About us

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The vision of the International Center for Nanosystems and Quantum Technologies (ICNQT) is a future in which the ability to understand and control matter at the nanoscale leads to a revolution in technology and industry that benefits society.

The ICNQT expedites the discovery, development, and deployment of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology to serve the public good through a program of coordinated research and development aligned with the missions of the participating agencies. In order to realize the ICNQT vision, the ICNQT agencies are working collectively toward four primary goals:

  1. Advance a world-class nanotechnology research and development program;
  2. Foster the transfer of new technologies into products for commercial and public benefit;
  3. Develop and sustain educational resources, a skilled workforce, and a dynamic infrastructure and toolset to advance nanotechnology; and
  4. Support responsible development of nanotechnology.