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Home > Press > Nanofilm CEO Scott Rickert Dubs Nanotechnology “The Software of the 21st Century” In Interview With Evolving Innovations Science and Technology Blog

Dr. Scott Rickert is President and CEO of Nanofilm dubs this The Nano Decade, when the nanotechnology industry will mature like software did in the 1980s.
Dr. Scott Rickert is President and CEO of Nanofilm dubs this The Nano Decade, when the nanotechnology industry will mature like software did in the 1980s.

Abstract:
Dr. Scott Rickert, President and CEO of Nanofilm was interviewed about nanotechnology in the coming decade by the science and nanotechnology blog Evolving Innovations. In the interview with editor Vincent Caprio, Dr. Rickert characterizes the nanotechnology industry as "the software of the 21st century." It is similar to software in that software was "something used in small quantities that had a big impact on the improvement of existing products and the development of new products.

Nanofilm CEO Scott Rickert Dubs Nanotechnology “The Software of the 21st Century” In Interview With Evolving Innovations Science and Technology Blog

Valley View, OH | Posted on April 6th, 2010

Dr. Scott Rickert, President and CEO of Nanofilm, was recently the featured interview on the science and nanotechnology blog Evolving Innovations. Blog editor Vincent Caprio, who is also the vice President of the national NanoBusiness Alliance and the founder and Executive Director of the New York NanoBusiness Alliance, interviewed Dr. Rickert about his views of nanotechnology in the coming decade. Dr. Rickert, who describes the next ten years as "The Nano Decade," characterizes the nanotechnology industry as "the software of the 21st century," a tech industry that "you can't see, smell, or really touch." Nanotechnology is similar to software which was "something used in small quantities that had a big impact on the improvement of existing products and the development of new products."

In Dr. Rickert's view, nanotechnology will follow a similar path of growth and eventual consolidation that shaped the software industry in the 1980s, with the few resulting merged entities focused on serving all major markets.

In the interview, Dr. Rickert also discusses the role in nanotechnology for established global players, start-ups, academia and research. He puts particular focus on the role of investors in the Nano Decade, saying, "I also predict that investors will finally appreciate nanotech materials and inventions as components of this new ‘software' industry that drives so many other industries, and they'll apply the appropriate growth and ROI metrics."

The complete interview can be read at Evolving Innovations.

Dr. Scott Rickert is co-founder, president and CEO of Nanofilm. He was responsible for the original concepts that launched the company, and he continues to set the R&D vision. He currently holds positions in a number of key industry groups, including the Global Advisory Board of the NanoBusiness Alliance. Dr. Rickert frequently lectures and writes on topics in the field and, since 2005, he has written a column for IndustryWeek.

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About Nanofilm
Nanofilm is a leader in nanofilms, nanocomposite coatings and self-assembling thin films for a variety of substrates and surfaces. With an in-house team of nanotechnology specialists, the company continues to leverage its rich technological strengths and core competences to capture growth opportunities in nanotechnology applications worldwide. Nanofilm is a privately held company with headquarters in Valley View, Ohio, near Cleveland.

Evolving Innovations
Evolving Innovations is the technology blog of Vincent Caprio, founder and Executive Director of the New York NanoBusiness Alliance, the Vice President and a director of of the national NanoBusiness Alliance and a director of the Emerging Industries Alliance of New York State. He is one of the foremost advocates for government funding of emerging technologies at both the State and Federal levels.

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