The Brazilian Nanotechnology Initiative (IBN) aims to promote an increase in competitiveness of Brazilian industry, anchored in nanotechnology. One of its foundations is the National System of Laboratories in Nanotechnology (SisNANO), a network of 26 laboratories selected from a public call of Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) to receive priority investments in infrastructure, in order to foster the research and development of nanotechnologies.