Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
Greensboro, North Carolina
August 15, 2012
The Nanomanufacturing Conference is one of the nation’s premier Advanced Manufacturing conferences, featuring national and international nanotech innovators, leading researchers, government leaders and visionaries.
Nanomanufacturing is pioneering a new era in American Advanced Manufacturing. The federal government plans to invest over $1 billion in the coming year for Advanced Manufacturing through the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation, the 14-agency Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator, and other initiatives to foster innovation-fueled job creation through public-private partnerships. These coordinated investments catalyze and leverage private capital, build an entrepreneurial ecosystem, and promote cluster-based development in regions across the United States.
These initiatives reflect a “. . . commitment to supporting American manufacturers in building things here and selling them everywhere,” said U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson in a recent press release. Advanced Manufacturing is critical to the health of the national economy and provides essential goods and equipment directly to consumers as well as to a wide range of industries, including the energy production, agriculture, medical and computing industries, and the security and intelligence sectors.
The Nanomanufacturing Conference cuts to the core of how Advanced Manufacturing technologies, buttressed by nanotechnology, provide a competitive edge that will drive the economy well into the 21st Century.
Manufacturing accounts for 70 percent of private-sector R&D and 60 percent of U.S. exports – including a record $1.2 trillion in goods exported in 2011. Over the past 25 months, manufacturers have created nearly half a million jobs – the best streak since 1995. The goal of Advanced Manufacturing is to create jobs, grow the economy, and enhance the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers in the global marketplace.
The Nanomanufacturing Conference is for anyone who wants to understand the science and technology that will drive the manufacturing renaissance in America. “We are pleased to convene nationally recognized experts in the field of nanomanufacturing for this conference and to showcase the world-class facilities and programs here at the Joint School for Nanoscience and Nanoengineering,” said James G. Ryan, Ph.D., Founding Dean, Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering in Greensboro, N.C.
“This conference provides cornerstone fundamentals for the future of our economy, and provides a roadmap for how to bring lost manufacturing jobs back to America,” said co-host Griffith Kundahl, Executive Director at the Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology (COIN). “The impact is being felt primarily in places like Greensboro, NC and Albany, NY where advanced manufacturing innovation is already creating tens of thousands of blue-collar manufacturing jobs for America again.”
According to Vincent Caprio, Conference Chair and Executive Director of the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association, “Nanomanufacturing is driving the next wave of American greatness. Businesses that incorporate nanomanufacturing are poised to be atop that wave. This is a unique opportunity to be educated in regard to nanomanufacturing.”
About NanoBCA: The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association, founded in 2001 as the “NanoBusiness Alliance,” is the first nonprofit association focused on the commercialization of nanotechnologies. Through an extensive network of leading start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, research institutions, NGOs and public-private partnerships, the Association shapes national nanotechnology policy and helps accelerate the commercialization of nanotechnology innovations. The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association is based in Washington, D.C. and Shelton, CT.
About COIN: Established in 2009 in North Carolina, the Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology (COIN) is a nonprofit, virtual center of innovation commercialization for nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine. COIN fosters commercialization at the convergence of nano (advanced materials) and bio (life sciences) by providing structured access to relevant resources impacting the field. COIN is a premier source of networking opportunities, information, and tailored innovation services that address client needs and catalyze and advance commercialization of nanobiotechnology.
For more information about the Nanomanufacturing Conference*, contact:
Vincent Caprio: Conference Chair and Executive Director of the NanoBCA at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-733-1949
Griffith A. Kundahl: Executive Director of the Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology at email@example.com or 720-219-3896
*Sponsorships and speaking opportunities are still available.