‘Ten Things you should know about Nanotechnology’
Nanowerk has published a website explaining Ten Things you should know about Nanotechnology. According to the Nanowerk website announcement, the explanation was developed and published in reaction to numerous questions about nanotechnologies
OECD publishes ‘Nanotechnology: an Overview based on Indicators and Statistics’
The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has published a report, entitled Nanotechnology: An Overview Based on Indicators and Statistics (STI Working Paper 2009/7). The report has been written by members of the OECD Working Party on Nanotechnology
ObservatoryNANO publishes first annual Project Report
The ObservatoryNANO project, which will be funded by the European Union's Framework 7 Programme (FP7) for 4 years, aims to address the ‘complex and rapidly changing field [of nanotechnology], which is often difficult to assess in terms of opportunities, challenges and risks’
Nanotechnology highlighted as Priority Area for EU-Malaysia Cooperation
The EC Director of International Cooperation in Science and Technology has called for a full utilisation of the EU FP7. Explaining that the new Framework Programme 7 -- from 2007-2013-- had a total budget of EUR 54 billion, she noted that it was aimed at boosting innovation and research capacity, and that it would, at the same time, enhance EU...
Innovation unravelled — new Tool evaluates emerging Technologies
Lux Research has introduced a new tool for evaluating emerging technology companies. According to a press release, ‘the Lux Innovation Grid, provides a standard reference for evaluating companies active in emerging technologies, based on the proprietary insights of Lux Research’s highly-regarded analyst team’
Intermediates promise to deliver the largest Returns of Nanotechnology Value Chains
According to the latest State of the Market report, intermediate nanotechnology-enabled products promise the biggest return on investment: ‘Lux Research used its value chain framework to measure and forecast adoption across four major industry sectors – manufacturing and materials, electronics and IT, healthcare and life sciences, and energy and...
US voluntary Nanomaterials Reporting Scheme 'considered successful'
Following its announcement in November 2008, the US EPA today published an Interim Report on the EPA Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program (NMSP), aiming to ‘summarize the information that has been submitted to the Agency under the Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program’
US EPA plans interim Evaluation of its Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program
The US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) published in its Fall 2008 Regulatory Agenda (released on the 24 November 2008) an announcement about the next steps in its Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program (NMSP)
Lux Research launches Cleantech Report
Lux Research, a New York based market analyst firm, has introduced the Cleantech Report™; according to the press release, the report is the first information resource to provide comprehensive analysis of cleantech - offering proprietary data, unbiased analyses, and fresh insights in emerging energy and environmental technologies
"Nanomaterials’ use is only going to keep growing’
A new report from Lux Research revealed that $147 billion worth of nano-enabled products were produced in 2007; this figure is expected to grow to $3.1 trillion in 2015
US EPA launches Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program
The US EPA has released the final design of its Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program under the TSCA
Summary of Australian voluntary Reporting Scheme of commercial Nanomaterials
The Australian Department of Health and Ageing published a summary of the National Industrial Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) on nanomaterials. The call for information was directed to all persons who manufactured or imported nanomaterials or products (mixtures) containing nanomaterials for industrial uses during 2005 and 2006
World Economic Forum identifies Nanotechnologies as ‘core global Risk’
In this year’s annual report, entitled Global Risks 2008 - A Global Risk Network Report, the Global Risk Network again mentions nanotechnology in its list of ‘Core Global Risk
Economist makes Case for coordinated Nanotechnology Risk Research
This week’s issue of The Economist discusses the lack of coordinated research into the risks of nanotechnology. The report, entitled The risk in nanotechnology - A little risky business, quotes an analyst with Lux Research: 'In the absence of any firm guidance from governments as to exactly what tests are needed to ensure a product is safe,...
Nanomedicine — lost in a chaotic, entangled Patent Landscape
This month’s issue of Nanomedicine contains an special report entitled, Patents and nanomedicine. The author of the report urges the US PTO ‘to address problems ranging from poor patent quality and questionable examination practices to inadequate search capabilities, rising attrition, poor employee morale and a skyrocketing patent application...
No room for Nanotechnology Patriots
Today, US-based nanotechnology research firm LUX Research published a new report, entitled Profiting from International Nanotechnology. The report provides detailed statistics on the funding and research initiatives in fourteen countries, and assesses their respective competitiveness