Welcome to the Nano.gov newsroom. The National Nanotechnology Initiative –the NNI –envisions a future in which applications of nanotechnology will lead to a revolution in technology and industry that benefits society. At its heart the NNI stimulates collaboration and coordination of nanotechnology R&D among the 20 Federal agencies and departments that are involved.
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Jan 21, 2015
NNI launches video and image contests for students in honor of President Clinton's landmark speech 15 years ago announcing the creation of the initiative.
Nov 24, 2014
The report, titled “Cellulose Nanomaterials – A Path towards Commercialization,” is a result of a workshop held earlier this year that brought together a wide range of experts from industry, academia, and government to ensure that commercialization efforts are driven by market and user materials needs.
Nov 21, 2014
Materials scientists across industry, academia, and government have joined forces to replace heavy steel structures in cars with composites reinforced by ultra-strong, lightweight nanoparticles extracted from trees. These nanocellulose materials promise to be an economical substitute for expensive carbon fiber composites used in luxury automobiles.
Oct 20, 2014
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael A. Meador as its new Director.
Oct 11, 2014
The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released the Report to the President and Congress on the Fifth Assessment of the National Nanotechnology Initiative.
Sep 16, 2014
DOD & DOE requesting information on new focus areas, many of which are relevant to nano-enabled technologies.
Jun 25, 2014
The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) released today a Progress Review on the Coordinated Implementation of the National Nanotechnology Initiative 2011 Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy, a document that demonstrates the wide range of research activities, accomplishments, and collaborations of Federal agencies working toward the responsible development of nanotechnology.
Jun 24, 2014
Today, three final guidances and one draft guidance were issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration providing greater regulatory clarity for industry on the use of nanotechnology in FDA-regulated products.
Jun 11, 2014
If you plan to attend Nanotech 2014, please look for the NNI! In addition to the NNI booth, several events are planned to support the goals of the Nanotechnology Signature Initiatives (NSIs). Nanotech 2014 will be held at the Gaylord Convention Center in the Washington, DC area on June 16-18.
May 16, 2014
The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) is pleased to announce the National Nanotechnology Initiative’s (NNI) partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service to host “Cellulose Nanomaterials – A Path Towards Commercialization.
Apr 4, 2014
For a decade, the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) has enabled major discoveries, innovations and contributions to education and industry within all disciplines of nanoscale science, engineering and technology through NSF's support of a national network of university-based user facilities.