The Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology was originally named the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology. In 2005 after the passing of Professor Smalley, the Rice University Board of Trustees renamed the Institute in his honor. In this historical account, the Institute will be referred to as the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology prior to Fall 2005 and the Smalley Institute thereafter.
Stakeholder engagement and dialogue are essential to the responsible development of nanotechnologies in Europe. The European FP7 project NanoDiode, launched in July 2013 for a period of three years, establishes an innovative, coordinated programme for outreach and dialogue throughout Europe so as to support the effective governance of nanotechnologies. The project integrates vital engagement activities along the innovation value chain, at the levels of research policy, research & development (R&D), and the use of nanotechnological innovations throughout society.
SHINE: Seattle's Hub for Industry-driven Nanotechnology Education is the regional center for nanotechnology in the Pacific Northwest, serving students, educators, industry and communities.
SHINE is a National Science Foundation Advanced Technical Education (ATE) Center at North Seattle Community College (Award No. 1204279).
Mission: Seattle's Hub for Industry-driven Nanotechnology Education promotes awareness of nanoscience, trains technician to meet industry needs, and connects nanotechnology stakeholders in the Pacific Northwest.
The Graphene Stakeholders Association (GSA) was founded in the U.S. as a 501(c)6 non-profit organization in 2013 to help promote the responsible development of graphene-based products. Graphene is emerging as one of the most promising materials ever discovered – one that has the potential to play a vital role in the development of advanced technologies in key industry segments, including computing, electronics, energy, defense, health care, telecommunications, and transportation.
The Safer Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing Initiative (SNNI) is the leading green nanotechnology effort in the world and ONAMI’s largest research collaboration. ONAMI, the Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute is Oregon’s first Signature Research Center created for the purpose of growing research in the areas of nanoscale science and microtechnologies, and accelerating job growth from commercialization of that research.