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California NanoSystems Institute Building
Los Angeles, California

September 25, 2012
8:30 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m. (PST)

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Our Speakers
To provide important information on the nanotechnology industry and its impact in California, we selected an impressive lineup of speakers.  You can view the bio for each speaker by visiting our speaker lineup.

Dr. Sally Tinkle (Deputy Director, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office) provided the Keynote presentation and offered attendees current information on  the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), its programs, research, and funding opportunities.    Panel discussions provided attendees with key information regarding programs to support nanotechnology business development; regulatory challenges for nanotechnology in California; challenges for nanotechnology businesses; the pros and cons of being a California nanotech business; and opportunities for collaboration to advance nanotechnology in California. 

View the complete workshop program.

Presentations given during the workshop are now available.  Please visit the presentations page for more information.

Hosted By
This workshop was hosted by the University of California Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology.

California NanoSystems Institute
(CNSI) Building
570 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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About the California Nano Industry Network
The CalNIN website is designed to be a platform for sharing information on nanotechnology and related activities in California along the nano-industry value chain.  We provide regular updates on law, policy, and regulatory initiatives that could potentially impact the development or use of nanomaterials in California.  We also include information on broader nano-initiatives, recognizing that these can and will influence nanomaterials policy developments and decisions in California and elsewhere.

About the University of California Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology
The University of California Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (UC CEIN) is a National Science Foundation/U.S. Environmental Protection Agency funded research center whose mission is to use a multipdisciplinary approach to conduct research, knowledge acquisition, education, and outreach to ensure the responsible use and safe implementation of nanotechnology in the environment.  Its mission will allow the U.S. and international communities to leverage the benefits of nanotechnology to the benefit of the global economy, society, and the environment.  This mission is being accomplished by the development of environmental decision making tools that consider the importance of engineered nanomaterial (ENM) physicochemical properties in determining environmental fate, transport, exposure, and hazard generation across a wide spectrum of nano/bio interfaces in cells, bacteria, organisms, communities, and ecosystems.  Its research activities are combined with educational programs that inform the public, students, federal and state agencies, as well as industrial stakeholders of the impact of CEIN's research on the safe implementation of nanotechnology in the environment.

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