Sustainable and Scalable Nanomanufacturing a Key Focus of 2012 Summit in Boston

Morse, Jeffrey. National Nanomanufacturing Network. (2012) Sustainable and Scalable Nanomanufacturing a Key Focus of 2012 Summit in Boston. NNN Newsletter, 5 (8). (Unpublished)


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On the eve of next week's Nanomanufacturing Summit and 11th Annual NanoBusiness Conference in Boston, I'd like to take pause and reflect upon the synergistic events and interactions that have been taking place over the past several years positioning us for the nanomanufacturing revolution. While nanomanufacturing has often been a misunderstood topic or discipline within the broader topic of nanotechnology, it has gained substantial attention in recent years. Most notable has been the PCAST report on the assessment of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) in 2010, providing key recommendations for future directions in which it cited the need for increased funding and emphasis on nanomanufacturing, commercialization, and effective technology transfer. Soon thereafter, the NNI Signature Initiative on Sustainable Nanomanufacturing was announced. The goal of this interagency initiative is to establish manufacturing technologies for economical and sustainable integration of nanoscale building blocks into complex, large-scale systems. Also included: California in the Nano Economy, A Small-Scale Solution With a Large-Scale Impact, and NanoBusiness Announces Top 2012 Nanotech Innovators

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Collections: National Nanomanufacturing Network Archive > NNN Newsletters
Depositing User: Jessica Adamick
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2012 14:16
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