The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released a statement on the Whitehouse blog about a recent request for information (RFI) on examples of commercialization success stories arising from Federal investments in nanotechnology research & development.
Since the inception of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) in 2001, the U.S. government has invested more than 22 billion in nanotechnology research. The NNCO and OSTP released this RFI to gather information about how these resources have been utilized to transition nanotechnology to the commercial market.
If you or your company have successfully commercialized a nanotechnology-enabled product you are strongly encouraged to reply to the RFI, especially if your success was in part enabled by Federal funding through a research grant or contract, collaboration with a scientist or engineer at a Federal lab, access to one of nanotechnology user-facilities, or based intellectual property arising from Federally funded R&D.
To submit your example of commercialization success stories stemming from U.S. Government-funded nanotechnology research and development click here. The deadline is February 29th, 2016.