Regional, State, and Local (RSL) Nanotechnology Initiatives and Resources


Regional, state, and local organizations have a special role in establishing the infrastructure, preparing a skilled workforce, and supporting industry with a special focus on small business. Supporting partnerships with such organizations has been a goal since the NNI’s inception, when the first regional meetings were organized in Southern California and Texas in 2001, and in Oklahoma in 2009. The fourth Regional, State, and Local Initiatives in Nanotechnology Workshop was held in Portland, Oregon in May 2012.

RSL Programs and Offices

These programs exist to provide funding, support, mechanisms for resource sharing, and facilitate collaboration for nanotechnology companies and researchers. These programs are listed alphabetically by state and then by national/regional effort.

Each of the RSLs listed here are linked to their respective homepages. The NNI also has launched an Interactive Web Map showing the locations of RSLs throughout the country.


 

State Offices

Arizona
Arizona Nanotechnology Cluster

California
California NanoSystems Institute
Connect
Girvan Institute
Northern California Nanotechnology Initiative

Connecticut
Connecticut Innovations

Hawaii
High Technology Innovation Corporation

Illinois
Illinois Nanotechnology Collaborative

Indiana
Birck Nanotechnology Center

Kentucky
KY Nanonet

Maine
Maine Technology Institute

Maryland
Maryland Technology Development Corporation

New York
Albany NanoTech

Massachusetts
Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center
M
assachusetts Technology Collaborative

Mississippi
Mississippi Technology Alliance

New Mexico
Nano Network of New Mexico

North Carolina
Center of Innovation from Nanobiotechnology
North Carolina Nanotechnology

North Dakota
North Dakota Centers of Excellence

Ohio
Ohio Third Frontier
The Nano-Network

Oklahoma
Oklahoma Nanotechnology Initiative

Oregon
Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI)

Pennsylvania
Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK) Center (part of Penn State University)
Pennsylvania Nanomaterials Commercialization Center
The Nanotechnology Institute

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Consortium for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Texas
Texas Emerging Technology Fund

Utah
USTAR

Virginia
nanoSTAR Institute
Northern Virginia Technology Council

West Virginia
TechConnectWV
WV Nano Initiative


National and Regional Offices

 

Micro and Nanotechnology Commercialization Education Foundation (MANCEF), Houghton, Michigan
MANCEF is a global membership association focused on the commercialization of revolutionary technologies. 

 

NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (nanoBCA), HQ in Connecticut
NanoBCA is a 501(c)(6) trade organization dedicated to promoting the commercialization of nanotechnology and helping companies bring affordable, life-improving nanotech products to the market. 

Nanoelectronic Research Initiative --Part of the Semiconductor Research Corporation, Durham, NC
NRI seeks the next device that will propel computing beyond the limitations of current technology.

NanoVox
NanoVox is a multi-state/international, professionally-staffed, web-assisted mechanism to find and link technology, products, expertise and resources across industry sectors to accelerate commercialization by leveraging nanotechnology throughout the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North & South Dakotas and Wisconsin

National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network
The NNIN is a collective of fourteen universitybased facilities with the mission to enable rapid advancements in nanoscale science, technology and engineering through open and efficient access for fabrication. 

New England Nanotechnology Association
NENA includes members from: both the public and private sector; our government regulators, legislators, and elected officials; nanotechnology businesses and business executives; NGO’s, community groups and community leaders; colleges and universities; faculty and students; researchers and scientists; entrepreneurs and engineers; service professionals and investors.

The Nanotechnology Institute (NTI), Philadelphia, PA
The NTI is a nationally recognized, 13-member, multi-institutional, non-profit organization whose unique mission is to accelerate nanotechnology commercialization through interdisciplinary translational research from academic laboratories to industry.

 



Mechanisms and Programs for NNI Interaction with States

The Nanomanufacturing, Industry Liaison, and Innovation (NILI) Working Group assembled a database of mechanisms and programs for NNI-member agencies to interact and collaborate with regional, state, local, and industry organizations to support nanotechnology development and technology transfer. The Industry and State Interactions database is organized by agency.