The creation of a sustainable nanotechnology industry requires meaningful and organized relationships among diverse stakeholders. ICON is aimed at providing such interactions for a broad set of members. Managed by Rice University's Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology, ICON activities ensure effective nanotechnology stewardship through risk assessment, research and communication.
INL- International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory is the first, and so far the only one, fully international research organization in Europe in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. It has an international legal framework similar to the few international laboratories in other areas located in Europe like CERN - European Organization for Nuclear Research at Geneva, ESO - European Southern Observatory, EMBL - European Molecular Biology Laboratory, ESRF - European Synchrotron Radiation Facility. The new laboratory is being established by Portugal and Spain, but in the future will be open to the membership of other countries of Europe and other regions of the world.
Over the last decade, a number of techniques, collectively referred to as Severe Plastic Deformation ('SPD'), have emerged as a promising approach for the production of bulk ultrafine-grained materials. The nanoSPD Steering Committee serves to coordinate research efforts in nanoSPD and to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and information relating to all aspects of the nanoSPD field.
ISO Committee TC 229 addresses standardization in the field of nanotechnologies. Specific tasks include developing standards for: terminology and nomenclature; metrology and instrumentation, including specifications for reference materials; test methodologies; modelling and simulations; and science-based health, safety, and environmental practices.
ISMEBC is a non-profit international society which fosters the interdisciplinary study of molecular electronics, ionics and photonics and information processing in natural and artificial molecular and biomolecular systems. The Society promotes both fundamental and applied research
IP3 (innovative products, intelligent particles, integrated processes) is a joint laboratory for process technology by BASP and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology to develop functional nanomaterials.
IPMMAN is a Coordinated Action supported by the European Commission, having as ultimative goal to support, with the collaboration of other projects, the establishment of a Eurpean Technology Platform on Micro- and Nanomanufacturing and a Strategic Research Agenda.
Work in IPPI's 14 research departments include: Composite and adhesives, polyurethane, fibers and nano-polymers, Novel Drug Delivery System, Polymer Science, Polymeric biomaterials, process modeling and control, polymerization engineering, polymerization catalyst, gas conversion, engineering design and construction, petrochemical synthesis.
(website in Farsi) This network concentrates on providing the researchers and the active industries in nanotechnology in Iran with laboratory services and covers the most of technical fields including engineering, medicine, basic science, agriculture, nano-biotechnology, etc.
ISOTEC (Integrated Organic Sensor and Optoelectronic Technologies) deals with new organic semiconductors and their application in opto-electronic components and sensors. The planning status for the setup of a nanotechnology centre for organic/inorganic opto-electronic and functionalised materials in Weiz (NanoTecCenter Weiz) was recently finished and the next step of actually constructing the research building is underway.
The INNI mission is to make nanotechnology the next wave of successful industry in Israel by creating an engine for global leadership. A primary task for the INNI is to promote fruitful collaboration between Israeli and global nanotechnology stakeholders, particularly for projects that lead to continuing success in academia and industry.
The main aim of ITUnano is to become a regional nanotechnology research center to strengthen the nanotecnology infrastructure and research activities at ITU and to identify potential industry partners for commercialization of nanotechnology research done at the center.
The Nanochemistry Lab is a group of researchers dedicated to the study of new materials using weak chemical forces such as Van der Waals interactions, Hydrogen Bonds, Electrostatic forces, hydrophobicity, etc. These interactions are the same ones ruling the activity and structure of proteins and cell membranes, and allow to self-assemble small molecules and nanometric objects into complex architectures, using the principles of supramolecular chemistry. The Lab, led by Vincenzo Palermo, is part of CNR MAFO research unit.
The Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies establishes a large scale facility for bio-molecular and organic materials and nanoscale biomolecular interactions. The main target is the development of nanostructured materials with advanced mechanical, chemical and electronic functionalities and the investigation of the cellular toxicity of such nanostructured compounds, in view of future nano-safety standards of certification.
The research activity at CNST is in the broader context of Nanoscience and regard two platforms of the IIT scientific plan: Energy and Smart Materials. In particular, the Center operates at the forefront of science and technology of nanomaterials for optoelectronics, focusing on applications in the fields of photovoltaic conversion, photo-detection, and biomimetic systems.
The center is an interdisciplinary R&D center dedicated to the investigation and exploitation of phenomena at the nanoscale. It is organized in three Divisions: Nanomedicine, Power Nanosystems, and Nanoscale Processes and Tools.
In the area of Material, Chemical and Nanotechnology , ITRI collaborates with competitive industries in Taiwan to develop key materials and components in the field of electronics, optoelectronics and panel display. In the meantime, ITRI develops high-tech fibers and specialty chemicals, in cope with the demand for the transformation of traditional textile and chemical industries to high value-added industries.