEO, Livingston Securities
– The Honorable Kelly H. Carnes, President & CEO, TechVision21

REGISTER Today $400
http://www.waterinnovations.org/register.php

HOTEL
To reserve your hotel, please email vince@waterinnovations.org

I would like to share with you an article that was published in the August 2012 issue of Processing Magazine written by F. Marek Modzelewski, Executive Director, Water Innovations Alliance Foundation and Alan Hinchman, Global Industry Manager-Water, GE Intelligent Platforms.

How a ‘smart’ water system can save money
Information technology addresses aging infrastructure
http://www.waterwasteproc-digital.com/201208/201208/15/0#&pageSet=15

Let me share with you this informative video:

Introducing Proficy Water Operations
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW1DqjmpeeY&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Are you ready to reduce risk and ease compliance? Find out how you can guide your operators through procedures with GE Intelligent Platforms’ Proficy® Water Operations, a Work Process Management (WPM) application specific to Water/Wastewater utilities that builds on the industry-leading capabilities of the company’s Proficy Workflow software solution.

Looking forward to seeing you in Boston next month at our 4th Annual Event.

Regards,

Vincent Caprio
Chief Operating Officer
Water Innovations Alliance
203-733-1949
vince@waterinnovations.org
www.waterinnovations.org

NanoBusiness – Calendar of Nanotechnology Conferences – Summer 2012

Posted on September 7th, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Summer of 2012 will be a very busy time for us in the Nanotechnology Community. We hope to see you at the four Nanotechnology Conferences listed below.

DESIGNING FOR IMPACT II
Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation
http://manufacturing.gov/amp/event_070912.html
Cuyahoga Community College
Cleveland, OH
July 9, 2012

REGISTRATION
Advance on-line registration is required: https://eventgov.com/NNMIworkshop2Cleveland/
Space is limited and sign-up will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Please limit participation to no more than 4 per organization.

This workshop is the second in a series of regional public workshops to gather ideas and suggestions for the design of the proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) http://manufacturing.gov/amp/nnmi.html, to be held on July 9, 2012, at the Cuyahoga Community College in Warrensville Heights (Cleveland), Ohio.

To learn more about Designing for Impact II, please see attached flyer or visit http://manufacturing.gov/amp/event_070912.html

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GREENER NANO 2012: Nanoinformatics Tools and Resources Workshop
http://nanoinformatics.org/2012/overview
Courtyard Marriott Portland City Center
Portland, OR
July 30, 2012

REGISTRATION
Register for the workshop by July 15th! http://nanoinformatics.org/node/30

GN2012 will bring together informatics groups with materials scientists and active nanoscience researchers to evaluate and reflect on the tools/resources that have recently emerged in support of predictive nanotechnology. The goals of this workshop are to establish a better understanding of current applications and clearly define immediate and projected informatics infrastructure needs for the nanotechnology community. We will use the theme of nanoEHS to provide real-world, concrete examples on how informatics can be utilized to advance our knowledge and guide nanoscience.

To learn more about Greener Nano 2012, please see attached flyer or visit http://nanoinformatics.org/2012/overview

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NANOMANUFACTURING CONFERENCE
http://manufacturing.nanoevent.org/
Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering
Greensboro, NC
August 15, 2012

REGISTRATION
http://manufacturing.nanoevent.org/registration/

HOTEL
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Greensboro-East
$93 per night
http://manufacturing.nanoevent.org/hotel/

The Nanomanufacturing Conference is one of the nation’s premier Advanced Manufacturing conferences, featuring national and international nanotech innovators, leading researchers, government leaders and visionaries. It cuts to the core of how Advanced Manufacturing technologies, buttressed by nanotechnology, provide a competitive edge that will drive the economy well into the 21st Century. The Nanomanufacturing Conference is for anyone who wants to understand the science and technology that will drive the manufacturing renaissance in America.

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11th ANNUAL NANOBUSINESS CONFERENCE/NANOMANUFACTURING SUMMIT
http://www.internano.org/nmsummit/
Seaport World Trade Center
Boston, MA
September 4-6, 2012

REGISTRATION
http://www.internano.org/nmsummit/registration

HOTEL
Seaport Hotel
$209 per night
https://book.b4checkin.com/seaportboston/rlpv2/NegotiatedRates.asp?TID=NJP921&CompanyName=Nanomanufacturing%20Summit&Category=Group

Join colleagues at the Nanomanufacturing Summit 2012 – showcasing emerging areas of nanomanufacturing and commercialization of nanotechnology-enabled products by leaders in the field of nanomanufacturing. This year’s event is being co-organized by the National Nanomanufacturing Network (NNN) and the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) (formerly the NanoBusiness Alliance), and provides an opportunity to network with the broader nanomanufacturing community to foster the critical collaboration and information exchange needed to realize both the societal and economic benefits offered by integrative nanomanufacturing techniques. A full program has been designed to feature keynote speakers along with invited and contributed presentations highlighting areas of research that facilitate the transition from fundamental research to innovation to implementation fostering the commercial development of nanoscale systems and devices. The event further includes research poster sessions, networking reception, and topical panel discussions on emerging trends and opportunities in nanomanufacturing and commercialization of nano-enabled technologies.

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NANO NEWS

GAO releases report on nanotechnology EHS research
NanoBusiness Members participate in report
http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-12-427

Nanotechnology… Naturally Delicious
You’re invited to a nanotechnology picnic. Nature will provide the food.
Industry Week
by Scott E. Rickert, President, Co-Founder & CEO, Nanofilm
http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/nanotechnology-naturally-delicious

What is to Come
Nanoscale Materials
Manufacturing Today
by Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
http://www.manufacturing-today.com/index.php/sections/columns1/566-what-is-to-come

3D Printing, Shapeways, and the Future of Personal Products
Forbes
by Josh Wolfe, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Lux Capital
http://www.forbes.com/sites/joshwolfe/2012/06/19/3d-printing-shapeways-and-the-future-of-personal-products/

Looking forward to an exciting summer.

Regards,

Vincent Caprio “Serving the Nanotechnology Community for Over a Decade”
Executive Director
NanoBusiness Commercialization Association
203-733-1949
vincent@nanobca.org
www.nanobca.org
www.vincentcaprio.org

Advanced Nanomanufacturing Confab Announces All-Star Lineup 8/15 in Greensboro, NC

Posted on September 7th, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I am honored and excited to speak at the Nanomanufacturing Conference http://manufacturing.nanoevent.org/ on August 15th in Greensboro, NC. North Carolina’s Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering, the Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology (COIN), the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA), and the North Carolina Aerospace Alliance have joined forces to bring global technology and business leaders together for the Nanomanufacturing Conference.

REGISTER TODAY $150
http://manufacturing.nanoevent.org/registration/

RESERVE YOUR HOTEL TODAY
Room block rate is $93 per night
http://manufacturing.nanoevent.org/hotel/

Nanotechnology is rapidly transforming industries from medicine to energy to manufacturing. Since the passage of the 21st Century Nanotechnology R&D Act, the U.S. has spent $24 billion in the science of nanotechnology. The science is rapidly becoming the business of nanotechnology, creating thousands of new start-ups, bolstering nearly every industry across the globe, and bringing life changing innovations to market that already improve lives around the world.

“North Carolina is a national leader in nanotechnology and nanomanufacturing”, noted Griffith Kundahl, Executive Director of COIN. “We are already seeing its steady impact on the manufacturing sector, creating jobs in clean energy, aerospace, medicine and biotech, materials and other areas.”

Topics to be addressed during the conference sessions include: Nano Particle Manufacturing, Nanomanufacturing for Aerospace Applications, Manufacturing for Nanobiotechnology Applications, Nanomanufacturing for Energy, Materials and Other Applications.

Along with our partners at North Carolina’s Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering, we have assembled a tremendous lineup of keynote speakers touching on the topics that are transforming nanotechnology into nanobusiness. I am looking forward to this event because we are listening to technical presentations in regard to nanomanufacturing.

The conference will feature a dynamic lineup of speakers, including:
– Dr. Altaf (Tof) Carim, Assistant Director for Nanotechnology, OSTP, Executive Office of the United States President
– John H. Dorr, Vice President of Business Development, Nanocomp Technologies, Inc.
– Joseph Piché, CEO & Founder, Eikos
– Dr. Jeffrey Morse, Managing Director, National Nanomanufacturing Network
– Charles Gause, Founder and President, AxNano, LLC
– James G. Ryan, Ph.D., Founding Dean, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
– Professor David L. Carroll, Ph.D., Director, Center for Nanotechnology & Molecular Materials, Wake Forest University
– Steve Wilcenski, General Manager, Custom Products Business Unit, MEMSCAP Group
– Dr. Ruben Carbonell, Professor of Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University
– Ajit Kelkar, Ph.D., Professor & Nanoengineering Dept. Chair, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering
– Richard Czerw, Ph.D., CEO, NanoTech Labs, Inc.
– John Ting-Yung Wen, Ph.D., Professor, Center for Automation Technologies and Systems, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

For more information on the Nanomanufacturing Conference, go to: http://manufacturing.nanoevent.org. For those interested in speaking at this groundbreaking event, please contact Vincent Caprio at vincent@nanobca.org. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Graeme Ossey at graeme@nanobiotech.org

NANO NEWS

For all of you who are scientists, this is a wonderful article in Wired Magazine. Please enjoy.
The Classic, Beautiful and Controversial Books That Changed Science Forever
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/07/classic-science-books/

NanoMech and Cameron Announce Breakthrough in Lubrication Science
http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/news/article.asp?docKey=600-201207100750BIZWIRE_USPRX____BW5987-1¶ms=timestamp||07/10/2012%207:50%20AM%20ET||headline||NanoMech%20and%20Cameron%20Announce%20Breakthrough%20in%20Lubrication%20Science||docSource||Business%20Wire||provider||ACQUIREMEDIA||bridgesymbol||US;CAM&ticker=CAM:US

The Promise of Nano Cancer Drugs
by Josh Wolfe, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Lux Capital
http://www.forbes.com/sites/joshwolfe/2012/07/09/the-promise-of-nano-cancer-drugs/

Nano-Engineered Glass “Sponge” Could Clean Up Oil and Gas Wastewater
http://www.treehugger.com/clean-technology/nano-engineered-glass-sponge-could-clean-oil-and-gas-wastewater.html

Apple Removes Green Electronics Certification From Products
http://mobile.blogs.wsj.com/cio/2012/07/06/apple-removes-green-electronics-certification-from-products/

Scientists: Nanotech-based products offer great potential but unknown risks
http://www.chicagotribune.com/health/ct-met-nanotechnology-20120710,0,6753707.story

Enjoy your summer reading. I would like to leave you with this quote of the day.
“Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.”
– Albert Einstein

Regards,

Vincent Caprio “Serving the Nanotechnology Community for Over a Decade”
Executive Director
NanoBusiness Commercialization Association
203-733-1949
vincent@nanobca.org
www.nanobca.org
www.vincentcaprio.org