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Posted: March 26, 2009
New Report Examines Nanotechnology in the UK
(Nanowerk News) Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Nanotechnology in the United Kingdom: Programmes, Networks, Funding, Research Groups and Companies" report to their offering.
UK has the world's first nanotechnology initiative, with a Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) National Nanotechnology Initiative (NION) announced in 1986, followed in 1988 by a four-year LINK Nanotechnology programme. Although dispersed research involving nanoscale science continued to be funded, this trailblazing spirit in nanotechnology tailed off sharply thereafter, allowing other countries to overtake in an area where the UK had to a certain extent led.
The UK still maintains a vibrant nanotechnology scene with groundbreaking research in companies and research groups. National action in nanotechnology is now cooridinated through the KTN (Nanotechnology) and the Technology Strategy Board is currently planning a new UK strategy for nanotechnology.
This 99 page report provides an in-depth analysis of companies, researchers, government bodies, networks and funding initiatives in the UK Key Topics Covered: 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 NANOTECHNOLOGY IN EUROPE 1.2 NANOTECHNOLOGY IN ASIA-PACIFIC 1.3 NANOTECHNOLOGY IN NORTH AMERICA 1.4 NANOTECHNOLOGY IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA 1.5 NANOTECHNOLOGY IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA 2 COMMERCIALISING NANOTECHNOLOGY 2.1 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 2.2 KEY CHALLENGES 2.3 MARKET TRENDS AND DRIVERS 3 UNITED KINGDOM 3.1 GOVERNMENT BODIES 3.2 RESEARCH CENTRES 3.3 NETWORKS 3.4 UNIVERSITIES 3.5 COMPANIES