Corporate Advisory

From its inception, the NTI has integrated the advice and guidance from corporate members and advisors into its operations. The Corporate Advisory Group (CAG) embodies the commercial intent and commitment of the NTI.

The CAG comprises representatives from technology-based companies and consulting and investing firms. The CAG provides strategic direction to NTI programs, ensuring a focus on commercially relevant and realistic activities and goals. The CAG contributes an awareness of the business environment, including reports on competitive activities, strategies, and directions, and counterbalances the academic foundation of the NTI with a commercial orientation.

In addition, CAG provides a forum for technology-based companies to discuss and define their collective needs in the field of nanotechnology and to develop and implement means for financing vehicles for addressing such needs.

More specifically, the CAG participates in the discussions to develop and/or review of all funding programs, including:

  • Technology Development Core program
  • Technology Development Seed program
  • PSTR program
  • NanoApplication Fund
  • Other NCG programs as appropriate

Corporate Advisory Group Members

Michael Boyce-Jacino
President & CEO

Tauseef Butt

David Counts
Associate Director
Angle Technologies

Edward Erickson
Erickson Consulting

Lisa Gray
Phoenix IP Ventures

Scott Jenkins
Associate Director, Commercial Development

Richard Barto, Ph.D.
Lockheed Martin-ATL

Jeffrey Rosedale
Woodcock Washburn

Richard Wagner, Ph.D

Robin Mansukhani
The Livingston Group

Misti Ushio
Vice President
Harris & Harris Group

Why Is Small So Big?

Nanotechnology deals with products and processes that are measured in almost unbelievably small increments called “nanometers”—one billionth of a meter.

At the nanoscale, materials differ from larger objects in their physical, chemical and biological properties; therefore, they lend themselves to new and improved materials, systems and devices. Nanotechnology is behind the development of such diverse advancements as:

  1. Drug Delivery
  2. Biofiltration and Separation sciences
  3. Improved coatings for medical devices

Thanks to rapid advances in this exciting new field, we now have the tools and talents to manipulate materials on the molecular scale—a technology literally changing the world as we know it.