Nanotechnology: "What About the Next 60 Years?" (OSTP/PCAST Report)

15 December 2012 Cleantech & Nano Publication

PCAST recently submitted a very interesting, readable, and searchable report to the OSTP on federal policy for the future of basic research funding and commercialization (124 page pdf). Nanotechnology was mentioned on page 22 as an example of benefits of basic research including its influence on energy:

“-Nanotechnology research, on the heels of coordinated Federal investment, is leading to advances in areas such as new drug delivery systems, more resilient materials and fabrics, safer and more effective industrial catalysts, faster computer chips, and sustainable development in water and energy resources.”

Nanotechnology also appeared on page 45 with respect to discussion of university “proof-of-concept” centers:

“-The (MIT) Deshpande Center supports emerging technologies, including biotechnology, biomedical devices, information technology, new materials, nanotechnology, and energy innovations. It sponsors a grant program, a catalyst (mentor) program, innovation teams (i-Teams), and events.”

Finally, nanotechnology was mentioned on page 80 with respect to attracting researchers from abroad to come to the U.S.

Commercialization, patents, and technology transfer are important themes mentioned throughout.  Nanotechnology is but one of a variety of “labels” used to describe sectors of research for policy analysis.  Nanotechnology integrates closely with many of these other “labels.” Hopefully, its importance will not be lost in the integration.

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