Nanotronics Imaging, the leading microscopy and software company, joins NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) for the 2014 DC Roundtable regarding National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). This will be NanoBCA's 12th visit, dating back to 2002, meeting with numerous government officials in regard to the NNI.
The activities for the day-and-a-half event will be located in downtown Washington, DC and Dirksen Senate Office Building. The Roundtable commences on Tuesday, May 6th at 8:30am and concludes on Wednesday, May 7th at 4:00pm. To learn more about NNI, please visit www.nano.gov.
"The industrialization of nanotechnology has the broadest ranging ability to transform the way we live. For such a large effort the government must understand the applications and work together with the private sector to build the future," says Matthew Putman, CEO of Nanotronics Imaging.
"This is our 12th visit meeting with numerous government officials in regard to the NNI," says Vincent Caprio, Executive Director, NanoBCA. "Joining us will be the leading companies in nanotechnology. We are delighted that Nanotronics Imaging will join us in our 2014 DC roundtable to urge Congress to pass legislation to continue funding nanotechnology."
The organization will meet with representatives from the Legislative Branch and from the Executive Branch. In addition, the organization will be meeting with representatives from NNCO, OSTP, NSF and other agencies participating in the funding of the NNI.
Important policy developments are on the horizon in 2014 for the NanoBCA community including regulatory developments, advanced manufacturing initiatives and a proposed National Nanotechnology Amendments Act.
Speakers include Matthew Putman, CEO of Nanotronics Imaging, Scott Rickert, Ph.D., CEO, Nanofilm, Jim Phillips, Chairman/CEO, NanoMech, Inc., Jess Jankowski, President & CEO, Nanophase, Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner, Bergeson & Campbell P.C., Craig Bandes, CEO, Pixelligent Technologies, LLC, Dr. Carleton Hsia, Chairman & CEO, NanoBlood, LLC, Governor George F. Allen, Philip H. Lippel, Ph.D., Assistant Director, MIT Washington Office, Robert J. Celotta, Director, CNST, Center Office, Paul Stimers, Partner, K&L Gates, The Honorable Kelly H. Carnes, President & CEO, TechVision21, Mark Shaw, CEO, UltraTech International, Gary Economo, CEO, Grafoid and CEO & Director, Focus Graphite, Mike Patterson, CEO, Graphene Frontiers, Fern P. O'Brian, Partner, Thompson Hine LLP, David J. Arthur, CEO, SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc. (SWeNT), Dr. Altaf (Tof) Carim, Assistant Director for Nanotechnology, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President, Anil Diwan, Ph. D., President & Chairman, NanoViricides, Inc., Lloyd Whitman, Interim Director, NNCO, Scott Livingston, Chairman & CEO, Livingston Securities LLC, and William Morris, CEO/Chairman, Emerging Technologies Ventures, LLC.
The NNI (www.nano.gov) is a U.S. Government research and development (R&D) initiative involving 20 departments and independent agencies working together toward the shared vision of "a future in which the ability to understand and control matter at the nanoscale leads to a revolution in technology and industry that benefits society." The NNI brings together the expertise needed to advance this broad and complex field-creating a framework for shared goals, priorities, and strategies that helps each participating Federal agency leverage the resources of all participating agencies. With the support of the NNI, nanotechnology R&D is taking place in academic, government, and industry laboratories across the United States.
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