NanoBCA News – 2014 Summer Edition

Posted on June 23rd, 2014 | No Comments »

There is a tremendous amount of commercialization of products in our nano community.  We will continue to see numerous mergers and acquisitions.

NanoBCA MEMBER NEWS

Nanotechnology firm Zyvex acquired by Luxembourg’s Oscial

Harris & Harris Group Continues Its Blog Series to Highlight Most Impactful Portfolio Companies with HzO, Inc.

mPhase Technologies Presents Video of Technology Award
Frost & Sullivan Explains Path-Breaking Battery Technology

Federal Issues
TSCA/FIFRA/IRIS/EPCRA
By Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell. P.C.

Don’t forget to SAVE THE DATE for the upcoming NNI-sponsored Sensors NSI workshop!
Sensor Fabrication, Integration, and Commercialization
September 11- 12, 2014, Arlington, Virginia
The workshop will focus on identifying challenges faced by the sensor development community
during the fabrication, integration, and commercialization of sensors.
Details will be forthcoming on Nano.gov.
Stay tuned!

NANO NEWS

Researchers Say ‘NRAM’ Could Become Universal Memory Chip
CBR (Computer Business Review)
By Byomakesh Biswal

The World’s Oldest and Biggest Nanotechnology Company
Zyvex Technologies
By Nanalyze

Cambrios Announces Strategic Investment by Samsung Ventures

Trapping Light: A Long Lifetime in a Very Small Place

2014 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials
June 23-26, 2014
Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

What STEM Shortage?
National Review Online
By Steven Camarota

Worker Illness After Nanomaterial Exposure Examined in First U.S. Case Study on Issue
Bloomberg BNA
By Robert Iafolla
- To contact the reporter on this story: Robert Iafolla in Washington at riafolla@bna.com
- To contact the editor responsible for this story: Jim Stimson at jstimson@bna.com For More Information
- The case study is available for purchase at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ajim.22344/abstract

Quantum Materials Ships 20 Grams of Quantum Dots to Major Asia-Based Global Company in First Weeks of Operation of Scaled Production System

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Enjoy your 4th of July holiday!

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

NanoBCA Interview with Nanotech Pioneer Dr. Malcolm Gillis

Posted on June 12th, 2014 | No Comments »

Dr. Malcolm Gillis, a distinguished economist, served as President of Rice University from 1993 to 2004 and has been at the forefront of international research collaboration, working with Lord David Sainsbury when he was Minister for Science, to pioneer a truly international approach between the leading research academics working in nano science in the U.S., U.K. and Europe at leading research institutions.

On June 3rd, Dr. Gillis gave a lecture at The Royal Institution of Great Britain.

NanoBCA
Please tell us about the genesis of your lecture concerning the convergence of Nano, Bio and Info.

Dr. Gillis
This is the latest in a long series of lectures I have given over the last two decades about the promise of nanotechnology.  My involvement in nano at Rice during that exciting time when Dr. Richard Smalley’s team was conducting extraordinary work, and my subsequent involvement in the nano community has afforded me the ability to observe progress and trends not only in the U.S. but worldwide.  During that time, I have had the good opportunity to engage with leaders in the field in Germany, Ireland, Scotland and England, among others.  It’s been an enlightening and inspiring journey for me.  The goal of the lecture is to educate the general public, and to start a dialogue with a broader array of stakeholders, of the extraordinary possibilities that are borne at the intersection nano, bio, and information technologies.

NanoBCA
How did you come to work with Lord Sainsbury and what are the specific outcomes for the U.K. and Texas nano communities?

Dr. Gillis
I first met Lord Sainsbury in the late 1990s on a trip to the U.K. to give a lecture at the Royal Academy in Edinburgh, after which Lord Sainsbury and I met in London to explore potential collaborations in the field of nanotechnology.  I remember being struck by how extremely well prepared he was on the subject.  In just thirty minutes time, we were able to agree and establish the Nano Bio Collaborative on Research which involved eight British universities and ten Texas research universities.  The Collaborative launched in 2002.  Lord Sainsbury provided several million pounds to the effort.  The Collaborative was extremely successful and lasted for ten years.

NanoBCA
The 21st Century Nanotechnology R&D Act was signed into law by President Bush in December of 2003.  Since then, the U.S. Government has spent approximately $20 billion on nanotechnology R&D.  This investment was spread over 9 major U.S. agencies.  What do you believe are some of the major accomplishments as they relate to nanobio?

Dr. Gillis
There have been so many notable achievements.  Too many to cover here but let me mention a few that stand out in my mind.  There was a $2.9 million grant from NIH to fund research at Rice and Baylor College of Medicine for neuro-vascular regeneration which has generated great results in that field.  Another grant was provided in the amount of £6.7 million from BPSRC for research at University College London and Swansea for research in interactive medical devicesThe Center of Nano Health was established in Wales with a£1.9 million grant from BPSRC.   And there were another eight or so grants in the range of $30 million for funding other areas of research.

You mention the signing of the 21st Century Nanotechnology R&D Act in 2003.  Neal Lane, who is at Rice with me, and was the former Provost at Rice and former head of the NSF was very instrumental in getting that legislation passed.  That legislation set in motion four generations of evolution in nano:  first, the immediate effect of moving from prior-2000 (buckeyballs and nanotubes) to 2nd generation (2000-2005) of more active nanoparticles, and 3rd and now 4th.   The National Nanotechnology Initiative was absolutely instrumental.  According a recent article in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, there are now some 507 nanotech firms worldwide.  Two-thirds of those are small firms, which is where a lot of truly great innovation occurs.

NanoBCA
Often we hear a variety of different opinions about the definition of “nanotechnology.”  What’s your opinion?

Dr. Gillis
From my perspective, the definition of nanotechnology is broad and includes many biological innovations, because most anything that goes on in a human cell is “nature’s nanotechnology.”

NanoBCA
One of the participating agencies of the NNI is the NIH.  What are some breakthroughs we can expect from NIH in the next 5-10 years?

Dr. Gillis
There have been some very significant advances in therapy and diagnostics which will continue to deliver tremendous results in the years ahead.  For instance, novel techniques developed at Rice and other places that allow for the use of gold nanoshells to kill cancer cells.  Also, advances that allow targeted delivery of cancer drugs to a single cell. 
Breakthroughs in early cancer cell detection will have a profound impact.

Unfortunately, due to woes in the federal budget, prospects for increased funding for NIH are not bright and will limit the possibility of breakthroughs.  However, we will certainly continue to see breakthroughs in cancer treatment, biomarkers and tissue engineering.   Lab-on-a-chip is also coming close to a reality.  Human tissues married with nanowires create a type of cyborg tissue that might enable doctors to monitor changes in human tissue not imagined before.  And, there are remarkable developments in building living tissue with 3D printing technologies.  Genomics has already given us a complete parts list for humans.  New advances in nano-bio-IT provide us with the extensive capability to manmake these parts.

In conclusion, the big picture for future breakthroughs is that most of these advances are the product of the convergence of nano, bio and information technologies.  That convergence is a powerful force for innovation.  That is the focus of my lecture in London on June 3rd.    

NanoBCA
Dr. Gillis, thank you for your time and tremendous insight.  

Thank you Dr. Gillis for your contributions to the nano community over the last decade.

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

Water 2.0 May 21st-22nd Conference Recap – Fall Water 2.0 Events

Posted on June 12th, 2014 | No Comments »

We have recently completed our Water 2.0 Conference May 21st-22nd located at Northern Illinois University.  The agenda for the event can be found here AGENDA

Here is a link to the presentations:
Click here to view Water 2.0 IL 2014

Our list of dynamic speakers included:

Making Water Supply Count More
Alan Hinchman, Global Marketing Director-Infrastructure, GE Intelligent Platforms

David G. Frede, Industrial Data Intelligence, Marketing Lead, GE Intelligent Platforms

Water Technology Trends – Patents Reveal Growth and Opportunity
Scott Anderson, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Water Projects:  Hot Topics in Finance & Innovation
- Clifton McCann, Partner, Thompson Hine
- Gregory Chafee, Partner, Thompson Hine
- Ebie Holst, Founder & CEO, Clean WaterNet, Ltd.

Industrial Water Audits
Jon Reinke, Vice President Engineering, WaterSurplus

Financial Trends in the Water Industry
Jim Hurd, Director, GreenScience Exchange

Brilliant or Balderdash? Hunting for value in cutting-edge industrial water technologies.
Brent Giles, PhD, Senior Analyst, Lux Research Inc.

Accelerating Change
Christopher Peacock, Founder, Water Innovation Project

Global growth strategies for water products company
Kevin McGovern, CEO, The Water Initiative

Advanced Materials Innovations in LID Water Treatment – Field Data and Economic of LID performance: 2011-2014
Stephen Spoonamore, CEO, ABSMaterials Inc.

Customer-driven innovation in water technologies – “People + Pipes + Policy”
Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies

Using on-line sensors and event detection software for protection of source water
Dan Kroll, Chief Scientist, Hach Homeland Security Technologies; Principal Investigator, Hach Advanced Technology Group

Water Technology Innovation as the Key to Sustainability
Sally C. Gutierrez, Director, U.S. EPA’s Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development & Support Program

We are excited to announce 2 fall Water 2.0 events:

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Water 2.0-Water Management & Energy Summit
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center
League City (Houston), TX

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

Looking forward to seeing you in the fall!

Regards,

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

Water 2.0 participants tour Multifilm LLC

Posted on May 29th, 2014 | No Comments »

Tour of Multifilm plant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have hairnets; will tour!

A group of distinguished guests, including the U.S. EPA’s Sally Gutierrez, Lux Research’s Brent Giles, Water Innovations Alliance Foundation’s Vincent Caprio, GreenScience Exchange’s Jim Hurd and other Water 2.0 participants seized the opportunity to tour a first-of-its-kind-in-North-America geothermal process system at plastic film manufacturer Multifilm LLC. The maker of twist films for Lindor truffles, Godiva gems, pouch films for salty snacks, and flow film for florist bouquets, accesses the innovative renewable energy technology not only to temper its plant air, but to chill its manufacturing processes as well. The system accesses the earth’s underground temperature in water stores without ever actually contacting the water supply.

The tour wrapped up the first annual, three-day Sustainable Manufacturer & Water 2.0 Conference, held May 20 – 22 in Naperville (Chicago) IL.

NanoBCA News Spring Edition – Recap of 12th Annual DC Roundtable

Posted on May 20th, 2014 | No Comments »

2014 has become a banner year for the nanotechnology community.  We have seen M&A, liquidity exits and new start-ups joining our nanotechnology community!

On May 6-7th we completed our 12th Annual NanoBCA DC Roundtable in our nation’s capital.  We kicked off the day at the offices of K&L Gates with a presentation by Paul Stimers, Partner of K&L Gates and NanoBCA Public Policy Advisor.  We proceeded to Capitol Hill to the Dirksen Senate Office Building where we heard presentations from NanoBCA Legacy Foundation members, Graphene Stakeholders Association members and new NanoBCA members.

Scott Rickert, Ph.D., CEO of Nanofilm and Director of PEN, Inc., began the private sector presentations with the announcement of the future activities of Nanofilm and PEN, Inc.

NanoBCA Legacy member, Jess Jankowski, CEO of Nanophase – NANX, updated us on recent successes.  Nanophase is committed to building a company that offers value and transparency to its shareholders.

Jim Phillips, Chairman/CEO of NanoMech, Inc. updated us on the emerging markets and their recent Edison Award.  Congratulations to Jim, Ajay and the NanoMech Team.

Anil Diwan, Ph.D., President & Chairman of NanoViricides, Inc. – NNVC, gave a presentation announcing their expansion into a 20,000 sq. ft. facility.  NanoViricides won the IAIR Award as Best North American Company for Leadership in the Nanomedicine Sector.

Craig Bandes, President & CEO of Pixelligent Technologies shared with the community their recent successes.  The Pixelligent story, with Craig at the helm, is the greatest come-back story of any company from our nano community.  Congratulations to Craig and his team!

We heard two presentations from Graphene Stakeholders Association members, Mike Patterson, CEO of Graphene Frontiers and Gary Economo, CEO of Grafoid, discussing the markets for their products.

Next up were three presentations from new NanoBCA members:  Mark Shaw, CEO of UltraTech International; Carleton Hsia, Ph.D., Chairman & CEO, NanoBlood LLC; and Matthew Putman, CEO of Nanotronics Imaging.

Rounding out the morning we had in-depth presentations from:

Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell P.C. and NanoBCA EHS Chairperson, offering her guidance on EHS;

Dr. Gilberto M. (Ybet) Villacorta, Chair of the Intellectual Property Department of the Washington, DC Office of Foley & Lardner LLP, discussing the importance of Intellectual Property;

William Morris, CEO/Chairman, Emerging Technologies Ventures, LLC, spoke about investing in companies specializing in commercializing nanotechnology products.

I would like to thank Foley & Lardner, LLP, NanoBCA Legacy member, for the use of their conference center on Wednesday, May 7th.  Dr. Gilberto M. (Ybet) Villacorta kicked off our Wednesday session observing the past and looking at future trends in the nanotechnology community.  Next, we had comprehensive presentations from the following government officials:

- Dr. Mihail C. Roco, Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology, National Science Foundation
- Dr. Altaf (Tof) Carim, Assistant Director for Nanotechnology, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President
- Lloyd Whitman, Interim Director, NNCO
- Robert J. Celotta, Director, CNST, Center Office

Lastly, our final set of speakers on Wednesday were the following:
- Governor George F. Allen,   Then, Senator Allen was the co-sponsor of the National Nanotechnology Initiative legislation in 2003.
- Mostafa Analoui, Ph.D., Head of Healthcare and Life Sciences, Livingston Securities.  Mostafa updated us on the biotechnology industry.
- The Honorable Kelly H. Carnes, President & CEO, TechVision21.  As the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Technology Policy, Kelly Carnes addressed many high-profile technology issues, including Federal R&D, innovation and competiveness policy.  Kelly’s presentation explained the current R&D environment.
- Philip H. Lippel, Ph.D., Assistant Director, MIT Washington Office.  Phil highlighted advanced manufacturing activities at MIT.

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NANO NEWS

Cellulose Nanomaterials: A Path Toward Commercialization Workshop
May 20-21, 2014
This USDA & NNI sponsored workshop will bring together high level executives from government and multiple industrial sectors to identify pathways for the commercialization of cellulose nanomaterials and facilitate communication across industry sectors to determine common challenges – See more at: http://www.nano.gov/node/1116#sthash.xq0zjZr4.dpuf

Subcommittee on Research and Technology – Nanotechnology: From Laboratories to Commercial Products
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

MIT Looks to Spend $350 Million on New Nanotechnology Facility

Ben Franklin Approves $975,000 for Nine Early-Stage Companies

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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, May 29th at 2:PM ET.  Click here to become a NanoBCA Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $100.

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Congratulations to all the members of the nano community making 2014 a banner year!

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

Water 2.0 Returns to Chicago Area – May 21-22 – Northern IL University

Posted on May 19th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Water 2.0 is returning to the Chicago area May 21-22, 2014!  Our Water 2.0 Conference is located at Northern Illinois University in Naperville, IL.

We have a fabulous AGENDA.

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REGISTER TODAY – $250

You will have the opportunity to meet Kate Bachman, Editor of Sustainable Manufacturer Network e-Magazine and Alan Hinchman, Global Marketing Director-Infrastructure of GE Intelligent Platforms.

Here is Kate Bachman’s recent article interviewing Alan Hinchman:
Making water supply count more
Intelligent technology helps manufacturers conserve water supply, optimize its quality

Our dynamic line-up of speakers include:

- Making Water Supply Count More, by GE’s Alan Hinchman

- Accelerating Change, by Christopher Peacock of the Water Innovation Project

- Brilliant or Balderdash?  Hunting for Value in Cutting-Edge Industrial Water Technologies, by Brent Giles of Lux Research

- Financial Trends in the Water Industry, presented by Jim Hurd of GreenScience Exchange

- Global Growth Strategies for a Water Products Company, by Kevin McGovern of The Water Initiative

- Advanced Materials Innovations in LID Water Treatment – Field Data and Economics of LID Performance: 2011-2104, by Stephen Spoonamore of ABSMaterials

- Using On-Line Sensors and Event Detection Software for Protection of Source Water, by Dan Kroll of the Hach Advanced Technology Group

- Water Technology Trends – Patents Reveal Growth and Opportunity, by Scott Anderson of Foley & Lardner

- Water Projects: Hot Topics in Finance & Innovation with Clifton McCann & Gregory Chafee of Thompson Hine, Alan Hinchman of GE Intelligent Platforms and Ebie Holst of Clean WaterNet, Ltd.

- Other prominent speakers include David Frede from GE Intelligent Platforms, Jon Reinke from WaterSurplus, Erik Hromadka from Global Water Technologies and Sally Gutierrez from the U.S. EPA.

WATER NEWS

Water Management & Sustainability with Vincent Caprio | Life Tips – WebmasterRadio.FM
This is a recent radio interview I had in regard to America’s water infrastructure problem.
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Hey OEMs: How’s Your Marriage?
By Melanie Brittingham

Looking forward to seeing you in Naperville, IL on May 21st.

Regards,

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

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Nanotronics Imaging Becomes Part of NanoBCA for 2014 dc Roundtable Regarding NNI

Posted on May 3rd, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Published on May 2, 2014 at 8:02 AM

Nanotronics Imaging, the leading microscopy and software company, joins NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) for the 2014 DC Roundtable regarding National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). This will be NanoBCA’s 12th visit, dating back to 2002, meeting with numerous government officials in regard to the NNI.

The activities for the day-and-a-half event will be located in downtown Washington, DC and Dirksen Senate Office Building. The Roundtable commences on Tuesday, May 6th at 8:30am and concludes on Wednesday, May 7th at 4:00pm. To learn more about NNI, please visit www.nano.gov.

“The industrialization of nanotechnology has the broadest ranging ability to transform the way we live. For such a large effort the government must understand the applications and work together with the private sector to build the future,” says Matthew Putman, CEO of Nanotronics Imaging.

“This is our 12th visit meeting with numerous government officials in regard to the NNI,” says Vincent Caprio, Executive Director, NanoBCA. “Joining us will be the leading companies in nanotechnology. We are delighted that Nanotronics Imaging will join us in our 2014 DC roundtable to urge Congress to pass legislation to continue funding nanotechnology.”

The organization will meet with representatives from the Legislative Branch and from the Executive Branch. In addition, the organization will be meeting with representatives from NNCO, OSTP, NSF and other agencies participating in the funding of the NNI.

Important policy developments are on the horizon in 2014 for the NanoBCA community including regulatory developments, advanced manufacturing initiatives and a proposed National Nanotechnology Amendments Act.

Speakers include Matthew Putman, CEO of Nanotronics Imaging, Scott Rickert, Ph.D., CEO, Nanofilm, Jim Phillips, Chairman/CEO, NanoMech, Inc., Jess Jankowski, President & CEO, Nanophase, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell P.C., Craig Bandes, CEO, Pixelligent Technologies, LLC, Dr. Carleton Hsia, Chairman & CEO, NanoBlood, LLC, Governor George F. Allen, Philip H. Lippel, Ph.D., Assistant Director, MIT Washington Office, Robert J. Celotta, Director, CNST, Center Office, Paul Stimers, Partner, K&L Gates, The Honorable Kelly H. Carnes, President & CEO, TechVision21, Mark Shaw, CEO, UltraTech International, Gary Economo, CEO, Grafoid and CEO & Director, Focus Graphite, Mike Patterson, CEO, Graphene Frontiers, Fern P. O’Brian, Partner, Thompson Hine LLP, David J. Arthur, CEO, SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc. (SWeNT), Dr. Altaf (Tof) Carim, Assistant Director for Nanotechnology, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President, Anil Diwan, Ph. D., President & Chairman, NanoViricides, Inc., Lloyd Whitman, Interim Director, NNCO, Scott Livingston, Chairman & CEO, Livingston Securities LLC, and William Morris, CEO/Chairman, Emerging Technologies Ventures, LLC.

The NNI (www.nano.gov) is a U.S. Government research and development (R&D) initiative involving 20 departments and independent agencies working together toward the shared vision of “a future in which the ability to understand and control matter at the nanoscale leads to a revolution in technology and industry that benefits society.” The NNI brings together the expertise needed to advance this broad and complex field-creating a framework for shared goals, priorities, and strategies that helps each participating Federal agency leverage the resources of all participating agencies. With the support of the NNI, nanotechnology R&D is taking place in academic, government, and industry laboratories across the United States.

To learn more, please contact, Miranda Tan at mtan@myprgenie.com or 917-678-6041.

To register for the event, please contact vincent@nanobca.org or 203-733-1949

Source: http://www.nanotronicsimaging.com

Water 2.0 Returns to Chicago Area – May 21-22 – Northern IL University

Posted on May 2nd, 2014 | No Comments »

Our Water 2.0 Conference is returning to the Chicago area, May 21-22nd.  The 2-day event is located at Northern Illinois University in Naperville, IL.  We have a fabulous AGENDA.

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REGISTER TODAY – $250

Here is our dynamic line-up of speakers.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014
2:45-3:00pm
Alan Hinchman, Global Marketing Director-Infrastructure, GE Intelligent Platforms

3:00-3:30pm
The Information Conundrum – How to make your water & wastewater data count
Kyle Reissner
, Senior Marketing Manager Automation Software, GE Intelligent Platforms

3:30-4:00pm
Water Technology Trends – Patents Reveal Growth and Opportunity
Scott Anderson
, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

4:00-5:00pm
Water Projects:  Hot Topics in Finance & Innovation
Clifton McCann
, Partner, Thompson Hine
Gregory Chafee, Partner, Thompson Hine
Alan Hinchman, Global Marketing Director-Infrastructure, GE Intelligent Platforms

5:00-5:30pm
Jon Reinke, Vice President Engineering, WaterSurplus

5:30-7:00pm
Reception Sponsored by GE

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THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014
8:30-9:00am
Financial Trends in the Water Industry
Jim Hurd
, Director, GreenScience Exchange

9:00-9:30am
Brilliant or Balderdash? Hunting for value in cutting-edge industrial water technologies.
Brent Giles
, PhD, Senior Analyst, Lux Research Inc.

9:30-10:00am
Christopher Peacock, Founder, Water Innovation Project

10:00-10:30am
Global growth strategies for water products company
Kevin McGovern
, CEO, The Water Initiative

10:30-11:00am
Stephen Spoonamore, CEO, ABSMaterials Inc.

11:00-11:30am
Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies

11:30am-Noon
Using on-line sensors and event detection software for protection of source water
Dan Kroll
, Chief Scientist, Hach Homeland Security Technologies; Principal Investigator, Hach Advanced Technology Group

Noon-12:30pm
Sally C. Gutierrez, Director, U.S. EPA’s Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development & Support Program

12:30-1:00pm  Lunch

1:00pm  Tour

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HOTEL

We have a room block at:

Courtyard Chicago Naperville
1155 East Diehl Road
Naperville, IL  60563
$145.00 per night
Cut-off date: Monday, May 5, 2014

To reserve your hotel room call:
(630) 505-0550
Please identify yourself as part of the Water Innovation Foundation – Sustainable Manufacturer & Water 2.0 Conference group.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR ROOM ONLINE

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WATER NEWS

Don’t Be a Nothingman
By Kyle Reissner

GE, Saudi Aramco launch project to improve desalination technologies
Water/Waste Processing

Pump Station Optimization Is No Pipe Dream
By Alan Hinchman

How to Make People Care About Energy Waste
By Jordan Gilmore

Engaging Customers through Technology
By Chris Peacock

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Hoping to see you in Naperville, Illinois.

Regards,

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

Water Management & Sustainability with Vincent Caprio | Life Tips – WebmasterRadio.FM

Posted on April 24th, 2014 | No Comments »

This is a recent interview I had in regard to America’s water infrastructure problem.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN

Final Agenda – Sustainable Manufacturer & Water 2.0 Conference, May 20-22, IL

Posted on April 21st, 2014 | No Comments »

We would like to announce the final agenda for our Sustainable Manufacturer & Water 2.0 Conference, May 20-22nd located in Naperville (Chicago), IL.

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REGISTER TODAY $250

Here is the dynamic line-up for our Water 2.0 Conference:

WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014
2:45-3:00  Alan Hinchman, Global Marketing Director-Infrastructure, GE Intelligent Platforms

3:00-3:30  Kyle Reissner, Senior Marketing Manager Automation Software, GE Intelligent Platforms

3:30-4:00  Water Technology Trends – Patents Reveal Growth and Opportunity
Scott Anderson, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

4:00-5:00  Clifton McCann, Partner, Thompson Hine
Michael Zimmer, Partner, Thompson Hine
Gregory Chafee, Partner, Thompson Hine

5:00-5:30  Jon Reinke, Vice President Engineering, WaterSurplus

THURSDAY, MAY 22, 2014

8:30-8:45  Jim Hurd, Director, GreenScience Exchange

8:45-9:00  Vincent Caprio, Executive Director, Water Innovations Alliance Foundation

9:00-9:30  Brent Giles, PhD, Senior Analyst, Lux Research Inc.

9:30-10:00  Christopher Peacock, Founder, Water Innovation Project

10:00-10:30  Kevin McGovern, CEO, The Water Initiative

10:30-11:00  Stephen Spoonamore, CEO, ABSMaterials Inc.

11:00-11:30  Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies

11:30-12:00  Dan Kroll, Chief Scientist, Hach Homeland Security Technologies; Principal Investigator, Hach Advanced Technology Group

12:00-12:30  Sally C. Gutierrez, Director, U.S. EPA’s Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development & Support Program

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Participants include the following companies, serving the water industry.

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WATER NEWS

60% of US companies see water problems as a threat to growth
Processing Magazine

Join the US EPA in Celebrating Earth Month
Please help us share a message at noon on Earth Day, April 22nd. We’re using a new system called Thunderclap to coordinate, so a message will go out from everyone at noon on Earth Day. Here’s the catch: we need 500 people to sign up or the message won’t go. The message is: “For Earth Day, I commit to protect the climate. Take small actions that add up! #ActOnClimate http://epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/ “  We need your help, both to send the message and to invite your friends to send it, too. Join the effort at https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/10319-on-earth-day-actonclimate.

2014 water technology company of the year
Global Water Intelligence has named Oasys Water the 2014 Water Technology Company of the Year.

How to Think Like the Dutch in a Post-Sandy World
The New York Times

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Hoping to see you in Illinois this May.

Regards,


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