NSET Releases Strategic Plan for National Nanotechnology Initiative (Press Release)
- The Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of
the National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Technology has
released its 2004 Strategic Plan for the Federal R&D program in
nanotechnology. This report, which was developed with the support of the
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, updates the original
strategic plan of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) for the
next 5 to 10 years.
- Maintain a world-class research and development program aimed at realizing the full potential of nanotechnology
- Facilitate transfer of new technologies into products for economic growth, jobs, and other public benefit
- Develop educational resources, a skilled workforce, and the supporting infrastructure and tools to advance nanotechnology
- Support responsible development of nanotechnology
The document contains the vision, goals and plans for specific activities by which the goals will be accomplished by the 22 agencies participating in the NNI. The budget for these activities was about $1 billion in 2004.
As identified in the Plan, the four main goals of the NNI are to
The updated strategic plan is called for in the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act (Public Law 108-153), which the President signed into law in December 2003. The new strategic plan can be found at https://nnco.nano.gov/reports/strategicplan.
It's about vision, not nanobots
Bucky rage and 'imaginative commentators'
Wanted: Independent nano watchdog