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August 7, 2014

Workshop on “Sensor Fabrication, Integration, and Commercialization” Will be Held in September

Lynn L. Bergeson

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office, on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee of the Committee on Technology, National Science and Technology Council, will hold a workshop entitled “Sensor Fabrication, Integration, and Commercialization” on September 11-12, 2014.  According to the August 7, 2014, Federal Register notice announcing the workshop, it will bring together experts from a wide-range of application areas, stages of product development, and manufacturing.  The workshop is intended to identify key challenges faced by sensor developers and determine the critical needs of the community, especially with respect to necessary standards, testing facilities, and advances in manufacturing.   The notice states that the workshop will include case study examples of commercialization success, a small business panel focused on challenges faced in the commercialization of sensors, and breakout sessions to address explicitly the 2013 request for information questions regarding standards, testing, manufacturing, and commercialization.