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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


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:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / Microelectronics
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Engineering
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Design / General