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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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

NanoBCA Recommends Harris & Harris Group “Meet the Portfolio Day” 4/30 NYC

Posted on April 21st, 2014 | 1 Comment »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association is pleased to support and recommend the following event:

Harris & Harris Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TINY), an investor in transformative companies enabled by disruptive science, will be hosting “Meet the Portfolio Day” on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the Harvard Club in New York City, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The CEOs of seven of our portfolio companies working in critical areas such as supercomputing, diabetes, cancer and agriculture will be presenting. We are excited to present an update on our corporate strategy as well.

Invited executives from Metabolon, D-Wave Systems, Adesto Technologies, HzO, Champions Oncology, Echopixel and AgBiome are expected to present.

Our portfolio will be of interest to financial, healthcare technology, technology and electronics investors. In addition, both small and microcap growth and value investors are encouraged to attend. If you are interested in attending, please contact Rob Burns, Senior Vice President of Harris & Harris Group, at 212-582-0900 or via email at rob@hhvc.com.

Detailed information about Harris & Harris Group and its holdings can be found on its website at www.HHVC.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/harrisharrisvc.

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SAVE THE DATE – MAY 6-7th
12th Annual NanoBCA DC Roundtable

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. Join NanoBCA in Washington, DC, May 6-7th, to learn about the issues at hand and to meet with and be heard by the key policy makers.

REGISTER NOW
NanoBCA Members – No charge
Non-members – $250

HOTEL
When Congress is in session, the hotel rooms in Washington, DC are expensive and sell out quickly. 

We have a small room block at:

Courtyard Washington, DC/Dupont Circle
1900 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington DC 20009
202-332-9300

Here is the link to book your reservation:
http://cwp.marriott.com/wasnw/nanodcroundtable/

$304 per night
Room block code: NANO DC Roundtable
Cut-off date: Monday, April 21, 2014

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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.  Click here to become a NanoBCA Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $100.

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We hope you will be able to participate in Harris & Harris Group’s “Meet the Portfolio Day” on Wednesday, April 30th and look forward to seeing you in DC on May 6th.

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

Network with over 30 Water Industry Companies at Water 2.0 Conference, May 20-22, IL

Posted on April 8th, 2014 | No Comments »

I would like to introduce you to the FMA‘s newest Conference:

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Sustainable Manufacturer and Water 2.0 Conference
May 20-22, 2014
Northern Illinois University
Naperville (Chicago), IL

This Event, serving America’s water industry and industrial water users, is a partnership of theSustainable Manufacturer Network and the Water Innovations Alliance Foundation – Water 2.0.

We would like to welcome John Barelli and his team from WaterSurplus as a new speaker and sponsor of our event.

As a participant you will be able to network with companies such as:
GE
Hach
WaterSurplus
The Water Initiative
Harbec, Inc.
Crown Equipment Corp.
Myers Container LLC
Total Door Systems
Sustainable Research Group, LLC
Rockwell Collins
BlueBeam Software
Western Michigan University
Covanta
National Office Furniture
Hawkeye Energy Solutions
Digital Lumens
Hastings Air Energy Control, Inc.
UL
JL Clark
Kerry Ingredients & Flavours
Metcam, Inc.
Steelcase, Inc.
Trimac Industrial Systems
GDF Suez Energy Resources
Inman Solar
Plug Power
Lincoln Electric
Foley & Lardner LLP
Thompson Hine
Lux Research Inc.
Water Innovation Project
ABSMaterials Inc.
Global Water Technologies
U.S. EPA

REGISTER NOW for the Sustainable Manufacturer Conference

Review the Sustainable Manufacturer & Water 2.0 Conference AGENDA

REGISTER NOW for the Water 2.0 portion of the Conference

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Looking forward to seeing you in May.


Regards,

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

NanoBCA Announces Agenda for 2014 DC Roundtable – May 6-7 – Washington DC

Posted on April 8th, 2014 | No Comments »

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We are very excited to announce our AGENDA for the 12th Annual NanoBCA 2014 DC Roundtable, located in our nation’s capitol May 6-7th.  We will have over 20 speakers from the nanotechnology community.

We will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from the Legislative Branch and from the Executive Branch. We will be meeting with representatives from NNCO, OSTP, NSF, NIST and other agencies participating in the funding of the NNI.

REGISTER TODAY
NanoBCA Members – No Charge
Non-NanoBCA Members – $250

The theme of this year’s Roundtable is, “The Successes of the National Nanotechnology Initiative.”  Here is our dynamic agenda.

TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014

8:30-9:45am  Review of activities, Networking and Meet & Greet
K&L Gates LLP
– Board Room 9A
1601 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006-1600
202.778.9312

9:45-10:00  Traveling to Dirksen Senate Office Building

10:AM-1:PM  Successes of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) and the next 10 years
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Ground floor, Room 11
First and C streets NE, Washington, DC 20510 | 202-863-2334

9:55-10:00  Vincent Caprio, Executive Director, NanoBCA

10:00-10:15  Scott Rickert, Ph.D., CEO, Nanofilm; Chairman & CEO, PEN

10:15-10:30  Jess Jankowski, President & CEO, Nanophase

10:30-10:45  Ajay Malshe, Founder & EVP/Chief Technology Officer (CTO), NanoMech, Inc.

10:45-11:00  Mark D. Shaw, CEO, UltraTech International, Inc.

11:00-11:15  Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell P.C.

11:15-11:30  Dr. Gilberto M. (Ybet) Villacorta, Chair of the Intellectual Property Dept. of the Washington, DC Office of Foley & Lardner LLP

11:30-11:45  Anil Diwan, Ph. D., President & Chairman, NanoViricides, Inc.

11:45-12:00  Mike Patterson, CEO, Graphene Frontiers

12:00-12:15  David Arthur, CEO, SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc. (SWeNT)

12:15-12:30  William Morris, CEO/Chairman, Emerging Technologies Ventures, LLC

12:30-12:45  Gary Economo, CEO, Grafoid

12:45-1:00  Craig Bandes, CEO, Pixelligent Technologies, LLC (invited)

1:00-1:15  Scott Livingston, Chairman & CEO, Livingston Securities LLC

1:00-2:00  Lunch

2:00-3:00  Meeting at the Office of Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR)

3:00-4:00  Meeting at the Offices Science & Technology Committee

WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 2014

9:AM-4:PM  Foley & Lardner
3000 K Street, N.W. , Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20007-5109
202.672.5300

8:45-9:00  Opening Remarks
Vincent Caprio
, Executive Director, NanoBCA
Griffith Kundahl, VP Business Development & Government Relations, NRAI

9:00-9:30  Dr. Gilberto M. (Ybet) Villacorta, Chair of the Intellectual Property Dept. of the Washington, DC Office of Foley & Lardner LLP

9:30-10:00  Lloyd Whitman, Interim Director, NNCO

10:00-10:30  Fern O’Brian, Partner, Thompson Hine LLP

10:30-11:00  Dr. Altaf (Tof) Carim, Asst. Director for Nanotechnology, Office of Science & Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President

11:30-12:15  Dr. Mihail C. Roco, Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology, National Science Foundation

12:15-1:00  Lunch

1:00-1:30  Governor George F. Allen

1:30-2:00  Robert J. Celotta, Director, CNST, Center Office

2:00-2:30  The Honorable Kelly H. Carnes, President & CEO, TechVision21

2:30-3:00  Womble representative

3:00-3:30  Philip H. Lippel, Ph.D., Assistant Director, MIT Washington Office

3:30-4:00  TBD

HOTEL
When Congress is in session, the hotel rooms in Washington, DC are expensive and sell out quickly. 

We have a small room block at:

Courtyard Washington, DC/Dupont Circle
1900 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington DC 20009
202-332-9300

$304 per night
Room block code: DC Roundtable
Cut-off date: Sunday, April 20, 2014

We are looking forward to seeing you in Washington, DC.

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

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Early Bird Registration Ends Today for Sustainable Manufacturer & Water 2.0 Conf May 20-22

Posted on March 27th, 2014 | No Comments »

Please join us May 20-22nd for the Sustainable Manufacturer & Water 2.0 Conference being held at Northern Illinois University in Naperville (Chicago), IL.  Sign upTODAY and save $100.

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Case studies presented at the Sustainable Manufacturer Conference & Exhibits May 20-21 in Naperville, IL will offer practical changes you can implement in your facility to reduce costs and increase revenues.

Review the Sustainable Manufacturer Conference AGENDA.

Designed to connect ecosavvy manufacturers and provide real-world problem-solving, this conference is the place to be for manufacturing sustainability directors, plant and operations managers, EHS managers, company presidents and vice presidents, engineers, procurement personnel, and others interested in learning best practices and strategies for implementing sustainability.

“The Sustainable Manufacturer Network events give me an opportunity to exchange information about environmental practices in manufacturing. I work with all sizes and types of manufacturers as a supply chain manager in the office furniture industry and the breadth of topics at SMN conferences makes them a ‘one stop shopping’ event.” – Mary Ellen Mika, Supply Chain Manager, Energy & Environment, Steelcase Inc., Grand Rapids, MI.

After today the conference fees will be $395 for SMN Members or $595 General.

REGISTER NOW for the Sustainable Manufacturer Conference.

On Wednesday afternoon, May 21st, the Water 2.0 Conference track begins.  Please join us as we present America’s premier speakers in water sustainability and water infrastructure repair.

Speakers include:
- Alan Hinchman, Global Marketing Director-Infrastructure, GE Intelligent Platforms
- Kyle Reissner, Senior Marketing Manager Automation Software, GE Intelligent Platforms
- Scott Anderson, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
- Clifton McCann, Partner, Thompson Hine
- Michael Zimmer, Partner, Thompson Hine
- Gregory Chafee, Partner, Thompson Hine
- Brent Giles, PhD, Senior Analyst, Lux Research Inc.
- Christopher Peacock, Founder, Water Innovation Project
- Kevin McGovern, CEO, The Water Initiative
- Stephen Spoonamore, CEO, ABSMaterials Inc.
- Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies
- Sally C. Gutierrez, Director, U.S. EPA’s Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development & Support Program

REGISTER NOW for the Water 2.0 portion of the Conference.

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Looking forward to seeing you in Naperville, IL on May 20-22nd.

Regards,

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

NanoBCA Recommends Royal Institution Lecture – London UK – June 3rd/Nano News

Posted on March 27th, 2014 | No Comments »

NanoBCA is pleased to support and recommend the following event:

Royal Institution Lecture: “Convergences in Technologies: Nano Bio and Info”
By nanotechnology research pioneer Dr. Malcolm Gillis
June 3, 2014 – London, UK

Dr. Gillis (President of Rice University from 1993 to 2004) has been at the forefront of international research collaboration, working with Lord David Sainsbury, then UK Minister for Science, to pioneer a truly international approach between the leading research academics working in nano science in the US, UK and Europe.  The lecture will be held at The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS, starting at 7:00 pm.  To reserve tickets, please contact The Royal Institution of Great Britain.

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NANO NEWS

Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: APNT) and Nanofilm, Ltd.Sign Merger Agreement
Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:APNT) (Applied Nanotech), a global leader in nanotechnology research and development, and NanoHolding Inc., the parent company of Nanofilm, Ltd. (Nanofilm), a private company with a leading market position for specialty optical coatings, cleaners and nano-composite products,  jointly announced that their respective Boards of Directors have approved an agreement and plan of merger and exchange. Under terms of the agreement, a new company named PEN Inc (PEN) will be created. Upon completion of the merger, current Applied Nanotech stockholders and holders of certain debt convertible into Applied Nanotech’s common stock are expected to own approximately 38% of PEN’s outstanding common stock, and owners of Nanofilm are expected to receive approximately 62% of PEN’s outstanding common stock. Scott Rickert, Ph.D., the chief executive officer of Nanofilm, will become the chairman and chief executive officer of PEN.

12th Annual NanoBCA DC Roundtable
May 6-7, 2014
– Washington, DC

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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.  Join NanoBCA in Washington, DC, May 6-7th, to learn about the issues at hand and to meet with and be heard by the key policy makers.  

REGISTRATION
NanoBCA Members – No charge
Non-members – $250

If you are interested in attending, then please complete the attached registration form and email to vincent@nanobca.org or fax to 480-275-3662.

NanoBCA Requests Your Participation on 2014 U.S. Nanotechnology Commercialization Survey
Deadline extended until March 31st
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The 10-15 minute interactive survey may be accessed at www.usnanosurvey.org.

The NCMS has partnered with the National Science Foundation under the National Nanotechnology Initiative to conduct its latest study of commercialization trends in nanotechnology and nanofabrication – previous studies were performed in 2003, 2006 and 2009. The goal of this 2014 study is to document best practices in nano-product development and integration, and identify the challenges organizations (academia, government labs, start-ups or established corporations) face in transitioning nano-scale advances from the lab into sustainable commercial applications.

LG Chem to Acquire U.S. Desalination Membrane Innovator NanoH2O
NanoH2O Inc., a manufacturer of reverse-osmosis membranes that purify seawater to drinking quality while lowering the cost of desalination, is being purchased by Seoul-based LG Chem Ltd. for $200 million. The UCLA startup makes water potable from fresh, brackish and saltwater sources. The acquisition is expected to close in April.

Save the NNIN!  Sign the Petition
Funding cuts will drastically reduce U.S. competitiveness in nanotechnology.

On March 4th, the National Science Foundation unexpectedly announced that they would not fund the Next Generation National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network, which would have allowed the NNIN to continue operating its network of shared nanofabrication and characterization facilities.

Harris & Harris Group Announced as Top Ranked High-Tech Investor by SBIR Source and as an Investor in Innovation by Forbes.com
GlobeNewswire

The FY 2015 Science & Technology R&D Budget
The President’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposes $135.4 billion for Federal research and development (R&D), an increase of $1.7 billion or 1.2 percent over FY 2014 enacted levels.

Ben Franklin is the 2nd Most Active Investor in Greater Philadelphia
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/SEP) reported its investment activity ranked in as the 2nd most active investor in Greater Philadelphia in 2013 and 5th most active investor in the nation during Q4 2013 as measured by
PwC MoneyTree™.

Are These The VC Firms That Actually Fund Innovation?
By JJ Colao
Forbes

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We look forward to your participation in the UK and DC.

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