Our research expertise, advanced instrumentation and state of the art facilities are helping us to deliver on the promise of nanotechnology.

We are unique

The National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) combines the best of a university research environment with the best of a national research lab.

Our many advantages include expertise across multiple disciplines—because complex problems require integrated solutions. For us, collaboration is not only possible – it’s essential.


Our versatile space

Located in Edmonton, NINT’s $52.2 million, 20,000m2 multiple lab facility features some of the ‘quietest’ laboratories in the world by limiting the impact of noise from mechanical vibrations and electro-magnetic interference.

Our state-of the art research institute is the hub of nanotechnology R&D in Canada, uniting academic and business communities in the search for leading edge solutions.

Shaping the nano-driven future

Projected to be the next industrial revolution, nanotechnology has the potential to transform our world, improve lives, tackle global challenges, create new opportunities and revolutionize economies and industries.

NINT’s people and capacity will help deliver this potential. Though research, discovery and innovation we will not only transform ideas into new solutions but we will bring these innovations to market through our commercialization partners.

Talk to us. Work with us.

Let us help you bring your solutions, technologies and products to life. Located on the University of Alberta campus, we work in partnership with the University of Alberta and the National Research Council and are jointly funded by the university, the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada. Talk to us today.