Nano4EARTH Kick-off Workshop

Climate change is among the most pressing issues of our time. By understanding and controlling matter at the nanoscale, nanotechnology is helping develop and accelerate technologies and industries that address climate change and benefit society. With that in mind, the White House recently announced the launch of the NNIโ€™s inaugural National Nanotechnology Challenge, Nano4EARTH. This challenge is a call to action to mobilize stakeholders to identify and address barriers to widespread adoption of nanoscale solutions to the climate change crisis.

To provide a venue for this critical discussion, we welcome the new year with the Nano4EARTH kick-off workshop. The workshop will be a forum for the community to share ideas on specific opportunities that can be achieved โ€“ especially through multiagency coordination โ€“ in a 4-year time frame; to identify barriers to the scale-up, adoption, and dissemination of climate nanotechnologies; to establish metrics to monitor progress; and to build connections across the diverse community.

This dynamic workshop will be a hybrid, two-half-day event that will be held at Lโ€™Enfant Plaza in Washington, DC, on January 24โ€“25. It will feature keynote presentations from DOE Office of Science Director, Dr. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, and Kavli Foundation President, Dr. Cynthia Friend. There will also be three expert panels and an all-hands strategic planning session to facilitate deep discussions among participants.

Space is limited, so please register today to be part of the conversation!

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