More than ever, meeting the challenges of technological innovation requires a meeting of minds from different fields. New leadership in two of Lehigh’s most renowned technology research centers — the Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology and the Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics — are taking heed, working together to promote key areas of collaboration while supporting ongoing work that’s crucial to each center’s core mission. Read more:


Lehigh is hosting a half-day surface analysis symposium on Thursday, November 6, from 1-5pm. Included is a presentation by Dr. Hidde Brongersma, Professor Emeritus of Eindhoven University of Technology and the chief developer of High Resolution Low Energy Ion Scattering Spectrometry; a presentation by Dr. Henrik Bergersen of VG Scienta, speaking on X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy applications and new ambient pressure spectrometer systems; tours of the Lehigh Advanced Surface Analysis facilities, and an offer for a free analysis. See the flyer for more information.

Got a great product/service? Enter NJTC’s Cool Products/Services Competition w/venues in Philly & North NJ in mid Oct.- Deadline for submissions: September 29

The National Nanotechnology coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Federal agencies participating in the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), will be organizing a workshop on Sensor Fabrication, Integration, and Commercialization. This workshop will bring together experts from a wide range of research an application areas, stages of product development, and manufacturing. The goal of the workshop is to identify key challenges faced by sensors developers and determine the critical needs of the community, with respect to necessary standards, testing facilities, and advances in manufacturing.

Workshop details:

Registration: Click here to register
When: Thursday and Friday, September 11-12, 2014
Where: Stafford I Building, Room 375, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA 22230
Cost: Free and open to the public. Registration in advance is required.
Contact Us: For more information on the workshop, including registration information,
please visit or email

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 (updated 4/30/2014)

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 ( – 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: 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

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:

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, See the complete job description for more information at

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

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