Nanoscience Research for Energy Needs, Report of the National Nanotechnology Initiative Grand Challenge Workshop (2004)

Subject Area:
NNI Workshop Reports
Author: National Nanotechnology Initiative
Publication Date: Mar. 18 2004

Description:

Report of an NNI workshop to identify and articulate the relationship of nanoscale science and technology to the United States’ energy future, held March 16-18, 2004. Report also addresses the Grand Challenge in Energy Conversion and Storage set out in the National Nanotechnology Initiative Supplement to the President’s FY 2004 Budget.  It was used as input for the NNI Strategic Plan released in December 2004.  Meeting was jointly sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and, through the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, the other member agencies of the NSET Subcommittee. 


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The cumulative NNI investment since fiscal year 2001, including the 2018 request, now totals more than $25 billion. In addition, more than $1.1 billion has been invested cumulatively since 2004 in funding for nanotechnology-based small businesses through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs of the participating Federal agencies. Nanotechnology-related environmental, health, and safety (EHS, or nanoEHS) activities have become a hallmark of the NNI, with R&D, policy, and regulation in this area extensively coordinated among Federal agencies. Cumulative NNI EHS investments surpassed $1 billion in 2015. For more information, visit the NNI Budget page.

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