Nanotechnology as an emerging new technology has penetrated into many fields and is becoming one of the driving forces for the world economic development. Nanotechnology and its associated industry is the battle ground of international technology competition in the 21stcentury. In order to catch the scientific development trends and to meet the national economical development demands, Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics (SINANO), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), was founded in March 2006, jointly by CAS, Jiangsu Provincial Government, the People's Government of Suzhou Municipality and Suzhou Industrial Park. The institute is located in Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District, covering an area of 100 acres in Suzhou industry Park and surrounded by beautiful landscape. The first phase of construction cost was 4.28 billion RMB and the second phase of construction cost was 8.4 billion RMB. The Institute was formally certified by CAS, Jiangsu Province and Suzhou City in December 2009.
SINANO is positioned to advance the frontiers of science & technology, to address the national strategic needs and to help the state economical development. As a national research institute, it has carried out basic, strategic and forward-looking researches in nanoscience and nanotechnology and played a leading role nationally and internationally. Its research activities have provided powerful scientific and technological supports to the upgrading of traditional industries in China as well.
The mission of SINANO is “Devoting to nanotechnology innovation and leading the way for emerging industry”. SINANO has the unique strength of strong support from various levels of local governments, Under the correct leadership of Party Committee of CAS, SINANO fully complies with the“Pioneer Initiative” Program of CAS, executes the category reform of CAS-affiliated research institutes, and actively implements the“Innovation 2020” and “One-Three-Five” Strategic Plan, One of the mojor tasks is the construction of “Vacuum Interconnected Nanotech Workstation (NANO-X)”. Significant progress has been made in planning of thematic research and construction of instruments platform. In the servicing to industry and academics, recruitment of technical talents, technology R&D, and transferring research to industry, SINANO is all doing well and has become the focal point of regional science and technology innovation, technology transfer, technical training, scientific and technological exchanges.
Currently, Suzhou Industrial Park is making the SINANO as the leader, leading the regional development in nanotechnology, accelerating the economic transformation and upgrading the industrial base for nanotechnology. In the meantime, SINANO will seize this opportunity and spare no effort to further strengthen its status and to achieve greater success.
We will continuously commit ourselves to the full openness and sincerely welcome experts and scholars in China and abroad to join us. We will together build SINANO as a modern research institute with international influence and distinctive characteristics on nanotechnology and nanobionic research and applications, to fulfill the objectives of "first-class achievements, first-class economical return, first-class management and first-class talent". We are confident that SINANO will become the technology innovation center and industry incubation hub in China's nanotechnology arena.