NanoBCA Encourages Your Response to NNCO & OSTP Request

Posted on February 23rd, 2016 | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) encourages all members of the nanotechnology community to respond to this request from the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).  The following information was presented on the White House blog by Michael Meador, Director of the NNCO at the White House National Science and Technology Council and by Lloyd Whitman, Assistant Director for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials at the White House OSTP.

Identifying Commercialization-Success Stories from the National Nanotechnology Initiative
By Michael Meador and Lloyd Whitman
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Summary: The White House is seeking examples of commercialization-success stories stemming from U.S. Government-funded nanotechnology research and development.

Today, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking examples of commercialization-success stories arising from Federal investments in nanotechnology research & development since the inception of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) in 2001. Under the NNI, the U.S. government has invested more than $22 billion in fundamental and applied research in nanotechnology; the development of world-class user facilities for fabrication, characterization, and modeling/simulation of nanomaterials; and the responsible development of nanotechnology. The purpose of the RFI being released today is to gather information to better understand how these investments and resources have been utilized to successfully transition nanotechnology-based products from the lab to the market.

In his 2014 State of the Union Address, President Obama said, “Federally-funded research helped lead to the ideas and inventions behind Google and smart phones” and can “unleash the next great American discovery – whether it’s vaccines that stay ahead of drug-resistant bacteria, or paper-thin material that’s stronger than steel”. Nanotechnology researchers and entrepreneurs are making these innovations—plus many others—a reality. For example, pioneering nanotechnology research by two 2015 National Medal of Science and one National Medal of Technology and Innovation recipients has found its way into multiple commercial products. Quantum dots, developed by Dr. Armand Paul Alivisatos, can now be found in energy-efficient solid-state lighting and high-resolution video displays and televisions. Novel nanofabrication techniques developed by Dr. Joseph DeSimone are being put to work producing highly effective platforms for the controlled delivery of vaccines and therapeutics. Fin-FETs, which are 3D, nanometer-scale transistors co-invented by Dr. Chenming Hu, are used extensively in the latest computer chips. And there are dozens of companies involved in creating products that take advantage of the incredible electrical and mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes and graphene, such as data cables that are up to 70% lighter than traditional copper cables, and fibers that have more than 20 times the specific strength of steel.

While not every nanotechnology lab-to-market success can be recognized by the President, we are sure that there are many exciting examples out there that we have yet to learn about. And we suspect that many of these have been supported or helped along by Federal investments under the NNI. Have you been involved in the successful commercialization of a nanotechnology-enabled product? Was this success aided by Federal funding through a research grant or contract, collaboration with a scientist or engineer at a Federal lab, access to one of the many nanotechnology-user facilities, or based, in some way, on intellectual property arising from Federally-funded R&D? If so, tell us your story by responding to today’s RFI.

CLICK HERE to submit your examples of commercialization-success stories stemming from U.S. Government-funded nanotechnology research and development.

Michael Meador is the Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office at the White House National Science and Technology Council.

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

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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, February 18th at 2PM ET.  Click here to become a NanoBCA Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $150.

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Once again, we encourage all of you to CLICK HERE to submit your examples of commercialization-success stories stemming from U.S. Government-funded nanotechnology research and development.

NanoBCA announces NIST Issues Notice of Intent to Fund New Manufacturing Innovation Institutes

Posted on February 23rd, 2016 | No Comments »

This important announcement from NIST was released on December 22nd.

NIST Issues Notice of Intent to Fund New Manufacturing Innovation Institutes

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today it has issued a Notice of Intent to fund up to two institutes as part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). For its first institutes, the Commerce Department will provide up to a total of $70 million per institute over five to seven years. Commerce funding must be matched by private and other non-federal sources. The institutes are expected to become self-sustainable within the time period of the award.  

“Today marks a major milestone for the future of American innovation,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. “The collaborative, cutting-edge technologies being designed, developed and commercialized at our NNMI institutes are essential to America’s long-term economic growth, competitiveness and job creation. Our new institutes will build on the success of the existing seven, and for the first time, the topic areas have not been chosen in advance but will depend on industry interests and input. Together, our growing network of institutes will ensure America remains on the leading edge of the 21st century economy.”  

“Each institute serves as a regional hub of manufacturing excellence, providing the innovation infrastructure to reinforce the competitiveness of the U.S. manufacturing sector as a whole,” said Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director Willie E. May. “NIST is pleased to support this national effort to build critical capacity in important technology areas, in support of U.S. manufacturing.”

This will be the first NNMI solicitation in which the funding agency has not predetermined an institute’s area of focus. NIST is open to receiving proposals in any topic of interest to industry, particularly those relevant to manufacturing robotics and biopharmaceutical manufacturing. These two subject areas were identified by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Advanced Manufacturing Partnership as technology areas critical to supporting national needs.

A collaborative manufacturing robotics institute would focus on developing advanced robotic systems that can safely operate in collaboration with humans or other robots, be tasked and re-tasked easily, and be integrated into the rest of an enterprise seamlessly and quickly.

A biopharmaceutical manufacturing institute would center on “biologic” therapies that are manufactured using living cells instead of conventional chemistry. The institute would aim to stimulate innovation in manufacturing that will enable new, more cost effective treatment of disease and solidify the domestic competitiveness of the U.S. biopharma industry.

Background:

The NNMI Institutes bring together manufacturers, universities, community colleges, federal agencies and state organizations with the goal of bridging the gap between basic research and product development. They aim to accelerate innovation by focusing investment in industrially relevant, pre-competitive manufacturing technologies with broad applications. The institutes also give manufacturers access to shared assets such as cutting-edge equipment and provide opportunities for workforce training.

Seven institutes are already operating across the country, with two more under formation, funded primarily by the U.S. Departments of Defense and Energy. All of the institutes collaborate through the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office, which was established at NIST in 2012 to support the NNMI.

NIST plans to issue a solicitation for up to two new institutes in January 2016. The date and location of a Proposer’s Day will be announced on grants.gov and at manufacturing.gov.

As a non-regulatory agency of the Commerce Department, NIST promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life. To learn more about NIST, visit www.nist.gov

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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, January 21st at 2PM ET.  Click here to become a NanoBCA Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $150.

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Please take the time to review this important announcement from NIST that impacts our Nanotechnology Community.

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White House Issues Call for Water Innovation

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White House Issues Call for Water Innovation
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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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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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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!