The Office of Science and Technology Policy has released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking suggestions for Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges for a Next Decade. A Grand Challenge is an desirous though practicable idea that requires advances in scholarship and record to achieve, and that has a intensity to constraint a public’s imagination.
Under a National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), scientists, engineers, and educators are building a destiny in that a ability to know and control matter during a nanoscale leads to a series in record and industry. The common bid of this village to grasp a prophesy of a NNI has severely accelerated a discovery, development, and deployment of nanotechnology to residence extended inhabitant needs.
In a new examination of a NNI, a President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology called for supervision agencies, industry, and a investigate village to brand and pursue nanotechnology Grand Challenges. Through today’s RFI, we wish to hear your game-changing ideas for Grand Challenges that strap nanoscience and nanotechnology to solve critical inhabitant or tellurian problems. These Grand Challenges should kindle additional open and private investment, and encourage a commercialization of Federally-funded nanotechnology research.