NanoBusiness Commercialization Association

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
President Bush signing the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act on December 3, 2003. In attendance at the signing were President Bush, Founders of NanoBCA, and NanoBCA Advisory Board Members.[1]
NanoBusiness Commercialization Association
NanoBCA-Logo-Official.png
Non-profit type Advocacy Group, 501(c)(6) membership-based association
Method Political advocates for the science of nanotechnology
Focus Business & Public Policy advocacy for the nanotechnology sector (R&D, manufacturing, commercialization)
Tax Exempt Yes
Area Served United States of America
Headquarter 4 Research Drive, Suite 402, Shelton, CT 06484
Incorporation November 2001 in the State of New York
Former Name NanoBusiness Alliance Association
Founders F. Mark Modzelewski, Nathan Tinker, Josh Wolfe, Vincent Caprio, Griffith Kundahl
Key People Vincent Caprio (Chairman), vincent@nanobca.org, (203)733-1949, www.vincentcaprio.org
No of Members 60+
Website NanoBCA.org
NanoBCA unofficial logo
NanoBCA unofficial logo
NanoBCA SEM
Unofficial NanoBCA logos

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 nanotechnology products to the market.[2] [3] [4] Founded in 2001, NanoBCA is the world's first nonprofit association focused on the commercialization of nanotechnologies.[2] Since its establishment, NanoBCA has been advocating for the continued allocation of significant funds per the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI).[5] NanoBCA 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, NFS, NIH, etc.).[6]

Based in Washington, D.C., and Shelton, Connecticut, the NanoBCA serves the entirety of United States and its territories. Their vision is focused on ensuring that the United States is and remains a global leader in the field of nanotechnology. By monitoring newly passed and proposed legislation from the Federal and State governments, NanoBCA assure the safe, secure, and beneficial used of nanotechnology and nanoscience for all peoples.

History[edit]

In November 2001, NanoBCA was founded [3] by F. Mark Modzelewski, Nathan Tinker, Josh Wolfe, Vincent Caprio, and Griffith Kundahl – with the intention of boosting the advancements of nanotechnology from basic research to commercial products. 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. In March 2011, the organization changed its name from NanoBusiness Alliance to NanoBusiness Commercialization Association to display its dedication to the commercialization of nanotechnology products.[7]

External links[edit]

NanoBCA official website: www.nanobca.org

References[edit]

Note: References published in or before 2011 might refer to the organization with its former name of NanoBusiness Alliance.

  1. ^ Berube, David M. "Nano-Hype: The Truth Behind the Nanotechnology Buzz". Prometheus Books – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ a b Guston, David H. (14 July 2010). "Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society". SAGE Publications – via Google Books. 
  3. ^ a b Berube, David M. "Nano-Hype: The Truth Behind the Nanotechnology Buzz". Prometheus Books – via Google Books. 
  4. ^ Berube, David M. "Nano-Hype: The Truth Behind the Nanotechnology Buzz". Prometheus Books – via Google Books. 
  5. ^ Berube, David M. "Nano-Hype: The Truth Behind the Nanotechnology Buzz". Prometheus Books – via Google Books. 
  6. ^ Berube, David M. "Nano-Hype: The Truth Behind the Nanotechnology Buzz". Prometheus Books – via Google Books. 
  7. ^ "NanoBusiness Alliance Alters Name to NanoBusiness Commercialization Association". AZoNano.com. 31 March 2011.