2016 National Nanotechnology Initiative Strategic Plan

Whitman, Lloyd J. and Henderson, Lori A. and Meador, Michael A. and Friedersdorf, Lisa E. and Standridge, Stacey and Thomas, Treye and Howard, John and Biaggi-Labiosa, Azlin M. and Madsen, Lynnette D. and Cannizzaro, Chris and Jillavenkatesa, Ajit and Bobalek, John F.. National Science and Technology Council, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee. (2016) 2016 National Nanotechnology Initiative Strategic Plan. Technical Report. United States National Nanotechnology Initiative. (Unpublished)

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The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), established in 2001, is now a collaboration of twenty Federal agencies and Cabinet-level departments with shared interests in nanotechnology research, development, and commercialization. These agencies recognize that the ability to understand and harness the novel phenomena that occur at the nanoscale is already leading to revolutionary new materials, devices, and structures. These advances promise to improve human health and quality of life, enhance the U.S. economy, boost job creation, and strengthen our national defense. Since the inception of the NNI, these agencies have invested more than $23 billion in support of cutting-edge research; world-class user facilities for characterization, modeling, and fabrication; and the responsible transfer of nanotechnology-based products from lab to market. As a result of these investments, nanotechnology has become ubiquitous in our daily lives and can be found in a wide variety of commercial products including healthcare products, cosmetics, consumer electronics, apparel, and automobiles. Nanotechnology is poised to revolutionize the way we diagnose and treat diseases such as cancer, help us improve our fitness, and reduce our energy consumption. Under the 21st 15 Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act of 2003, NNI agencies are required to develop an updated NNI Strategic Plan every three years. This document represents a consensus among NNI agencies on the high-level goals and priorities of the initiative and on specific objectives to be pursued over at least the next three years. The plan provides the framework under which individual agencies conduct their own mission-specific nanotechnology programs, coordinate these activities with those of other NNI agencies, and collaborate.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: NNI Publications and Reports, NNI Strategic Documents
InterNano Taxonomy: Social and Economic Impacts > Policy and Regulation
Collections: Nanomanufacturing Report Collection
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Depositing User: Robert Stevens
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2016 18:56
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2016 20:09
URI: http://eprints.internano.org/id/eprint/2358

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