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March 8th, 2011

More insights on nano and President Obama's budget - defense source of agreement?

Abstract:
The NNI has posted the 2012 Budget Supplement (56 pages) with the following note:

The NNI is pleased to announce the release of the NNI Supplement to the President's 2012 Budget. As indicated in this document, the total investment in nanotechnology R&D by NNI member agencies for 2012 is $2.1 billion, an increase of $200 million over the 2010 actual NNI investments. Among the highlights are: (1) increased funding for the three Nanotechnology Signature Initiatives first announced in the 2011 Budget, for a total of over $300 million in the 2012 request; (2) a large increase in the nanotechnology R&D investments at the Department of Energy; and (3) increased funding for nanoscale devices and systems R&D, while maintaining funding for fundamental nanotechnology research.

For cleantech use of nanotech, ARPA-E is a large subject in this document. Solar cells, nanoelectronics, and nanomanufacturing are also important.

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