Through its technology development efforts, the NTI has created new intellectual property, fostered a vibrant environment for new ventures and increased the marketing success of the region both nationally and internationally.
The NTI’s core research projects are designed to be multi-investigator, multi-institutional collaborations. In order to be considered as a core project, research must contribute to new IP, and the technology developed must have significant potential for commercialization and be attractive to industry for corporate sponsorship or licensing. All team members who receive funds must have Principal Investigator status at an NTI-affiliated institution.
In 2007, the NTI funded two core projects focusing on biosensors and bioprobes.
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