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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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Sensor Fabrication, Integration, and Commercialization Workshop

Event date: 
Thu, 09/11/2014 to Fri, 09/12/2014
Event location: 
Arlington, VA

 

Nanotechnology Signature Initiative
Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology:
Improving and Protecting Health, Safety, and the Environment
Room 375, Stafford I, National Science Foundation

 

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The workshop will focus on identifying challenges faced by the sensor development community during the fabrication, integration, and commercialization of sensors.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a federal public health agency of the U.S.

ATSDR serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances.
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Cellulose Nanomaterials: A Path Towards Commercialization workshop

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Tue, 05/20/2014 to Wed, 05/21/2014
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USDA Patriot Plaza III Conference Center, 355 E Street SW, Washington D.C.
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This USDA & NNI sponsored workshop will bring together high level executives from government and multiple industrial sectors to identify pathways for the commercialization of cellulose nanomaterials and facilitate communication across industry sectors to determine common challenges.

Democratizing Technologies: Assessing the roles of NGOs in shaping technological futures

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Thu, 11/13/2014 to Sat, 11/15/2014
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UCSB, Santa Barbara, California
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Democratizing Technologies focuses on NGOs with environmental and social justice concerns regarding new technologies and asks: How can NGOs produce more equitable and sustainable outcomes of emerging technologies? What are the implications of NGO participation in governance for democracy and technological futures?

Registration Now Open: NNI Workshop on Perception, Assessment, & Management of the Potential Risks of Nanotechnology (R3)

Date: 
Mon, 08/05/2013

What: Registration is now open for the seminal NNI workshop-- "Stakeholder Perspectives on the Perception, Assessment, & Management of the Potential Risks of Nanotechnology" (NNI R3)-- which aims to facilitate stakeholder discussion of key elements needed to assess, manage, and communicate potential risks associated with use of nanomaterials and nanotechnology-enabled products.

When: Tuesday, September 10th and Wednesday, September 11th, 2013, starting at 8:30 am both days.

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The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) will hold this workshop to facilitate stakeholder discussion of key elements needed to assess, manage, and communicate potential risks associated with use of nanomaterials and nanotechnology-enabled products.

2013 U.S.-EU Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts Workshop

Event date: 
Mon, 12/02/2013 to Tue, 12/03/2013
Event location: 
National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, Virginia

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DATE: December 2-3, 2013

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The U.S.-EU Communities of Research (CORs) provide a platform for scientists to identify and overcome critical nanoEHS research gaps and barriers. This workshop is intended to publicize progress towards COR goals, communicate future plans, share best practices, and identify areas of cross-Community collaboration. More information is available at http://us-eu.org/2013-u-s-eu-nanoehs-workshop/.

Economic Development Administration (EDA/DOC)

The U.S. Economic Development Administration's mission is to lead the Federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy.

The EDA's investment policy is designed to establish a foundation for sustainable job growth and the building of durable regional economies throughout the United States.
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Mr. Thomas Guevara
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Affairs
T: 202-482-5891
tguevera (at) eda.doc.gov

Stakeholder Perspectives on the Perception, Assessment, and Management of the Potential Risks of Nanotechnology (R3 Workshop)

Event date: 
Tue, 09/10/2013 to Wed, 09/11/2013
Event location: 
USDA Patriot Plaza Conference Center, Washington, DC

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The 2013 NNI Workshop on the Perception, Assessment, and Management of the Potential Risks of Nanotechnology took place on September 10-11, 2013 and gathered stakeholders from industry, labor, academia, government, and non-governmental organizations, to discuss the assessment, management, and communication of potential risks associated with the use of nanomaterials.

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This one and a half day, 100 – 120 person public workshop will attempt to highlight practical tools that might be used by non-Federal decision makers in their consideration of potential risks, including quantitative and qualitative assessment and management methods.

Public Engagement Through Nano.gov webinar

Event date: 
Thu, 09/20/2012
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Online at www.Nano.gov

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NNI's Interactive Webinar: Public Engagement through Nano.gov

**Click here to view the archived webcast**

 

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The NNCO held a webinar on September 20 to provide an open forum to answer questions and hear suggestions related to the National Nanotechnology Initiative’s (NNI) public website, Nano.gov. The NNCO accepted public comment and recommendations on potential updates to, improvements on, and opportunities for public engagement through Nano.gov.