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Commercializing Micro-Nanotechnology Products

1st Edition

Edited by David Tolfree, Mark J. Jackson

CRC Press

288 pages | 100 B/W Illus.

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Micro-nanotechnologies (MNT) are already making a profound impact on our daily lives. New applications are well underway in the US, Asia, and Europe. However, their potentially disruptive nature, along with the public’s concerns, has produced a number of challenges. Commercializing Micro-Nanotechnology Products provides a snapshot of the current market situation and details the need for MNT development. It outlines the problems facing today’s businesses and discusses the processes for commercialization, road mapping, technology transfer analysis, and entrepreneurial development.

The book begins by detailing the steps required to turn an idea into a marketable product. The editors give examples of previously successful products and relate to their own experiences in development. Next, the text focuses on the importance of entrepreneurship and the required steps to finance and develop a marketing strategy. It contains various definitions of nanotechnology and how each relates to roadmap and production issues. Three detailed case studies from the leading MNT development and manufacturing companies describe how each venture started and progressed to become a market leader. These studies offer valuable insight into overcoming the challenges related to achieving financial backing and specifying the right product for development.

This reference provides the only insightful appraisal of the current status of micro-nanotechnology products. It describes a concise process for product commercialization, from market research to end product realization. Commercializing Micro-Nanotechnologies provides a clear strategy for choosing the right product to development and overcoming challenges in the growing global market.

Table of Contents

Preface 

D. Tolfree                                                                             

The Path to Commercialization                       

D. Tolfree, R. Mehalso                                                                                                                                                                       

Entrepreneurship's Role in Commercializing Micro-Nanotechnology Products                 

B. Kirchhoff, S. Walsh

                                                                                               

Roadmapping Nanotechnology                         

S. Walsh, B. Kirchhoff, D. Tolfree

Technology Transfer of Nanotechnology Products from US Universities and the Influence of the National Nanotechnology Initiative    

M. Jackson, G. Robinson, M. Whitfield

                                                                               

Commercialization Strategies for Public Research Organizations  

K. Eijkel, A. Zoomer

                                                                                                               

Market Analysis and Growth for MNT Products                         

J. C. Eloy              

        

Oxonica Ltd- A Leading UK Nanotechnology Business             

K. Matthews                                        

                                 

Zyvex Corporation - Providing Today’s Nanotechnology Solutions

J. von Ehr                                                             

                                                                                               

microParts GmbH- A Leading German Microtechnology Company 

R. Wechsung                        

                                                                               

Shaping the Future                                                                            

D. Tolfree             

                                                                                               

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC008070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / Microelectronics
TEC009060
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TEC016000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Design / General
TEC027000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Nanotechnology & MEMS