NNI Vision and Goals

The NNI agencies work together toward the shared vision of a future in which the ability to understand and control matter at the nanoscale leads to ongoing revolutions in technology and industry that benefit society.

The NNI expedites the discovery, development, and deployment of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology to serve the public good through a program of coordinated research and development aligned with the missions of the participating agencies. In order to realize the NNI vision, the NNI agencies work collectively toward five strategic goals:

Goal 1. Ensure that the United States remains a world leader in nanotechnology research and development.

Goal 2. Promote commercialization of nanotechnology R&D.

Goal 3. Provide the infrastructure to sustainably support nanotechnology research, development, and deployment.

Goal 4. Engage the public and expand the nanotechnology workforce.

Goal 5. Ensure the responsible development of nanotechnology.

For more details about the NNI Goals and supporting objectives, see the 2021 NNI Strategic Plan.