Nanotechnology has become a priority for many nations and is being actively invested worldwide. It is believed that expeditious and measured advancements in the field can lead to the next industrial revolution with far-reaching social and economic impact. To this end, Taiwan Nanotechnology Industry Development Association (TANIDA) was founded on July 7th, 2004 to service the nascent industry by 57 distinguished members from public associations, industries, universities and research institutions. It is a non-profit organization that aims to facilitate the integration of R & D efforts at universities, research institutions and industry to accelerate the commercialization of nanotechnology and to meet industries' needs of developing high valued-added products and technology.
- Advise on nanotechnology commercialization strategies from both macro- and micro-economic perspectives
- Assist in the making of regulations and reward principles for nanotechnology development
- Promote key initiatives in nanotechnology R & D and investment
- Serve as a channel for technical knowledge exchange to foster the establishment of a self-sustaining nanotechnology industry
- Organize nanotechnology symposia and open-house events