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Archive for August, 2014

Have a Happy Labor Day Weekend. Enjoy the Water!

Posted on August 28th, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Vince on boat

 

 

 

 

 

 

WIAF Water News – Water 2.0 Conference 11/3 Cincinnati

Posted on August 28th, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

A mild summer in the east continues – great weather for water activities.  However, the water main breaks in America are happening weekly . . .

WATER NEWS

That’s the Breaks: What Happens When Water Infrastructure is Stuck in the Past
Jill Burdette
Our Water Counts – Water-Wise Blog

‘Severe’ Drought Covers Nearly 99.8% of California, Report Says
Los Angeles Times

The Top 12 Water Technology Hotspots in America
Water Online

Water War: Dry in Detroit
Vice News

The “Major Prize” of Measurement
Alan Hinchman
Our Water Counts – Water-Wise Blog

Technology Deep Dive: Quick Connection
Treatment Plant Operator Magazine

Toledo Leaders See Big Battles on Many Fronts in Water Crisis
The Toledo Blade

States Missing Opportunities to Improve Water System Infrastructure
Water/Waste Processing

Bottled-Up Drama: How One Rogue Water Bottle Made a Big Splash
Jill Burdette
Our Water Counts – Water-Wise Blog

Why the California Drought is a National Issue
Vincent Caprio
Our Water Counts – Water-Wise Blog

UMass Benefits from Governor’s Environmental Bill
Mass Live

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Water 2.0-Industrial Internet Conf & Energy Efficency Workshop b

 

 

 

Water 2.0-Industrial Internet Conference & Energy Efficiency Workshop
Monday, November 3, 2014
GE Aviation Centre
Cincinnati, OH

REGISTER TODAY – $250

Our conference program is continuing to take shape:

8:30-9:00  Alan Hinchman, Global Marketing Director-Infrastructure, GE Intelligent Platforms

9:00-10:00  The Water Technology Innovation Cluster of OH, KY & IN Presents Regional Water Technologies
Moderator: Melinda Kruyer
, Executive Director, Confluence, Water Technology Innovation Cluster

10:00-10:30  John Leeuwenburg, Global Product Manager, Realworld Systems

10:30-11:00  Biju George, Director, Greater Cincinnati Water Works

11:00-11:30  John Barelli, President, WaterSurplus

11:30-Noon  Sally C. Gutierrez, Director, U.S. EPA’s Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development & Support Program

Noon-1:00  Lunch

1:00  Energy Efficiency Workshop begins

1:00-2:00  Tour – To be announced

2:00-3:00  Energy Efficiency Case Study – Speaker(s) to be announced

3:00-3:15  Break

3:15-5:00  Tools and Resources for Industrial Energy Efficiency Followed by Q&A with Presenters Moderator: Phil Davis, Senior Manager, Demand Response/Efficiency Resource Center, Schneider Electric
Panelists: Joe Harrell, Assistant Vice President Utilities, University of Cincinnati
Additional panelists to be announced

5:00-6:30  Post-conference networking

6:30  Conference concludes

HOTEL

MAKE A RESERVATION
https://aws.passkey.com/event/11780138/owner/6687/home
Group rate $139 per night (includes unlimited wireless internet)

Cincinnati Marriott North at Union Centre
6189 Muhlhauser Road
West Chester, OH 45069
513-874-7335

The Cincinnati Marriott North at Union Centre is located in West Chester, Ohio on I-75 North at exit 19. We are 2 exits north of the GE Aviation Learning Center and the GE Aviation World Headquarters.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

GE Intelligent Platforms Webinar – Pump Station Appliance Learning Session
REGISTER TODAY
Friday, August 29, 2014
11:AM ET
Duration 1 hour

Manufacturing Day
Friday, October 3, 2014

GE 2014 User Summit
October 27-30th, 2014
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort
Orlando, Florida

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Receive the Free Sustainable Manufacturer Network e-Magazine
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Enjoy the rest of your summer.  Looking forward to seeing you in Cincinnati.

Regards,

Vincent Caprio
Executive Director
Water Innovations Alliance Foundation
203-733-1949
vince@waterinnovationsfoundation.org
www.waterinnovations.org
www.vincentcaprio.org

Water 2.0-Industrial Internet Conference & Energy Efficiency Workshop 11/3 Cincinnati

Posted on August 21st, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

We are excited to announce our Water 2.0-Industrial Internet Conference & Energy Efficiency Workshop being held on Monday, November 3rd at the GE Aviation Centre in Cincinnati, OH.

Water 2.0-Industrial Internet Conf & Energy Efficency Workshop b

 

 

 

REGISTER TODAY – $250

Our conference program is taking shape:

8:30-9:00  Alan Hinchman, Global Marketing Director-Infrastructure, GE Intelligent Platforms

9:00-10:00  The Water Technology Innovation Cluster of OH, KY & IN Presents Regional Water Technologies
Moderator: Melinda Kruyer
, Executive Director, Confluence, Water Technology Innovation Cluster

10:00-10:30  John Leeuwenburg, Global Product Manager, Realworld Systems

10:30-11:00  Biju George, Director, Greater Cincinnati Water Works

11:00-11:30  John Barelli, President, WaterSurplus

11:30-Noon  Sally C. Gutierrez, Director, U.S. EPA’s Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development & Support Program

Noon-1:00  Lunch

1:00  Energy Efficiency Workshop begins

1:00-2:00  Tour – To be announced

2:00-3:00  Energy Efficiency Case Study – Speaker(s) to be announced

3:00-3:15  Break

3:15-5:00  Tools and Resources for Industrial Energy Efficiency Followed by Q&A with Presenters – Speakers to be announced

5:00-6:30  Post-conference networking

HOTEL

MAKE A RESERVATION
https://aws.passkey.com/event/11780138/owner/6687/home

Group rate $139 per night (includes unlimited wireless internet)

Cincinnati Marriott North at Union Centre
6189 Muhlhauser Road
West Chester, OH 45069
513-874-7335

The Cincinnati Marriott North at Union Centre is located in West Chester, Ohio on I-75 North at exit 19. We are 2 exits north of the GE Aviation Learning Center and the GE Aviation World Headquarters.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Manufacturing Day
Friday, October 3, 2014

GE 2014 User Summit
October 27-30th, 2014
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort
Orlando, Florida

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WATER NEWS

Previously, in my last column for Our Water Counts – Water-Wise, I stated that American water infrastructure repair is a national problem, not a regional issue.  Unfortunately, 500,000 residents of Toledo, Ohio had to suffer through their own water infrastructure problem.

The Threats to Our Drinking Water
The New York Times

Ohio Regulators Aim to Help Water Problem with Fertilizer Licenses
The Wall Street Journal

Tainted Ohio Water Coming Under Increased Scrutiny
Fox News

Behind Toledo’s Water Crisis, a Long-Troubled Lake Erie
The New York Times

Ohio Drinking Water Emergency ‘Not Over Yet’
USA Today

Vancouver Engineers Aim to Serve Safe Water to a Thirsty World
The Vancouver Sun

Solenis is the New Name for Ashland Water Technologies
PR Newswire

GE is Building a Fuel Cell Pilot Development and Manufacturing Plant in Saratoga County
Albany Business Review

Sunset Boulevard Submerged as Burst Water Pipe Sends 30ft Geyser Flying into the Air
London Evening Standard

GE Intelligent Platforms Blog

Pure Water Technology Breaks Guiness World Record
Water Technology Magazine

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Receive the Free Sustainable Manufacturer Network e-Magazine
Sign Up Now

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Enjoy the rest of the summer and your water-related activities.  Never take for granted America’s water supply. We look forward to seeing you in Cincinnati.

Regards,

Vincent Caprio
Executive Director
Water Innovations Alliance Foundation
203-733-1949
vince@waterinnovationsfoundation.org
www.waterinnovations.org
www.vincentcaprio.org

NanoBCA Member, Phillips of NanoMech, Testifies at U.S. House Subcommittee Hearing

Posted on August 21st, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments »

NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) Member, Jim Phillips, Chairman & CEO of NanoMech, Inc., testified at the U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade on July 29th, 2014.

The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), held a hearing on “Nanotechnology: Understanding How Small Solutions Drive Big Innovation.” Nanotechnology is science, engineering, and technology conducted at the nanoscale, which is approximately 1 to 100 nanometers (one nanometer is a billionth of a meter). This technology brings great opportunities to advance a broad range of industries, bolster our U.S. economy, and create new manufacturing jobs. Committee Members heard from several nanotech industry leaders about the current state of nanotechnology and the direction in which it is headed.

Mr. Phillips serves as Chairman and CEO of NanoMech, a leading nano-engineering and manufacturing company based in northwest Arkansas, has a portfolio of international award-winning inventions and commercial products, including innovations in machining and advanced manufacturing, lubrication and energy, biomedical implant coatings, and strategic military applications.

Phillips added, “It’s time for America to lead. … We must capitalize immediately on our great University system, our National Labs, and tremendous agencies like the National Science Foundation, to be sure this unique and best-in-class innovation ecosystem, is organized in a way that promotes nanotechnology, tech transfer and commercialization in dramatic and laser focused ways so that we capture the best ideas into patents quickly, that are easily transferred into our capitalistic economy so that our nation’s best ideas and inventions are never left stranded, but instead accelerated to market at the speed of innovation so that we build good jobs and improve the quality of life and security for our citizens faster and better than any other country on our planet.”

I am very excited to have one of our members testify before the U.S. House on nano issues.  As the premier association promoting nano, the NanoBCA is honored to have one of our members chosen to speak in front of this prestigious House Subcommittee.

Chairman Terry:  “Nanotech is a true science race between the nations, and we should be encouraging the transition from research breakthroughs to commercial development.”

A video link to the hearings can be found here:  http://energycommerce.house.gov/hearing/nanotechnology-understanding-how-small-solutions-drive-big-innovation

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Advanced Design and Manufacturing Impact Forum
Workshop – Scalable Nanomanufacturing: Benchmarks, Standards and Metrics for Fabrication and Integration of 3D Nanostructures
An ASME Event
August 17-20, 2014
Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center
Buffalo, NY

Sensor Fabrication, Integration, and Commercialization Workshop
Nanotechnology Signature Initiative
Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology:
Improving and Protecting Health, Safety, and the Environment
September 11-12, 2014
Room 375, Stafford I, National Science Foundation

Graphene World Summit
September 15-16, 2014
The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa
Berkeley, CA

Unveiling & First Public Demonstration of Nanoscale Offset Printing System (NanoOPS)
A newly-designed, fully automated cluster nanoscale printing system for devices and structures
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Northeastern University – Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing
Burlington, MA

Lunch and an afternoon symposium on nanoscale printing for devices and structures will follow the unveiling. Invited guests will discuss and hear about the implications, needs and challenges of nanoscale printing, the role of NanoOPS, and future developments to enable greater commercialization of nanotechnology and nano-enabled products.

Click here to RSVP or request more information.

Manufacturing Day
Friday, October 3, 2014

GE 2014 User Summit
Making the Industrial Internet Real
October 27-30, 2014
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort
Orlando, FL

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NANO NEWS

Harris & Harris Group Portfolio Company Enumeral Biomedical Completes Equity Offering and Public Listing

UMass Patch Would Spot Stressed-Out Soldiers
The Boston Globe

U.S Government Accountability Office (GAO) Chief Scientist Tours NanoMech’s Factories and Laboratories

Who Determines the Value of Patents?
IEEE Spectrum

Harris & Harris Group Invests in Unique NYC Biotech Accelerator

mPower Technologies Shows 4th Qtr Revenue Growth
Business Wire

NC COIN Welcomes Dr. Sharlini Sankaran, Dr. Steve Greenbaum to Advisory Council
NC Tech News

Nanotech: Shaping the Future of Multiple Industries
Visual Capitalist

Report: Mori Arkin in Talks to Buy Sol-Gel Technologies for $10M
NoCamels News Flash

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We encourage individuals interested in continuing our efforts to provide information in regard to emerging technologies to become individual members of the NanoBCA.  Individual Membership includes participation on our monthly conference call. Our next call is on Thursday, August 21st at 2:PM ET.  Click here to become a NanoBCA Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $100.

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Once again, we would like to thank Jim Phillips, Chairman & CEO of NanoMech, for successfully representing our nano committee at the House Committee Hearing.

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