NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop Final Report

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

Description:

 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 United States is not the only country to recognize the tremendous economic potential of nanotechnology. The U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative's member agencies have cumulatively spent more than $23 billion since the inception of the NNI in 2001. According to a Lux Research estimate released in December 2015, “The U.S. leads in government (state and Federal) nanotechnology funding with $1.72 billion spent in 2013 and $1.67 billion spent in 2014. Europe’s collective spending (European Commission and individual country programs) was $2.45 billion in 2014, an increase of 9.8% from 2012. While some countries, such as the U.S., continue to have centralized government programs to coordinate nanotechnology activities, most countries no longer do. In fact, many countries no longer explicitly fund nanotechnology, although it may be a part of initiatives that are funded under different technology support programs. Because of this change, it is difficult to determine with certainty the level of nanotechnology funding by country or region.”

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