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NIST seeks information to bolster US innovation and industrial competitiveness in emerging tech areas

December 02, 2021

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a Request for Information (RFI) to help guide the development of eight emerging technologies. NIST will use the information to inform a study it will provide Congress with a comprehensive analysis of the nation’s emerging technology sector including information on relevant marketplaces; supply chains; future investment, legislative, policy and standards needs; and, strategic public-private partnerships to enhance the nationwide adoption of technology development and utilization.

The emerging technology areas NIST seeks to study are:

  • Artificial Intelligence;
  • Internet of Things in Manufacturing;
  • Quantum Computing;
  • Blockchain Technology;
  • New and Advanced Materials;
  • Unmanned Delivery Services;
  • Internet of Things; and
  • Three-dimensional Printing.

NIST is inviting stakeholders throughout the scientific research, standards, advocacy, industry, and non-scientific communities, including the general public, to provide input for creating a forward-thinking approach that supports emerging technology to foster economic growth and competitiveness. Responses to the RFI are due by Jan. 31, 2022.

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