Happy Holidays from Water 2.0!

Posted on December 22nd, 2015 | No Comments »

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White House Issues Call for Water Innovation

Posted on December 21st, 2015 | No Comments »

White House Issues Call for Water Innovation
By Vincent Caprio
Our Water Counts Blog

Innovation Has Arrived . . . Now We Need Investment and Capital

Posted on December 14th, 2015 | No Comments »

Innovation Has Arrived . . . Now We Need Investment and Capital
By Vincent Caprio
Our Water Counts Blog

NanoBCA recommends NNCO Nanotechnology Webinar – 12/11 2PM ET

Posted on December 14th, 2015 | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to recommend:

Upcoming NNCO Nanotechnology Webinar:

All Hands on Deck for Improving Data Quality
Friday, December 11, 2015
2PM – 3PM ET

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The webinar will include a presentation from Dr. Paul Weiss (Distinguished Professor at UCLA and Editor-in-Chief at ACS Nano) on nanotechnology data reproducibility challenges and needs, and a case study from Dr. Ewan Birney (Director of the European Bioinformatics Institute) on the formation of the MinION Analysis and Reference Consortium, which aims to improve data reproducibility and reliability for the MinION nanopore sequencing device. The webinar will be the capstone event of the Fall 2015 NSI webinar series, tying together the informatics and sensors concepts that we have been discussing over the last few months.

Webinar viewers will be able to submit questions for the panelists to answer during the Q&A period. Questions can also be submitted to webinar@nnco.nano.gov a week prior to the date of the webinar through the end of the event.

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NANO NEWS

Leaders in Functional Nanomaterials Manufacturing Target Southeast for Economic Growth

The Democratization of Medical Research: Why This Biotech Startup Wants Your Blood
Orig3n (A Harris & Harris Company)
Forbes

Brewer Science to Present Advanced Nanotechnology Materials to Aid in National Security

NanoViricides Files Quarterly Report

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CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

Please join our roster of Corporate Members.  For further information, please contact Vincent Caprio vincent@nanobca.org or 203-733-1949 to discuss.

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INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

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, December 17th at 2PM ET.  Click here to become a NanoBCA Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $150.

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Hope you will be able to participate in the upcoming NNCO webinar.

NanoBCA recommends Livingston Nanotechnology Conference Dec 7-8 NYC

Posted on December 14th, 2015 | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to recommend:

11th Annual Livingston Nanotechnology Conference
December 7-8, 2015

MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2015
9AM – 5PM
Loeb & Loeb LLP
345 Park Avenue (between 51st and 52nd Streets)
New York, NY 10154

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2015 – SITE VISIT
Composite Prototyping Center
121 Express Street
Plainview, New York 11803 USA
Get Directions

I will be participating in the Livingston Nanotechnology Conference.  Come join over 150 professionals dedicated to advancing emerging technologies in the biotech, water and semiconductor industries.  For more information and to register for the Livingston Nanotechnology Conference please email scott@livingstonsecurities.com

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Upcoming NNCO Nanotechnology Webinar

All Hands on Deck for Improving Data Quality
Friday, December 11, 2015
2PM – 3PM ET

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The webinar will include a presentation from Dr. Paul Weiss (Distinguished Professor at UCLA and Editor-in-Chief at ACS Nano) on nanotechnology data reproducibility challenges and needs, and a case study from Dr. Ewan Birney (Director of the European Bioinformatics Institute) on the formation of the MinION Analysis and Reference Consortium, which aims to improve data reproducibility and reliability for the MinION nanopore sequencing device. The webinar will be the capstone event of the Fall 2015 NSI webinar series, tying together the informatics and sensors concepts that we have been discussing over the last few months.

Webinar viewers will be able to submit questions for the panelists to answer during the Q&A period. Questions can also be submitted to webinar@nnco.nano.gov a week prior to the date of the webinar through the end of the event.

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NANO NEWS

Leaders in Functional Nanomaterials Manufacturing Target Southeast for Economic Growth

The Democratization of Medical Research: Why This Biotech Startup Wants Your Blood
Orig3n (A Harris & Harris Company)
Forbes

Brewer Science to Present Advanced Nanotechnology Materials to Aid in National Security

NanoViricides Files Quarterly Report

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CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

Please join our roster of Corporate Members.  For further information, please contact Vincent Caprio vincent@nanobca.org or 203-733-1949 to discuss.

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INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

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, December 17th at 2PM ET.  Click here to become a NanoBCA Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $150.

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Looking forward to seeing you at the Livingston Nanotechnology Conference, December 7th in NYC.

WATER 2.0 Data Analytics for the Water Industry Conference 11/18 DC

Posted on December 14th, 2015 | No Comments »

Our Water 2.0 Data Analytics for the Water Industry Conference is this week!  We would like to announce the final agenda.

Revised Water 2.0 Data Analytics bannerWater 2.0 – Data Analytics for the Water Industry Conference
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Conference Location:
Foley & Lardner LLP
3000 K Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20007-5109

Our conference promotes the development of water technologies through innovation. Event co-sponsors include companies such as GE, American Water, Duke Energy and Watercura®.

REGISTER TODAY $250
The registration fee includes lunch and a post-conference networking reception.

Our Water 2.0 Data Analytics for the Water Industry Conference will focus on the use of data analytics, software and cyber security for water utilities. Those in attendance will include water and energy industry authorities, utility professionals and representatives from the EPA.

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WATER 2.0 CONFERENCE AGENDA

8:00-8:45  Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45-9:00  Opening Remarks
Vincent Caprio
, Executive Director, WIAF & Water 2.0 Conference Chair

9:00-9:30  Legal issues and best practices for Big Data analytics and data security in the water utilities industry
Chanley T. Howell
, Partner, Foley & Lardner, LLP

9:30-10:00  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

10:00-10:30  The Industrial Internet – Making it Real. Today.
Robert J. Gates, P.E.,
Global Marketing Director Manufacturing, GE Intelligent Platforms

10:30-11:00  How Digital Technologies and Advanced Data Analytics Can Reduce the Cost of Shale Oil / Gas Production
Piers Wells
, CEO, Digital H2O

11:00-11:30  Cyber Risk Management and the Water Industry
Jonathan Litchman
, Founder, The Providence Group

11:30-12:00  FBI: Economic Espionage Program

12:00-1:00  Lunch

1:00-1:30  Financing innovative water technology companies
Scott B. Livingston
, Chairman & CEO, Livingston Securities LLC

1:30-2:00  Get Social: Connecting water resources and increasing the flow of knowledge
Becky Scott
, Social Knowledge Program Manager, Cisco

2:00-2:30  New Tools for Improving Water Efficiency
Erik Hromadka
, CEO, Global Water Technologies, Inc.

2:30-3:00  Fluorescence-based cell assay for high-throughput detection of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in water sources
Diana A. Stavreva, Ph.D.,
Staff Scientist, National Cancer Institute, CCR, NIH

3:00-3:30  Water & Energy – Where the Two Meet
Maryanne E. McGowan, CPA, CEM
, Manager, Business Strategy & Implementation, Duke Energy

3:30-4:00  Carbon Capture: Predicting, Managing and Optimizing Water Treatment
Gary Miller
, President & Chief Operating Officer, ClearCove Systems

4:00-4:30  Data Analytics and IoT Start-Up Companies for the Water Industry
Vincent Caprio
, Executive Director, WIAF & Water 2.0 Conference Chair
Jim Hurd, Director, GreenScience Exchange

4:30-5:00  Little Data…Before Big Data
Richard E. Hyman
, Author of FROGMEN

5:00-6:00  Post-Conference Networking

Looking forward to seeing you in DC on November 18th!

Final Agenda – Water 2.0 Conference – Weds 11/18 Washington DC

Posted on November 9th, 2015 | No Comments »

Our Water 2.0 Data Analytics for the Water Industry Conference is just a few weeks away!  We would like to announce the final agenda.

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Water 2.0 – Data Analytics for the Water Industry Conference
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Conference Location:
Foley & Lardner LLP
3000 K Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20007-5109

Our conference promotes the development of water technologies through innovation. Event co-sponsors include companies such as GE, American Water, Duke Energy and Watercura®.

REGISTER TODAY $250
The registration fee includes lunch and a post-conference networking reception.

Our Water 2.0 Data Analytics for the Water Industry Conference will focus on the use of data analytics, software and cyber security for water utilities. Those in attendance will include water and energy industry authorities, utility professionals and representatives from the EPA.

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We are excited to have the following talented leaders from the water industry:

Legal issues and best practices for Big Data analytics and data security in the water utilities industry
- Chanley T. Howell, Partner, Foley & Lardner, LLP

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

The Industrial Internet – Making it Real. Today.
- Robert J. Gates, P.E., Global Marketing Director Manufacturing, GE Intelligent Platforms

How Digital Technologies and Advanced Data Analytics Can Reduce the Cost of Shale Oil/Gas Production
- Piers Wells, CEO, Digital H2O

- Jonathan Litchman, Founder, The Providence Group

- FBI: Economic Espionage Program

Financing innovative water technology companies
- Scott B. Livingston, Chairman & CEO, Livingston Securities LLC

Get Social: Connecting water resources and increasing the flow of knowledge
- Becky Scott, Social Knowledge Program Manager, Cisco

New Tools for Improving Water Efficiency
- Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies, Inc.

Fluorescence-based cell assay for high-throughput detection of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in water sources
- Diana A. Stavreva, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, National Cancer Institute, CCR, NIH

- Maryanne E. McGowan, CPA, CEM, Manager, Business Strategy & Implementation, Duke Energy

Carbon Capture: Predicting, Managing and Optimizing Water Treatment
- Gary Miller, President & Chief Operating Officer, ClearCove Systems

Data Analytics and IoT Start-Up Companies for the Water Industry
- Vincent Caprio, Executive Director, WIAF & Water 2.0 Conference Chair
- Jim Hurd, Director, GreenScience Exchange

Little Data…Before Big Data
- Richard E. Hyman, Author of FROGMEN

CONFERENCE HOTEL
JW Marriott
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 393-2000

Click here to RESERVE YOUR ROOM
$329 per night

When making reservations please refer to the room block name:
Water 2.0 Conference

Click here for DIRECTIONS TO HOTEL.

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WATER NEWS

Global Water Technologies and AquiSense Technologies sign MOU for UV LEDs

JFK’s Famous Water Quote: A Brief History
Vincent Caprio
Our Water Counts Blog

I’ve Looked at the Cloud from Both Sides Now
Jim Lauria
Our Water Counts Blog

Where Is the Water Industry’s Silicon Valley?
Dan Grech
Our Water Counts Blog

Touchdown for Water Conservation
Jill Burdette
Our Water Counts Blog

Clock is ticking on bid to block EPA water rule
Daren Bakst
The Hill
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Looking forward to seeing you in DC on November 18th!

NanoBCA Congratulates OSTP on Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenge

Posted on November 4th, 2015 | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to congratulate the Office of Science and Technology Policy on the Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenge for Future Computing.  I would like to share with you the following announcement.

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A Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenge for Future Computing
By Lloyd Whitman, Randy Bryant, and Tom Kalil
October 20, 2015

Today, the White House is announcing a grand challenge to develop transformational computing capabilities by combining innovations in multiple scientific disciplines.

In June, the Office of Science and Technology Policy issued a Request for Information seeking suggestions for Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges for the Next Decade. After considering over 100 responses, OSTP is excited to announce the following grand challenge that addresses three Administration priorities—the National Nanotechnology Initiative, the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI), and the BRAIN initiative:

Create a new type of computer that can proactively interpret and learn from data, solve unfamiliar problems using what it has learned, and operate with the energy efficiency of the human brain.

While it continues to be a national priority to advance conventional digital computing—which has been the engine of the information technology revolution—current technology falls far short of the human brain in terms of both the brain’s sensing and problem-solving abilities and its low power consumption. Many experts predict that fundamental physical limitations will prevent transistor technology from ever matching these twin characteristics. We are therefore challenging the nanotechnology and computer science communities to look beyond the decades-old approach to computing based on the Von Neumann architecture as implemented with transistor-based processors, and chart a new path that will continue the rapid pace of innovation beyond the next decade.

There are growing problems facing the Nation that the new computing capabilities envisioned in this challenge might address, from delivering individualized treatments for disease, to allowing advanced robots to work safely alongside people, to proactively identifying and blocking cyber intrusions. To meet this challenge, major breakthroughs are needed not only in the basic devices that store and process information and the amount of energy they require, but in the way a computer analyzes images, sounds, and patterns; interprets and learns from data; and identifies and solves problems.

Many of these breakthroughs will require new kinds of nanoscale devices and materials integrated into three-dimensional systems and may take a decade or more to achieve. These nanotechnology innovations will have to be developed in close coordination with new computer architectures, and will likely be informed by our growing understanding of the brain—a remarkable, fault-tolerant system that consumes less power than an incandescent light bulb.

Recent progress in developing novel, low-power methods of sensing and computation—including neuromorphic, magneto-electronic, and analog systems—combined with dramatic advances in neuroscience and cognitive sciences, lead us to believe that this ambitious challenge is now within our reach. The Federal government is driving many of these initial advances through programs such as Expeditions in Computing and Robust Intelligence at the National Science Foundation (NSF); Computational Cognition and Machine Intelligence, Nanoscale Computing Devices and Systems, DARPA SyNAPSE, DARPA UPSIDE, and DARPA STARnet (a public-private partnership with the Semiconductor Research Corporation) at the Department of Defense; and MICrONS at IARPA.

Some of the problems to be addressed by this grand challenge are highlighted in a recent report sponsored by the Semiconductor Industry Association and Semiconductor Research Corporation with support from NSF, and white papers released today by the IEEE and the Computing Community Consortium. Over the coming months, Federal agencies, professional societies, industry groups, and non-profit organizations will be coming together in workshops and other forums to determine the best path forward to address this grand challenge, with the first Department of Energy study group roundtable discussion planned for next week. Information about agency activities and other relevant resources are available at a new grand challenges portal at nano.gov.

We look forward to working with colleagues from across the nanotechnology, computer science, and neuroscience communities to transform future computing. If you’d like to help organize or participate in a planning activity, let us know at NNIChallenges@nnco.nano.gov.

Lloyd Whitman is Assistant Director for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Randy Bryant is Assistant Director for Information Technology Research and Development at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Tom Kalil is Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Learn More:

Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges on nano.gov
A Call for Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges (OSTP Blog)
21st Century Grand Challenges

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NANO NEWS

PEN Inc. Develops Graphene-Based Product for Use in Medical Imaging

NanoMech Launches Transport Division

HZO & Deutsche Telekom Join Again to Reveal the Water Resistant Tolino 3 HD eReader

IBM Reports Breakthrough on Carbon Nanotube Transistors
Mike Orcutt
MIT Technology Review

Could Nanotechnology Dramatically Reduce Clothing’s Environmental Impact?
Kathleen Webber
Chemistry and Materials

I read over 100 articles per week in regard to nanotechnology products.  It appears that Time Magazine does not.
Here’s Why Nobody’s Talking About Nanotech Anymore
Kevin Kelleher
Time Magazine

10 years ago we heard that nanomaterials would be the new asbestos.  Now we are told that bacon is the new asbestos.
Bacon’s as bad as asbestos? WHO thinks so: Report
Javier E. David
CNBC

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UPCOMING EVENTS

1st Annual “Livingston Securities Advanced & Renewable Energy Summit”
November 2nd Denver, CO
For more information please email scott@livingstonsecurities.com

Water 2.0 Conference – Data Analytics for the Water Industry
November 18, 2015
Offices of Foley & Lardner, LLP
Washington, DC

Nanotechnology for Health Care
Winthrop Rockefeller Institute – Arts and Humanities
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 8:AM – Friday, December 4, 2015 10:AM (PT)
Morrilton, AR

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CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

Please join our roster of Corporate Members.  For further information, please contact Vincent Caprio vincent@nanobca.org or 203-402-7200 to discuss.

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INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

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, November 19th at 2:PM ET.  Click here to become a NanoBCA Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $150.

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Once again, congratulations to the OSTP!

Agenda Update – Water 2.0 Conference – Weds 11/18 Washington DC

Posted on October 14th, 2015 | No Comments »

It is time to start making plans for fall!  The Water 2.0 Data Analytics for the Water Industry Conference is just a few weeks away.

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Water 2.0 – Data Analytics for the Water Industry Conference
Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Conference Location:
Foley & Lardner LLP
3000 K Street, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20007-5109

The conference is spearheaded by the Water Innovations Alliance Foundation (WIAF), an organization that promotes the development of water technologies through innovation. Event co-sponsors include companies such as GE, American Water, Duke Energy and Watercura®.

REGISTER TODAY $250
The registration fee includes lunch and a post-conference networking reception.

The Water 2.0 Data Analytics for the Water Industry Conference will focus on the use of data analytics, software and cyber security for water utilities. Those in attendance will include water and energy industry authorities, utility professionals and representatives from the EPA.

VC,-Mary-Roche,-Bob-Gates,-Alan-H-with-caption

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are excited to have the following talented SPEAKERS from the water industry:

Legal issues and best practices for Big Data analytics and data security in the water utilities industry
- Chanley T. Howell, Partner, Foley & Lardner, LLP

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

The Industrial Internet – Making it Real. Today.
- Robert J. Gates, P.E., Global Marketing Director Manufacturing, GE Intelligent Platforms

Financing innovative water technology companies
- Scott B. Livingston, Chairman & CEO, Livingston Securities LLC

Get Social: Connecting water resources and increasing the flow of knowledge
- Becky Scott, Social Knowledge Program Manager, Cisco

Fluorescence-based cell assay for high-throughput detection of endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in water sources
- Diana A. Stavreva, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, National Cancer Institute, CCR, NIH

Carbon Capture: Predicting, Managing and Optimizing Water Treatment
- Gary Miller, President & Chief Operating Officer, ClearCove Systems

Little Data…Before Big Data
- Richard E. Hyman, Author of FROGMEN

Additional SPEAKERS include:
- Christopher Peacock, Director Strategic Accounts, FATHOM
- Paul Gagliardo, M.P.H., P.E., Manager – Innovation Development, American Water
- Alan Hinchman, Chief Operating Officer, The Water Initiative
- David Schoenberger, CIO, Secure Cloud Systems, LLC
- Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies, Inc.
- Maryanne E. McGowan, CPA, CEM, Manager, Business Strategy & Implementation, Duke Energy
- Speaker from the FBI: Economic Espionage Program

CONFERENCE HOTEL
JW Marriott
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 393-2000

Click here to RESERVE YOUR ROOM
$329 per night

Cut-off date to receive room block rate is Friday, October 16, 2105

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WATER NEWS

Surge in tech investment shows the days of cheap water are over
Ucilia Wang
The Guardian

GE names a new vice-chair – and she is . . .
Patricia Sellers
Fortune

Recycled swimware is a hot new trend
Colleen Kane
Fortune

Federal judge blocks Obama’s water rule
Timothy Cama
The Hill

Women and Water
Jim Lauria
Our Water Counts Blog

Keeping an Eye on Water Contamination
Jill Burdette
Our Water Counts Blog

Water Innovation: The Evolution of Consumer Water Filtration
Vincent Caprio
Our Water Counts Blog

The Black Lagoon or the Blue Lagoon?
Jim Lauria
Our Water Counts Blog

The Latest from California: Are We Headed for Mega-drought?
Richard Kreidler
Our Water Counts Blog

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Hope to see you at the Water 2.0 Conference in November!

JFK’s Famous Water Quote: A Brief History

Posted on October 14th, 2015 | No Comments »

JFK’s Famous Water Quote: A Brief History
By Vincent Caprio
Our Water Counts Blog