The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences has teamed up with the National Science Foundation sponsored under the National Nanotechnology Initiative to research critical success factors and best practices U.S. corporations pursue to develop sustainable nanotechnology products and processes for commercial applications.

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"Sustainable nanotechnology products" are defined as market-oriented products engineered by leveraging nano-scale features using materials and processes that minimize negative environmental impacts, conserve energy and resources, are safe for employees, end-users and consumers, and are economically sound.

We urge you to take this brief survey if your organization's activities in nanotechnology meet one of the following National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) definitions -

Nanotechnology is the creation, characterization and application of novel materials, devices and systems by control or restructuring of matter at dimensions of roughly 1 - 100 nanometers.
Nanomanufacturing is the repeatable building of materials, structures, components, devices and systems designed with nanoscale features.
Your confidential opinions on the following 30 comprehensive questions will only be reported in aggregate, and will not be personally identifiable. All study participants will be notified for complimentary access to survey results before release.

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About the NCMS-NSF Nanotechnology Survey Project

Who is NCMS?

The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences ( is a non-profit consortium of industry, government and academia, working since 1986 to drive the global competitiveness of North American Manufacturers through collaboration, innovation, and deployment of advanced technologies.

Why should I participate in this survey?

By sharing your views in this brief online survey, you will help develop a credible benchmark of nanotechnology development, and thereby reduce the information deficit industry stakeholders face, as well as influence the decisions of policy planners. As a survey participant, you will get free access to the aggregate results and trends well before they are released to the public.

What is the NCMS-NSF Nanomanufacturing Industry Survey?

As nanotechnology evolves and is integrated into new products from prototype to mass-manufacturing, this fourth industry survey attempts to document key cross-sector trends and industry concerns regarding commercial readiness and sustainability of nanotechnology-enabled products. Previous surveys were conducted in 2003, 2006 and 2009. This survey addresses the critical need for increased information about the industry and its current challenges.

Who should participate in this survey?

If you are a researcher, manufacturer, executive or entrepreneur in Nanotechnology or Nanomanufacturing, we'd love to get your perspectives.

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