2016 NNI Strategic Plan

Subject Area:
NNI Publications and Reports
NNI Strategic Documents
Author: NSTC/CoT/NSET
Publication Date: Oct. 31 2016

Description:

2016 NNI Strategic Plan Cover

This update of the NNI Strategic Plan satisfies the requirement of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act of 2003 and replaces the prior NNI Strategic Plan released in February of 2014. 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.

 

 

 

 

Related links:

2016 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop

Summary of Public Comments on the Draft 2016 NNI Strategic Plan


Nanotechnology Fact

The United States is not the only country to recognize the tremendous economic potential of nanotechnology. The U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative's member agencies have cumulatively spent more than $23 billion since the inception of the NNI in 2001. According to a Lux Research estimate released in December 2015, “The U.S. leads in government (state and Federal) nanotechnology funding with $1.72 billion spent in 2013 and $1.67 billion spent in 2014. Europe’s collective spending (European Commission and individual country programs) was $2.45 billion in 2014, an increase of 9.8% from 2012. While some countries, such as the U.S., continue to have centralized government programs to coordinate nanotechnology activities, most countries no longer do. In fact, many countries no longer explicitly fund nanotechnology, although it may be a part of initiatives that are funded under different technology support programs. Because of this change, it is difficult to determine with certainty the level of nanotechnology funding by country or region.”

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