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Funding

The NTI offers a number of different funding opportunities to help researchers and companies develop and commercialize new nanotechnology tools.

 

The Nanotechnology Application Fund 
NTI provides funding up to $50,000 for small- to medium-sized companies located in or willing to relocate to any county in Pennsylvania.

Sponsored Research Agreement
NTI works with companies and universities to create collaborative sponsored research programs in nanotechnology.

Program to Support Translational Research
The fund is available to NTI member institutions to support the costs of projects that are recommended by the Nanotechnology Commercialization Group.

PA RapidNanoNet for Rapid Prototype/Characterization Fund
PA RapidNanoNet provides grant funding to PA companies to use this network of facilities to move their technology towards commercialization. Activities will focus on industry-based developers of nano-innovations using regional providers and experts of advanced nanotechnology instrumentation and capabilities.

Why Is Small So Big?

Nanotechnology deals with products and processes that are measured in almost unbelievably small increments called “nanometers”—one billionth of a meter.

At the nanoscale, materials differ from larger objects in their physical, chemical and biological properties; therefore, they lend themselves to new and improved materials, systems and devices. Nanotechnology is behind the development of such diverse advancements as:

  1. Drug Delivery
  2. Biofiltration and Separation sciences
  3. Improved coatings for medical devices

Thanks to rapid advances in this exciting new field, we now have the tools and talents to manipulate materials on the molecular scale—a technology literally changing the world as we know it.

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