Sunday, 3 July 2011
Will the USA ditch the National Nanotechnology Initiative?
The USA has been investing heavily in nanotechnology since 2000 when the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) was launched and later this month the US Congress will examine its return on federal nanotechnology investments. Will the USA determine its investments have paid off and authorize the continuation of the NNI or will they ditch it forever? It’s apparent that the Chinese and Russians are making great strides to become the dominate players in the nanotech scene and maybe it’s too late for the Americans to catch-up no matter what they decide.