Nanotechnology: from Theory to Commercialization

Introductory Remarks

Briefing Summary

The Bush Administration has proposed a major increase in funding for a ten-agency research initiative on nanotechnologies. Congress is working to authorize the transformational R&D program through recently passed legislation, H.R.766 and S.189. Concern has been expressed that other countries have surpassed our efforts and are already commercializing products. This panel will explore how the National Nanotechnology Initiative can support our universities and corporations, particularly through funding basic research, to ensure U.S. leadership in these new markets that might grow to $15 trillion by 2015.

Briefing Date

Friday, September 26, 2003

Featured Speakers

Mike Rocco, Senior Adviser, National Science Foundation and Chair, National Science and Technology Council's Subcommittee on Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology

Nathan Swami, Director, Initiative for Nanotechnology in Virginia, Associate Dean for Research Office, University of Virginia

Mark Modzelewski,Executive Director, Nanotechnology Business Alliance