Resources at the Regional, State, and Local Level

These programs and offices help 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. The NNI also has launched an Interactive Web Map showing the locations of various nanotechnology-related programs and efforts throughout the country.

State Programs

Arizona Nanotechnology Cluster

California NanoSystems Institute
Girvan Institute
Northern California Nanotechnology Initiative

Connecticut Innovations

High Technology Innovation Corporation

Illinois Nanotechnology Collaborative

Birck Nanotechnology Center

KY Nanonet

Maine Technology Institute

Maryland Technology Development Corporation

New York
CNSE Albany

Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center
Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

New Mexico
Nano Network of New Mexico

North Carolina
Center of Innovation from Nanobiotechnology

North Dakota
North Dakota Centers of Excellence

Ohio Third Frontier
The Nano-Network

Oklahoma Nanotechnology Initiative

Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI)

Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK) Center (part of Penn State University)
The Nanotechnology Institute

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Consortium for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Texas Emerging Technology Fund


nanoSTAR Institute
Northern Virginia Technology Council

West Virginia
WV Nano Initiative

National and Regional Offices


Micro and Nanotechnology Commercialization Education Foundation (MANCEF), Houghton, Michigan
MANCEF is a global membership association focused on the commercialization of revolutionary technologies. 

NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (nanoBCA), HQ in Connecticut
NanoBCA is a 501(c)(6) trade organization dedicated to promoting the commercialization of nanotechnology and helping companies bring affordable, life-improving nanotech products to the market. 

Nanoelectronic Research Initiative --Part of the Semiconductor Research Corporation, Durham, NC
NRI seeks the next device that will propel computing beyond the limitations of current technology.

NanoVox is a multi-state/international, professionally-staffed, web-assisted mechanism to find and link technology, products, expertise and resources across industry sectors to accelerate commercialization by leveraging nanotechnology throughout the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North & South Dakotas and Wisconsin

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network
The NNIN is a collective of fourteen university-based facilities with the mission to enable rapid advancements in nanoscale science, technology, and engineering through open and efficient access for fabrication. The NNIN was superseded by the National Nanotechnology Coordination Infrastructure in 2015.

England Nanotechnology Association
NENA includes members from both the public and private sector; our government regulators, legislators, and elected officials; nanotechnology businesses and business executives; NGO’s, community groups and community leaders; colleges and universities; faculty and students; researchers and scientists; entrepreneurs and engineers; service professionals and investors.

The Nanotechnology Institute (NTI), Philadelphia, PA
The NTI is a nationally recognized, 13-member, multi-institutional, non-profit organization whose unique mission is to accelerate nanotechnology commercialization through interdisciplinary translational research from academic laboratories to industry.


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