Review of Water 2.0 & Nano Energy Summit, Nov 13-14, Rice University, Houston

Posted on December 16th, 2013 | No Comments »

We would like to thank all the speakers and attendees who participated in our Water 2.0-Water Management & Nano Energy Summit on November 13-14th at Rice University’s Shell Auditorium in Houston, TX.  Over 150 participants enjoyed our fabulous Agenda.

The following speakers have shared their presentations with the community:

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PRESENTATIONS

Alan Hinchman, Global Marketing Director-Infrastructure, GE Intelligent Platforms

Amanda Brock, CEO, Water Standard

Carlos Rojas, Director & Practice Lead for GE Joint GTM Solution Sales, Cisco

Dan Bassett, President, Nano-PM

Don Ewert, IH, VP-Field Services; nanoTox, Inc.Past-Chair; AIHA Nanotechnology Working Group

Dr. David Sarphie, CEO, Geo Nano Consulting

Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies

Dr. James M. Tour, TT & WF Chao Prof of Chemistry; Prof of Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Rice University; Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology

Jud Hill, Managing Director, NGP Global Adaptation Partners

Kevin McGovern, Chairman & CEO, The Water Initiative

Kyle Reissner, Senior Marketing Manager Automation Software, GE Intelligent Platforms

Laura Capper, Founder & President, CAP Resources

Clifton McCann, Partner, Thompson Hine

Michael Zimmer, Partner, Thompson Hine

Gregory Chafee, Partner, Thompson Hine

Paul J. Galeski, CEO & Founder, MAVERICK Technologies

Paul Sarahan, Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright

Ralph Exton, Chief Marketing Officer, Water & Process Technologies, GE Power & Water

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SPEAKERS’ BIOS

A reception was held at GE’s Oil & Gas Center in Houston, TX on Wednesday evening.  Over 60 members of the water and nanotechnology community enjoyed the event.

 

 

 

 

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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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We would like to thank Rice University and the Smalley Institute for their hospitality.  We look forward to returning in 2014.

Regards,

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

NanoBCA – Nano News Fall Edition

Posted on November 7th, 2013 | No Comments »

I would like to thank everyone who participated in our successful Nanomanufacturing Summit 2013/12th Annual NanoBusiness Conference at the University of Pennsylvania last month.  We had a Reception at the new Singh Center for Nanotechnology.  Below is a photo taken at this magnificent facility.

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 Vincent Caprio, Sam Brauer, PhD, Cynthia Kuper, PhD,  David Reisner, PhD
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NANO NEWS

Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: APNT) and Nanofilm, Ltd. Announce Plan to Merge in a Stock Swap Transaction

Austin, Texas and Valley View, Ohio – October 31, 2013 – Applied Nanotech Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:APNT), a global leader in nanotechnology research and development, and Nanofilm, Ltd., a private company with a leading market position for specialty optical coatings, cleaners and nano-composite products, jointly announce they have signed a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) to combine through a stock swap transaction.

The new combined company will have expanded capability to deliver innovative nanotechnology-based products.  The new company will build on the 25-year success of Nanofilm in developing and commercializing technologies that enhance a variety of consumer and industrial products.  APNT and Nanofilm will combine their technologies and commercialization capabilities to create a broad array of next generation products.  Based on 2012 pro forma financials, assuming the merger had occurred at the beginning of 2012, the new combined company would have 2012 revenues exceeding $14 million.  The new company will have the personnel, development facilities, operating facilities, and customer relations to support its projected rapid revenue growth.

The new company’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer will be Dr. Scott Rickert, who holds similar positions with Nanofilm. Dr. Rickert commented, “I’ve long had a vision for a growth company using nanotechnologies producing high margin products.  I am enthusiastic to have this expanded base to enhance the growth of this new combined company, selling nanotechnology products in the worldwide marketplace.”

Dr. Robert Ronstadt, APNT’s Chairman, noted, “Both APNT and Nanofilm bring valuable resources to this union.  APNT has outstanding R&D capabilities while Nanofilm brings strong management, manufacturing, marketing, and sales capabilities.  This is an ideal combination for both companies.”

Dr. Zvi Yaniv, President and Chief Operating Officer of APNT commented, “I am excited about the opportunities that await us as I join in the creative efforts of the new innovation team that Dr. Rickert is establishing to develop and commercialize nanotechnology-enhanced products.”

The closing of the proposed merger is conditioned upon APNT and Nanofilm obtaining working capital financing; completion of due diligence; signing of a definitive merger agreement containing customary representations, warranties, and closing conditions; SEC approval of APNT’s proxy statement; approval by the respective boards of directors; approval by the shareholders of APNT; and approval by the members of Nanofilm.

November 15 Deadline: NNI RFI on Nanosensors

The NNI has issued a Request for Information on Nanosensors in order to inform planning for a public workshop organized by the Nanotechnology Signature Initiative group, Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology. View the full RFI at http://1.usa.gov/17ztbPn

All sectors and stakeholders are encouraged to submit information. This RFI will close on November 15th. Please feel free to share this information with your colleagues.

Any questions about this RFI can be sent to NNISensorsRFI@nnco.nano.gov
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I would like to take this opportunity to inform you of our next event:

Nano Energy Summit
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Rice University’s Shell Auditorium – Houston, TX

8:45  Opening Remarks
- Vincent Caprio, Conference Chairman, Executive Director, NanoBCA
- Griffith A. Kundahl, NRAI VP of Business Development and Government Relations

9:00-9:30  Keynote: Decentralized Water Solutions by The Water Initiative
Kevin McGovern, Chairman & CEO, The Water Initiative

9:30-10:00  Keynote
Don Ewert, IH, VP-Field Services; nanoTox, Inc.Past-Chair; AIHA Nanotechnology Working Group

10:00-11:00  Panel
- Don Ewert
- Allen Gelwick, Executive Vice President, Lockton Companies, LLC
- Paul Sarahan, Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright

11:00-11:30 Keynote: The All of the Above Strategy and Why It Must Be Genuine
The Honorable Charles D. McConnell, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy; Executive Director, Energy and Environment Initiative (e2i)

11:30-12:00 Taking Technology from ‘Lab to FAB’
Dan Bassett, President, Nano-PM

12:00-1:00  Lunch & Networking

1:00-1:30  Keynote: Nanotechnology is helping America and the World achieve Energy Security
Governor George F. Allen

1:30-2:00  Vicki L. Colvin, Rice University Vice Provost for Research, Schlumberger Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

2:00-2:30  Jim Phillips, Chairman/CEO, NanoMech, Inc.

2:30-3:00 Investment Panel – Putting Nanotech Investment Under the Microscope: Developments, Trends & Opportunities
- William Morris, Founder, Emerging Technology Ventures
- Griffith A. Kundahl, NRAI VP of Business Development and Government Relations

3:00-4:30  Tour of The Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology

4:30-6:00 Reception
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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.

Looking forward to seeing you in Houston.

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

Nanomanufacturing Summit/12th Annual NanoBusiness Conference – Oct 15-17 – University of Pennsylvania

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Nanomanufacturing Summit 2013 / Informatics for Nanomanufacturing

October 15-17, 2013
University of Pennsylvania
Philaldelphia, PA

Register!
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Speakers:

Jim PhillipsJim Phillips
CEO
NanoMech
livingstonScott Livingston
Chairman & CEO
Livingston Securities
Ram TrichurRam Trichur
Carbon Electronics Business Development Manager
Brewer Science
Dr. Rutledge Ellis-BehnkeDr. Rutledge Ellis-Behneke
Dept. of Brain & Cognitive Sciences
MIT
Jeffrey H. RosedaleJeffrey H. Rosedale
Partner
Woodcock Washburn, LLP
Dr. Anita Goel, MD, Ph.DDr. Anita Goel, MD, Ph.D
Chairman & CEO
Nanobiosym
Paul S. ClaysonPaul S. Clayton
President & CEO
HzO, Inc.
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Managing Director
Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
Larry-Hough-photo (6)Dr. Larry Hough
Lab Manager, Complex Assemblies of Soft Matter Labratory
Corporate Research & Innovation
Solvay
RussellDan Russell
Senior Vice President
Pixelligent Technologies, LLC
Vincent CaprioVincent Caprio
Executive Director
NanoBCA
Andrew BaluchAndrew Baluch
Special Counsel
Foley & Lardner LLP
Joe PichéJoe Piche
CEO
Eikos
David J. ArthurDavid J. Arthur
CEO
SouthWest Nanotechnologies LLC


Informatics for Nanomanufacturing


Curt BrenemanCurt Breneman
Director, Rensselaer
Exploratory Center for Cheminformatics Research
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Managing Director
National National NanoManufacturing Network

Linda HortonLinda Horton
Director, Materials Sciences and Engineering Division
U.S. Department of Energy
Steven ShadeSteven Shade
Managing Director, Center for Advanced Manufacturing
Purdue Univesity
Dr. Ajay P. MalsheDr. Ajay P. Malshe
Founder and Chief Technology Officer
NanoMech Inc.
Qiang HuangQiang Huang
Associate Professor Dept. of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Univ. of Southern California


Register!

Final Agenda – Water Management & Nano Energy Summit – Nov 13-14 – Houston

Posted on November 6th, 2013 | No Comments »

We are excited to announce the Final Agenda for our Water 2.0-Water Management & Nano Energy Summit, November 13-14th at Rice University’s Shell Auditorium in Houston, TX.

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DAY 1 – Water 2.0 – Water Management Conference
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
Click for our Speakers’ Bios

8:40-8:45 Opening Remarks
Vincent Caprio, Conference Chairman, WIAF Founder
Jordan Lane Gilmore, President, Lane Group LLC

8:45 -9:00  Water 2.0 – Water Management Overview
Alan Hinchman, Global Marketing Director-Infrastructure, GE Intelligent Platforms

9:00-9:30  Keynote: Global Water Trends
Ralph Exton, Chief Marketing Officer, Water & Process Technologies, GE Power & Water

9:30-10:00  Keynote
Amanda Brock, CEO, Water Standard

10:00-10:30  Keynote
Paul J. Galeski, CEO & Founder, MAVERICK Technologies

10:30-11:00  Facebook for Industry & True Mobile
Secure Industrial mobile software innovations, inspired by Facebook’s real-time social intelligence, are driving a new real-time operational intelligence paradigm for the water & wastewater industries. It has the power to shift how cities, municipalities, plants and regional authorities work; being the catalyst for huge efficiency gains and industry to use and make sense of both big and small data.
Kyle Reissner, Senior Marketing Manager Automation Software, GE Intelligent Platforms

11:00-11:30  Graphene Materials for Removal of Radioactive Nuclei from Water and for Building Renewable Energy Nanodevices
Dr. James M. Tour, TT & WF Chao Prof of Chemistry; Prof of Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Rice University; Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology

11:30-12:00
Dr. David Sarphie, CEO, Geo Nano Consulting

12:00-1:00  Lunch & Networking

1:00-1:30  Keynote: The Water/Energy Nexus
Jud Hill, Managing Director, NGP Global Adaptation Partners

1:30-2:00  Keynote
Carlos Rojas, Director & Practice Lead for GE Joint GTM Solution Sales, Cisco

2:00-2:30 Keynote: Cutting through the Hype: What’s Really Happening in Oilfield Water Management; Issues and Opportunities
Laura Capper, Founder & President, CAP Resources

2:30-3:00  Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies

3:00-3:30  Qilin Li, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University

3:30-4:30

Clifton McCann, Partner, Thompson Hine

US P3s for Water Projects Will Leap Ahead
Michael Zimmer, Partner, Thompson Hine

Gregory Chafee, Partner, Thompson Hine

1. The new P3 opportunities and mandates for fixing America’s water treatment systems
2. The importance of new ideas and technology to get the job done under tight cost constraints
3. Financing tech development projects and the commercial perspective of water deals

6:00-9:00  Reception – Sponsored by GE

GE-logo-smallGE Oil & Gas
4425 WestWay Park
WestWay III
Customer Application Center
Houston, TX 77041

DAY 2 – Nano Energy Summit
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
Click for our Speakers’ Bios

8:45  Opening Remarks
Vincent Caprio, Conference Chairman, Executive Director, NanoBCA
Griffith A. Kundahl, NRAI, VP of Business Development and Government Relations

9:00-9:30  Keynote
Kevin McGovern, Chairman & CEO, The Water Initiative

9:30-10:00  Keynote
Don Ewert, IH, VP-Field Services; nanoTox, Inc.Past-Chair; AIHA Nanotechnology Working Group

10:00-11:00  Panel
Don Ewert, IH, VP-Field Services; nanoTox, Inc.Past-Chair; AIHA Nanotechnology Working Group
Allen Gelwick, Executive Vice President, Lockton Companies, LLC
Paul Sarahan, Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright

11:00-11:30 Keynote: The All of the Above Strategy and Why It Must Be Genuine
The Honorable Charles D. McConnell, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy; Executive Director, Energy and Environment Initiative (e2i)

11:30-12:00 Taking Technology from ‘Lab to FAB’
Dan Bassett, President, Nano-PM

12:00-1:00  Lunch & Networking

1:00-1:30  Keynote
Governor George F. Allen

1:30-2:00  Vicki L. Colvin, Rice University Vice Provost for Research, Schlumberger Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

2:00-2:30  Jim Phillips, Chairman/CEO, NanoMech, Inc.

2:30-3:00 Investment Panel – Putting Nanotech Investment Under the Microscope: Developments, Trends & Opportunities
William Morris, Founder, Emerging Technology Ventures
Griffith A. Kundahl, NRAI, VP of Business Development and Government Relations

3:00-4:30  Tour of The Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology

4:30-6:00 Reception

REGISTER TODAY – $500

HOTEL
Wyndham Houston – Medical Center Hotel & Suites
6800 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030
Tel: 713-577-1235

Click to make your reservation
or call 713-577-1235 directly to make a reservation by phone.

Room Rates: From $177.00 per night

When making your reservation, please mention “The Water Innovations Alliance Foundation” and give the dates of your stay to book into the room block.
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WATER NEWS

Water Citizen presents a FREE Webinar
Finding the Keys to Water in Congress: How You can Track, Testify On and Transform Legislation on Water
Thursday November 7th
4:00pm PST / 7:00pm EST
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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.

Looking forward to seeing you in Houston.

Regards,

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

 

 

 

12th Annual NanoBusiness Conference – University of Pennsylvania – October 15-17 2013

Posted on November 6th, 2013 | No Comments »

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Final Agenda – Nanomanufacturing Summit/NanoBusiness Conference – Oct 15-17 UPenn

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Today we would like to announce the final agenda for our Nanomanufacturing Summit 2013/12th Annual NanoBusiness Conference, October 15-17th at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  Click here to view the entire Program.

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REGISTER TODAY – 3 Day Program $500
Please remember to register for the Philadelphia conference ASAP.  Seating is limited.

Included in our line-up are the following Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Rutledge Ellis-Behnke, PhD, Research Affiliate, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, MIT/Prof, University of Heidelberg/Director, Nanomedicine Translational Think Tank
Dr. Anita Goel, MD, Ph.D., Chairman & CEO, Nanobiosym
Jim Phillips, Chairman/CEO, NanoMech, Inc.
Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
Ram Trichur, Carbon Electronics Business Development Manager, Brewer Science
Scott Livingston, Chairman & CEO, Livingston Securities
Dr. Larry Hough, Lab Manager: Complex Assemblies of Soft Matter Laboratory (COMPASS UMI 3254), Corporate Research & Innovation, Solvay
Jeffrey H. Rosedale, Partner, Woodcock Washburn LLP

Please join us on Wednesday evening for a Reception at the new Singh Center for Nanotechnology.

Penn Celebrates Opening of Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology
Penn News

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2013 SESSIONS (partial)

Nanomanufacturing
Paul Clayson, President & CEO, HzO Inc.
David J. Arthur, CEO, SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc.
Joe Piche, CEO, Eikos
Dan Russell, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing & Operations, Pixelligent Technologies, LLC
Scott Jacobs, Vice President Product Development, Treasurer & Director, Quantum Confined

Nanomedicine/Research Centers – The Role of Innovation
Jason H. Sakamoto, Ph.D., Co-Chair, Assistant Member, Department of Nanomedicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute
Steve Klemm, Chief Science Officer, Leonardo BioSystems
Anthony P. Green, Vice President, Technology Commercialization Group – Life Sciences and Ben Franklin Director, The Nanotechnology Institute & Energy Commercialization Institute
Robert. D. “Skip” Rung, President and Executive Director, Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute
Dr. Wei Wang, Research Scientist, Amorphyx, Inc.
Dr. Sean Muir, Senior Research Scientist, Amorphyx, Inc.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2013 SESSIONS (partial)

Nanobiotechnology Commercialization
Anthony P. Green, Vice President, Technology Commercialization Group – Life Sciences and Ben Franklin Director, The Nanotechnology Institute & Energy Commercialization Institute
Peter I. Lelkes, Temple University & Eqalix LLC
Prof. Tony Jun Huang, CTO, Ascent Bio-Nanotechnologies, Inc.
Bernardo Cordovez, President, Optofluidics

Nanotechnology and the Law
Michael J. Sullivan, Partner, Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge and Rice
Linda D. Dell, MS, Senior Science Manager; Environ Corp., Amherst, MA
Donald Ewert, IH, VP-Field Services, nanoTox, Inc.

NEW to the event this year is a track focusing on Graphene Development & Commercialization.

Developing Graphene: Standards, Tools, Nomenclature
Dr. Alan Rae, Co-founder, Graphene Stakeholders Association
Dr. Andrew Pollard, Research Scientist, National Physical Laboratory
Dr. Toby Sainsbury, Research Scientist, National Physical Laboratory
Dr. Angela Hight Walker, Senior Scientist, NIST

Graphene Production: Recipes for Success
Keith Blakely, Co-founder, Graphene Stakeholders Association
Dr. Elena Polyakova, Founder and CEO, Graphene Labs
Ray Gibbs, Commercial Director, Haydale
John Biondi, CEO, Xolve

Graphene Roadmap – Innovation and Commercialization Prospects
Stephen Waite, Co-founder, Graphene Stakeholders Association
Mike Patterson, CEO, Graphene Frontiers
Jon Myers, CEO, Graphene Technologies
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NANO NEWS
Harris & Harris Group, Inc. Focus on Biology+ In New Investments

For 3 Nobel Winners, a Molecular Mystery Solved
New York Times

This 1,600-Year-Old Goblet Shows that the Romans Were Nanotechnology Pioneers
Smithsonian

Singh Center for Nanotechnology to be collaboration hub
The Daily Pennsylvanian

Nanotechnology OEHS Training

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Our Professional Development programs are designed to provide attendees with the tools and experience needed to create Nanotechnology OEHS programs.  Upcoming Academy venues include:
Oct. 28-30, 2013 – Austin, Texas (Full Boot Camp)
Nov. 8, 2013 – Cleveland, Ohio (Seminar)
Nov. 11, 2013 – Frederica, Delaware (Mini Boot Camp)
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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.

Looking forward to seeing you in Philadelphia.

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

Agenda Updates – Water Management & Nano Energy Summit – Nov 13-14 – Houston

Posted on November 6th, 2013 | No Comments »

Today we would like to announce our agenda updates for our Water 2.0-Water Management & Nano Energy Summit, November 13-14th at Rice University’s Shell Auditorium in Houston, TX.

DAY 1 – Water 2.0 – Water Management Conference
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
Click for our Speakers’ Bios

8:40-8:45 Opening Remarks
- Vincent Caprio, Conference Chairman, WIAF Founder
- Jordan Lane Gilmore, President, Lane Group LLC

8:45 -9:00  Water 2.0 – Water Management Overview
Alan Hinchman, Global Marketing Director-Infrastructure, GE Intelligent Platforms

9:00-9:30  Keynote
Ralph Exton, Chief Marketing Officer, Water & Process Technologies, GE Power & Water

9:30-10:00  Keynote
Amanda Brock, CEO, Water Standard

10:00-10:30  Keynote
Paul J. Galeski, CEO & Founder, MAVERICK Technologies

10:30-11:00  Kyle Reissner, Senior Marketing Manager Automation Software, GE Intelligent Platforms

11:00-11:30  Keynote
Dr. James M. Tour, TT & WF Chao Prof of Chemistry; Prof of Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Rice University; Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology

11:30-12:00  Michael Deane, Executive Director, National Association of Water Companies (NAWC)

12:00-1:00  Lunch & Networking

1:00-1:30  Keynote
Jud Hill, Managing Director, NGP Global Adaptation Partners

1:30-2:00  Keynote
Carlos Rojas, Director & Practice Lead for GE Joint GTM Solution Sales, Cisco

2:00-2:30 Keynote: Cutting through the Hype: What’s Really Happening in Oilfield Water Management; Issues and Opportunities
Laura Capper, Founder & President, CAP Resources

2:30-3:00  Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies

3:00-3:30  Qilin Li, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University

3:30-4:30
- Clifton McCann, Partner, Thompson Hine
- Michael Zimmer, Partner, Thompson Hine
- Gregory Chafee, Partner, Thompson Hine

1. The new P3 opportunities and mandates for fixing America’s water treatment systems
2. The importance of new ideas and technology to get the job done under tight cost constraints
3. Financing tech development projects and the commercial perspective of water deals

6:00-9:00  Reception – Sponsored by GE

GE-logo-small

GE Oil & Gas
4425 WestWay Park
WestWay III
Customer Application Center
Houston, TX 77041

DAY 2 – Nano Energy Summit
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2013
Click for our Speakers’ Bios

8:25  Opening Remarks
- Vincent Caprio, Conference Chairman, Executive Director, NanoBCA
- Griffith A. Kundahl, Sr. Vice President, Public Policy, NanoBCA

8:30-9:00  Kevin McGovern, Chairman & CEO, The Water Initiative

9:00-9:30  Keynote
Jim Phillips, Chairman/CEO, NanoMech, Inc.

9:30-10:00  Keynote
Don Ewert, IH, VP-Field Services; nanoTox, Inc.Past-Chair; AIHA Nanotechnology Working Group

10:00-11:00  Panel
- Don Ewert
- Allen Gelwick, Executive Vice President, Lockton Companies
- Paul Sarahan, Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright

11:00-11:30 Keynote: The All of the Above Strategy and Why It Must Be Genuine
The Honorable Charles D. McConnell, Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy; Executive Director, Energy and Environment Initiative (e2i)

11:30-12:00 Dan Bassett, President, Nano-PM

12:00-1:00  Lunch & Networking

1:00-1:30  Governor George F. Allen

1:30-2:00  Vicki L. Colvin, Rice University Vice Provost for Research, Schlumberger Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

2:00-2:30  TBD

2:30-3:00 Investment Panel
- William Morris, Founder, Emerging Technology Ventures
- Griffith A. Kundahl, Sr. Vice President, Public Policy, NanoBCA

3:00-4:30  Tour of The Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology

4:30-6:00 Reception

REGISTER TODAY – $500

HOTEL
Wyndham Houston – Medical Center Hotel & Suites
6800 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030
Tel: 713-577-1235

Click to make your reservation
or call 713-577-1235 directly to make a reservation by phone.

Room Rates: From $177.00 per night

When making your reservation, please mention “The Water Innovations Alliance Foundation” and give the dates of your stay to book into the room block.
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WATER NEWS

Leveraging Entrepreneurship and Innovation to Solve Water Challenges
Imagine H2O Competition Aims to Identify and Implement Water Innovations in Food and Agriculture

Fracking for Geothermal Heat Instead of Gas
MIT Technology Review

Global Water Technologies announces acquisition plans
PR Newswire

Puralytics Completes $4M in Series A Funding
Water Online

Delta Faucet Company Expands Commitment to Innovation
The Wall Street Journal
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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.

Looking forward to seeing you in Houston.

Regards,

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

Agenda Update – Nanomanufacturing Summit/Informatics for Nanomanufacturing – Oct 15-17

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2013 marks a special occasion for our Nanotechnology Community.  December will mark the 10th Anniversary of President Bush’s signing of the National Nanotechnology Initiative.  Many of America’s Nanotechnology leaders will be joining us in Philadelphia.

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Our Informatics for Nanomanufacturing and Nanomanufacturing Summit 2013/NanoBusiness Conference is less than 30 days away.  Our 3 day conference, October 15-17th, is located on the historic grounds of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

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REGISTER TODAY – 3 Day Program $500
Please remember to register for the Philadelphia conference ASAP.  Seating is limited.

HOTEL
Embassy Suites Philadelphia – Center City
1776 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103
1-215-561-1776

Book your reservation.
Please refer to the “Nano Conference” when making reservations.

A block of rooms have been reserved for October 14-17, 2013.
The special room rate of $165/night will be available until the group block is sold out.

This year’s conference has several new components.  We have 2 events over 3 days and have added new tracks to our Program.
For the first time, we will be hosting Informatics for Nanomanufacturing on Tuesday, October 15th.

Welcome and Introduction to Informatics for Nanomanufacturing
- Mark Tuominen (National Nanomanufacturing Network)

PROJECT OVERVIEWS
Nanomaterial Database
- Kim Guzan (RTI International)

InterNano
- Jessica Adamick (National Nanomanufacturing Network)

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE SPEAKER
- Dr. Mihail C. Roco, Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology, National Science Foundation

GOVERNMENT INITIATIVES
Materials Genome Initiative
- Linda Horton (U.S. Department of Energy)

National Nanotechnology Initiative Signature Initiative: Nanotechnology Knowledge Infrastructure
- Lisa Friedersdorf, Senior Policy Analyst & Program Manager NSIs, NNCO

US-EU Communities of Research
- Dr. Jeffrey Morse, Managing Director, National Nanomanufacturing Network
- Vincent Caprio, Executive Director, NanoBusiness Commercialization Association

INDUSTRY
ManufacturingHUB and the National Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Consortium
- Steven Shade (Purdue University)

INFORMATICS
Stalking the Materials Genome: A Data-Driven Approach to the Virtual Design of Nanostructured Polymers
- Curt Breneman (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)

Evening Reception with Nanomanufacturing Summit attendees
Posters available

Another first time presentation will be the inclusion of a Graphene Development & Commercialization track on Thursday, October 17th sponsored by the Graphene Stakeholder’s Association led by Stephen Waite, Co-Founder of the GSA.

Session 1: Developing Graphene: Standards, Tools, Nomenclature
- Moderator: Keith Blakely, Co-founder, Graphene Stakeholders Association
- Dr. Andrew Pollard, Research Scientist, National Physical Laboratory
- Dr. Toby Sainsbury, Research Scientist, National Physical Laboratory
- Dr. Angela Hight Walker, Senior Scientist, NIST

Session 2: Graphene Production: Recipes for Success
- Moderator: Dr. Alan Rae, Co-founder, Graphene Stakeholders Association
- Dr. Elena Polyakova, Founder and CEO, Graphene Labs
- Ray Gibbs, Commercial Director, Haydale

Session 3: Graphene Roadmap – Innovation and Commercialization Prospects
- Moderator: Stephen Waite, Co-founder, Graphene Stakeholders Association
- Mike Patterson, CEO, Graphene Frontiers
- Jon Myers, CEO, Graphene Technologies

In addition, Our very successful Nanomanufacturing track returns on Wednesday, October 16th.  Speakers include:
- Paul Clayson, President & CEO, HzO Inc.
- David J. Arthur, CEO, SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc.
- Joe Piche, CEO, Eikos
- Dan Russell, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing & Operations, Pixelligent Technologies, LLC
- Scott Jacobs, Vice President Product Development, Treasurer & Director, Quantum Confined
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NANO NEWS

Reality Bites: EPA Withdraws Two Draft Chemical Rules
By Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Director, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Bridgelux Ranked Among Inc. 500|5000 Fastest-Growing Private Company For Third Consecutive Year

Remember – Manufacturing Day is October 4, 2013

Intel CEO announces 14-nanometer processors, predicts sub-$100 tablets

Nanotechnology OEHS Boot Camps
Our Professional Development programs are designed to provide attendees with the tools and experience needed to create Nanotechnology OEHS programs.  Upcoming Boot Camps include:
- Oct. 11, 2013 – Kansas City, Missouri (Mini Boot Camp)
- Oct. 28-30, 2013 – Austin, Texas (Full Boot Camp)
- Nov. 11, 2013 – Frederica, Delaware (Mini Boot Camp)
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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.

Looking forward to seeing you in Philadelphia.

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

Program Update – Water Management & Nano Energy Summit – Nov 13-14 – Houston

Posted on November 6th, 2013 | No Comments »

Today we would like to announce our program update for the Water Management & Nano Energy Summit, November 13-14th at Rice University’s Shell Auditorium in Houston, TX.

Here is the updated list of speakers on our Program

Water 2.0 – Water Management Conference
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
- Vincent Caprio, Conference Chairman, WIAF Founder
- Alan Hinchman, Global Marketing Director-Infrastructure, GE Intelligent Platforms
- Ralph Exton, Chief Marketing Officer, Water & Process Technologies, GE Power & Water
- Amanda Brock, CEO, Water Standard
- Paul J. Galeski, CEO & Founder, MAVERICK Technologies
- Jim Hurd, Director, GreenScience Exchange
- Michael Deane, Executive Director, National Association of Water Companies (NAWC)
- Jud Hill, Managing Director, NGP Global Adaptation Partners
- Carlos Rojas, Director & Practice Lead for GE Joint GTM Solution Sales, Cisco
- Kevin McGovern, Chairman & CEO, The Water Initiative
- Erik Hromadka, CEO, Global Water Technologies
- Dr. Pedro J. J. Alvarez, Engineering Professor/Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering Chair, Rice University
- Clifton McCann, Partner, Thompson Hine

We will be having a reception  Sponsored by GE on the evening of Wednesday, November 13th from 6:00-9:00.

Nano Energy Summit
Thursday, November 14, 2013

- Vincent Caprio, Conference Chairman, Executive Director, NanoBCA
- Griffith A. Kundahl, Sr. Vice President, Public Policy, NanoBCA
- Don Ewert, IH, VP-Field Services; nanoTox, Inc.Past-Chair; AIHA Nanotechnology Working Group
- Allen Gelwick, Executive Vice President, Lockton Companies
- Paul Sarahan, Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright
- Governor George F. Allen
- Vicki L. Colvin, Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Rice University
- Quentin Tannock, Chairman, Cambridge IP
- William Morris, Founder, Emerging Technology Ventures
- Doug Jamison, CEO, Harris & Harris Group
- Mark Vreeke, Founder, Chemical Angel Network
- Mujdat Karatas, Founder, INSCX
- Dan Bassett, President, Nano-PM
- Jim Phillips, Chairman/CEO, NanoMech (Invited)
- Jess Jankowski, President & CEO, Nanophase (Invited)

REGISTER TODAY – $500

HOTEL
Wyndham Houston – Medical Center Hotel & Suites
6800 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030
Tel: 713-528-7744

Click here to make your reservation
or call 1-713-528-7744 directly to make a reservation by phone

Room Rates: From $177.00 per night
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WATER NEWS

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Water Week unveils new Global Water Center

NextDrop Uses Big Data, Texting To Improve Water Distribution

Cairo Residents Question New Tap Water Source

Why Won’t Obama Visit North Dakota?
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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.

Looking forward to seeing you in Houston.

Regards,

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

American Water Infrastructure needs more Funding and Innovation

Posted on October 9th, 2013 | No Comments »

For the last 5 years the Water Innovations Alliance Foundation, has stated to our leaders on Capitol Hill that to repair America’s decaying water infrastructure will cost approximately $350-400 billion.  The grade for the 2013 Report Card from the American Society of Civil Engineers for America’s Drinking Water is a D.

Engineers and Scientists from the Water Industry and Senior Executives from Utilities, Academia and Think Tanks all agree that much of our drinking water infrastructure is nearing the end of its useful life.
The American Water Works Association (AWWA) based their estimate at $1 trillion. This would be the cost to replace every pipe over the coming decades. These numbers seem frightening, right?  Historically, large infrastructure projects have cost overruns.  Case in point, the SF-Oakland Bay Bridge, which opened on Tuesday, September 4th 2013 had a cost of $6.4 billion.  The original cost estimate was $1.4 billion.

My two biggest concerns are the following:

1. Funding – We must commit to Water Infrastructure funding in America.
2. Lack of funding is leading to a decrease in Water Technology and Innovation.

The following is a list of U.S. Patents in Water and Wastewater Treatment from 2003 -2012.  The total number is 1,449.

% increase in numbers of U.S. water-related patents from 2003 to 2012:
153/131 = 1.17 =
17%

Let’s examine the Total U.S. Patents from 2003-2012.  The total number is 253,155.

TOTAL U.S. PATENTS 2003-2012:

The following table displays annual, U.S. patent application from 2003 to 2012

 

Source:  US PTO, www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/ido/oeip/taf/h_counts.htm

Calendar
Year
Utility
Patent
Applications
(inventions)
Design
Patent
Applications
Plant
Patent
Applications
Utility
Patents
(inventions)
2012 542,815 32,799 1,149 253,155
2011 503,582 30,467 1,139 224,505
2010 490,226 29,059 992 219,614
2009 456,106 25,806 959 167,349
2008 456,321 27,782 1,209 157,772
2007 456,154 27,752 1,049 157,282
2006 425,967 25,515 1,151 173,772
2005 390,733 25,553 1,222 143,806
2004 356,943 23,975 1,221 164,290
2003 342,441 22,602 1,000 169,023

% increase in number of all U.S. patents from 2003 to 2012:
253,155/169,023 = 1.50 =
50%

The increase in total U.S. Patents from 2003-2012 is 50%.  Sadly, U.S. Water Patents, at a 17% increase are not keeping pace with America’s technology revolution.  We must continue to be advocates of U.S water infrastructure funding for innovators and entrepreneurs who have a market for their products.