NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop Final Report

Subject Area:
NNI Workshop Reports
Author: Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology Subcommittee; Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council
Publication Date: Jul. 14 2010


 This document is the report of a workshop held July 13–14, 2010. The goal of this workshop was to obtain input from stakeholders—both those new to nanoscale science, engineering, and technology and those already familiar with these fields and with the NNI—regarding the goals and objectives of an updated NNI Strategic Plan that was under development at the time of the workshop. This report was designed, assembled, and edited by NNCO staff. This report is not a consensus document, but rather is intended to reflect the diverse views, expertise, and deliberations of the workshop participants.

Nanotechnology Fact

The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) is a U.S. Government research and development (R&D) initiative involving the nanotechnology-related activities of 20 departments and independent agencies. Since 2001, Federal agencies and Cabinet-level departments have invested more than $25 billion in nanotechnology research, development, and commercialization. These investments, made under the auspices of the NNI, have enabled groundbreaking discoveries that have revolutionized science; established world-class facilities for the characterization of nanoscale materials and their fabrication into nanoscale devices; educated tens of thousands of individuals from undergraduate students to postdoctoral researchers; and fostered the responsible incorporation of nanotechnology into commercial products.

For more information on how the NNI started and how it is organized, see the page entitled What is the NNI?

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