KY NanoNet

The Kentucky nanoNET (KY nanoNET or simply KYNN) is a Kentucky NSF EPSCoR initiative for developing an "electronic parkway" within the Commonwealth for tying together all the various facilities, resources and people involved in micro/nanotechnology, advanced materials, and MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems). NSF projects the field of nanotechnology to explode from a $400B industry today to a $2.5T industry by 2020.  To accommodate that tremendous level of growth, it is predicted that 2,000,000 nanotechnologists will need to be trained by 2020, a hundred fold increase in the number today (20,000). The NSF-supported KYNN initiative will help position the state of Kentucky to be an active participant in that economic opportunity.