The Institute for Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation (IMNI) at Brown University was founded in 2007, and IMNI serves as an umbrella organization to support centers and collaborative research in materials, molecular and nanoscale sciences and technologies.  IMNI is a "polydisciplinary" venture with over 80 participating faculty members representing nine departments across campus.

IMNI manages three major core research facilities:  Nanofabrication Central Facility (NCF), Electron Microscopy Facility (EMF), NanoTools Facility (NTF),  and the Joint Engineering/Physics Instrument Shop (JEPIS).