The National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT) is the combination of a university research environment and a national research lab. Their research center is the core of nanotechnology R&D in Canada. They unite academic and business communities in the quest for leading edge solutions. Their labs are known as some of the ‘quietest’ in the world as they limit the impact of noise from the electro-magnetic interference and mechanical vibrations. Established in 2001 NINT is located on the University of Alberta main campus, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, it is headed by Director, Dr. Marie DIorio. It came into existence as a partnership between the National Research Council of Canada, the University of Alberta, and the Government of Alberta. It is administered as an institute of NRC and governed by a Board of Trustees nominated by the partners. Its major Research areas being Fabrication and characterization of molecular-scale devices and nanosensors, Nano Ethical, Environmental, Economic, Legal, and Social Issues (NEELS), Synthesis and characterization of nanocrystals and nanowires, Molecular Scale Devices, Development of nanoelectricalmechanical systems (NEMS), such as lab-on-a-chip devices, Engineered Materials for Energy, Development of quantitative imaging and characterization techniques that support nanotechnology research, Nano Life Sciences etc.