The workshop report is a summary of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI)-sponsored event held September 11-12, 2014, entitled “Sensor Fabrication, Integration, and Commercialization Workshop.” The goal of the workshop was to identify and discuss challenges that are faced by the sensor development community during the fabrication, integration, and commercialization of sensors, particularly those employing or addressing issues of nanoscale materials and technologies.
Workshop attendees, including sensor developers and representative from Federal agencies, identified ways to help facilitate the commercialization of nanosensors, which include:
- Enhancing communication among researchers, developers, manufacturers, customers, and the Federal Government agencies that support and regulate sensor development.
- Leveraging resources by building testbeds for sensor developers.
- Improving access of university and private researchers to federally supported facilities.
- Encouraging sensor developers to consider and prepare for market and regulatory requirements early in the development process.