Final Agenda – Energy & Water Infrastructure Conference 12/1 DC

Posted on November 30th, 2016 | No Comments »

Water 2.0 is excited to announce the FINAL AGENDA for:

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Energy & Water Infrastructure Conference: 2017 and Beyond
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Washington DC

CONFERENCE LOCATION

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Polsinelli PC
1401 Eye Street, Northwest
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005

 
The Energy, Water and Manufacturing Industries are preparing for the most significant changes since 2008 with the election of President-elect Trump.  President-elect Trump has made a call for an ambitious $1 Trillion infrastructure program – “highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals” – a key part of his acceptance remarks on Wednesday, November 9th.

Join us in the discussion of these Public Policy changes as it relates to the Energy, Water and Manufacturing Industries.

REGISTER TODAY
Questions in regard to the event may be directed to:
Vincent Caprio
203-733-1949
vincent@water2.org

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AGENDA

8:00-8:45  Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:00  Matthew E. Ross, LEED AP, Polsinelli PC

9:00-9:30  Scott Livingston, CEO, Livingston Securities

9:30-10:30  Digital Transformation for the Water Industry
- Prasad Pai, Manager, Automation Software, GE Digital
- Maryanne McGowan, CPA, CEM, Manager, Business Strategy & Implementation, Duke Energy
- Gray Matter Systems, Jonathan Litchman, Founder, The Providence Group

Emerging Water Technologies
10:30-11:00  Harvey Kaye, Chairman of the Board, Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc.
11:00-11:30  Greg Westbrook, Chief Executive Officer, ClearCove Systems

11:30-12:15  Spotlight on Technology Solutions
- Jason Derleth, White Roof Homes
- Theo Margas, CEO, Hundz Soil

12:15-1:00  Lunch and Networking

1:00-1:30  View from the Hill
- Tracy Hammond, Senior Policy Advisor, Polsinelli PC

1:30-2:15  Public Private Partnerships
- Lloyd Whitman, Assistant Director, Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials, OSTP
- Philip H. Lippel, Ph.D., Assistant Director, MIT Washington Office

2:15-2:30  Changing the Way that Innovation is Financed on Wall Street
- Scott Livingston, CEO, Livingston Securities

2:30-3:30  Information Technology & New Business Models
- Bill Potvin, UZURV
- Matt Colbert, Spend Consciously

3:30-4:00  Discovering Water 2.0: How Dynamic Data Analysis is transforming the water industry with a wellspring of new scientists
- Kenneth E. Russell, Ph.D., Author of Social Knowledge

4:00-4:30  NASA as a Driver of Emerging Technologies
- Charles Miller, Space Policy Group

4:30-5:00  Infrastructure Repair: Barriers to Entry
- The Honorable Kelly H. Carnes, President & CEO, TechVision21
- Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0/Our Water Counts

5:00-6:00  Post-Conference Networking

Looking forward to seeing you in Washington DC on December 1st!

Save the Date: Energy & Water Infrastructure Conference 12/1 DC

Posted on November 19th, 2016 | No Comments »

Today Water 2.0 is proud to announce:

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Energy & Water Infrastructure Conference: 2017 and Beyond
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Washington DC

The Energy, Water and Manufacturing Industries are preparing for the most significant changes since 2008 with the election of President-elect Trump.

President-elect Trump has made a call for an ambitious $1 Trillion infrastructure program — “highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals” — a key part of his acceptance remarks on Wednesday, November 9th.

Join us in the discussion of these Public Policy changes as it relates to the Energy, Water and Manufacturing Industries.

CONFERENCE LOCATION

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Polsinelli PC
1401 Eye Street, Northwest
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005

REGISTER TODAY
Please contact Vincent Caprio to register vincent@water2.org

Questions in regard to the event may be directed to:
Vincent Caprio
203-733-1949
vincent@water2.org

Looking forward to seeing you in Washington DC on December 1st!

2016 Indianapolis Water 2.0 Conference Photos

Posted on November 19th, 2016 | No Comments »

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Smart Cities: Promising, Complex and Coming Soon

Posted on November 19th, 2016 | No Comments »

Smart Cities:  Promising, Complex and Coming Soon
Written by Vincent Caprio

Smart-CitiesYou have certainly heard about smart city projects.  They help preserve water in California.  In Sweden they make waste disposal more efficient.  And if you cannot find a parking spot in Barcelona, the IoT (Internet of Things) system can be of great service.  I could name dozens of other examples as I am sure all of you could as well.  Because we hear “Smart City” almost as often as we hear “Kardashian” these days.

Smart city projects are in their infancy and promise to grow both in terms of the issues addressed and the complexity of the technologies used to offer smart solutions.  There will be fits and starts, successes and failures, but the long slow march of technology will move forward and our cities will transform before our eyes.

Creating Smart Cities is Complex, Technically, Politically and Socially
The challenges that face smart city projects are not only technical in nature, they also require political and social adoption, not to mention entrepreneurial vision and vigor.  A city is a complex organism.  It is a place where thousands or even millions of people coexist to work, live, and raise families.

The quest to improve our cities is why we have urban planners and social scientists.  It is why we hold elections.  These fields of disparate focus and expertise exist to avoid poor policy by assessing what potential unintended effects might be of any given new technology.  Demos Helsinki’s (a Nordic non-profit research and development organization) Mikko Annala explains that turning cities “smart” requires systematic engagement of those who are expected to live in these environments.  ”Without end-user testing and systematic learning, it is practically impossible to plan a smart city that is loved by its inhabitants.”

The nascent nature of the deployment of smart city technologies will naturally be accompanied by awkward moments and some unintended consequences, but these bumps in the road will give way to great efficiencies and cost savings over the longer term.  It is not that difficult, in theory, to connect every water pump, every traffic light, and every bus so they would create a wealth of data.  However, much work must be done to leverage the troves of data that are collected in a politically and socially expedient manner.

The End Goal
The end goal is to create and live in cities that function efficiently and make the lives of its citizens better by leveraging ever emerging technologies.  Cities that, by their very design, facilitate the growth of a healthy society and economy.  Creating smart cities requires planning and public private partnerships with corporations carrying a heavy load given their skills and expertise, but with the strategic input from political and social sectors as well.  The smart cities of tomorrow will be created through a complex engagement of diverse stakeholders.

Final Agenda – Water 2.0 Conference 11/16 Indianapolis IN

Posted on November 9th, 2016 | No Comments »

Water 2.0 is excited to announce the FINAL AGENDA for our:

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Water 2.0 Conference: Digital Transformation for the Water Industry
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

CONFERENCE LOCATION

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Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
2700 Market Tower
10 West Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

REGISTER TODAY
Please email vincent@water2.org  to request a Water 2.0 Conference registration form.

Water enters the digital era. Big Data Solutions, Information Powered Utilities and Smarter Customers. The Water 2.0 – Digital Transformation for the Water Industry Conference will focus on the use of data analytics, software and cyber security for water utilities. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA.

AGENDA
9:00-9:30  The Keys to Technology Deployment
David T. McGimpsey
, Of Counsel, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

9:30-10:00  Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies, Inc.
- Saketh Thanneeru, Applications Engineer, AquiSense Technologies

10:00-10:30  Alan Hinchman, Vice President of Water/Wastewater, Gray Matter Systems

10:30-11:00  Can General Electric Really Innovate Like a Water Start-Up?
Adam R. Tank, Digital Water Leader – GE Water & Distributed Power, GE Power & Water

11:00-11:30  Smart Metering: Commitment to Technology
Mark McKoy
, Senior Director Corporate Revenue Management & NJ Customer Operations, SUEZ Water

11:30-Noon  Sally Gutierrez, Director, Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development & Support Program, Office of Research & Development, US EPA

Noon-1:00  Lunch

1:00-1:30  Emerging Issues with Plastics for Water Infrastructure Rehabilitation and New Construction: Pipes, Coatings, Liners and Composites
Dr. Andrew Whelton, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering & Environmental & Ecological Engineering, Purdue University

1:30-2:00  Energy & Water – The Ultimate Partnership
Maryanne McGowan
, CPA, CEM, Manager, Business Strategy & Implementation, Duke Energy

2:00-2:30  Megan Glover, CoFounder & CEO, 120WaterAudit

2:30-3:00  Stephen Singer P.E., President, Singer Environmental Inc.

3:00-3:30  Utilizing SMART Flushing and System Monitoring Tools to Improve Water Quality
Harold Mosley, Product Brand Manager I, Marketing, Mueller Co., LLC

3:30-4:00  Discovering Water 2.0: How Dynamic Data Analysis is transforming the water industry with a wellspring of new scientists
Kenneth E. Russell, Ph.D., Author of Social Knowledge

4:00-4:30  The Science and Technology of Behavior Change: How Social Marketing Can Protect Water
Jill Hoffman, Founder, Clear Choices Clean Water

4:30-5:00  Trump Presidency: Public Policy Technology Changes
Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair

5:00-6:00  Post-Conference Networking

SPEAKERS

Indy-speakers-photo-box-2Questions in regard to the event may be directed to:
Vincent Caprio
203-733-1949
vincent@water2.org

Looking forward to seeing you on November 16th in Indianapolis.

Agenda Announcement – Water 2.0 Conference 11/16 Indianapolis IN

Posted on October 31st, 2016 | No Comments »

Water 2.0 is proud to announce the AGENDA for our:

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Water 2.0 Conference: Digital Transformation for the Water Industry
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

CONFERENCE LOCATION

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Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
2700 Market Tower
10 West Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

REGISTER TODAY
Attached you will find a Water 2.0 Conference registration form.
Please complete and email back to vincent@water2.org

Water enters the digital era. Big Data Solutions, Information Powered Utilities and Smarter Customers. The Water 2.0 – Digital Transformation for the Water Industry Conference will focus on the use of data analytics, software and cyber security for water utilities. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA.

AGENDA
9:00-9:30  David T. McGimpsey, Of Counsel, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

9:30-10:00  Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies, Inc.

10:00-10:30  Alan Hinchman, Vice President of Water/Wastewater, Gray Matter Systems

10:30-11:00  Adam R. Tank, Digital Water Leader – GE Water & Distributed Power, GE Power & Water

11:00-11:30  Ed Hackney, Technical Director, Revenue Management, SUEZ Water (invited)

11:30-Noon  Sally Gutierrez, Director, Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development & Support Program, Office of Research & Development, US EPA

Noon-1:00  Lunch

1:00-1:30  Jonathan Litchman, Founder, The Providence Group (invited)

1:30-2:00  Maryanne McGowan, CPA, CEM, Manager, Business Strategy & Implementation, Duke Energy

2:00-2:30  Harvey Kaye, Chairman of the Board, Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc (invited)

2:30-3:00  Stephen Singer P.E., President, Singer Environmental Inc.

3:00-3:30  Harold Mosley, Product Brand Manager I, Marketing, Mueller Co., LLC

3:30-4:00  Kenneth E. Russell, Ph.D., Author of Social Knowledge

4:00-4:30  Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0 Executive Director & Conference Chair

4:30-5:00  TBD

5:00-6:00  Post-Conference Networking

Speakers for the Water 2.0 Conference: Digital Transformation for the Water Industry include:

Indy-speakers-photo-box-1Questions in regard to the event may be directed to:
Vincent Caprio
203-733-1949
vincent@water2.org

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Looking forward to seeing you in Indianapolis on November 16th!

Save The Date – Water 2.0 Conference – Weds 11/16 Indianapolis IN

Posted on October 25th, 2016 | No Comments »

Today, we are proud to announce the return of the Water 2.0 Conference series to the Midwest.  Water enters the digital era. Big Data Solutions, Information Powered Utilities and Smarter Customers. The Water 2.0 – Digital Transformation for the Water Industry Conference will focus on the use of data analytics, software and cyber security for water utilities. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA.

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CONFERENCE LOCATION

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Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
2700 Market Tower
10 West Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

REGISTER TODAY
Attached you will find a Water 2.0 Conference registration form.
Please complete and email back to vincent@water2.org

Questions in regard to the event may be directed to:
Vincent Caprio
203-733-1949
vincent@water2.org

Looking forward to seeing you in Indianapolis on November 16th!

Water 2.0 Recommends: 2016 US-China Smart Manufacturing Summit 10/31 & 11/1 DC

Posted on October 25th, 2016 | No Comments »

I am honored to be returning as a speaker for the second year to the 2016 US-China Smart Manufacturing Summit.

2016 US-China Smart Manufacturing Summit

DATES: Monday, October 31, 2016 and Tuesday, November 1, 2016

EVENT LOCATION:
American Foreign Service Association
2101 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

I will be speaking from 11:00-12:30 on day 2 on Panel 4: Opportunities for the Technologies of Big Data and the Industrial Internet to Smart Manufacturing.

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To REGISTER for the conference, please contact Jun Wei , Executive Director, US-China Foundation for Exchange and Development weijun2000@gmail.com.

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OVERVIEW

Introduction

Manufacturing is a critical sector for a country’s economic development and job creation.  China is seeking to transform from a large manufacturing economy to a more innovative, more highly value-added one.  The key to making that transition is smart manufacturing, which can also be described as Internet of Things (IoT).  It connects each link of the value chain through innovative and productive approaches.   How can the United States and American companies benefit by participating in China’s process of manufacturing transformation?  What are the opportunities and challenges?

Objectives

To explore trade and investment opportunities in the field of smart manufacturing by bringing together government officials, policy-makers, project managers, investors, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists to pursue strategic US-China investment and trade partnerships in smart manufacturing.

Summit Overview

After organizing a highly successful 2015 US-China Smart Manufacturing Summit in October 2015, the US-China Foundation for Exchange & Development (USCFED) committed to repeating that success in 2016.  This year, USCFED is organizing together with the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) and the Research Institute of Machinery Industry Economic & Management (RIMIEM) in China to organize the 2016 US-China Smart Manufacturing Summit.  It will bring together about 50 private investors, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists in the field of smart manufacturing from China to meet their public and private sector counterparts in the United States.  It will provide a unique opportunity for our business communities to engage each other in a series of panels and networking sessions covering major issues and challenges related to pursuing US-China investment and trade opportunities in the field of smart manufacturing, including specific projects.  News organizations from the U.S. and China will participate in the forum, in addition to covering it.

Sessions

The complex inter-relationships between the various smart manufacturing topics will be explored in cross-cutting sessions that provide an opportunity for interactive discussion among panel members and participants.  The sessions will include short presentations by each of the panelists followed by a moderated discussion among the panelists and a Q&A session with the audience.

Topics covered will include, but are not limited to the following panel discussions:

- Understanding Intellectual Property Protection and Branding in Smart Manufacturing
- Opportunities for Big Data and the Industrial Internet in Smart Manufacturing
- Smart Manufacturing: Supply Chains
- Smart Manufacturing in the Auto Industry
- Smart Manufacturing and the Environment
- Smart Manufacturing and Smart Cities
- US-China Cooperation on Smart Manufacturing and Clean Energy
- The Commercialization of the Technology of Smart Manufacturing
- Smart Manufacturing and Capital Markets

Highlights

- 50 investors, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs from China
- Dozens of U.S. investment projects in the field of smart manufacturing
- Project/investor networking and matchmaking meetings
- Networking opportunities with government officials and industry groups

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SPEAKERS – MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2016

Todd Thurwachter, Summit Co-Chair (Confirmed)

Dr. Yongliang Zhou, Director, Center of China Made 2025, Research Institute of Machinery Industry Economic Management (Confirmed)

Jianchen Pan, Excutive Director and Chairman,  Shanghai Zhidian Investment Management Ltd.

Gang Xu, Associate General Counsel at The Hershey Company

The Honorable Judge Randel Rader, Former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Confirmed)

Pamela Passman, Former Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft (Confirmed)

Dr. Feng Li, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP (Confirmed)

Laura Taylor Kate, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Manufacturing at the U.S. Department of Commerce

Edward Luce, Washington Columnist, Financial Times (Invited)

Vinai K. Thummalapally, Executive Director, Select USA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Invited)

Robert Rogowski, Former Chief Economist of International Trade Commission (Confirmed)

Jenny Hou, General Partner, SunEnergi Capital, LLC

Jim Hurd, CEO, GreenScience Exchange (Confirmed)

Representative from GE Water

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SPEAKERS – TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2016

Todd Thurwachter, Summit Co-Chair

Li Bin, Former Deputy Director, Division of International Affairs, National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)

The Honorable John McAdams, Former U.S. Export-Import Bank Vice Chairman & COO

The Honorable Robert Gee, Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy (Invited)

The Honorable Patrick Mulloy, Commissioner USCC (former), Assistant Secretary for Market Access & Compliance, ITA, Department of Commerce (Confirmed)

Gang Xu, Associate General Counsel at The Hershey Company

Travis Mason, Chief of Staff, Google (x) Engineering

Dr. Peter Aiken, Founding Director, Data Blueprint (Confirmed)

Kevin Jiang, Director of Marketing, SeniorMechanic Engineering, Gallop Engineering Company

Yanbo Qiao, Founding Partner, Shanghai Junai Science and Technology, Ltd. Company

Vincent Caprio, Executive Director, Founder and Water 2.0 Conference Chair (Confirmed)

Dr. Alfred Liu, City Planning Advisor to the City of Washington, DC

Sheldon Xie, Vice President, Hierstar Corp, Suzhou, China (Confirmed)

Jun Wei, Executive Director, US-China Foundation for Exchange and Development

Professor David Pan, IEEE Fellow, Engineering Foundation Professor, The University of Texas at Austin (Confirmed)

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Looking forward to seeing you at the 2016 US-China Smart Manufacturing Summit in Washington DC.

Water 2.0 Recommends: Water Sustainability through Nanotechnology Webinar 10/19 3PM ET

Posted on October 19th, 2016 | No Comments »

Water 2.0 would like to recommend the following webinar:

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Water Sustainability through Nanotechnology: A Federal Perspective

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
3:00PM – 4:30PM ET

To register now, please visit the following link:
https://nnco.adobeconnect.com/waterwebinar1/event/registration.html

This webinar is the first in a series exploring the confluence of nanotechnology and water. This event will introduce the Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (NSI): Water Sustainability through Nanotechnology and highlight the activities of several participating Federal agencies. Subsequent webinars will each focus on one of the NSI’s technical focus areas.

  • Increase water availability.
  • Improve the efficiency of water delivery and use.
  • Enable next-generation water monitoring systems.

Panelists include Nora Savage (National Science Foundation), Daniel Barta (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), Paul Shapiro (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), Jim Dobrowolski (USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture), and Hongda Chen (USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture).

Webinar viewers will be able to submit questions for the panelists to answer during the Q&A period. Submitted questions will be considered in the order received and may be posted on the NNI website. A moderator will identify relevant questions and pose them to the speakers. Due to time constraints, not all questions may be addressed during the webinar. The moderator reserves the right to group similar questions and to skip questions, as appropriate.

To learn more about the event, please visit:
https://nnco.adobeconnect.com/waterwebinar1/event/event_info.html

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UPCOMING EVENTS

EmTech – MIT Technology Review
October 18-20, 2016
Cambridge, MA

NBMC Workshop
Blood, Sweat & Tears III
November 2-3, 2016
Located at Lockheed Martin DC Offices
Arlington, VA

Annual NewYorkBIO Finance Symposium
Who Needs a VC 3
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
NYC

2016 National Competitiveness Forum
Friday, December 9, 2016
The Ronald Reagan building and International Trade Center
Washington, DC

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Once again, Water 2.0 encourages your participation in the Water Sustainability through Nanotechnology Webinar on Wednesday, October 19th.

NanoBCA Recommends: Generation Nano – Small Science, Superheroes Competition

Posted on October 19th, 2016 | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to recommend the second annual Generation Nano – Small Science, Superheroes Competition.

NSF and National Nanotechnology Initiative invite high school students to create heroes with nanotech-inspired gear, powers

Calling all nanotechnology-empowered superheroes!

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U.S. students create superheroes that use nanotechnology powers.

WHIZ! POW! BAM! BOOM! Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) announce the opening of the second annual Generation Nano: Small Science, Superheroes! competition. The contest invites U.S. high school and home-schooled students to create a superhero that uses nanotechnology — science and technology on the scale of a nanometer, or one billionth of a meter — to solve crimes and meet today’s challenges.

By challenging students to think big (or small, in this case) to create superheroes with nanotechnology-inspired gear or powers, NSF and NNI aim to promote an early interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

“An increasing number of students are drawn to the fascinating field of nanotechnology, which allows us to do things not possible before in computing, mobile communication, medicine and the environment,” said NSF Senior Advisor for Science and Engineering Mihail Roco. “The younger generation will carry on future progress in this exciting field. The Generation Nano competition gives students an opportunity to creatively combine this scientific interest with their artistic side.”

Last year’s first-ever Generation Nano competition inspired entries from more than 115 students across the U.S. The winning superhero creations included Nanoman, who battled a malignant crab-monster named Cancer; Radio Blitz, who helped dispose of local waste; and Nine, a rising superhero who used his nanosuit to defeat a pair of kidnappers.

Actor Wil Wheaton hosted the awards ceremony at the 2016 USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C., where legendary comic book creator Stan Lee made a surprise virtual appearance to congratulate the finalists.

“The number and quality of the submissions to the Generation Nano contest last year were fantastic,” said Lisa Friedersdorf, deputy director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, which provides public outreach for NNI. “I’m very excited by the four key societal missions identified for this year’s contest as nanotechnology can play a critical role in addressing each of these needs. I can’t wait to see the creative and imaginative ways the student teams take on this challenge!”

This year, participants’ superhero creations must tackle one of the following societal issues:

Justice — Using nanotechnology to fight criminals, bullies, supervillains and other wrongdoers.
Relief — Using nanotechnology to aid victims of famine, drought and other disasters.
Health — Using nanotechnology to heal the sick and injured.
Environment — Using nanotechnology to generate clean energy, control pollution and create a sustainable future.

NSF will promote the opening of the competition this week at New York Comic Con, the East Coast’s largest popular culture convention. A panel will bring together NSF-funded scientists and storytellers to talk about their imagined worlds.

Student contestants are encouraged to submit their superhero creations to the Generation Nano competition website for an opportunity to compete for prizes. A panel will review the submissions and select 15 semifinalists, and then a first and second place winner. Submissions from all semifinalists will also be posted to the Generation Nano website to allow the public to vote for their favorite superhero, which will receive a People’s Choice award.

Additional competition details

- U.S. high school and home-schooled students should submit a written entry explaining how their superhero uses nanotechnology to do good, along with a two-to-three-page comic and 90-second video.
- Competition opens Oct. 5, 2016, and submissions are due by midnight, Jan. 31, 2017 EST.
- Three rounds of judging will take place, with winners announced in the spring.
- Prizes: $1,500 for first place; $1,000 for second place; and $750 for the People’s Choice award.

Visit the Generation Nano competition website for full eligibility criteria, entry guidelines, timeline and prize information. For additional questions about the contest, contact the Generation Nano team at gennano@nsf.gov.

-NSF-
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Media Contacts

Bobbie Mixon, NSF, (703) 292-8070, bmixon@nsf.gov
Marlowe Newman, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, (703) 292-7128, mnewman@nnco.nano.gov

Related Websites
Generation Nano competition website: https://www.nsf.gov/GenNano

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UPCOMING NANO EVENTS

Water Sustainability through Nanotechnology: A Federal Perspective Webinar
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
3:00PM – 4:30PM ET
Registration Now Open!

EmTech – MIT Technology Review
October 18-20, 2016
Cambridge, MA

NBMC Workshop
Blood, Sweat & Tears III
November 2-3, 2016
Located at Lockheed Martin DC Offices
Arlington, VA

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NANO NEWS

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016
Nanomanufacturing Weekly
National Nanomanufacturing Network

Nanotechnology on the cusp: Bob McDonald
CBC News