National Nanotechnology Initiative at Ten: Nanotechnology Innovation Summit

Unprecedented showcase of U.S. breakthrough technologies through support of 25 government agencies to take place December 8-10, 2010, in Washington DC

The Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI), in cooperation with the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), announced today a National Nanotechnology Innovation Summit to mark the 10th anniversary of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) to be held December 8-10, 2010 at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. The event, in cooperation with OSTP and NNCO and organized by NSTI, with key support from the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), will serve as a forum for the nation’s nanotechnology innovators, investors, policy makers and leading corporate developers and integrators.

Since its formal launch in 2001 under President Clinton, the National Nanotechnology Initiative has strategically invested and coordinated over $12 billion in nanotechnology development. The NNI Nanotechnology Innovation Summit will spotlight revolutionary technologies from the 10-year NNI funding effort, with a special emphasis on showcasing commercially transformational technologies directly funded or catalyzed by the multi-agency partnership of the NNI. Participants will hear from some of the top researchers, industry leaders, technology investors and visionary policy makers of our time as they speak about the impact of nanotechnology innovation over the past 10 years and look toward the future.

“This Summit will be an unprecedented gathering of U.S. world-class revolutionary technologists and leaders from the 25 supporting government agencies that have participated in pushing forward U.S. technology leadership through nanotechnology innovation,” notes Clayton Teague, director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office.

For more information and to register for the Workshop and Summit, visit: http://www.nsti.org/events/NNI.

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