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Regional, State, and Local (RSL) Nanotechnology Initiatives and Resources
Regional, state, and local organizations have a special role in establishing the infrastructure, preparing a skilled workforce, and supporting industry with a special focus on small business. Supporting partnerships with such organizations has been a goal since the NNI’s inception, when the first regional meetings were organized in Southern California and Texas in 2001, and in Oklahoma in 2009. The fourth Regional, State, and Local Initiatives in Nanotechnology Workshop was held in Portland, Oregon in May 2012.
RSL Programs and Offices
These programs exist to provide funding, support, mechanisms for resource sharing, and facilitate collaboration for nanotechnology companies and researchers. These programs are listed alphabetically by state and then by national/regional effort.
Each of the RSLs listed here are linked to their respective homepages. The NNI also has launched an Interactive Web Map showing the locations of RSLs throughout the country.
National and Regional Offices
Micro and Nanotechnology Commercialization Education Foundation (MANCEF), Houghton, Michigan
NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (nanoBCA), HQ in Connecticut
National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network
New England Nanotechnology Association
The Nanotechnology Institute (NTI), Philadelphia, PA
Mechanisms and Programs for NNI Interaction with States
The Nanomanufacturing, Industry Liaison, and Innovation (NILI) Working Group assembled a database of mechanisms and programs for NNI-member agencies to interact and collaborate with regional, state, local, and industry organizations to support nanotechnology development and technology transfer. The Industry and State Interactions database is organized by agency.