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July 27th, 2010
Ask Not for Whom the Bell Tolls in Nanotech
Tim Harper has been covering what he describes as the "Death of UK Nanotech" over at his TNTLog and I hope it serves as a cautionary tale to other regions of the world on the pitfalls of certain nanotechnology development strategies.
Harper quotes a recent assessment of UK Science Minister David Willets who commented that it would be "most unlikely" that the UK's 24 nanotech centers will still be open in 18 months.
The problem appears to be one of politics. In an effort to allow every region of England to be part of the economic transformative power of "the next big thing", they built 24 separate nanotech centers rather than focusing their resources into one or two large labs, like France did with their Grenoble innovation cluster.
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