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12th Annual NanoBusiness Commercialization Association 2014 DC Roundtable

Apr. 2014- NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) returns to Washington, DC for our 2014 DC Roundtable May 6-7th. This will be our 12th visit, dating back to 2002, meeting with numerous government officials in regard to the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI).

National Nanotechnology Initiative Funding Provides Insight into Nanomanufacturing Goals and Priorities

Mar. 2014- Overall funding for the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) as detailed in the supplement to the President's 2015 budget request maintains a roughly flat funding profile with respect to 2013-2014 levels at approximately $1.5 B, significantly lower than the peaks from the 2008-2010 period. The NNN encourages stakeholders to review the NNI FY2015 Budget Supplement report as it provides some ...

NNI Supplement to the President's 2015 Budget

Mar. 2014- This document is a supplement to the Presidentís 2015 Budget request submitted to Congress on March 4, 2014. It gives a description of the activities underway in 2013 and 2014 and planned for 2015 by the Federal Government agencies participating in the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), primarily from a programmatic and budgetary perspective. It is based on the NNI Strategic Plan released ...

Assessing the Assessment of the Economic Impact of Nanotechnology

Sep. 2013- As the U.S. government addresses the budget allocation for the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) each year, the questions regarding return on investment have become more formidable over the past few years. Complimenting this has been the emerging theme and recommendations by the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) in their report on the fourth assessment of ...

Now Accepting Input: 2013 NNI Strategic Planning Workshop

Jun. 2013-  The 2013 National Nanotechnology Initiative Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop is being held June 11-12, 2013, at the USDA Patriot Plaza Conference Center in Washington, DC. The workshop will obtain input from outside the U.S. Government on the future directions of the NNI. The recommendations of this one-and-a-half day workshop will inform the development of the 2013 NNI Strategic ...

NNI Launches Nanotechnology Signature Initiative on Nanosensors

Jul. 2012- Fifth NSI will accelerate the development of nano-enabled sensors and nanomaterial sensingThe Nanotechnology Signature Initiative (NSI) Nanotechnology for Sensors and Sensors for Nanotechnology: Improving and Protecting Health, Safety, and the Environment is the fifth NSI to be launched by agencies of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). The NNI agencies recognize the considerable ...

New Nanotechnology Signature Initiative to Accelerate Sustainable Design: Fourth Nanotechnology Signature Initiative highlights the importance of informatics in advancing nanotechnology

May. 2012- (May 14, 2012)  Today the agencies participating in the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) announced their fourth Nanotechnology Signature Initiative. This signature initiative will stimulate the development of models, simulation tools, and databases that will enable the prediction of specific properties and characteristics of nanoscale materials. This in turn will accelerate ...

PCAST Releases Assessment of National Nanotechnology Initiative

May. 2012- Today, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released its latest assessment of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI): Report to the President and Congress on the Fourth Assessment of the National Nanotechnology Initiative. The assessment is a Congressionally mandated biennial review of the NNI, a crosscutting Federal program designed to coordinate U.S. ...

NanoBusiness Provides Analysis on 2012-2013 NNI Budget

Mar. 2012- How time flies when you are having fun! As the son of an IRS agent and US Budget officer, I enjoy budgets. Forty Years ago in 1972 the US Budget for total expenditures was $256 Billion (btw, that was the first budget my father made me memorize). Today, our total expenditures will be $3.8 Trillion. This will be my 12th analysis of the NNI Budget. My first was 2001-2002 and here we are 12 budget ...

National Nanotechnology Strategic Plan Providing Future Roadmap for Nanotechnology Innovations

Nov. 2010- The federal government has recently posted two reports online to share with the stakeholders in the nanoscience community. The first report, titled "Nanotechnology Research Directions for Societal Needs in 2020 " or Nano2, is the international long-term view, providing a retrospective of  the last ten years (2000-2010) and vision for the next ten years (2011-2020). It was prepared ...

Requests for Public Comment on the NNI Strategic Plan

Nov. 2010- Monday's Federal Register carried a notice from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Nanoscience, Engineering and Technology Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council inviting the public to comment on the 2010 National Nanotechnology Initiative Strategic Plan. Members of the public who want to file comments on the 2010 Draft NNI Strategic ...

Presidentís Council Evaluates National Nanotechnology Initiative

Mar. 2010- Maxine Savitz[1] and Ed Penhoe[2] provided a recent presentation summarizing the highlights of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)[3] report on the status of the US National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) at a public meeting held at the National Academics on March 12, 2010.


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NanoBusiness Commercialization Association

NanoBusiness Commercialization Association

NanoBCA mission: 1. Promote the Commercialization of products designed and developed through the Science of Nanotechnology. 2. Advocate continued US spending through the National Nanotechnology Initiative. America must continue the funding of NNI from R&D to commercialization. 3. Inform membership with regard EHS regulation from Federal (EPA and FDA) and State Governments. Monitor ...


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Sally Tinkle

Sally Tinkle

National Nanotechnology Coordination Office
National Nanotechnology Initiative