NTEC exists for traditional and non-traditional defense contractors, whether individuals, or industry, commercial, academic, or government organizations, for the purpose of collaboration to accelerate the commercialization of nanotechnologies and development of products that will assist the U.S. military in strengthening its objectives, as well as create improved products for the civilian market.
NTEC membership is open to any technology provider, developer, producer, or user who is committed to actively participate and assign resources fulfilling NTEC’s purposes. While NTEC is open to national and international members, its focus is to further the nanotechnology industry in Missouri, including the generation of high-tech jobs, as well as the creation of new research opportunities.
NEI operates under an Executive Director who also serves as Executive Agent (EA) to the Consortium. This EA reports to a Board of Directors, and oversees the management of NEI and NTEC. The current Directors of the Board represent the areas of research, industry, and government.