WTEC BACKGROUND

With core funding and management from the NSF Directorate for Engineering,the WTEC Division of ITRI (formerly JTEC) has conducted over 40 internationaltechnology assessments. Other agencies have also provided funding: DARPA, ONR,AFOSR, ARO, NASA, the Departments of Energy and Commerce, and other NSFdirectorates. Recently panels of WTEC experts have assessed Asian and EuropeanR&D in nanotechnology, superconductivity, high-density data storage,satellite communications, and electronic manufacturing. Final reports areavailable from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), on a CD-ROM,and on the Web (Horning 1995).


Published: February 1999; WTECHyper-Librarian