NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop Final Report

Subject Area:
NNI Workshop Reports
Author: Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology Subcommittee; Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council
Publication Date: Jul. 14 2010

Description:

 This document is the report of a workshop held July 13–14, 2010. The goal of this workshop was to obtain input from stakeholders—both those new to nanoscale science, engineering, and technology and those already familiar with these fields and with the NNI—regarding the goals and objectives of an updated NNI Strategic Plan that was under development at the time of the workshop. This report was designed, assembled, and edited by NNCO staff. This report is not a consensus document, but rather is intended to reflect the diverse views, expertise, and deliberations of the workshop participants.


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