10th Annual NanoBusiness/Nanomanufacturing Summit 2011
Our New Name
Our new name is the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association or NanoBCA, for short. From the beginning, the NbA has always had business as its main focus. Our membership and community includes some of the finest business minds in the world. The addition of commercialization to our name reflects the new era into which we are moving whereby a decade of intense scientific research gives way to fundamentally new products that will likely change the way we live, work and play. As billions and trillions of dollars of new nano-enabled products enter the marketplace, there will be a growing interest and focus on nanotech innovation and commercialization. The NanoBCA will be positioned to be the voice of nanotech innovation and commercialization in the decade ahead.
One of the new initiatives undertaking by the NanoBCA through the support and involvement of its members will involve monitoring and promoting nanotech innovations and commercialization in the private sector. Steve Waite, our new Director of Strategy and Research, will be assisting me with this initiative. We believe it will be important for our members to stay on top of what’s expected to be an acceleration and mass proliferation of nanotech innovations in the future. We hope to create a vibrant and interactive community whereby our members can share information with us and where we can help educate and promote their new products to policymakers, researchers, analysts, the financial community and other interested parties.
Our vision for the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association is clear and focused. The Association seeks to ensure that the United States—its companies, universities and people—are global leaders in the burgeoning nanotechnology field. And the Association ventures to ensure the safe, secure and beneficial use of nanotechnology and nanoscience for all people.
1. Promote the Commercialization of products designed and developed through the Science of Nanotechnology.
2. Advocate continued US spending through the National Nanotechnology Initiative. America must continue the funding of NNI from R&D to commercialization.
3. Inform membership with regard to EHS regulation from Federal (EPA and FDA) and State Governments. Monitor proposed legislation from Federal and State government.