Goal Two Objectives

Goal 2: Foster the transfer of new technologies into products for commercial and public benefit.

As detailed in the 2016 NNI Strategic Plan, the objectives for this goal are as follows:

2.1. Assist the nanotechnology-based business community in understanding the Federal Government’s R&D funding and regulatory environment.

  2.1.1. Disseminate information on where the Federal Government can directly assist in the transfer and commercialization of nanotechnology-enabled products.

  2.1.2. Disseminate information about resources available to support commercialization of nanotechnology-based products.

2.2. Increase focus on nanotechnology-based commercialization and related support for public–private partnerships.

  2.2.1. Sustain successful initiatives and expand the number of public–private partnerships.

  2.2.2. Collect and disseminate information on best practices to advance commercialization of U.S.-derived nanotechnologies.

  2.2.3. Foster development of robust, scalable nanomanufacturing methods with sufficient precision to facilitate commercialization.

2.3. Promote broader accessibility and utilization of user facilities, cooperative research centers, and regional initiatives to accelerate the transfer of nanoscale science from lab to market.

  2.3.1. Provide flexible and timely access to tools and processes, expertise, and training critical to the transition from discovery to prototype development.

  2.3.2. Build broader awareness of resources available at federally funded user facilities to support the transfer of nanoscale science from lab to market.

2.4. Engage in international activities integral to the development and responsible commercialization of nanotechnology-enabled products and processes.

  2.4.1. Participate and, where appropriate, lead in the development of international standards for nanotechnology.

  2.4.2. Establish, sustain, or join international collaborations and cooperative activities to further nanotechnology-related commercialization, innovation, and trade.

  2.4.3. Support forums in which U.S. and international stakeholders can exchange technical information and discuss issues relevant to enabling commercialization.