Synopsis of The Future of the NNI: A Stakeholder Workshop

Subject Area: 
NNI Workshop Reports
Publication date: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Description: 

The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) hosted The Future of the NNI: A Stakeholder Workshop on August 1–2, 2019, in Washington, DC. The event convened representatives from organizations across the nanotechnology ecosystem, including academia, small and large companies, Federal agencies, standards development organizations, professional societies, non-governmental organizations, user facilities, and industry organizations. Through plenary discussions and breakout sessions, attendees shared their visions for how nanotechnology can enable and inspire future breakthroughs, and identified potential areas where nanotechnology is poised to have—and in some cases is already having—a significant impact. Conversations further explored key needs to support a vibrant nanotechnology ecosystem into the future, as well as possible mechanisms to address the identified needs.