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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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Registration Now Open: NanoEHS Webinar Series--Applying a lab safety culture to nanotechnology

The series is aimed at strategies for safe development and use of nanotechnology along the life cycle of nanomaterials and nanotechnology-enabled products. -

Registration Now Open: NNCO Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Webinar

The goal is to engage in a dialogue about topics of interest to the small- and medium-sized nanotechnology business community through a free, online format. These webinars will inform topics for subsequent webinars for the SME community over the course of the year.

Public Voting Now Open for Generation Nano Superhero Contest

Winners to be announced by Wil Wheaton on main stage at the USA Science and Engineering Festival.

2016 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop: Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2016 Strategic Planning Stakeholder workshop.

NNI Releases Supplement to the President’s 2017 Budget

The President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2017 provides $1.4 billion for the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), affirming the important role that nanotechnology continues to play in the Administration’s innovation agenda.

NNI and CPSC Publish QEEN Workshop Report

This report details the outcome of the workshop “Quantifying Exposure to Engineered Nanomaterials (QEEN) from Manufactured Products.”

NNI Agencies Announce Nanotechnology Signature Initiative for Water Sustainability

This announcement coincides with the White House Water Summit and World Water Day.

Identifying Commercial Success Stories from the National Nanotechnology Initiative

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office and White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Issue a Request for Information on NNI-Supported Success Stories.

The Race is On: One Month Left to Submit to the Nano Startup Challenge (NSC2) in Cancer Nanomedicine

The National Cancer Institute and Center for Advancing Innovation are sponsoring a challenge to accelerate translation and commercialization of nanomedicines.

Inspiring with Nano: NNCO Highlights a Suite of Education and Outreach Activities

With the release of three multimedia contests, two video series, and an animation project, the NNCO and the Federal agencies participating in the NNI are inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers by expanding K-12 and college outreach.


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