NIST on a Chip is more than just a NIST program; it’s a program for and by our stakeholders, including U.S. industry and other federal organizations. By working directly with our researchers and letting us know what you need, you help us to fulfill our central mission: to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.
The program provides tools and opportunities for U.S. industry to innovate and thrive both in the near term and in ways we cannot yet foresee. As Niels Bohr, Nobel laureate in physics, once said, "Prediction is very difficult, especially if it's about the future." Still, we have some ideas about ways in which industry may be able to participate in NIST on a Chip. This section explores some possibilities in specific industries — but it’s far from complete. The beauty of this program is that its reach is wide, and its success depends on partnering with you. Learn more about the possibilities that we’ve already envisioned, and then contact us so we can explore the possibilities even further.