NanoBusiness Commercialization Association
Proudly serving the nanotechnology community since 2001
The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade organization dedicated to creating a friendly political environment that nurtures research and innovation in nanotechnology, promotes tech-transfer of nanotechnologies from academia to industry, encourages private capital investments in nanotechnology companies, and helps its company members bringing innovative nanotechnology products to the market.
Founded in 2001, NanoBCA is the world’s first nonprofit association focused on the commercialization of nanotechnologies. Read more on our Wikipedia article.
NanoBCA returns 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). 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. Visit our event webpage for further information.
The NanoBCA is focused on and dedicated to:
- Promoting the Commercialization of Products designed and developed through the Science of Nanotechnology.
- Advocating for continued US spending through the National Nanotechnology Initiative. America must continue the funding of NNI from R&D to commercialization.
- Informing membership with regard to EHS regulation from Federal (EPA and FDA) and State Governments to monitor proposed legislation from Federal and State government.
The NanoBCA seeks to ensure That the United States; its companies, universities, and people– attain and retain global leadership in the burgeoning nanotechnology field. The NanoBCA also ventures to ensure the safe, secure, and beneficial use of nanotechnology, nanoscience, and nanomaterials for all people.
NanoBCA has a long and continuous history of actively representing its members on Capitol Hill and advocating for the continued allocation of significant funds per the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). NanoBCA’s dedicated work in shaping national nanotechnology policy has created a favorable policy climate for nanotechnology at every level, benefiting academic research, small businesses, and the manufacturing industry. NanoBCA has been advocating Congress to ensure the continuous allocation of government funds to nanotechnology, such as basic research and SBIR grants, throughout all the major government agencies (DOD, DOE, NSF, NIH, etc.). NanoBCA also works to accelerate the commercialization of nanotechnology innovations by representing its members on Wall Street, drawing the attention of the global financial community to this high-potential sector. Based in Washington, D.C., and Shelton, Connecticut, the NanoBCA serves the entirety of the United States and its territories. Their vision is focused on ensuring that the United States is and remains a global leader in the burgeoning field of nanotechnology. By monitoring newly passed and proposed legislation from the Federal and State governments, it ventures to assure the safe, secure, and beneficial use of nanotechnology and nanoscience for all peoples.
In November 2001, NanoBCA was founded by five visionary leaders in the field of innovative technologies – F. Mark Modzelewski, Nathan Tinker, Josh Wolfe, Vincent Caprio, and Griffith Kundhal – with the intention of boosting the advancements of nanotechnology from basic research to commercial products. NanoBCA has a successful history of serving its members, advocating policies, and accomplishing tangible results. Since 2001, the organization has been directed and managed by Mr. Vincent Caprio who takes care of moderating productive discussion among its members, the Government, Congress, academia, and industry, as well as organizing the annual conferences and roundtables. Mr. Caprio also recruits new members and ensures satisfaction of the current members. Under his management, the number of members has been growing steadily (Note that also the number of nanotechnology companies has been growing).