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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.

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