The NTI seeks to nurture and support the growth of small to medium size enterprises (SME) located in or willing to relocate to PA and to encourage the development of early stage/formative companies in the region who are developing novel products and processes utilizing nanotechnology. The NTI collaborates with other regional partners for prototype development assistance such as the RapidNanoNetSM. The Nanotechnology Application Fund (NAF) is designed to build collaboration between these existing and emerging companies, and NTI university and non-profit research institutional partners through access to critical assets, including key R&D faculty expertise, facilities, specialized equipment and networks. The company’s technology interest must utilize nanomaterials and/or processes in its product development and address viable commercial markets.
Follow this link to the application: NTI Applications Fund RFP 2010-2011.
For more information, contact:
Anthony P. Green, PhD., Director
anthony (at) sep.benfranklin.org
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