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Nanotechnology Research and Development Infrastructure

The National Nanotechnology Initiative has a robust research infrastructure with user facilities and multidisciplinary research and education centers across the United States.
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Responsible Development of Nanotechnology

As a goal of the NNI since inception, responsible development includes understanding potential environmental, health, and safety (EHS) implications of nanomaterials as well as the ethical, legal, and societal implications (ELSI) of nanotechnology.
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Nanotechnology Commercialization

NNI agencies are collaborating with industry to facilitate the commercialization of federally funded nanotechnology discoveries.
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Nanotechnology Signature Initiatives and Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office leads two major efforts to enhance coordination and collaboration among the participating agencies of the National Nanotechnology Initiative and to engage with the public: Nanotechnology Signature Initiatives and Nanotechnology-Enabled Grand Challenges.
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Nanotechnology Research and Development Infrastructure

Under the National Nanotechnology Initiative, several participating agencies have built or supported the development of user facilities and have established and developed multidisciplinary research and education centers across the United States.
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Responsible Development of Nanotechnology

With the advent of new technologies, including nanotechnology, one should consider both potential benefits and unintended risks to human health and the environment that might accompany development.
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Applications of Nanoinformatics

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Thu, 11/12/2015
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This webinar will include case studies from academic and applied research centers to convey how different communities use specific nanoinformatics tools and principles to address nanoEHS questions.

A Regulatory Case Study for the Development of Nanosensors

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Tue, 11/03/2015
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This webinar will provide an overview of regulatory requirements for sensor in vitro diagnostic devices at FDA, and a case study on a submission from a recently cleared in vitro nanotechnology-enabled sensor device.

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This webinar will provide an overview of regulatory requirements for sensor in vitro diagnostic devices at FDA, and a case study on a submission from a recently cleared in vitro nanotechnology-enabled sensor device.

The Biggest Thing You've Never Seen: A Public Lecture on Nanotechnology by NNCO Director Dr Michael Meador at London's Royal Institution

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Tue, 10/20/2015
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Royal Institution, London, England
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Join NNCO Director and former NASA Nanotechnology Program Manager Dr. Michael Meador to learn about the fundamentals of nanotechnology—what it is and why it’s unique—and how this emerging, disruptive technology will change the world. From invisibility cloaks to lightweight fuel-efficient vehicles to a cure for cancer, nanotechnology might just be the biggest thing you can’t see.

Nanotechnology Signature Initiative Webinar Series: Resources for the Development of Nanosensors

Event date: 
Thu, 06/25/2015
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Free, online event

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The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) will host a webinar to summarize the highlights from the September 2014 Sensor Fabrication, Integration, and Commercialization Workshop and to introduce the newly developed Sensors NSI Web Portal, which was created to share information on the sensors development landscape, including Federal program and funding opportunities, federally supported facilities, regulatory guidance, and published standards.

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This event summarizes the highlights from the September 2014 Sensor Fabrication, Integration, and Commercialization Workshop report and to introduce the newly developed Sensors NSI Web Portal.

QEEN Workshop: Quantifying Exposure to Engineered Nanomaterials (QEEN) from Manufactured Products--Sponsored by CPSC in collaboration with the NNI

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Tue, 07/07/2015 to Wed, 07/08/2015
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Holiday Inn, 1900 N. Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA
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A workshop sponsored by the CPSC and co-hosted by the NNI, entitled “Quantifying Exposure to Engineered Nanomaterials from Manufactured Products – Addressing Environmental, Health, and Safety Implications.” This is a technical workshop to determine the state of the science and the tools and methods available to characterize and quantify exposure to engineered nanomaterials from consumer products.

Gordon Research Conference: Environmental Nanotechnology

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Sun, 06/21/2015 to Fri, 06/26/2015
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Mt Snow Resort, West Dover, VT
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This 3rd GRC on Environmental Nanotechnology will focus on safe use of these nano-enabled systems, framing discussions around potential "steps" or considerations required.

NNCO Webinar: “Roadblocks to Success in Nanotechnology Commercialization – What Keeps the Small and Medium Enterprise Community Up at Night?”

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Thu, 01/15/2015
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The first in a series of webinars focusing on the experiences, successes, and challenges for small- and medium-sized businesses working in nanotechnology and on issues of interest to the business community. #SMEwebinars2015

EU-U.S.: bridging nanoEHS research efforts

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Thu, 03/12/2015 to Fri, 03/13/2015
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Venice, Italy
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The purpose of Joint Workshop between the European Union and the United States is to further promote and deepen the EU-U.S. collaboration on nanosafety research. The aim is also to develop the Communities of Research (CoR) collaboration and to bring them to a new level of activity.

Realizing the Promise of Carbon Nanotubes: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Pathway to Commercialization

Event date: 
Mon, 09/15/2014
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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters, 300 E Street Southwest, Washington, DC 20546

Where: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters, 300 E Street Southwest, Washington, DC 20546

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The objectives of this meeting are to identify, discuss, and report the technical barriers preventing the production of carbon nanotube-based materials with optimal electrical and mechanical properties, and to explore ways to overcome these barriers.

Progress Review on the Coordinated Implementation of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) 2011 Environmental, Health, and Safety Research Strategy Webinar

Event date: 
Thu, 07/31/2014
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2014 EHS Progress Review coverThe archived webcast is available here.

When: The webinar will be live on Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 12:00 pm-1 pm.

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