270 pages | 32 B/W Illus.
No longer the hidden genius of scientists, nanotechnology is now appearing in products manufactured for everyday life—products that can heal, save lives, be more durable, and last longer. It is also attracting the attention of investors interested in participating in this nano revolution.
Nanotechnology: Business Applications and Commercializationis a guide for businesses, investors, and research universities who want to bring nanotechnology products to the commercial market. Showing how academia and business can partner to commercialize nanomaterial research, it delineates business aspects for scientists and highlights opportunities for business professionals.
Some of the key topics covered include:
This timely book outlines how to harness nanotechnology innovations through the application of strong business principles, drive the standards and development, and take the knowledge to the commercial level with business applications. Filled with case studies and useful resources, it helps readers bridge the "valley of death"—the gap period in capital financing that exists between research and the market adoption of new technologies.
Types of Nanobusinesses
Ease of Entry
Investors and Commercialization Centers
Conclusion: Social Aspects of Nanotechnology
Nanotechnology Information Sources