Nano for Business 2014

March 24, 2014

Our 5th Nano for Business Conference…Partnering for Regional Success!

Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 8:30-4:00
Lehigh University, Rauch Business Center

Presented by: Lehigh Nanotech Network and Drexel Nanomaterials Institute
Cost: $40 (Includes breakfast, lunch and networking reception)
Free for speakers, LNN/DNI Sustaining Members, and students with posters

Please see the flyer for more information

Ben Franklin Briefings 2014

February 21, 2014

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania Announces Investment and Commercialization Briefings for Entrepreneurs, Companies & Business Advisors

PHILADELPHIA, PA (www.sep.benfranklin.org) – Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania (BFTP/SEP), a catalyst for regional economic growth for more than 30 years, will host upcoming Briefings.

Ben Franklin’s free Briefings for entrepreneurs, companies and business advisors cover investment and commercialization programs and services, application process, company qualifications, and proposal preparation. The Briefings support all technology sectors, including Life Sciences, I.T., Physical Sciences and Alternative Energy/Clean Technologies.

Please register below:

Thursday, February 27th
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
This briefing will focus on IT investment applicants,
but attendees from other sectors are welcome to attend.
Ben Franklin Technology Partners/SEP
Building 100 Innovation Center
4801 S. Broad Street, Suite 200
The Navy Yard
Philadelphia, PA 19112
Register Here | Directions

Friday, March 7th
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

This briefing will focus on VC4BC investment applicants
who are located in Bucks County only.
Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County
3805 Old Easton Road
Conference Room D
Doylestown, PA 18902
Register Here | Directions

Tuesday, March 11th
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Montgomery County Community College
Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
ParkHouse Hall – Classroom PH129
340 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Register Here | Directions | Campus Map

Friday, March 28th
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

This briefing will focus on Life Sciences investment applicants,
but attendees from other sectors are welcome to attend.
Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center of Bucks County
3805 Old Easton Road
Room 104
Doylestown, PA 18902
Register Here | Directions
Please contact Gloria Sanchious with any questions:
Gloria@sep.benfranklin.org(215) 972-6700, ext. 3330.

About Ben Franklin Technology Partners
of Southeastern PA

Ben Franklin has been a catalyst for regional economic growth for more than 30 years.
We provide the Capital, Knowledge and Networks that support the region’s talented entrepreneurs as they create sustainable businesses, provide societal value, and compete in the global marketplace.  Ben Franklin has invested more than $165 million to grow more than 1,750 regional enterprises across all areas of technology, launched university/industry partnerships that accelerate scientific discoveries to commercialization, and seeded regional initiatives that strengthen our entrepreneurial community.  The Ben Franklin Technology Partners is an initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, and receives funding from the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority.  We thank the following for their funding and support: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration,
U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Small Business Administration, U.S. Department of the Treasury, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, City of Philadelphia, Bucks County Retirement Board, and our numerous innovation partners and volunteers.

For additional information, please visit www.sep.benfranklin.orgFacebook,
LinkedIn & Twitter.

BFTP/SEP Contact:
Jason Heritage
(215) 972-6700 x3332
jason@sep.benfranklin.org

Join us in Washington D.C. as Nanotech 2014 and TechConnect World expand their communities to be the world’s largest multi-industry research-to-commercialization gathering. We are pleased to announce the inclusion of the National Innovation Summit & Showcase partnering with leading Federal Agency programs along with the Nation’s top commercially viable innovations.

For more info, please visit: http://www.techconnectworld.com/Nanotech2014/

Sales Engineer opening

January 7, 2014

Insaco, Inc. is seeking a sales engineer with a B.S. in Ceramic, Materials, or Mechanical Engineering and 10+ years experience. Contact: Scott D. Mittl, sdm@insaco.com. See the complete job description for more information at http://www.lehigh.edu/matsci/life/employment.htm.

The 9th annual Livingston Nanotechnology Conference will be held Dec 11-13 in Midtown Manhattan. This is the largest and longest running gathering of investors, entrepreneurs and innovators in New York and always attracts a unique and high-end audience.

Every year we highlight next generation technologies and this year is no different. This year we are already planning tracks to help our attendees learn about technologies that seem far fetched but are much closer to commercial reality that people realize, including:

  • 4D printing (3D printing with smart materials that change their properties over time)
  • The winners of the preliminary “tri-corder” (as in Star Trek) X-Prize
  • The internet of things
  • Cloaking devices and metamaterials
  • Quantum computing

Livingston Securities was founded in 2008 with three goals in mind:

  • Finance the Nanotechnology Revolution (in all industries)
  • Chane the Way that Innovation is Financed on Wall Street
  • Connecting You with your Local Innovation Economy

We have participated on over 50 equity capital markets financings over the last two years, and our efforts to unlock the Great American Innovation Machine by bringing back the small IPO as a tool for disruptive technology companies to finance the scale up of their technologies into real world solutions is bearing fruit. You can learn more about our efforts by visiting www.livingstonsecurities.com/transactions.php.

At the 2013 “Livingston Nanotechnology Conference” we will have multiple discussions for entrepreneurs, innovators, and those who finance them to discuss the JOBS Act, the return of the small IPO, and other changes in the way that innovation is being financed on Wall Street.

We expect investor presentations by over 50 public and soon-to-be-public companies at the event, and are tentatively scheduling site visits to Albany Nano and the Brookhaven National Labs.

The “Livingston Nanotechnology Conference” is a must-attend event for those interested in disruptive technologies and in getting involved in next generation technologies before they’re in the popular press.

Please contact your Livingston Securities representative to reserve your spot!

NTI Funding Opportunities

September 24, 2013

Opportunities exist for funding from The Nanotechnology Institute (NTI) until June 2014. For the Sponsored Research Agreement through PA universities, matching is required (grants up to $50K).  For RapidNanoNet, PA companies can apply for funds to use nanocharacterization equipment at either Lehigh, other PA universities in the network, or NIST. Get more info at http://nanotechinstitute.org/funding.

2013 Eastern PA Materials Expo

September 24, 2013

Network with industry professionals at the free 2013 Eastern PA Materials Expo and celebrate ASM’s 100 years of service to the materials and processing world. There will be hors d’oeuvres, a dessert tray, door prizes, and a cash bar. Read the brochure: http://www.lehigh.edu/nano/news/Expo2013.pdf

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Time: 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Place: Holiday Inn, Breinigsville, PA (Route 100 South off Route 78)

The A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute and the Lehigh Nanotech Network will host the fifth annual PA regional nanotechnology conference from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2013 in the Drexel University Bossone Research Enterprise Center in Philadelphia, PA. See the agenda for complete information.

The cost to attend is $35; sustaining members of the Lehigh Nanotechnology Network and the Drexel Nanotechnology Institute are free.

Register today!

This year’s conference is centered on the emerging and increasingly relevant topic of nanotechnology based research for energy applications, thus acquiring the new title “PA Regional Nanotechnology for Energy 2013.” The conference will focus on strategic priorities for energy and sustainability.

Topics of discussion during the day will include materials for energy generation and storage, the role of the chemical industry in energy research, the future of energy materials research and education and challenges and opportunities of shale gas. The event will facilitate networking opportunities among academia, industry and state representatives. It will also bring light to regional engineering advancements in sustainable and innovative materials and devices for harvesting, storage and delivery of energy from renewable sources to meet the current and future energy needs of society. Discussions of projected future energy needs will lead to the development of new and advanced solutions to maintain the nation’s competitive edge in a growing global economy.

NAFTA Training

February 21, 2013

NAFTA training is available at a very nominal fee for an all day workshop that normally costs $475! The SBDC is offering it for $99, thanks to a grant through the SBA and PA CTD. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Companies registering must be profitable exporting businesses that have been in business at least 2 years in order to take advantage of this special offer. See the brochure for more info:

NAFTA 2013

Date: Friday, January 25th, 2013

Time: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sponsors: Lehigh Nanotech Network (LNN) and Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (CAMN)

Location:
Lehigh University
Mountaintop Campus
Ben Franklin TechVentures
East Wing Conference Room
116 Research Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Directions

Cost: $40

Downloads:
Brief Agenda
Full Agenda with Bios

Click here to register

Earlier this year, the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA) awarded its prestigious Randall M. Whaley Incubator of the Year prize to Ben Franklin TechVentures. Now you can come and tour their renowned facility while taking part in a Lehigh Nanotech Network networking event!

LNN member companies will discuss resources and partnering opportunities that have made them successful. LNN Student Internship Awards are part of this success story, where funding was provided to help student interns assist member companies reach their goals. Your company can be the next success story! Come network with local industry leaders and learn how to leverage resources, talent, and funding from leadership at Manufacturers Resource Center (MRC), BFTV, and other great organizations.

Please contact Joan Stanescu at jdsj@lehigh.edu if you have any questions.

Click here to register