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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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EU-US Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts - A Joint Workshop 2012

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Thu, 10/25/2012 to Fri, 10/26/2012
Event location: 
Helsinki, Finland

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The purpose of this second Joint Workshop between the European Union (EU) and the United States (U.S.) 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.

Agricultural Research Service (USDA/ARS)

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific in-house research agency. Our job is finding solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day, from field to table. Here are a few numbers to illustrate the scope of our organization:

 

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture's chief scientific in-house research agency. Our job is finding solutions to agricultural problems that affect Americans every day, from field to table.
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Dr. James Lindsay
National Program Leader - Food Safety and Health
t: 301-504-4674
James.Lindsay@ars.usda.gov

Nanotechnology Booth at Discover Engineering Family Day

Event date: 
Sat, 02/18/2012
Event location: 
National Building Museum, 401 F St NW Washington, DC 20001

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The NNI will host a booth with a variety of hands-on experiments and activities to learn about the ways in which nanotechnology intersects with engineering.

2012 Regional, State, & Local Initiatives in Nanotechnology (RSL 2012) Workshop

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Tue, 05/01/2012 to Wed, 05/02/2012
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Embassy Suites, Portland, Oregon
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A workshop sponsored by the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) to assess the current landscape of regional, state, and local (RSL) nanotechnology initiatives.

Capstone Meeting: Risk Management Methods & Ethical, Legal, and Societal Implications of Nanotechnology

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Tue, 03/30/2010 to Wed, 03/31/2010
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Arlington, VA

 

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Nanomaterials and the Environment & Instrumentation, Metrology, and Analytical Methods

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Tue, 10/06/2009 to Wed, 10/07/2009
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Arlington, VA

From February 2009 to March 2010, the NSET Subcommittee sponsored a four-part series of EHS workshops to solicit stakeholder input on the NNI's 2008 Strategy for Nanotechnology-Related Environmental, Health, and Safety Research.

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Nanomaterials and Human Health & Instrumentation, Metrology, and Analytical Methods

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Tue, 11/17/2009 to Wed, 12/29/2010
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US-EU Workshop: Bridging NanoEHS Research Efforts

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Thu, 03/10/2011 to Fri, 03/11/2011
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Split between AAAS and GW University

Join us to contribute to the dialogue that will lead to more effective collaboration between US and EU.
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An NNI workshop to engage in a discussion about EHS questions for nano-enabled products and encourage joint programs of work to leverage resources.

U.S. Patent and Trade Office (USPTO)

The strength and vitality of the U.S. economy depends directly on effective mechanisms that protect new ideas and investments in innovation and creativity. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is at the cutting edge of the nation’s technological progress and achievement as the Federal agency responsible for granting patents, registering trademarks, and providing intellectual property policy advice and guidance to the Executive Branch.

The USPTO is responsible for granting patents, registering trademarks, and providing intellectual property policy advice and guidance.
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Ms. Gladys Corcoran, Technology Center Group Director; T: 571-272-1300 | Gladys.Corcoran@uspto.gov