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September 8, 2012

Nanotech Stakeholders Share Insights and Identify Opportunities at Workshop Organized by the California Nanotechnology Industry Network, a B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. Group

The ACTA Group

Nanotechnology is poised to be a key driver of economic growth in California in the next decade according to the scientists, government specialists, and international business leaders who spoke at the “Challenges and Opportunities for Businesses Engaged in Nanotechnology” workshop on September 25, 2012. Hosted by the University of California Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology and held at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA, the workshop presented current research and science, both federal and non-governmental programs to support nanotechnology, business development opportunities, and venture capital availability.

Experts and critical thinkers within the industry participated as speakers at the workshop. Highlights included Dr. Sally Tinkle, Deputy Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, who described how the National Nanotechnology Initiative is contributing to America’s economic recovery by implementing its programs fostering the advancement of nanotechnology; and Lynn L. Bergeson, Managing Partner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C), who walked participants through federal and international regulations and their impact on the business of nanotechnology. Kathleen M. Roberts, B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM), closed the workshop by highlighting opportunities for collaboration among nanotech businesses within California.

Attendees of the workshop, who represented academia, government, non-governmental organizations, private industry, and venture capital, rated the information presented as “compelling,” “useful,” and “timely.” Details of the workshop are available online at For more information, contact Jake Vandevort.