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Title of Collaborative Activity:

The Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee

Description of Collaborative Activity:

This subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Technology is responsible for coordinating the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). The NNI was established in 2001 to coordinate federal research and development in nanotechnology by providing a vision of the long-term benefits and opportunities offered by nanotechnology and acting as a locus for communication, cooperation, and collaboration between federal agencies involved in nanotechnology research and development. In 2016, the NSET updated its strategic plan to reflect the fact that nanotechnology is now a broadly enabling technology, not simply an area of research at the nanoscale. The new strategic plan outlines four goals: (1) advance a world-class nanotechnology research and development program, (2) foster the transfer of new technologies into products for commercial and public benefit, (3) develop and sustain educational resources, a skilled workforce, and a dynamic infrastructure and toolset to advance nanotechnology, and (4) support responsible development of nanotechnology.

Type of Collaborative Activity:

Committee, Advisory Group, or Work Group

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