Nanotechnology: The Smallest Details Lead to the Biggest Breakthroughs: Part 1

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Steve Papermaster grew up in some of the countries most prestigious laboratories. His father studied in immunology and with Steve’s curiosity as a kid, it wasn’t too far a stretch to follow in his dad’s footsteps. In the early 2000’s, Steve accepted a job with President Bush Jr. The Bush administration hired Papermaster and his colleagues to begin studying the impact of nano technology and the impact the tiniest things could have on the big picture. Peter sits with Steve and shares his developments made in nano technology from his time as a government contracted employee to moving into the private sector, furthering his research and developing a product, which could have major impacts on our health.

The Honorable Steve Papermaster is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Nano, the molecular data and nanoscale digital technology leader. He has 30 years of experience as a career technology entrepreneur, public policy expert, global speaker, and noted author. Steve’s leadership has included being the founder, chairman, CEO and/or board member for several publicly traded (and successful IPO’s) and private companies,

Steve was a senior advisor to President George W. Bush president regarding domestic and global strategy for innovation, technology, and science. He was a member and co-chair of PCAST, President’s Council of Advisors for Science and Technology, the National Nanotechnology Initiative, and Secretary of Energy Advisory Board. Steve also served as a judge for the White House Fellows, one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service.

Steve won the prestigious “Entrepreneur of the Year” award by Ernst & Young for and went on to serve as a national judge for the U.S. He co-founded the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year program and chairs the World EOY Alumni Network.

Steve actively speaks on the topics of entrepreneurship, technology, science, public policy, and China, including recent events convened by: World Economic Forum- Innovation, Fortune Magazine’s Brainstorm Conference, Fortune Global Forum- Paris, GigaOM, MIT Forum: Future of Energy in China, Dreamforce, World Entrepreneur of the Year, McKinsey Global Forum, Global Humanitarian Forum- Geneva, AlwaysOn and more.

Steve co-authored the top selling Chinese book “Smart Life” (, a guide to technology innovation that drives major social changes around the world.

Steve graduated from the University of Texas at Austin School of Business with highest honors.

Watch: Nano Tech: The Smallest Details Leads to the Biggest Breakthroughs with Steve Papermaster Part Two