The NanoBusiness Commercialization Association (NanoBCA) would like to share with our nanotechnology community that today, October 9th is National Nanotechnology Day!



National Nanotechnology Day is October 9
What are you doing for #NationalNanoDay?

National Nanotechnology Day is an annual celebration featuring community-led events and activities on or around October 9 to help raise awareness of nanotechnology, its use in products that enrich our daily lives, and the challenges and opportunities for the future. This date, 10/9, pays homage to the nanometer scale, 10–9 meters. This year, given that October 9 falls on a Federal holiday, you may consider celebrating National Nanotechnology Day on, say, Friday, Oct. 6 or Tuesday, Oct. 10.

The theme for this year’s National Nanotechnology Day is “Enabling the Nanotechnology Revolution.” This phrase is inspired by the vision statement for the National Nanotechnology Initiative, which is to enable “a future in which the ability to understand and control matter at the nanoscale leads to ongoing revolutions in technology and industry that benefit society.” This year, we are celebrating nanotechnology’s achievements over the past 20 years, as well as looking forward to how the National Nanotechnology Initiative can continue to best support critical and emerging technologies of the future.

On Oct. 11, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a virtual symposium on the continuous manufacturing of nanomaterials. FDA experts will provide an overview of FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research’s experience with approving several solid oral drug products that benefit from continuous manufacturing technologies. The experts will also discuss ways in which industry, academia and other regulatory agencies can collaborate and engage with FDA in advancing the field of nanotechnology and continuous manufacturing.

Whether at home, at school, outside, or in a science museum, there are many ways to explore advances in nanotechnology and how it is impacting our everyday lives! Planning for various events and activities is underway at schools, universities, and various organizations around the country.






One of the benefits of NanoBCA membership is access to our previous webinars with America’s leading scientists and engineers.

We look forward to continuing our legacy relationships and welcoming a new generation of NanoBCA members.

Once again, we are excited that today is National Nanotechnology Day!