Research and Markets has announced the addition of the report
on the leaders' scientific and technological
positions in eight key domains of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
This bibliometric report examines scientific activity in nanoscience using
scientific papers, as well as intellectual property in nanotechnology using
patents granted by the USPTO. The central aim of the scientometric and
technometric analyses is to identify areas in which high-output,
high-intensity, and high-impact research is being conducted. For this
purpose, emphasis is placed on ranking research at the country, company and
university levels. In addition, the report examines how nanoscale research
and technology are evolving over time and features detailed analyses of
eight non-mutually exclusive domains of nanoscale R&D.
Nanoscience and nanotechnology are hotbeds of R&D wherein emergent
properties of matter, which are present only at extremely small feature
scales, are discovered and exploited. R&D Reports uses bibliometric
indicators calculated on peer-reviewed papers in the Scopus database and
granted patents in the USPTO database to produce multicriteria rankings and
collaboration networks of countries, universities and companies.
These show, at a glance, the leaders' scientific and technological positions
in eight key domains of nanoscience and nanotechnology:
- General Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
- Electronics and Computing
- Optics and Photonics
- Nanoelectromechanical Systems (NEMS)
- Medecine and biology
Key findings include:
- The scientific output in nanoscience increased at a compound annual growth
rate of nearly 16% during the last decade.
- The scientific output in Republic of Korea and China exhibit spectacular
- The number of patents granted has also grown rapidly (10%).
- Nanomaterials, nanophotonics, nanoelectronics and nanoscience in medicine
& biology represent the largest concentration of R&D.
- Growth is particularly fast in emerging domains, namely NEMS, energy and
The Nanotechnology World R&D Report 2008 will help analysts and
- Identify industry leaders in eight domains of nanoscience and
- Identify innovators and competitors, and estimate industry R&D capacity
- Find commercialization and scaling-up partners
- Gather competitive intelligence on S&T activities
- Find collaboration partners
- Identify takeover targets
- Identify where the best researchers are
- Identify and prioritize investment opportunities
- Identify the best locations to expand R&D facilities
- Compare an IP position with that of a competitor
- Anticipate threats to existing nanotechnology activities
- Gain insight into national dynamics and trends in emerging