Posted: October 8, 2009

UK industry invited to help shape government nanotechnology strategy

(Nanowerk News) The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UKs primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, is inviting UK nanotechnology companies to help shape UK Government Strategy for Nanotechnology. The NanoKTN, the Materials KTN, the Chemistry Innovation KTN and the Sensors & Instrumentation KTN is jointly providing the secretariat for a working group adopting a mini Innovation & Growth Team approach to assist in the collection and coordination of input to the public consultation launched by the Government on 17 July 2009 and the closing date is 31st October 2009. We are inviting UK companies to tell us what you are currently doing in nanotechnology and what your requirements are, to ensure major growth within this market over the next ten years.
This information will be included in a report from the Secretariat to be submitted to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to influence and help form the basis of a Government Strategy for Nanotechnology. The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is building a dynamic and competitive UK economy by creating the conditions for business success; promoting innovation, enterprise and science; and giving everyone the skills and opportunities to succeed. To achieve this we will foster world-class universities and promote an open global economy.
This invite from the NanoKTN is a major opportunity for UK companies to provide positive information about the nanotechnology industry to the Government.
Below are eight generic questions to solicit information and the NanoKTN would appreciate if UK companies could respond to some or preferably all of the questions by Friday 9th October. In the report, companies will not be identified. The NanoKTN would also like to include UK Nanotechnology success stories and would welcome case studies for inclusion in the report.

1. Where does your company fit in the supply chain regarding nanotechnology?

2. What commercial/development products based on /nanotechnology do you have?

3. What resources are focussed on nanotechnology based products?

4. What alliances/partnerships do you have to exploit nanotechnology?

5. What sales are based on nanotechnology based products?

6. How long has your company been involved in developing and selling products based on nanotechnology?

7. What governmental funding have you had to support your nanotechnology business?

8. Where should company and government funding on nanotechnology be focused for next ten years?

Established by the Technology Strategy Board, the NanoKTN is managed by Centre for Process Innovation Ltd, a leading technology development and consulting company.
Source: nanoKTN
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