Release Date: February 5, 2010 | Last Updated Date: February 20, 2015
California has been a national leader in proactively developing policy frameworks for burgeoning technologies such as nanotechnology; for example, California’s state government has been actively engaged in raising the awareness of health and environmental issues in nanotech. The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) is looking at such state-level policy frameworks and in January 2010 asked CCST to present an overview of California’s nanotechnology policies.
This white paper was presented to PCAST as part of the National Nanotechnology Initiative Review. It provides a summary of state legislation affecting nanotechnology, an overview of the current status of the industry in California, applications, the role of R&D in California, venture capital funding, the regulatory environment, and the impact of the National Nanotechnology Review.