National Nanotechnology Initiative; Research and Development Supporting the Next Industrial Revolution, Supplement to President’s FY 2004 Budget, August 2003

Subject Area:
NNI Budget
Author: NSTC/NNI/NSET
Publication Date: Aug. 29 2003

Description:

Provides a summary of the organization and management of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), highlights recent accomplishments, and outlines the challenges and vision for the coming fiscal year and beyond.


Nanotechnology Fact

The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) is a U.S. Government research and development (R&D) initiative involving the nanotechnology-related activities of 20 departments and independent agencies. Since 2001, Federal agencies and Cabinet-level departments have invested more than $25 billion in nanotechnology research, development, and commercialization. These investments, made under the auspices of the NNI, have enabled groundbreaking discoveries that have revolutionized science; established world-class facilities for the characterization of nanoscale materials and their fabrication into nanoscale devices; educated tens of thousands of individuals from undergraduate students to postdoctoral researchers; and fostered the responsible incorporation of nanotechnology into commercial products.

For more information on how the NNI started and how it is organized, see the page entitled What is the NNI?

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