The Nanotechnology Institute™ & Energy Commercialization Institute Award $340K for Technology Commercialization

10th Jan 2014


PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Nanotechnology Institute™ (NTI) and the Energy Commercialization Institute (ECI) awarded a total of $340,000 to five university-based technology commercialization projects. more»

A New Material for Solar Panels Could Make Them Cheaper, More Efficient

13th Dec 2013


Argonne National Laboratory

By Tona Kunz • December 11, 2013

ARGONNE, Ill. – A unique solar panel design made with a new ceramic material points the way to potentially providing sustainable power cheaper, more efficiently, and requiring less manufacturing time. It also reaches a four-decade-old goal of discovering a bulk photovoltaic material that can harness energy from visible and infrared light, not just ultraviolet light. more»

Nelum: Nanotech Innovation Keeps Surfaces Clean and Transparent

4th Dec 2013


Hanging hundreds of feet off the ground to wash a skyscraper’s windows or pumping water out to a desert solar array to keep its panels and mirrors clean is more than just a hassle—it’s an expensive problem with serious ecological implications. more»

The Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center Awards $520K to Fund Seven Advanced Materials Research Projects

23rd Aug 2013


Jonathan Kersting

07/02/2013, Pittsburgh, PA: The Pennsylvania NanoMaterials Commercialization Center (PA NanoCenter) with the support of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development awarded $520K to fund seven new projects that accelerate the early stage technology development and commercialization of advanced materials research using nanotechnology. more»

NNI Strategic Plan Workshop Webcast Now Available!

16th Jul 2013


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Congratulations to Graphene Frontiers!

28th May 2013

Congratulations to Graphene Frontiers, winner of a 2013 TechConnect National & Global Innovation AwardThe Nanotechnology Institute™ is proud to fund and support Graphene Frontiers.

2013 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop

28th May 2013

Anthony P. Green, Ph.D. Vice President, Technology Commercialization Group, Life Sciences, BFTP/SEP; and Ben Franklin Director, The Nanotechnology Institute™, will moderate the morning plenary session at the 2013 NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop, focused on Commercializing Nanotechnology, June 11, 2013.

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Regenerative Medicine Company, Eqalix, Announces Grant from Nanotechnology Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

26th Mar 2013


Eqalix, Inc. (Eqalix), an emerging regenerative medicine development company, announced that it has received a $50,000 grant from NTI to advance their development of alimentary protein scaffolds (APS) for wound healing and aesthetic dermatology. more»

The Nanotechnology Institute™ Awards $375K for Technology Commercialization

7th Mar 2013

PHILADELPHIA, PA ( – The Nanotechnology Institute™ (NTI), the region’s first multi-institutional partnership created to accelerate nanotechnology commercialization and company formation, awarded a total of $375K to five university-based technology commercialization projects. more»

Nanotech Insights | January 2013

22nd Feb 2013

Click here to view the January 2013 Edition of Nanotech Insights.

The Promise of Nanotechnology

“The use of nanotechnology in consumer products and industrial applications is growing rapidly, with the products listed in the inventory showing just the tip of the iceberg.  How consumers respond to these early products — in food, electronics, health care, clothing and cars — will be a litmus test for broader market acceptance of nanotechnologies in the future.”

–Andrew D. Maynard
Chief Science Advisor, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars