Recognizing the need for a facility for the incubation of business using applications of nanoscience, micromachining, and other emerging technologies, the Chippewa Valley Technical College pursued the design and construction of the NanoRite addition to CVTC's Gateway Manufacturing Education Center. The 40,000 square foot addition houses a class 100 cleanroom, wetlabs, high-end microscopy tools, micromachining equipment and other advanced manufacturing technology programs.
The NanoRite facility provides space for entrepreneurial research and business startup activities involving nanotechnology, microfabrication an biomedical ventures. Tenants are able to accelerate production development and prototyping activities through access to CVTC's facilities and equipment such as electron and atomic force microscopes, micromaching, and nanoscience devices. Tenants can also seek expertise from Chippewa Valley Technical College, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and the University of Wisconsin-Stout faculty.
The NanoRite project was funded through contributions from private foundations, private sources, the City and Count, State of Wisconsin, and the US Department of Commerce Economic Development Corporation.