The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) will hold a public webinar on June 28, 2022, on “Nanotechnology Commercialization: Perspectives from a Regional Innovation Ecosystem.” Participants will hear from members “of a vibrant nanotechnology innovation ecosystem anchored by the Mid-Atlantic Nanotechnology Hub at the Singh Center for Nanotechnology (part of the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure).” The speakers will share their perspectives on topics such as nanotechnology research and development (R&D), the technology development pathway, partnerships, funding, and the importance of resources, such as the federally funded user facilities around the country. NNI notes that the webinar supports Goal 2 of the NNI 2021 Strategic Plan to promote nanotechnology commercialization and aims to engage with and enhance connections among regional innovation ecosystems to support nanotechnology commercialization. The panel, moderated by Lisa E. Friedersdorf, Ph.D., Director, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), includes:
- Anthony P. Green, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania;
- Gerald Lopez, Ph.D., Director, Business Development, Singh Center for Nanotechnology, University of Pennsylvania; and
- Brendan DeLacy, Ph.D., President and Founder, Ballydel Technologies.
Registration is now open.