Technology Development Pathways: Case Studies from the NNI

November 1st, 2017

Technology Development Pathways:

Case Studies from the NNI

November 1, 2017

Washington, D.C. 20024
Contact NNCO if you need assistance: 202-517-1050


The Technology Development Pathways workshop showcased application areas where nanotechnology has had commercial impact. Keynote presentations highlighted the pathways companies have taken to get from research to commercialization. Afternoon panel discussions focused on specific steps of the development pathway, such as scale up and quality control/ measurement systems.  Building on these successes, conversations at the workshop explored remaining technical challenges or innovations needed to fully exploit the commercial potential of nanotechnology over the coming decades.  While the primary focus was to share best practices from the private sector, Federal Government representatives also participated, enabling attendees to learn of ongoing research, agency needs, and funding opportunities. This event supported the goals of the Sustainable Manufacturing: Creating Industries of the Future Nanotechnology Signature Initiative. 

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Workshop Agenda (Updated October 26th)

8:00 – 8:30           Registration

8:30 – 8:45           Welcome and Introduction
Lisa E. Friedersdorf, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO)

8:45 – 9:15           Case Study One – Roll-to-Roll Processing
Michael Spaid, Cambrios Advanced Materials

9:15 – 9:45           Case Study Two – Batch Processing
Craig Bandes, Pixelligent

9:45 – 10:15        Case Study Three – Product Integration
David Eagleson, Imprint Energy

10:15 – 10:30      Break

10:30 – 11:45      Morning Panel and Discussion
Loucas Tsakalakos, GE Global Research Center
TBD, Lockheed Martin (Pending)
Michael Spaid, Cambrios Advanced Materials
Craig Bandes, Pixelligent
David Eagleson, Imprint Energy

11:45 – 12:00      Morning Summary
Alex Liddle, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

12:00 – 12:45      Lunch (List of local options provided)

12:45 – 1:00        Introduction to Convergence
Mihail Roco, National Science Foundation

1:00 – 1:45           OECD Convergence Firm-Level Studies
Steffi Friedrichs, OECD

1:45 – 2:00           Break

2:00 – 3:00           Panel 1: Focus on Step in Technology Pathway (Scale Up)
Joe Sprengard, General Nano
Kim Nelson, API
Chad Lewis, Peak Nanosystems

3:00 – 4:00           Panel 2: Focus on Step in Technology Pathway (Quality Control)
Craig Bandes, Pixelligent
Rob Ivkov, Johns Hopkins University
Doug Mar, Liquidia Technologies

4:00 – 5:15           Synthesis and Discussion
Michael Meador, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

5:15 – 5:30           Closing Remarks
Lisa Friedersdorf, NNCO

5:30        Meeting adjourns