About the NNI

Welcome to the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) website. The NNI is a U.S. Government research and development (R&D) initiative involving 20 departments and independent agencies working together toward the shared vision of "a future in which the ability to understand and control matter at the nanoscale leads to a revolution in technology and industry that benefits society." The NNI brings together the expertise needed to advance this broad and complex field—creating a framework for shared goals, priorities, and strategies that helps each participating Federal agency leverage the resources of all participating agencies. With the support of the NNI, nanotechnology R&D is taking place in academic, government, and industry laboratories across the United States.



What is the NNI?
LThe NNI is a U.S. government research and development (R&D) initiative involving the nanotechnology-related activitiees of 20 Federal department and agentcy units.


The NSET Subcommittee
The NSET Subcommittee is the interagency body responsible for the coordination of the National Nanotechnology Initiative


NSET's Particitpating Federal Partners
LDetails on the agencies participating in the NSET Subcommittee


Working Groups & Coordinators
LThe NSET Subcommittee created Working Groups to enhance coordination and collaboration among NNI agencies.


WNational Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO)
LThe NNCO provieds staff support to the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee.


Contact Information
Name, titles, and contact information for NNCO staff.


A list of nanotechnology and NNI related acronyms.


Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges
LA nonotechnology-inspired grand challenge us an ambitious but achievable goal that harnesses nanoscience, nanotechnology, and innovation to solve important national or global problems and has the potential to capture the public's imagination.


Nanotechnology Signature Initiatives
Nanotechnology signature Initiatives (NSIs) are areas identified as ripe for significant advances through close and targeted program-level interagency collaboration.