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This podcast is a part of an emerging network that provides a platform for sharing best practices for advancing nanotechnology commercialization. It highlights the lessons learned along the technology development pathway. From the Stories from the NNI family of podcasts!

A Stories from the NNI Podcast!

Nano Entrepreneurship Networ‪k‬ Lisa Friedersdorf, Mallory Hinks

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This podcast is a part of an emerging network that provides a platform for sharing best practices for advancing nanotechnology commercialization. It highlights the lessons learned along the technology development pathway. From the Stories from the NNI family of podcasts!

A Stories from the NNI Podcast!

    Importance of Building Relationships: A Conversation with Steve Wilcenski

    Importance of Building Relationships: A Conversation with Steve Wilcenski

    This episode of the Nano Entrepreneurship Network podcast features a conversation between NNCO Director Lisa Friedersdorf and Steve Wilcenski, CEO and co-founder of BNNano, a company focused on manufacturing boron nitride nanotubes for a range of applications. Steve discusses his experience launching the company, the lessons learned along the way, and his advice for new entrepreneurs. Contact nen@nnco.nano.gov if you would like to join the conversation!

    Closed captioning is provided on our YouTube channel. For this episode, go to: https://youtu.be/iFPjeAvDl6k

    If you would like to learn more about nanotechnology, go to nano.gov or email us at info@nnco.nano.gov.

    CREDITS

    Special thanks to:
    Steve Wilcenski
    BNNano

    Music:
    Teamwork by Scott Holmes
    https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/Corporate__Motivational_Music_2/Teamwork_1189
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

    Produced by:
    Mallory Hinks, Ph.D.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this podcast are those of the guest and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office or United States Government. Additionally, mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by any of the aforementioned parties. Any mention of commercial products, processes, or services cannot be construed as an endorsement or recommendation.

    • 19 min
    Identifying Real Opportunities: A Conversation with Ross Dunlap

    Identifying Real Opportunities: A Conversation with Ross Dunlap

    This episode of the Nano Entrepreneurship Network podcast features a conversation between NNCO Director Lisa Friedersdorf and Ross Dunlap, CEO of Ceres Nanosciences Inc., a company incorporating nanotechnology into diagnostic products. Ross discusses his experiences launching a company based on a technology developed in an academic research lab, the challenges they faced along the way, and how his company is helping in the fight against COVID-19. Contact nen@nnco.nano.gov if you would like to join the conversation!

    If you would like to learn more about nanotechnology, go to nano.gov or email us at info@nnco.nano.gov.

    Closed captioning is provided on our YouTube channel. For this episode, go to: https://youtu.be/q5Oe7J8LNks

    CREDITS

    Special thanks to:
    Ross Dunlap
    Ceres Nanosciences Inc.

    Music:
    Teamwork by Scott Holmes
    https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/Corporate__Motivational_Music_2/Teamwork_1189
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

    Produced by:
    Mallory Hinks, Ph.D.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this podcast are those of the guest and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office or United States Government. Additionally, mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by any of the aforementioned parties. Any mention of commercial products, processes, or services cannot be construed as an endorsement or recommendation.

    • 18 min
    Leveraging Federal Funding to Build and Grow a Startup: A Conversation with Ankit Agarwal

    Leveraging Federal Funding to Build and Grow a Startup: A Conversation with Ankit Agarwal

    This episode of the Nano Entrepreneurship Network podcast features a conversation between NNCO Director Lisa Friedersdorf and Ankit Agarwal, CEO and co-founder of Imbed Biosciences, a medical device company with a focus on wound healing. Ankit discusses his experiences launching the company and the challenges he faced along the way. Contact nen@nnco.nano.gov if you would like to join the conversation!

    If you would like to learn more about nanotechnology, go to nano.gov or email us at info@nnco.nano.gov.

    Closed captioning is provided on our YouTube channel. For this episode, go to: https://youtu.be/nrXj5R5mfFE

    CREDITS

    Special thanks to:
    Ankit Agarwal
    Imbed Biosciences

    Music:
    Teamwork by Scott Holmes
    https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/Corporate__Motivational_Music_2/Teamwork_1189
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

    Produced by:
    Mallory Hinks, Ph.D.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this podcast are those of the guest and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office or United States Government. Additionally, mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by any of the aforementioned parties. Any mention of commercial products, processes, or services cannot be construed as an endorsement or recommendation.

    • 16 min
    Matching Your Product to Your Customer: A Conversation with Jessica Winter

    Matching Your Product to Your Customer: A Conversation with Jessica Winter

    This episode of the Nano Entrepreneurship Network podcast features a conversation between NNCO Director Lisa Friedersdorf and Jessica Winter, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Core Quantum Technologies, and Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the Ohio State University. Jessica discusses her experiences with NSF’s I-Corps program, the challenges she faced launching her company, and her advice to new entrepreneurs. Contact nen@nnco.nano.gov if you would like to join the conversation!

    If you would like to learn more about nanotechnology, go to nano.gov or email us at info@nnco.nano.gov.

    Closed captioning is provided on our YouTube channel. For this episode, go to: https://youtu.be/dE_fw_g-Uno

    CREDITS

    Special thanks to:
    Jessica Winter
    Ohio State University

    Music:
    Teamwork by Scott Holmes
    https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/Corporate__Motivational_Music_2/Teamwork_1189
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

    Produced by:
    Mallory Hinks, Ph.D.
    AAAS S&T Policy Fellow at NNCO

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this podcast are those of the guest and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office or United States Government. Additionally, mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by any of the aforementioned parties. Any mention of commercial products, processes, or services cannot be construed as an endorsement or recommendation.

    • 14 min
    Launching Companies from Academia: A Conversation with Michele Marcolongo

    Launching Companies from Academia: A Conversation with Michele Marcolongo

    This episode of the Nano Entrepreneurship Network podcast features a conversation between NNCO Director Lisa Friedersdorf and Michele Marcolongo, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University. Michele discusses her experiences spinning out companies from an academic research lab, including the challenges she faced, what she might have done differently, and her advice to new entrepreneurs. Contact nen@nnco.nano.gov if you would like to join the conversation!

    If you would like to learn more about nanotechnology, go to nano.gov or email us at info@nnco.nano.gov.

    Closed captioning is provided on our YouTube channel. For this episode, go to: https://youtu.be/TAMXJSUGSmU

    CREDITS

    Special thanks to:
    Michele Marcolongo
    Drexel University

    Music:
    Teamwork by Scott Holmes
    https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/Corporate__Motivational_Music_2/Teamwork_1189
    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcode

    Produced by:
    Mallory Hinks, Ph.D.
    AAAS S&T Policy Fellow at NNCO

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this podcast are those of the guest and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office or United States Government. Additionally, mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by any of the aforementioned parties. Any mention of commercial products, processes, or services cannot be construed as an endorsement or recommendation.

    • 15 min
    Resources for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19: A Conversation with Jennifer Shieh

    Resources for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19: A Conversation with Jennifer Shieh

    Recorded 3/27/2020. This episode of the Nano Entrepreneurship Network podcast features a conversation between NNCO Director Lisa Friedersdorf and Jennifer Shieh, Chief Scientist and Program Manager at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Dr. Shieh discusses the resources available to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Some useful links:
    cdc.gov/coronavirus
    coronavirus.gov
    usa.gov/coronavirus

    Also mentioned in this podcast:
    sba.gov
    nist.gov/mep
    sbir.gov

    Several agencies have specific coronavirus pages- for example:
    nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus
    nsf.gov/news/special_reports/coronavirus
    uspto.gov/coronavirus
    sbir.nasa.gov/content/covid-19-impact-nasa-sbirsttr-program

    Do you have technology that can help? Example opportunities for innovations addressing COVID-19 (Please note that this is a rapidly evolving situation, these are intended to be examples and not an exhaustive list of opportunities. Please see agency specific websites for additional announcements.)
    BARDA partnerships page: https://www.phe.gov/emergency/events/COVID19/Pages/business-barda.aspx
    Present products/technologies to USG stakeholders to address response: https://www.medicalcountermeasures.gov/Request-BARDA-TechWatch-Meeting/
    BARDA BAA for products to diagnose, prevent or treat coronavirus infection: https://beta.sam.gov/opp/d1b6e601426e4e4c943235babdd4133a/view
    NSF RAPID funding mechanism for existing funding opportunities: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20052/nsf20052.pdf
    NIAID & NIGMS Urgent Award mechanism to expand scope of currently active awards: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AI-20-030.html
    CDC BAA for applied research to address the coronavirus (COVID-19) emerging public health emergency: https://beta.sam.gov/opp/728e1131ef444abc880f63540a37c364/view?keywords=75D301-20-R-67897&sort=-relevance&index=opp&is_active=true&page=1
    NIST Funding Manufacturing Institutes to Support Pandemic Response: https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2020/03/nist-funding-manufacturing-institutes-support-pandemic-response
    The U.S. Air Force has established the Unite and Fight: COVID-19 Response Team initiative to assess and rapidly respond to challenges presented by this pandemic: https://www.afwerx.af.mil/coronavirus.html

    Photo Credit: TMD Enterprises

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