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November 28th, 2006

Europe at risk of ‘missing the boat’ on nanoelectronics, report says

Despite concerted efforts by public officials, European patent applications lag behind other major players in nanotechnology, such as the US and Far East, a recent report indicates. In their first ever Nanotechnology Report, UK-based patent firm Marks & Clerk took a survey of patent application trends across the globe. They studied patent activity across sectors where nanotechnology is expected to produce the next major wave of innovation, such as nanoelectronics, nanoenergy, and nanotechnology in health and personal care. When it comes to nanoelectronics, the report warns that "Europe is in danger of missing the boat."


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