The NSF-funded US National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) announces its 2022 Nanotechnology Entrepreneurship Challenge (NTEC).  NTEC fosters student-led entrepreneurship at NNCI-affiliated sites with an emphasis on developing nano-enabled solutions to global sustainability challenges.  

Winning teams receive cash or in-kind support and mentorship to help develop their concept. Teams can also participate in the Virtual NTEC Accelerator Program to learn more about translating their nano-enabled innovation from the lab to society.

Students interested in applying should return their completed applications by email to Matthew Hull ( by NOON on February 11th, 2022 (National Inventor’s Day).  Questions can be routed to this same address.  We expect to notify awardees by March 7th. 

The attached summary provides additional details and the application template.

2022 NNCI NTEC Call for Proposals.docx

Below: This information session for the 2022 Nanotechnology Entrepreneurship Challenge (NTEC) was recorded on February 3, 2022. The NTEC competition is part of the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) and the Center for Earth and Environmental Nanotechnology

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