WIAF Announces Water 2.0 Conference – April 22nd DC

Posted on March 4th, 2015 | No Comments »

Today, the Water Innovations Alliance Foundation (WIAF) is proud to announce our return to Washington, DC for our Water 2.0 Conference on Wednesday, April 22nd (Earth Day). Earth Day has a special meaning to me.  I have participated in Earth Day events since its inception in 1970. 

The event will be located at GE’s offices:
1299 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 900 (9th floor)
Washington, DC 20004

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Water enters the digital era. Big Data Solutions, Information Powered Utilities and Smarter Customers. The Water 2.0 Conference will focus on the social/economic benefit of digitally enabled water solutions. Participants will include water and energy industry authorities, utilities professionals and representatives from the EPA.

REGISTER TODAY $250

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  Renee Armstrong, CMO & GM Commercial Operations, GE Intelligent Platforms

9:30-10:00  Paul Gagliardo, M.P.H., P.E., Manager – Innovation Development, American Water

10:00-10:30  Ralph Exton, Chief Marketing Officer, Water & Process Technologies, GE Power & Water

10:30-11:00  Michael Deane, Executive Director, National Association of Water Companies (NAWC)

11:00-11:30  Alan Hinchman, Chief Operating Officer, The Water Initiative

11:30-12:00  Amanda Brock, CEO, Water Standard

12:00-1:00  Lunch

1:00-1:30  Kevin McGovern, CEO, The Water Initiative

1:30-2:00  Ken Russell, Ph.D., Executive Director, Applied Technology Acceleration Institute – Wichita State University

2:00-2:30  Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies

2:30-3:15  Panel

3:15-3:30  Break

3:30-4:00  The Honorable Kelly H. Carnes, President & Chief Executive Officer, TechVision21

4:00-4:30  Mark Grobmyer, Chariman, Global Technology Deployment Initiative & Managing Director, P 80 Group Foundation

4:30-5:00  Richard E. Hyman, Author of FROGMEN

5:00-6:00  Post-Conference Networking

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WATER NEWS

American Water Joins ino3W as Exclusive U.S. Partner
Water Online

Turning poop into clean water
The Seattle Times

Boston’s leaky pipes release high levels of heat-trapping methane
NSF

Global Water Technologies signs MOU with company in Israel during trade mission

New plastic recycling technology works without water
Treehugger

Pennsylvania power plant receives GE ROE award
Water Technology

Lubbock entrepreneur named to Forbes’ ’30 Under 30’
News OK

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CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

The corporate world is setting its marketing budgets for 2015.  Please join our roster of Corporate Members.  For further information, please contact Vincent Caprio vince@waterinnovationsfoundation.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 water technologies to become individual members of the WIAF.  Click here to become a WIAF Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $100.

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Looking forward to seeing you on April 22nd in Washington, DC.

Regards,

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

NanoBCA Announces 2015 DC Roundtable – May 19-20th

Posted on February 3rd, 2015 | No Comments »

Today, the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to announce our return to Washington, DC, for our 2015 DC Roundtable May 19-20th. This will be our 15th visit, dating back to 2002, meeting with numerous government officials in regard to the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI).

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 and other agencies participating in the funding of the NNI.

Join NanoBCA in Washington, DC, May 19-20th, to learn about the issues at hand and to meet with and be heard by the key policy makers.

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REGISTER TODAY $250

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NANO NEWS

PEN Inc. New Product Development Highlighted for Emerging Nanotechnology Enterprises

Will Nanotechnology Soon Allow You to ‘Swallow the Doctor’?
CNN

The View from the VC Side
Interview with Alexei Andreev, Ph.D.
IOP Institute of Physics

Harris & Harris Group Portfolio Company D-Wave Systems Raises an Additional $29 Million CAD, Closing 2014 Financing at $62 Million CAD

The InVentures Group: 2014 in Review

Temple University and Ben Franklin Partner to Spark Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Greater Philadelphia

FACT SHEET: President Obama Announces New Manufacturing Innovation Hub in Knoxville, Tennessee

National Nanotechnology Initiative Multimedia Contests

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UPCOMING EVENT

Lux Executive Summit
March 17-19, 2015
Westin Copley Place
Boston, MA

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CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

The corporate world is setting its marketing budgets for 2015.  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, February 19th at 2:PM ET.  Click here to become a NanoBCA Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $100.

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Looking forward to seeing you on May 19-20th 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

NanoBCA Recommends: Nanoinformatics 2015 – Jan 26-28 – Arlington VA

Posted on February 3rd, 2015 | No Comments »

The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association recommends:

Nanoinformatics 2015: Enabling Successful Discovery and Applications
January 26-28, 2015
Holiday Inn National Airport Hotel in Arlington, VA

The purpose of the Nanoinformatics 2015 Workshop is to bring together stakeholders in order to assess the state of informatics relevant to the all aspects of the nanotechnology enterprise and to set priority targets for the future. From materials to processes to products; accessible data, information, models, and simulations will enable innovators to optimize performance and accelerate the innovation cycle from concept to product. Scientists and engineers will be able to efficiently assess the safety of new nanomaterials and quantitatively implement best practices of safe manufacturing and usage of nanomaterials throughout product lifecycles. Scientists will share predictive models and data that enable the design and discovery of nanomaterials and the resulting performance of systems that use them.

Register for the workshop
Regular attendees: $200
Students: FREE

Submit an abstract

View the draft agenda

Workshop topics will include:

- Process modeling and control
- Materials supply chain
- Life cycle inventory data
- System scale-up methodology
- NanoEHS data and models
- Data workflow processes
- Nanomaterials properties data
- Data mining tools and opportunities
- Database design and accessibility
- Design for manufacturability
- Minimal data sets
- Interlaboratory studies
- Materials modeling and characterization
- Uncertainty quantification
- Sharing practices and incentives

Speakers

Stacey Harper, ONAMI Signature Faculty Fellow
Mark Tuominen, National Nanomanufacturing Network
Yoram Cohen, UCLA
Gerhard Klimeck, Network for Computational Nanotechnology
Diana de la Iglesia, Biomedical Informatics Group, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
John Rumble, President, R&R Data Services
Rong Liu, UCLA
Victor Maojo, Biomedical Informatics Group, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Ahmed Busnaina, Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing, Northeastern University
Mervi Heiskanen, The National Cancer Institute, Nanotechnology Working Group
Michael Zentner, nanoHUB.org
Stephanie Morris, CaNanoLab
Greg Lowry, Carnegie Mellon University

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UPCOMING EVENT

Lux Executive Summit
March 17-19, 2015
Westin Copley Place
Boston, MA

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NANO NEWS

Bergeson & Campbell’s EHS 2015 State of the Union
Forecast 2015
By Contributors from Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Shelton, Connecticut firm NanoViricides, Inc on the frontlines of Ebola research
SheltonHerald.com

SouthWest Nano Technologies (SWeNT) – Announcement
Azerbaijan Investment Company and Sumgait Chemical Industrial Park LLC Sign MOU with SouthWest NanoTechnologies for a Major Carbon Nanotube Project in Republic of Azerbaijan

New synthetic nanotechnology material may better outcomes in ACL repair
Dotmed Daily News

Nutrition, safety key to consumer acceptance of nanotech
R&D Magazine

Scientists look for nanostructures that allow compatibility between metal and human bone tissues
Phys.org

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CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

The corporate world is setting its marketing budgets for 2015.  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 22nd at 2:PM ET.  Click here to become a NanoBCA Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $100.

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Looking forward to seeing you at the Nanoinformatics 2015 Workshop.

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 Recommends: NNCO SME Free Webinar – Thurs 1/15 Noon-1:PM ET

Posted on February 3rd, 2015 | No Comments »

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

NNCO Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) Webinar Series
Thursday, January 15, 2015
12:PM–1:PM ET
Click here to register for this free, online event.

Webinar 1: “Roadblocks to Success in Nanotechnology Commercialization — What Keeps the Small and Medium Enterprise Community Up at Night?”

What: The NNCO will hold a series of webinars focusing on the experiences, successes, and challenges for small- and medium-sized businesses working in nanotechnology and on issues of interest to the business community. The first webinar in the series will be held Thursday, January 15, 2015.

When: The first webinar will be held Thursday, January 15, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST.

This webinar will be a round-table discussion with small and medium-sized businesses involved in nanotechnology commercialization focused on understanding common problems that they face and identifying those problems that the NNCO and NSET can assist in overcoming.

Who:
- Craig Bandes, Pixelligent LLC
- Doyle Edwards, Brewer Science Inc.
- Scott Rickert, PEN Inc.

How: Questions of interest to the small- and medium-sized business community may be submitted to webinar@nnco.nano.gov beginning one week prior to the event through the close of the webinar. During the question-and-answer segment of the webinars, submitted questions will be considered in the order received and may be posted on the NNI Web site (www.nano.gov). A moderator will identify relevant questions and pose them to the panelists. Due to time constraints, not all questions may be addressed during the webinar. The moderator reserves the right to group similar questions and to skip questions, as appropriate.

Registration: Click here to register for this free, online event. Registration for the webinar is required and is on a first-come, first-served basis and will be capped at 200 participants.

For further information contact:
Marlowe Newman
703-292-7128
mnewman@nnco.nano.gov

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NANO NEWS

Bergeson & Campbell’s EHS 2015 State of the Union
Forecast 2015
By Contributors from Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Senator Blumenthal – CT Visits NanoViricides, Inc.
Shelton, Connecticut firm NanoViricides, Inc on the frontlines of Ebola research
SheltonHerald.com

SouthWest Nano Technologies – Announcement
Azerbaijan Investment Company and Sumgait Chemical Industrial Park LLC Sign MOU with SouthWest NanoTechnologies for a Major Carbon Nanotube Project in Republic of Azerbaijan

New synthetic nanotechnology material may better outcomes in ACL repair
Dotmed Daily News

Nutrition, safety key to consumer acceptance of nanotech
R&D Magazine

Scientists look for nanostructures that allow compatibility between metal and human bone tissues
Phys.org

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Nanoinformatics 2015: Enabling Successful Discovery and Applications
January 26-28, 2015
Holiday Inn National Airport Hotel in Arlington, VA

Lux Executive Summit
March 17-19, 2015
Westin Copley Place
Boston, MA

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CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

The corporate world is setting its marketing budgets for 2015.  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 22nd at 2:PM ET.  Click here to become a NanoBCA Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $100.

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Looking forward to your participation.

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

Happy Holidays from your friends at NanoBCA!

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Happy Holidays from your friends at WIAF!

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WIAF Recommends – Aquananotechnology: Global Prospects

Posted on December 10th, 2014 | No Comments »

Aquananotechnology: Global Prospects provides a comprehensive roadmap for emerging technologies for the water industry. From access to water to repair of the water infrastructure, this is an encyclopedia of how to solve our worldwide water problems. It is a must read for water technologists.”
- Vincent Caprio, Founder, Water Innovations Alliance Foundation, Shelton, Connecticut, USA

Aquananotechnology-2“Governments, as well as businesses in sectors as diverse as agriculture, power generation, and manufacturing, know that water is central to their economic activities. Aquananotechnology: Global Prospects highlights water technologies that continue to push the boundaries of material science and innovation to reach new breakthroughs of cost and performancevital for sustainable economic growth and profitability.”
- Snehal Desai, Dow Water and Process Solutions, Edina, Minnesota, USA

“With water quality and scarcity destined to be enduring global megatrends for next century, Aquananotechnology: Global Prospects depicts an impressive array of breakthrough approaches to water treatment. The topics span from innovations in ridding drinking water of trace contaminants to cutting-edge technologies to solve the newest water challenges, such as those posed by fracking and the treatment of ballast water on cargo ships.”
- Deane Dray, water investment analyst and advisor to the United Nations, New York City, USA

“The world needs diverse solutions to our pressing water scarcity and quality challenges. This book showcases a refreshing variety of forward-thinking approaches through a distinctly global perspective. I recommend this as a must read for experienced practitioners and newcomers alike.”
- Dr. Phil Rolchigo, Pentair, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Aquananotechnology: Global Prospects
Published:September 24, 2014 by CRC Press
Content: 887 Pages | 340 B/W Illustrations
Edited by David E. Reisner, PhD and T. Pradeep, PhD

Features
- Includes contributions from world-class experts in the use of nanotechnology in water science
- Describes the latest methods in water purification and desalination related to nanotechnology
- Covers high surface area nanomaterials used in point-of-use (POU) systems at the faucet to eliminate contaminants that pass through the municipal water supply
- Provides extensive references at the end of each chapter to enhance further study
- Offers a global perspective of the role of nanotechnology in water treatment


Summary
The world’s fresh water supplies are dwindling rapidly—even wastewater is now considered an asset. By 2025, most of the world’s population will be facing serious water stresses and shortages. Aquananotechnology: Global Prospects breaks new ground with its informative and innovative introduction of the application of nanotechnology to the remediation of contaminated water for drinking and industrial use. It provides a comprehensive overview, from a global perspective, of the latest research and developments in the use of nanotechnology for water purification and desalination methods.

The book also covers approaches to remediation such as high surface area nanoscale media for adsorption of toxic species, UV treatment of pathogens, and regeneration of saturated media with applications in municipal water supplies, produced water from fracking, ballast water, and more. It also discusses membranes, desalination, sensing, engineered polymers, magnetic nanomaterials, electrospun nanofibers, photocatalysis, endocrine disruptors, and Al13 clusters. It explores physics-based phenomena such as subcritical water and cavitation-induced sonoluminescence, and fog harvesting.

With contributions from experts in developed and developing countries, including those with severe contamination, such as China, India, and Pakistan, the book’s content spans a wide range of the subject areas that fall under the aquananotechnology banner, either squarely or tangentially. The book strongly emphasizes sorption media, with broad application to a myriad of contaminants—both geogenic and anthropogenic—keeping in mind that it is not enough for water to be potable, it must also be palatable.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

GE Intelligent Platforms – FacilityConneX FREE Webinar
How Continuous Equipment Optimization Delivers Increased Operational Efficiency
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 2:PM
REGISTER TODAY

See how FacilityConneX, powered by GE Proficy, can help you improve operational efficiency by up to 40%…securely through the Industrial Cloud!

Participate in this FREE Webinar on Wednesday and learn how you can:
- Deliver critical equipment performance metrics to the right people, at the right time, in real-time
- Speed up troubleshooting, debugging, collaboration, decision and response times
- Lower maintenance costs, eliminate downtime and improve operational efficiency facility-wide

Don’t miss this learning event and drive transformation for your business. You’ll have the unique opportunity to gain insights into:
- Mobility and real-time operational intelligence
- Asset availability and reliability
- Process performance optimization
- Operational visibility and collaboration
- Powerful control platforms

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WATER NEWS

Data-driven Insights on the California Drought
USGS Newsroom

Treating Water to Brew the Perfect Cup of Coffee
Water Technology

Water 2.0 2014: Are Water Utilities Ready for Innovation?
Vincent Caprio
Our Water Counts – Water-Wise Blog

Bringing Soil-moisture Monitoring Technology from Cornfield to Battlefield
Phys.org

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CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

The corporate world is setting its marketing budgets for 2015.  Please join our roster of Corporate Members.  For further information, please contact Vincent Caprio vince@waterinnovationsfoundation.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 water technologies to become individual members of the WIAF.  Click here to become a WIAF Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $100.

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Once again, the Water Innovations Alliance Foundation recommends Aquananotechnology: Global Prospects.

Regards,

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

NanoBCA Nano News Fall Edition – Upcoming Events

Posted on December 10th, 2014 | No Comments »

Here is an update for the next two months on events serving our nanotechnology community.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

10th Annual Livingston Securities Nano Conference
December 8-9, 2014 – Chicago, IL
Seating is limited.  Reserve your space today jonathan@livingstonsecurities.com.

AGENDA
Monday, December 8, 2014
Noon Lunch – Registration
12:30 Welcome – Mike Gould, PWC & Jonathan Mason, Livingston Securities
12:45 Public Private Partnerships – Northwestern, Argonne National Labs, SITRI Group
1:45 Company Presentations
2:45 NanoElectronics, MEMS & the Internet-of-Things – Investment Strategies – Tom Licata, Head of Electronics, Livingston Securities
3:15 Company Presentations
4:15 Nanotechnology and the Greater Chicago Economy – Sean Murdock & Scott Livingston
4:45 Closing Comments – Mike Gould PWC & Jonathan Mason, Livingston Securities
5:00 Drinks/Networking

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
8:30am Registration
9:00 Welcome – Mike Gould, PWC & Jonathan Mason, Livingston Securities
9:15 University Centers of Excellence – Argonne National Labs, Univeristy of Washington & University of Illinois
10:00 Company Presentations
11:00 “Changing the Way that Innovation is Financed on Wall Street” – Scott Livingston, CEO of Livingston Securities
11:30 Investor panel
12:15 Lunch – “Going public in the new JOBS Act Era, Trends & Observations” – Mike Gould, Partner, PWC
1:00 Company Presentations
1:45 Company Presentations
2:30 Closing Comments – Jonathan Mason, Livingston Securities & Mike Gould, PWC

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Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education (NSEE) Materials Exhibition
For more information on what you will experience visit www.usc.edu/esvp and enter password NSEE.
Part of an NSF funded NSEE Workshop
Thursday, December 11, 2014
1:00 to 3:00 pm
Free Event at the Westin Arlington Gateway
Fitzgerald Ballroom A, 801 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203

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NanoInformatics 2015: Enabling Successful Discovery and Applications
January 26-28, 2015
Holiday Inn National Airport Hotel in Arlington, VA

REGISTER FOR THE WORKSHOP TODAY
Regular attendees: $200, Students: FREE

Click here to view the AGENDA

The purpose of the Nanoinformatics 2015 workshop is to bring together stakeholders in order to assess the state of informatics relevant to the all aspects of the nanotechnology enterprise and to set priority targets for the future. From materials to processes to products; accessible data, information, models, and simulations will enable innovators to optimize performance and accelerate the innovation cycle from concept to product. Scientists and engineers will be able to efficiently assess the safety of new nanomaterials and quantitatively implement best practices of safe manufacturing and usage of nanomaterials throughout product lifecycles. Scientists will share predictive models and data that enable the design and discovery of nanomaterials and the resulting performance of systems that use them.

Nanoinformatics encompasses aspects of data collection, tools, and sharing, along with associated applications that are becoming a key element of nanotechnology research, nanotechnology environmental health and safety (nanoEHS), product development and sustainable manufacturing. The organization of nanomaterial data into interoperable databases will provide the necessary tools/platforms for companies to quantify liability threats; comply with regulations; minimize materials usage, energy consumption, and overall cost; while ensuring safety to people and the environment. Building upon the growing base of manufacturing resources and intellectual infrastructure, Nanoinformatics 2015 will provide overviews on present database development projects, tools, and resources currently being leveraged; discuss gaps and challenges with establishing an open access informatics infrastructure; facilitate synergistic discussions of emerging applications; and provide ample opportunities for collaboration amongst the community stakeholders.

Nanoinformatics 2015 will review the state of the art in methods for collecting, archiving, modeling, visualizing, and sharing data and identify opportunities and gaps for expanding the roadmap for nanoinformatics.

Workshop topics will include:

Process modeling and control
Materials supply chain
Life cycle inventory data
System scale-up methodology
NanoEHS data and models
Data workflow processes
Nanomaterials properties data
Data mining tools and opportunities
Database design and accessibility
Design for manufacturability
Minimal data sets
Interlaboratory studies
Materials modeling and characterization
Uncertainty quantification
Sharing practices and incentives

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NANO NEWS

PEN Inc. Names Dore Perler Vice President of Sales

Harris & Harris Group Reports Financial Statements as of September 30, 2014

mPhase Technologies’ Smart Drug Delivery System Holds Significant Portion of Patentable Claims
Business Wire

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CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

The corporate world is setting its marketing budgets for 2015.  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 18th at 2:PM ET.  Click here to become a NanoBCA Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $100.

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Looking forward to seeing you at the upcoming events.

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

Biju George Receives Innovator of the Year Award from EPA at Water 2.0 Event 11/3/14

Posted on November 18th, 2014 | No Comments »

At our latest Water 2.0 Event on November 3rd at the GE Aviation Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, Biju George, Director of the Greater Cincinnati Water Works, was the recipient of the Innovator of the Year Award presented by Sally Gutierrez, Director of the Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development & Support Program of the EPA. 

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From left to right: Vincent Caprio, Water 2.0; Sally Gutierrez, EPA; Biju George, Cincinnati Water Works; Renee Armstrong, GE

Our water industry presenters spoke on a wide variety of topics.  They were led by our Keynote Speaker, Scott Dyer, Ph.D., Principal Scientist of The Procter & Gamble Company.  Mr. Dyer’s presentation on Environmental Protection:  History, Chemical & Treatment Innovation was the most comprehensive talk on sustainability I have ever experienced.

Innovator of the Year Award Winner, Biju George, spoke on Getting Your Water Utilities Ready for the Water 2.0.

We welcomed back Sally C. Gutierrez, Director of the U.S. EPA’s Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development & Support Program to our stage.  Ms. Gutierrez has spoken at our Water 2.0 Conferences numerous times.  Ms. Gutierrez’s presentation, Update on Water Technology Innovation Clusters and Key EPA Issues, updated us, as of 2014, on water clusters in America.  It is wonderful to see how the clusters have evolved in various regions of the U.S.

One of the fastest growing private companies in the water industry is led by Stephen Spoonamore, P.E., Director/Co-Founder of ABSMaterials Inc. Mr. Spoonamore’s topic was Developments in Stormwater & Pollution Control and Oil & Gas Environmental Protection.

All of our water industry speaker presentations can be found here: SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS

8:30  Water 2.0 and the Industrial Internet
Alan Hinchman, COO, The Water Initiative

9:00 Confluence – The Water Technology Innovation Cluster of OH, KY & IN Presents Regional Water Technologies
Moderator: Melinda Kruyer, Executive Director, Confluence, Water Technology Innovation Cluster
Jim Uber, CEO, CitiLogics
John Young, CEO, Green Forward Technologies
John Brooks, CFO, Searen

10:00 Facing the challenge of water distribution in a changing world
John Leeuwenburg, Global Product Manager, Realworld Systems

11:00 Innovation in Digital Communication, Education, and Community-Building
Cat Shrier, Ph.D., P.G., CEO & Publisher, WaterCitizen.Com

2:30 Maximizing Your Investment in Energy Efficiency
Maryanne McGowan, CPA, CEM, Manager, Business Strategy & Implementation, Duke Energy

3:00 Water Energy Nexxus
Ken Russell, Ph.D., Executive Director, Applied Technology Acceleration Institute – Wichita State University

3:30 Getting More Out of Your Machine
Jill Burdette, Water Vertical Sales Leader, GE Intelligent Platforms

4:00 Activated Ceramics
Dan Page, CEO, Max Flow Media

After hearing a day of presentations at our Water 2.0 Conference, I am encouraged that American utilities are embracing innovation.   I look forward to seeing you at our 2015 Water 2.0 event.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

10th Annual Livingston Securities Innovators Conference
December 8-9, 2014 – Chicago, IL
Seating is limited.  Reserve your space today jonathan@livingstonsecurities.com.

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WATER NEWS

Depleting the Water
CBS News – 60 Minutes

Study finds Americans using less water
KTVZ.COM

Early Tests Don’t Find Tainted Water From Oil Boom
ABC News

CH2M HILL leads water treatment study
Water Technology

EPA Calls for Nominations for 20th Annual Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award
EPA

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CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

The corporate world is setting its marketing budgets for 2015.  Please join our roster of Corporate Members.  For further information, please contact Vincent Caprio vince@waterinnovationsfoundation.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 water technologies to become individual members of the WIAF.  Click here to become a WIAF Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $100.

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Once again, I would like to congratulate Biju George on receiving the EPA’s Innovator of the Year Award.

Regards,

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

 

WIAF Recommends: EPA Technology Innovation Showcase 12/2 Cincinnati

Posted on November 18th, 2014 | No Comments »

You are invited to attend:

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EPA Technology Innovation Showcase and Technology Transfer and Collaboration Seminar
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
8:AM to 5:PM (ET)
There is no cost to attend this event.

U.S. EPA Andrew W. Breidenbach Environmental Research Center (AWBERC)
26 W. Martin Luther King Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45268

Register now for this unique opportunity to meet EPA’s innovators, experience hands-on demonstrations of cutting-edge water technologies, and learn how EPA can work with you to design, develop and demonstrate your innovative solutions to water challenges.

Innovative technologies at various levels of development will be displayed and demonstrated.  You will also have the chance to learn about Confluence, the Ohio River Valley Region’s water technology innovation cluster organization, and how they can help you grow your business network.

8:AM – 1:PM  Technology Innovation Showcase at EPA

1:PM – 4:PM  Technology Transfer and Collaboration Seminar at EPA

4:PM – 5:PM  Regional Technology Company Exhibition and Networking Hour at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center (across the street from EPA)

If you are an entrepreneur or business owner, a scientist or engineer, or someone with an interest in water technology innovation, don’t miss this one-of-a-kind opportunity.

Register Online Now at
http://epa-innovation-showcase.eventbrite.com

For questions, email EPAWaterTechEvents@epa.gov

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INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

We encourage individuals interested in continuing our efforts to provide information in regard to emerging water technologies to become individual members of the WIAF.  Click here to become a WIAF Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $100.

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Looking forward to seeing you at water events this fall.

Regards,

Vincent Caprio

Founder & Executive Director
Water Innovations Alliance Foundation
vince@waterinnovationsfoundation.org
203-733-1949
www.waterinnovations.org