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.
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PA Department of Community and Economic Development
“Technology Investment Office looks to NTI as a valued partner in harnessing the technology based economic development opportunities within PA’s nanotechnology community.”
—C. Alan Walker
Secretary, PA Department of Community
and Economic Development