The NNI has focused efforts to accelerate the scale-up, translation, and commercial application of nanotechnology R&D into the marketplace to ensure that economic, environmental, and societal benefits are realized. The commercialization of nanotechnology often requires strong engagement among industry, academia, and government, and this phase of technology maturation can take time. The Federal Government has many mechanisms available to support companies along the entire nanotechnology development pathway, including setting research priorities, providing funding, supporting infrastructure, and providing technical expertise, regulatory guidance, and health and safety leadership.

The NNI provides many opportunities for representatives from small and large businesses to get involved, including efforts supporting entrepreneurs. Learn more by using the menu on the left.