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.

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