Water 2.0-Industrial Internet Conference & Energy Efficiency Workshop 11/3 Cincinnati

Posted on August 21st, 2014 | 1 Comment »

We are excited to announce our Water 2.0-Industrial Internet Conference & Energy Efficiency Workshop being held on Monday, November 3rd at the GE Aviation Centre in Cincinnati, OH.

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REGISTER TODAY – $250

Our conference program is taking shape:

8:30-9:00  Alan Hinchman, Global Marketing Director-Infrastructure, GE Intelligent Platforms

9:00-10:00  The Water Technology Innovation Cluster of OH, KY & IN Presents Regional Water Technologies
Moderator: Melinda Kruyer
, Executive Director, Confluence, Water Technology Innovation Cluster

10:00-10:30  John Leeuwenburg, Global Product Manager, Realworld Systems

10:30-11:00  Biju George, Director, Greater Cincinnati Water Works

11:00-11:30  John Barelli, President, WaterSurplus

11:30-Noon  Sally C. Gutierrez, Director, U.S. EPA’s Environmental Technology Innovation Cluster Development & Support Program

Noon-1:00  Lunch

1:00  Energy Efficiency Workshop begins

1:00-2:00  Tour – To be announced

2:00-3:00  Energy Efficiency Case Study – Speaker(s) to be announced

3:00-3:15  Break

3:15-5:00  Tools and Resources for Industrial Energy Efficiency Followed by Q&A with Presenters – Speakers to be announced

5:00-6:30  Post-conference networking

HOTEL

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Group rate $139 per night (includes unlimited wireless internet)

Cincinnati Marriott North at Union Centre
6189 Muhlhauser Road
West Chester, OH 45069
513-874-7335

The Cincinnati Marriott North at Union Centre is located in West Chester, Ohio on I-75 North at exit 19. We are 2 exits north of the GE Aviation Learning Center and the GE Aviation World Headquarters.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Manufacturing Day
Friday, October 3, 2014

GE 2014 User Summit
October 27-30th, 2014
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort
Orlando, Florida

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WATER NEWS

Previously, in my last column for Our Water Counts – Water-Wise, I stated that American water infrastructure repair is a national problem, not a regional issue.  Unfortunately, 500,000 residents of Toledo, Ohio had to suffer through their own water infrastructure problem.

The Threats to Our Drinking Water
The New York Times

Ohio Regulators Aim to Help Water Problem with Fertilizer Licenses
The Wall Street Journal

Tainted Ohio Water Coming Under Increased Scrutiny
Fox News

Behind Toledo’s Water Crisis, a Long-Troubled Lake Erie
The New York Times

Ohio Drinking Water Emergency ‘Not Over Yet’
USA Today

Vancouver Engineers Aim to Serve Safe Water to a Thirsty World
The Vancouver Sun

Solenis is the New Name for Ashland Water Technologies
PR Newswire

GE is Building a Fuel Cell Pilot Development and Manufacturing Plant in Saratoga County
Albany Business Review

Sunset Boulevard Submerged as Burst Water Pipe Sends 30ft Geyser Flying into the Air
London Evening Standard

GE Intelligent Platforms Blog

Pure Water Technology Breaks Guiness World Record
Water Technology Magazine

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Enjoy the rest of the summer and your water-related activities.  Never take for granted America’s water supply. We look forward to seeing you in Cincinnati.

Regards,

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

NanoBCA Member, Phillips of NanoMech, Testifies at U.S. House Subcommittee Hearing

Posted on August 21st, 2014 | No Comments »

NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) Member, Jim Phillips, Chairman & CEO of NanoMech, Inc., testified at the U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade on July 29th, 2014.

The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, chaired by Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE), held a hearing on “Nanotechnology: Understanding How Small Solutions Drive Big Innovation.” Nanotechnology is science, engineering, and technology conducted at the nanoscale, which is approximately 1 to 100 nanometers (one nanometer is a billionth of a meter). This technology brings great opportunities to advance a broad range of industries, bolster our U.S. economy, and create new manufacturing jobs. Committee Members heard from several nanotech industry leaders about the current state of nanotechnology and the direction in which it is headed.

Mr. Phillips serves as Chairman and CEO of NanoMech, a leading nano-engineering and manufacturing company based in northwest Arkansas, has a portfolio of international award-winning inventions and commercial products, including innovations in machining and advanced manufacturing, lubrication and energy, biomedical implant coatings, and strategic military applications.

Phillips added, “It’s time for America to lead. … We must capitalize immediately on our great University system, our National Labs, and tremendous agencies like the National Science Foundation, to be sure this unique and best-in-class innovation ecosystem, is organized in a way that promotes nanotechnology, tech transfer and commercialization in dramatic and laser focused ways so that we capture the best ideas into patents quickly, that are easily transferred into our capitalistic economy so that our nation’s best ideas and inventions are never left stranded, but instead accelerated to market at the speed of innovation so that we build good jobs and improve the quality of life and security for our citizens faster and better than any other country on our planet.”

I am very excited to have one of our members testify before the U.S. House on nano issues.  As the premier association promoting nano, the NanoBCA is honored to have one of our members chosen to speak in front of this prestigious House Subcommittee.

Chairman Terry:  “Nanotech is a true science race between the nations, and we should be encouraging the transition from research breakthroughs to commercial development.”

A video link to the hearings can be found here:  http://energycommerce.house.gov/hearing/nanotechnology-understanding-how-small-solutions-drive-big-innovation

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Advanced Design and Manufacturing Impact Forum
Workshop – Scalable Nanomanufacturing: Benchmarks, Standards and Metrics for Fabrication and Integration of 3D Nanostructures
An ASME Event
August 17-20, 2014
Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center
Buffalo, NY

Sensor Fabrication, Integration, and Commercialization Workshop
Nanotechnology Signature Initiative
Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology:
Improving and Protecting Health, Safety, and the Environment
September 11-12, 2014
Room 375, Stafford I, National Science Foundation

Graphene World Summit
September 15-16, 2014
The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa
Berkeley, CA

Unveiling & First Public Demonstration of Nanoscale Offset Printing System (NanoOPS)
A newly-designed, fully automated cluster nanoscale printing system for devices and structures
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Northeastern University – Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing
Burlington, MA

Lunch and an afternoon symposium on nanoscale printing for devices and structures will follow the unveiling. Invited guests will discuss and hear about the implications, needs and challenges of nanoscale printing, the role of NanoOPS, and future developments to enable greater commercialization of nanotechnology and nano-enabled products.

Click here to RSVP or request more information.

Manufacturing Day
Friday, October 3, 2014

GE 2014 User Summit
Making the Industrial Internet Real
October 27-30, 2014
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort
Orlando, FL

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NANO NEWS

Harris & Harris Group Portfolio Company Enumeral Biomedical Completes Equity Offering and Public Listing

UMass Patch Would Spot Stressed-Out Soldiers
The Boston Globe

U.S Government Accountability Office (GAO) Chief Scientist Tours NanoMech’s Factories and Laboratories

Who Determines the Value of Patents?
IEEE Spectrum

Harris & Harris Group Invests in Unique NYC Biotech Accelerator

mPower Technologies Shows 4th Qtr Revenue Growth
Business Wire

NC COIN Welcomes Dr. Sharlini Sankaran, Dr. Steve Greenbaum to Advisory Council
NC Tech News

Nanotech: Shaping the Future of Multiple Industries
Visual Capitalist

Report: Mori Arkin in Talks to Buy Sol-Gel Technologies for $10M
NoCamels News Flash

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We encourage individuals interested in continuing our efforts to provide information in regard to emerging technologies to become individual members of the NanoBCA.  Individual Membership includes participation on our monthly conference call. Our next call is on Thursday, August 21st at 2:PM ET.  Click here to become a NanoBCA Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $100.

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Once again, we would like to thank Jim Phillips, Chairman & CEO of NanoMech, for successfully representing our nano committee at the House Committee Hearing.

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

Americans Need to Treat the California Drought as a National Issue

Posted on July 28th, 2014 | No Comments »

By Vincent Caprio

The headlines out of California this past week indicate we have a real problem.

California drought will only get worse, experts say

80% of California is now in extreme drought, new data show

California Drought – Weather Coverage of the Region’s Record-Low Rainfall

Drought Report: California to lose $2.2 Billion, 17,100 jobs

California drought:  Ground water has ‘saved our bacon’

Lost in the headlines of international news is a very serious American domestic issue.  California is in a full blown water crisis.  As the Executive Director of the Water Innovations Alliance Foundation (WIAF), I have the opportunity to speak with American professionals daily.  Last week I was on the phone with four financial professionals from the East Coast and Midwest.  Their opening question was, “What is going on in the Water Industry?”  I responded, “There is a very serious drought in California.”   One of the professionals asked, “Is this issue based on real scientific data or is it like the climate change discussion?”  I responded, “Yes, this is based on real scientific data.  There is a drought of crisis proportion in the state of California.”

The chart of California shows us the affected areas and how severe this drought has become.

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How did California and America get into this situation?  The $600 billion-$1 trillion worldwide Water Industry is a fragmented, decentralized Industry.  In America, it is a regional, parochial Industry.  Water authorities in the East and Midwest do not have the mission, mandate or money to help California.  In America we have a national electric grid but we do not have a national water grid.  We do not have a national water strategy.  Eventually, most Americans will have an access to water problem. During this present water crisis, the national news media has not covered this story. They treat it as if it is a regional story.  I find it very interesting that wealthy celebrities fund international water NGO’s, but are ignoring access to water in their own Los Angeles backyard.

Here is the future of water in America coming to your neighborhood.

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Please take the time to discuss the California water drought with your friends and elected officials.  Water access is a national issue not a regional issue.

WIAF Water News – Summer Edition

Posted on July 25th, 2014 | No Comments »

The summer is here and Frank Sinatra’s Summer Wind relates to our Water Industry:

The summer wind, came blowin’ in from across the sea
It lingered there, to touch your hair and walk with me
All summer long, we sang a song and then we strolled that golden sand
Two sweethearts, and the summer wind

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WATER NEWS

Why the California Drought is a National Issue
Vincent Caprio
Our Water Counts – Water-Wise Blog

How the Power of Water Can Change the World
Martin Byars
Our Water Counts – Water-Wise Blog

A New Look at Urban Water Systems
Ralph Exton
Our Water Counts – Water-Wise Blog

EPA Grants $2.1m for Water Quality Projects in Urban Communities
Processing Magazine

Local Governments Disagree on Extended Clean Water Act Regulation
Processing Magazine

What Would Happen If You Drank Water From The Gowanus Canal?
Popular Science

80% of California is Now in Extreme Drought, New Data Show
Los Angeles Times

California’s Drought is the ‘Greatest Water Loss Ever Seen’ and the Effects Will Be Severe
Business Insider

Western U.S. States Using Up Groundwater at an Alarming Rate
Science – AAAS

Drought Report: California to Lose $2.2 Billion, 17,100 Jobs
Breitbart

Nation’s Seventh-Largest Water Utility Adopts InfoMaster Smart Asset Management Solution
Innovyze News

Scientists Capture Snapshots of Water Splitting during Photosynthesis
Tech Times

States Partner to Spur Innovation in New Industries
CNBC

Introducing the GE QuickPanel+
The Operator Interface for the Industrial Internet

GE’s Water Business to Acquire UK-Based Monsal; Expands Wastewater Offering and Provides Capabilities to Generate Renewable Energy from Biosolids and Biowaste
The Wall Street Journal

Nearly Half of Detroit Water Customers Can’t Pay Their Bill
CBS Detroit

25 Shocking Facts About The Earth’s Dwindling Water Resources
Zero Hedge

Do You Check Expiration Dates?
GE Intelligent Platforms Blog

Forrester: Top Technology Trends for 2014 and Beyond
Sensors and Devices Draw Ecosystems Together
Forbes

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Water Innovations Alliance Foundation Upcoming Event

REGISTER TODAY – $250

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Watts Water Technologies Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call – Live Webcast
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Design for the Environment (DfE) Program is announcing two listening session webinars as part of an effort to redesign the current DfE Label. The listening sessions are geared toward stakeholders and the opening of an online forum to provide input on possible label design concepts. The listening sessions are part of a multi-step process to gather partner, stakeholder and public input on the designs. This feedback will help guide the selection of a new DfE label that better communicates that products meeting EPA’s Standard for Safer Products are safer for human health and the environment.

Learn more about the DfE Safer Product Label Redesign effort at: http://www.epa.gov/dfe/label/index.htm

Register for webinars no later than 11:59 p.m., EDT, on Friday, August 1, 2014.

The webinars will be held on:

Monday, August 4, 2014
1:00-2:00pm ET
Register https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/669340361

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
1:00-2:00pm ET
Register https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/290169128

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Manufacturing Day
Friday, October 3, 2014

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GE 2014 User Summit
October 27-30th, 2014
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort
Orlando, Florida

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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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Enjoy your summer reading.  See you in the fall.

Regards,

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

NanoBCA News – Mid-Summer Edition

Posted on July 22nd, 2014 | No Comments »

I hope you are enjoying your summer.  Our nanotechnology community continues to be a driver in America’s economy and produce commercialization breakthroughs.  I hope you have a chance to read through the majority of these articles.

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NANO COMMERCIALIZATION NEWS

OCSiAl Unprecedented Deal for Sale of 100kg of SWCNT with ACN of Korea

Harris & Harris Group Portfolio Company D-Wave Systems Closes $28.4 Million Financing

IBM: Commercial Nanotube Transistors Are Coming Soon

Harris & Harris Group Invests in UberSeq, Inc.

Why Germany Dominates the U.S. in Innovation

Xanofi Launches “Reshaping” 3D Cell Scaffold – XanoMatrix ™

Flextronics Expands Open Innovation Platform with HzO Technology for Liquid and Corrosion Protection

NY Invests $135M in Nanotechnology Initiative with GE, Other Companies
Daily News

FY 2014: Ben Franklin Approved $6.6 Million in 37 Companies

10 Surprising Ways Nanotechnology is Climbing into Your Life

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NANO GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

The National Nanotechnology Initiative Releases Progress Review on Environmental, Health & Safety Research

Federal Register Vol. 79 No. 99 Thursday, May 22, 2014Part IV Office of Management and Budget

FDA issues guidance to support the responsible development of nanotechnology products

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UPCOMING EVENTS

NanoViricides, Inc. Grand Opening Ceremony
Monday, July 21, 2014
Noon-3:PM
1 Controls Drive, Shelton, CT 06484
NanoViricides, Inc. has built Connecticut’s first and only nanomedicines product manufacturing facility in Shelton, CT.  To join them at the opening ceremony please RSVP at the following link http://www.nanoviricides.com/invitation.php

I will be speaking at the Advanced Design and Manufacturing Impact Forum on Sunday, August 17th:
Advanced Design and Manufacturing Impact Forum
Workshop – Scalable Nanomanufacturing: Benchmarks, Standards and Metrics for Fabrication and Integration of 3D Nanostructures
An ASME Event
August 17-20, 2014
Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center
Buffalo, NY

Sensor Fabrication, Integration, and Commercialization Workshop
Nanotechnology Signature Initiative
Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology:
Improving and Protecting Health, Safety, and the Environment
September 11-12, 2014
Room 375, Stafford I, National Science Foundation

Graphene World Summit
September 15-16, 2014
The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa
Berkeley, CA

Manufacturing Day
Friday, October 3, 2014

GE 2014 User Summit
Making the Industrial Internet Real
October 27-30, 2014
Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort
Orlando, FL

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We encourage individuals interested in continuing our efforts to provide information in regard to emerging technologies to become individual members of the NanoBCA.  Individual Membership includes participation on our monthly conference call. Our next call is on Thursday, July 31st at 2:PM ET.  Click here to become a NanoBCA Individual Member.  The annual Individual Membership fee is $100.

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Enjoy the summer!  I am looking forward to seeing you this fall.

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 4th of July from WIAF and NanoBCA

Posted on July 3rd, 2014 | 1 Comment »

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Have a happy 4th of July.
Enjoy the Water. Remember Clean Water is not free and we must work hard to preserve America’s Water supply.

NanoBCA News – 2014 Summer Edition

Posted on June 23rd, 2014 | No Comments »

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

NanoBCA MEMBER NEWS

Nanotechnology firm Zyvex acquired by Luxembourg’s Oscial

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

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

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

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

NANO NEWS

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

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

Cambrios Announces Strategic Investment by Samsung Ventures

Trapping Light: A Long Lifetime in a Very Small Place

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

What STEM Shortage?
National Review Online
By Steven Camarota

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

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

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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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Enjoy your 4th of July holiday!

Regards,

Vincent Caprio “Serving the Nanotechnology Community for Over a Decade”
Executive Director
NanoBusiness Commercialization Association
203-733-1949
vincent@nanobca.org
www.nanobca.org
www.vincentcaprio.org

NanoBCA Interview with Nanotech Pioneer Dr. Malcolm Gillis

Posted on June 12th, 2014 | No Comments »

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Regards,

Vincent Caprio “Serving the Nanotechnology Community for Over a Decade”
Executive Director
NanoBusiness Commercialization Association
203-733-1949
vincent@nanobca.org
www.nanobca.org
www.vincentcaprio.org

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

Posted on June 12th, 2014 | No Comments »

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

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

Our list of dynamic speakers included:

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

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

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

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

Industrial Water Audits
Jon Reinke, Vice President Engineering, WaterSurplus

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

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

Accelerating Change
Christopher Peacock, Founder, Water Innovation Project

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

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

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

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

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

We are excited to announce 2 fall Water 2.0 events:

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

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

Looking forward to seeing you in the fall!

Regards,

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

Water 2.0 participants tour Multifilm LLC

Posted on May 29th, 2014 | No Comments »

Tour of Multifilm plant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have hairnets; will tour!

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

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