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Oct 8 -- Biden-⁠Harris Administration Releases Strategic Plan To Ensure U.S. Nanotechnology Competitiveness (press release: https://www.whitehouse.gov/ostp/news-updates/2021/10/09/biden-harris-administration-releases-strategic-plan-to-ensure-u-s-nanotechnology-competitiveness/)
 
Today, on National Nanotechnology Day, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) unveiled the 2021 National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Strategic Plan. This strategy details a new framework to ensure that the United States continues to lead the world not only in nanoscience discoveries, but in translating and manufacturing its products to benefit all of America. In addition to identifying priorities for the NNI to best support the research community in the United States, the plan prioritizes efforts to expand sustainable infrastructure and advance equity in the nanotechnology workforce. (This plan updates and replaces the NNI Strategic Plan of October 2016.)    
 
"The role of nanotechnology in our response to the pandemic—from vaccine delivery to protective clothing to testing kits—emphasizes the potential for small science to have big impacts,” said National Nanotechnology Coordination Office Director Dr. Lisa E. Friedersdorf. “This strategic plan charts an exciting path forward for the National Nanotechnology Initiative to ensure continued progress in nanotechnology research and development, and to attract students from across all of America.”

Nanotechnology research and development requires access to specialized tools and facilities. This plan emphasizes the need to expand and refresh the research infrastructure, and provide access that supports researchers and small business across all of America. This research infrastructure also plays a critical role in training the future workforce for high-paying jobs.      
 
National Nanotechnology Initiative https://www.nano.gov/
2021 National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Strategic Plan https://www.nano.gov/2021strategicplan
Inquiries and comments can be sent to info@nnco.nano.gov.

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