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National Nanotechnology Initiative Introduces Strategy Portal

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (“OSTP”) and STCI has established the National Nanotechnology Initiative Strategy Portal (“NNI Strategy Portal” or “Portal”), an online interactive program designed to facilitate public responses to specific questions posed by the National Nanotechnology Initiative (“NNI”), a multi-agency Federal research and development initiative created to promote nanotechnology innovation. The NNI will publish the new Strategic Plan in December 2010, outlining priorities and objectives for the next 5-10 years, and focusing on:


1.      Advancing a world-class nanotechnology research and development plan;

2.      Fostering the transfer of new technologies into products for commercial and public benefit;

3.      Developing and sustaining educational resources, a skilled workforce, and the supporting infrastructure and tools to advance nanotechnology;

4.      Supporting responsible development of nanotechnology.


The NNI believes the Portal may be helpful to its mission to improve the NNI Strategic Plan by providing a mechanism to reach out to the nanotechnology stakeholder community for specific input. The Portal, which is a Web 2.0 application, will allow users to review responses and rate fellow members, network and connect with other members, earn points for participating, and post their responses to questions and indicate one or more of the four overarching NNI goals to which the response applies. The portal will only be open for comment on the Strategic Plan themes from July 13 – August 15 and can be accessed at:

The NNI Strategic Planning Stakeholder Workshop

In a notice in today’s Federal Register the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office announced that it will be holding a public workshop on July 13-14, 2010, for the purpose of giving stakeholders (defined as representatives of the research community, the private sector and NGOs and members of the general public) a forum for presenting their input regarding updating the US National Nanotechnology Initiative Strategic Plan, last updated in 2007. Specifically, the Federal agencies that take part in the NNI are seeking input on the objectives of the strategic plan and on the approaches to achieving those objectives.

Pre-registration is required, since it’s on a "first come, first served" basis. Those planning to attend the workshop, to be held at the Hotel Palomar in Arlington Virginia, may register online at, via e-mail at or via regular snail mail at Strategic Planning Workshop, c/o NNCO, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Stafford II, Suite 405, Arlington, VA 22230. Registrations must be received by 4PM July 7, 2010.…