The Alliance for NanoHealth (ANH) was the first multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional collaborative research endeavor aimed solely at using nanotechnology to bridge the gaps between medicine, biology, materials science, computer technology and public policy. The ANH comprises seven world-class research institutions, scientists and clinicians located within the world's largest collection of healthcare facilities.
The Consortium for Nanomaterials for Aerospace Commerce and Technology (CONTACT) is a critical part of the Smalley Institute for Nanotechnology at Rice University. The CONTACT Program provides the basis for cooperative nanotechnology research in Texas and in the Air Force Research Laboratory to provide breakthrough technological solutions. It is strengthened by cross cutting intellectual collaborations and the availability of state of the art equipment and focuses on technology transfer to aerospace, commercial, and defense sectors.
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.
The NanoComputer Dream Team is a nonprofit, International Educational Organization, utilizing the World Wide Web, with the objective of fostering a collaborative environment for the creative development of Nanotechnology.
NFT is an initiative funded by private individuals, corporations, and other foundations to accelerate research in nanotechnology by increasing the visibility of nanotechnology research, expanding research funding, and recruiting the best Nanotechnology researchers from around the world to come to Texas.
The Texas Nanotechnology Initiative is dedicated to establishing Texas as a world leader in the discovery, development, and commercialization of nanotechnology. A consortium of Texas-based universities, industry leaders, investors, and government officials fosters communication, collaboration, and the sharing of resources.
The goal of the Texas Nanotechnology Workforce Development Initiative (NWDI) is to serve as a model for community colleges, universities, and anotechnology companies to develop partnerships to produce the nanotechnicians to supply the nanotechnology workforce necessary to create and deploy the new class of services and products being created by the nanotechnology industry.
The NanoTechnology Group Inc., a Texas non-profit corporation, operates as a Foundation to support the Global Consortium of members, which consistantly looks for solutions to facilitate and develop Global Nano Science Education as Virtual Classrooms online for student access as distance learning anywhere in the world.