NSTI Outreach

NSTI is chartered with the promotion and integration of small technologies through education, technology and business development. Consequently, the NSTI uses its network not only as a private consultancy, but also as an educational and promotional vehicle in the space of Nanotechnology. Listed below are a few of the scientific, educational and community building projects that the NSTI donates its resources towards:

Education – Technology Proceedings

NSTI freely posts all of its nanotechnology to the TechConnect Briefs for the promotion of scientific and business growth. These papers are downloaded daily by academics, graduate students, business developers and technology companies, resulting in over 200,000 site visits per month.

Educational – National Public Radio – Earth & Sky

NSTI endorses and has donated its network for an Earth and Sky radio educational project focused on nanotechnology for support by the National Science Foundation.

Economic Development - Massachusetts

NSTI is a founding member of the Massachusetts Nanotechnology Initiative and has supported the development of state economic development programs in nanotechnology. Download the NSTI-MTC report on Nanotechnology in Massachusetts.

Science – Biomolecular Motors White Paper

NSTI prepares a DARPA commissioned overview of Biomolecular Motors with highlights from the special session at Nanotech 2004.

Science – Nanotechnology for Cancer Research

NSTI endorses, has donated its network and is organizing symposia aligned with a North Eastern University program directed at nanotechnology for cancer detection and treatment.

Science – Environmental & Health Studies of Nanotechnology

NSTI is using the Nanotech conference series as a vehicle to scientifically and socially address health and environmental studies related to nanotechnology, in partnership with NNCO, EPA and Dupont.

Science – Chemical Imaging Center – Puerto Rico

NSTI endorses and supports a proposed NSF sponsored Chemical Imaging Center by providing for a series of symposia for Puerto Rican students and researchers embedded into the Nanotech conference series.

Interdisciplinary Community Building

NSTI acts as a focal point for multi-disciplinary and multi-industry nanotechnology activities. Through the NSTI-Nanotech conference series, the NSTI has partnering agreements with a range of single disciplinary societies including:

  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • IEEE Electron Device Society
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Nanotech Institute
  • American Ceramics Society (ACS)

Technology and Business Community Development

At the NSTI-Nanotech 2004, NSTI provided free promotion to leading Technology Licensing offices and international initiatives as a benefit to the nanotechnology community. 2004 participating organizations included:

  • National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO)
  • National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI)
  • Boston University, Technology Transfer Office, Nanotechnology Initiative, Photonics Center
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Harvard University, Office for Technology and Trademark Licensing
  • Tufts University Office for Technology Licensing and Industry Collaboration
  • Harvard University - NSEC/NNIN/CIMS
  • UC Irvine Office of Technology Alliances / Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility
  • University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Swiss Nanotechnology
  • German Nanotechnology
  • Nanotechnology Australia
  • Georgia Nanotechnology
  • Massachusetts Nanotechnology
  • MCNC Research & Development Institute
  • Greater Washington Nanotech Alliance
  • MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology
  • Museum of Science, Boston