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|Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:30 am Post subject: Govt funding, companies and applications in nanotechnology
|15 June 2007 TTC
Government funding, companies and applications in nanotechnology worldwide 2007
The Technology Transfer Center (TTC), an Institute of Nanotechnology spin-out company, has just published the latest figures on:
National government spending in nanotechnology worldwide in major countries with national nanotechnology strategies and initiatives;
The number of nanotechnology companies in Europe and Asia-Pacific in 2007;
Market application focus of companies in Europe and Asia-Pacific in 2007.
These figures have been taken from two recent TTC publications, Nanotechnology in Europe 2007 and Nanotechnology in Asia-Pacific 2007 (see www.nano.org.uk/reports.htm). Figures on North America will be available later in 2007.
The figures show Japan is soon likely to overtake the USA in terms of government funding for nanotechnology, although Europe has a larger yearly spend in nanotechnology than either the USA or Japan, due to contribtuions from the EU 7th Framework Programme.
Of all the EU countries, Germany has by far the the largest budget dedicated to nanotechnology, spending roughly the same as the combined amount of all other EU states.
The report also gives a breakdown of nanotechnology companies in both Europe and Asia-Pacific.
More details : http://www.nano.org.uk/reports/nanofund_commerc.pdf