Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors



Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > Leading Research Scientists Call for Greater Investment in Nanotechnology in the United Kingdom

Abstract:
Survey Results Outline the Importance of Nanotechnology and Provide Recommendations to Benefit the U.K.

Leading Research Scientists Call for Greater Investment in Nanotechnology in the United Kingdom

UK | Posted on February 24th, 2010

NanoInk, Inc.®, a global leader in nanotechnology, and research partner TBx Consulting Ltd., announced the results of a landmark survey in which 46 leading research scientists were asked their opinions on future opportunities and challenges of nanotechnology research in the United Kingdom. Among the key conclusions and recommendations drawn from the survey, many participants called nanotechnology an area of national importance and stressed the need for urgent action to streamline and overhaul the current methodology for developing new technologies. Authors, Dr. Thierry Bontoux of TBx Consulting and Tom Warwick of NanoInk, conducted the interviews and summarized the findings of the survey in a report titled, "U.K. Strategy for Nanotechnology."

According to the American-based National Science Foundation, nanotechnology will become a $1 trillion global market by 2015 and will require a skilled workforce of more than two million nanotechnologists. Currently there are only 20,000 nanotechnologists working in the field, which are pioneering innovations and breakthroughs in many industries including biotechnology, electronics, energy and medicine.

Commenting on the purpose of the study, Tom Warwick of NanoInk said, "Countries such as Russia, Germany, China and the U.S. are already shaping policies and making strategic investments in nanotechnology that will enable them to obtain significant economic benefits including technology innovations, revenue and job growth. We felt it important to consult the experts and draw attention to their recommendations on what the U.K. should be doing to capitalize on this opportunity, while helping to support its science and engineering base for future economic development."

"The results of the survey show that there are dire repercussions for the U.K. if it doesn't leverage its resource base and make strategic investments in nanotechnology now," added Dr. Thierry Bontoux of TBx Consulting. "If the U.K. does not move swiftly and build upon its initial research investments in this area, many experts believe that other nations will capitalize on the knowledge gained via U.K. research and use it to their benefit."

To learn more about the perspectives and recommendations presented in the UK Strategy for Nanotechnology, or to obtain a copy of the report, please download the report at:

tbx-consulting.com/index.php/news/84-leading-research-scientists-call-for-greater-investment-in-nanotechnology-in-the-united-kingdom

or call +44 791 80 35 819 / + 44 1223 894 173 or send an email to /

####

About NanoInk
NanoInk, Inc. is an emerging growth technology company specializing in nanometer-scale manufacturing and applications development for the life science and semiconductor industries. Using Dip Pen Nanolithography® (DPN®), a patented and proprietary nanofabrication technology, scientists are enabled to rapidly and easily create nanoscale structures from a wide variety of materials. This low cost, easy to use and scalable technique brings sophisticated nanofabrication to the laboratory desktop. Located in the new Illinois Science + Technology Park, north of Chicago, NanoInk currently has over 140 patents and applications filed worldwide and has licensing agreements with Northwestern University, Stanford University, University of Strathclyde, University of Liverpool, California Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For more information on products and services offered by NanoInk, Inc., see www.nanoink.net.

NanoInk, the NanoInk logo, Dip Pen Nanolithography and DPN are trademarks or registered trademarks of NanoInk, Inc.

About TBx Consulting Ltd.

TBx Consulting Ltd. allows you to buy in Executive-level expertise in critical key skill areas without adding to your fixed costs at pivotal stages in your company's growth cycle. The Network TBx Consulting can draw from encompasses experts in Business Management, Project Management Business Development, Procurement, Contracts negotiation and review including termination and litigation. We have expertise in strategic planning, sales, marketing, financial reporting, export compliance, ISO9001 certification processes, human resource including team-building and coaching, customer relationship management to align all aspects of commercial operations with corporate goals and bottom-line objectives. Start-up, turnaround acquisition and transitional. Capitalise on superior communication and interpersonal skills to cultivate profitable distributor partnerships and client relationships. For more information on products and services offered by TBx Consulting Ltd., see www.tbx-consulting.com.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
David Gutierrez
Dresner Corporate Services
+1 (312) 780-7204

Dr. Thierry Bontoux
TBx Consulting Ltd.
+44 791 80 35 819

Tom Warwick
NanoInk Europe
+44 1223 894173

Copyright © NanoInk

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Iranian Researchers Synthesize Stable Ceramic Nanopowders at Room Temperature September 20th, 2014

Arrowhead to Present at BioCentury's NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference September 19th, 2014

SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) Receives NIST Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 Award to Produce Greater than 99% Semiconducting Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes September 19th, 2014

Toward optical chips: A promising light source for optoelectronic chips can be tuned to different frequencies September 19th, 2014

Jobs

Secretary Vilsack Announces Partnership to Advance Commercial Potential of Cellulosic Nanomaterial from Wood December 11th, 2013

Cutting Away at the NRC's Research Capability December 6th, 2013

Project aims to mass-produce 'nanopetals' for sensors, batteries October 22nd, 2013

Governor Cuomo Announces 'Nano Utica' $1.5 Billion Public-Private Investment That Will Make the Mohawk Valley New York's Next Major Hub of Nanotech Research October 12th, 2013

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) Receives NIST Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 Award to Produce Greater than 99% Semiconducting Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes September 19th, 2014

Big Results Require Big Ambitions: Three young UCSB faculty receive CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation September 18th, 2014

Scientists refine formula for nanotube types: Rice University theorists determine factors that give tubes their chiral angles September 17th, 2014

New non-invasive technique could revolutionize the imaging of metastatic cancer September 17th, 2014

Chip Technology

SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) Receives NIST Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 Award to Produce Greater than 99% Semiconducting Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes September 19th, 2014

Toward optical chips: A promising light source for optoelectronic chips can be tuned to different frequencies September 19th, 2014

IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting To Celebrate 60th Anniversary as The Leading Technical Conference for Advanced Semiconductor Devices September 18th, 2014

‘Small’ transformation yields big changes September 16th, 2014

Nanomedicine

Arrowhead to Present at BioCentury's NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference September 19th, 2014

The Pocket Project will develop a low-cost and accurate point-of-care test to diagnose Tuberculosis: ICN2 holds a follow-up meeting of the Project on September 18th - 19th September 18th, 2014

New non-invasive technique could revolutionize the imaging of metastatic cancer September 17th, 2014

Recruiting bacteria to be technology innovation partners: September 17th, 2014

Announcements

Iranian Scientists Separate Zinc Ion at Low Concentrations September 20th, 2014

Arrowhead to Present at BioCentury's NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference September 19th, 2014

SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) Receives NIST Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 Award to Produce Greater than 99% Semiconducting Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes September 19th, 2014

Toward optical chips: A promising light source for optoelectronic chips can be tuned to different frequencies September 19th, 2014

Energy

Iranian Researchers Synthesize Stable Ceramic Nanopowders at Room Temperature September 20th, 2014

IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting To Celebrate 60th Anniversary as The Leading Technical Conference for Advanced Semiconductor Devices September 18th, 2014

Rice rolls 'neat' nanotube fibers: Rice University researchers' acid-free approach leads to strong conductive carbon threads September 15th, 2014

Simple, Cost-Effective Method Proposed for Synthesizing Zinc Oxide Nanopigments September 15th, 2014

Nanobiotechnology

Arrowhead to Present at BioCentury's NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference September 19th, 2014

CiQUS researchers design an artificial nose to detect DNA differentiation with single nucleotide resolution September 18th, 2014

Biosensors Get a Boost from Graphene Partnership: $5 Million Investment Supports Dozens of Jobs and Development of 300mm Fabrication Process and Wafer Transfer Facility September 18th, 2014

Recruiting bacteria to be technology innovation partners: September 17th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE