Supporting Research in Nanotechnology
Nanotechnology demands an interdisciplinary approach to research—combining the expertise of chemists, microbiologists, physicists, material scientists and engineers, each of whom provides a unique perspective.The NTI harnesses the knowledge and research of the region’s academic and corporate resources, creating an innovative network to facilitate nanotechnology-related discoveries. The NTI’s interdisciplinary team approach to research creates an ideal environment that breaks down barriers to collaboration and leads to important discoveries, intellectual property and commercial opportunity.
The NTI provides researchers with the guidance and funding necessary to get their inventions licensed, helping them get their intellectual property out to the marketplace much faster. The NTI does this by acting as a catalyst between nanotechnology researchers and companies seeking nanotechnology-related solutions to their problems.
Nanotechnology Commercialization in Pennsylvania
“Across the world, the competition to find the next great scientific advancement continues to grow… as a competitor in the global marketplace, it is Pennsylvania’s responsibility to give our universities, companies and partners the best opportunties to be on the forefront of these advancements.”
–The Honorable Edward G. Rendell
Governor of Pennsylvania