Science Channel has been named as the official media sponsor for the second-annual Manufacturing Day, a broad-based grassroots effort created to drive public awareness of the American manufacturing industry and manufacturing careers. The network’s popular manufacturing series, HOW IT’S MADE, was named official program partner for the event, which takes place on October 4, 2013.

Manufacturing Day 2013 will feature several hundred manufacturers, educational institutions and other partners offering open houses, public tours, career workshops, and other activities to share the technology, ingenuity and innovation exemplified by American manufacturing. The event is co-produced by the Fabricators Manufacturers Association, International (FMA), the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), The Manufacturing Institute, the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), and Industrial Strength Marketing (ISM). NanoBCA endorses Manufacturing Day.  Click here to see a list of Sponsors.

“No other media outlet has done more to promote manufacturing than Science Channel.  Through programming like HOW IT’S MADE the network has shown millions of viewers that manufacturing is fascinating, high-tech and offers the opportunity for a great career,” said Ed Youdell, President and CEO of FMA.  “With Science Channel’s help we hope to build on the success of last year’s event, which featured more than 240 events in manufacturing facilities in 37 states with more than 7,000 people participating. Manufacturing Day will continue to inform and inspire new audiences with a look behind the scenes at American manufacturing.”

“Science Channel is honored to participate in Manufacturing Day, as the promotion of science, engineering and technology is at the core of everything that we do,” said Debbie Adler Myers, General Manager and Executive Vice President, Science Channel.  “HOW IT’S MADE has been one of our most popular franchises for years, exposing huge audiences to the art and genius of manufacturing – and on October 4, viewers will have the chance to experience HOW IT’S MADE ‘live’ in their own backyards. As the official media partner for Manufacturing Day we’ll eagerly spread the word about this fantastic event in the hopes of inspiring some individuals to consider careers in the industry.”

Science Channel will support Manufacturing Day across its portfolio, including the cable network,, and various social media platforms. This promotion will be headlined by visibility on the event’s program partner, HOW IT’S MADE.  Through 11 seasons, nearly 300 episodes and more than a thousand products, Science Channel’s HOW IT’S MADE has connected viewers with the surprising world of manufacturing by revealing how many of the everyday items are made. Millions of viewers have enjoyed learning how common products – such as toothpaste, hot sauce, pipes, luxury sports cars, rock climbing gear, whiskey, razor blades, telescopes, paper towels, alloy wheels, and many more – are manufactured in state-of-the-art factories across America and around the world.


The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) announced today it has joined the Coalition of Small Business Innovators (CSBI).  CSBI is a national, non-partisan coalition of organizations dedicated to stimulating sustained, private investment in small, highly innovative companies focusing on the development of new technologies.

The Coalition’s legislative objectives are to modernize the current U.S. tax code to recognize and promote small business innovation as fundamental to the long-term growth of the U.S. economy. The Coalition’s objectives are:

– Stimulating private capital for research by relaxing the passive activity loss rules in Section 469 for small research-intensive companies;

– Removing financing restrictions in Section 382 to allow small companies to retain their net operating losses generated by R&D expenditures; and

– Improving capital gains treatment for small research-intensive companies by changing the gross assets test in order for these companies to qualify for Section 1202.

Next generation innovators, which employ millions of Americans in a broad array of U.S. industries, are working every day to develop groundbreaking technologies to solve the greatest challenges facing our society – whether it’s finding a cure for cancer, developing new life-saving medical devices, or creating renewable energy and water technologies. These companies are also contributing to the economy by providing high-quality jobs and by helping keep the U.S. competitive and on the cutting edge of research and technology breakthroughs.

The Coalition of Small Business Innovators believes that, through the tax code, Congress and the Administration should enact policies that promote greater private investment in small business research-intensive innovation in order to maintain America’s global competitiveness, sustain and create American jobs, and incentivize investments in the United States.

CSBI supports a U.S. tax code that recognizes innovation as a crucial part of the 21st century American economy and believes that, by itself, a lower corporate tax rate will not support growth and innovation in America’s small businesses, many of which are pre-revenue. The Coalition advocates for policymakers to both lower the corporate rate and to specifically promote innovative pre-revenue research-intensive businesses through incentives which spur private investment, encouraging other companies, individuals, and funds to invest in small companies and support their research.

The Coalition believes Congress can and should incentivize further development and improve America’s economic health by recognizing the importance of innovation and its potential to save lives, create new technologies, spur scientific advancement, and create jobs in innovative businesses.

Coalition members include:

Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) Algae Biomass Organization (ABO)

Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO)

Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)

Center for Innovative Technology (CIT)

Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF)


Electricity Storage Association (ESA)

Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA)

Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA)

NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA)

National Council for Advanced Manufacturing (NACFAM)

Neurotechnology Industry Organization (NIO)


Water Innovations Alliance Foundation (WIAF)

More information about the coalition can be found at:

The NanoBCA recently completed our 5th Annual Nanotech Commercialization Conference in Winston Salem, NC.  Our Program had a fabulous lineup of Speakers.  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.

The NanoBCA is proud to have joined with the FMA in their efforts to promote Manufacturing Day.  In addition, the NanoBCA is honored to be a part of the Coalition of Small Business Innovators.


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