While still in its early stages of development, the introduction of nanotechnology in commercial applications is dramatically changing the way many industries deliver value. In the spirit of riding big waves, OVP has dedicated itself to not just tracking this space, but actively assisting the wave develop. We helped pull together a consortium of academia, research labs and industry in Oregon to take advantage of what is already growing well in this soil, such as Intel’s nano-scale IC manufacturing and HP’s nano-scale microfluidics work. The Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI), with OVP support, is now one of the top federally funded organizations of its kind. Just as we saw the confluence of IT and biotech spawn Digital Biology, the intersection of biotech and nanotech is proving an exciting sector.