Registration Now Open: NNCO Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Webinar


(April 19, 2016) The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) will hold its next free webinar focusing on the experiences, successes, and challenges for small and medium-sized businesses working in nanotechnology and on issues of interest to the business community on Wednesday May 11, 2016 from 2-3PM EST. The webinar will be hosted by the National Science Foundation’s Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing, at Northeastern University’s College of Engineering in Boston.

Speakers:

  • Marcie Black: CEO and co- founder of Advanced Silicon Group (ASG). Prior to founding ASG, Dr. Black held positions on the technical staff at Los Alamos National Laboratory the engineering staff at Motorola, and co-founded Bandgap Engineering. She was named one of the “Women to Watch in 2010” by Mass High Tech. ASG makes low-cost nanowire arrays for use in solar photovoltaic arrays and in devices to detect biological contaminants.
  • Viktor Vejins: President and CEO of Nano-C, Inc., based outside of Boston.. Previously, Mr. Vejins led an advanced materials start-up funded exclusively by Cabot Corporation targeting transportation related applications. Prior to joining Cabot, he was a management consultant with Arthur D. Little, Inc. and AT Kearney in chemicals and materials. Nano-C is commercializing nanostructured carbon based materials and chemicals for application in electronics and renewable energy. 

Audience:  Members of the small- and medium-sized nanotechnology business community, as well as interested members of the general public, media, academia, industry, NGOs, and Federal, state, and local governments are encouraged to participate.

Why: To engage in a dialogue about topics of interest to the small- and medium-sized nanotechnology business community through a free, online format. These webinars will inform topics for subsequent webinars for the SME community over the course of the year.

How: Invited speakers will begin the event by providing an overview of their experiences, successes, and challenges in the nanotechnology small business space. This will be followed by a Q&A segment with members of the public. Questions for the panel can be submitted to webinar@nnco.nano.gov from now through the end of the webinar at 3pm on May 11, 2016.

Registration:  This webinar is free and open to the public with registration on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is now open and will be capped at 500 people. To register, visit https://nnco.adobeconnect.com/e5qcrz3fp0q/event/registration.html