Retrospective View of the U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative

  • Craig Boardman
  • Catherine P. Slade
  • Barry Bozeman
Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM, volume 14)


The United States is noted for its leadership in nanotechnology policy development, adoption, implementation, and coordination. This chapter describes the origins and progress of the nanotechnology policies in the US, focusing on the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) to provide lessons learned by the US for use by developing countries as they proceed with policy development.


Grand Challenge Bush Administration Nanotechnology Research National Nanotechnology Initiative Societal Implication 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Craig Boardman
    • 1
  • Catherine P. Slade
    • 2
  • Barry Bozeman
    • 3
  1. 1.Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.Augusta State UniversityAugustaUSA
  3. 3.University of GeorgiaAthensUSA

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