The headquarters for the NASCENT Center is located within the Microelectronics Research Building on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus of UT-Austin. The headquarters consists of office and meeting room space for the Center leadership, students and faculty at UT-Austin. It also includes 3,000 sq. ft of class 1000 clean room space for the new manufacturing tools and test-beds that are planned to be built by the Center. In addition, the Center is collocated with existing equipment and facilities in the Microelectronics Research Center which includes the NSF funded National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) facilities which is a state-of-the-art, shared-equipment, open-use resource. The laboratory serves academic, industrial, and governmental researchers across the country and around the globe. The NASCENT partner universities—University of New Mexico and University of California at Berkeley—will use NASCENT funding to develop new capabilities in high-speed metrology and roll-to-roll nanofabrication respectively. These new capabilities will complement the existing nanofabrication capabilities at these universities.