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Posted: December 20, 2007
Israeli nanotechnology companies have doubled since 2005
(Nanowerk News) For the first time ever, an exclusive,
comprehensive platform of the entire Israeli Nanotech eco-system
has been launched. It is an all inclusive
portal, mapping the entire nanotechnology ecosystem, including over 300
researchers, 80 companies and 40 governmental and nonprofit organizations.
The Portal has been created by d&a analysts for the
Israel National Nanotechnology Initiative (INNI
) with the support of the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) at the Israeli
Ministry of Industry, Trade & Labor
. As part of INNI's initiative, this portal will help "make Nanotechnology
the next wave of successful industry in Israel by creating an engine for
The new platform is built upon d&a's research, analysis and unique mapping
methodology which presents the entire industry in a clear, visual manner.
The platform's capabilities allow you to search by company, researcher or
any free term. The portal's navigation capabilities and birds eye view of
the industry promotes the collaboration between Israeli and global
nanotechnology stakeholders, particularly for projects that lead to
continuing success in academia and industry. The platform also serves INNI's
initiative by enabling international companies to easily locate potential
partnerships and opportunities as well as to gain insights into Israel's
impressive nanotech industry.
d&a's research team have become experts in the nanotech industry and have
found that, "the academic and research field in the Israeli nanotechnology
field is dynamic and growing impressively and like other high technology
sectors has the potential for significant international collaboration in
science, technology and business." says Michal Oren, d&a's lead analyst.
The 2005 survey conducted by d&a and INNI confirmed Israel's potential as a
global nanotechnology R&D hub, revealing strong continual growth in national
research capacity. Since then, the numbers of researchers in the field have
shot up significantly. Being home to six world-class research institutions,
each with its own advanced programs in nanoscience and nanotechnologies 79
new researchers have emerged since 2005.
Israeli nanotechnology developed greatly since 2005. In addition to
receiving an immense sum of funding (the donation matching model has
effectively raised $230 million), and being the number one leader of
innovations, Israel was recognized by ISI (the Institute for Science
Information) as one of the top 15 countries producing Nanotech related
knowledge and techniques, and the number of companies have doubled to a
total of 81 in 2007 (compared to 30 companies in 2005).
The Israeli Nanotech Knowledge Center can be accessed through the INNI
website at www.nanoisrael.org/mapping_engine.asp by clicking the map or
directly through http://search.dainfo.com/inni.
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