The center supports innovative research suited to the region, education and training of highly qualified personnel and in increasing public and industrial awareness of nanotechnology. The unifying concept is to make use of inexpensive wet-chemical methods to fabricate innovative materials and futuristic device components. Research encompasses working in the domain of “poor-man's nanotechnology”.
Chulalongkorn University considers nanotechnology as a promising integrated knowledge in science, engineering, pharmaceutical and medical. On this view point, Center of Innovation (CIN) was established on the occasion of 100th anniversary of the university.
The center is one of the seven networking national research centers across the country in nanotechnology. The mission of the center is to provide higher education and advance research and knowledge in the emerging fields of nanotechnology.
Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology at Prince of Songkla University was established in 2006 under the collaboration among researcher from three faculties; Sciences, Pharmacy and Engineering. The Center's main focus is on nanomaterials.
Nanotec's missions are to establish, support and promote the nanotechnological development of the country through research innovations, technology transfer, human resource development, and infrastructure.