I  Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center


     Office Locations:

2000 Technology Drive, Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-918-4244
Fax: 412-687-5232



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences & Healthcare



    The Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center is a worldwide leader in facilitating the commercialization of nanomaterials technologies. The Center uses a unique model to proactively create partnerships between government organizations, universities, entrepreneurs, small and large companies to match nanotechnology research with innovative new ideas, and then accelerates the development of those ideas into new products, new companies and growth for the region and the country. The Center was founded in 2006 under the auspices of the Pittsburgh Technology Council by a consortium of four western Pennsylvania companies; Alcoa Technology, Bayer MaterialScience, PPG Industries and US Steel. The Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Com-mercia-lization Center encourages public and private investors to become engaged with the Center. The Center provides funding for commercialization projects using advanced nanomaterials technologies focused on specific product applications. This funding is provided by the Center's public funding partners.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
    Get the complete investment team + individual email addresses for investment team partners. Get personal images, LinkedIn links, investment specialties, office locations and more with a National Database subscription.
    Jayshree Ranka Business Development Consultant
    Leone Hermans-Blackburn Executive Director
    Molly Hart Program Assistant
    Susan Banerjee Program Manager


    Portfolio companies include:

      Applied Separations
        web link

        web link

      Bayer MaterialScience
        web link

        web link

      EC Power
        web link

      Graphene Frontiers
        web link

      ICx Technologies
        web link

        web link

      Industrial Learning Systems
        web link

      Keystone Nano
        web link

        web link

      NanoGrass Solar
        web link

        web link

        web link

        web link

      Nelum Sciences
        web link

      Pixelligent Technologies
        web link

        web link

        web link

      SAVD Solar
        web link

        web link

        web link

        web link


    Recent News: