Nanomanufacturing Summit 2011 Provides Focus on Commercialization, Manufacturing Innovations, and Emerging Research

Morse, Jeffrey. National Nanomanufacturing Network. (2011) Nanomanufacturing Summit 2011 Provides Focus on Commercialization, Manufacturing Innovations, and Emerging Research. NNN Newsletter, 4 (9).


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The Nanomanufacturing Summit 2011, held this past week in Boston, provided some high level discussions with focus on, amongst other topics, nanotechnology commercialization, translational research emerging from academic research centers, and manufacturing innovations. In the first event wherein the NNN has teamed with the NanoBusiness Commercialization Association, key topics also included nanoEHS, Patents and Intellectual Property, Regulation, Nanomedicine, Green Manufacturing, and Commercialization strategies and successes. With a broad emphasis on the success of investments made by the Federal Government in the first 10 years of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), keynote speakers Sally Tinkle, Acting Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), and Mihail Roco, Senior Advisor for Nanotechnology at the National Science Foundation (NSF), provided information regarding the formation of strategic plans within the NNI, including the recently published EHS strategy, which was developed through a series of workshops and public comment. Reiterating the increased emphasis on effective technology transfer from fundamental research to product commercialization, and nanomanufacturing, the growing trends impacting future economic development and job creations were also cited, with estimates that nanotechnology commercialization will create 6 million jobs by 2015, with 2 million of these located inside the U.S. Also included: UMass Amherst Nanotechnology Center Receives $20 Million Renewal of Federal Grant to Boost Advanced Manufacturing, Economic Growth, SRC and National Science Foundation Award $20 Million to Fund U.S. University Research on Nanoelectronics for 2020 and Beyond, and Stabilized Nanostructure Composites for Nonvolatile Memory Device Applications

Item Type: Article
InterNano Taxonomy: Social and Economic Impacts > Policy and Regulation
Nanoscale Objects and Nanostructured Materials > Nanoparticles
Areas of Application > Electronics and Semiconductor Industries
Areas of Application > Materials and Chemical Industries and Green Manufacturing
Nanoscale Objects and Nanostructured Materials > Other Nanostructured Materials > Nanosheets
Collections: National Nanomanufacturing Network Archive > NNN Newsletters
Depositing User: Jessica Adamick
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2012 18:46
Last Modified: 15 May 2013 17:41

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